I think the problem is - When you get smaller groups of Christians that push at others to convert.. and condemn what they feel are sinners and a few over time that have killed and hurt in gods name ..this seems to lay a bigger impact than the millions that don't care to do any of that
You take IE - A group of MUFC supporters ( Manchester United Football Club)...And a good lot of them love to go along and cheer on their fav team.........then you get a handful of MUFC supporters that kick up riots..and people get hurt all the time
So what does that do??? It puts a huge blemish all over the MUFC name....When you hear of an Man United match - you think - god help us if they lose... riots galore....This will be because of the handful of MUFC supporters that caused a large impact., therefore has seriously flocked it up for the rest of the supporters who don't cause riots..........( excuse the french)
People forget to think in such maters as religion, sports and different sort of things. They forget that there are only people behind it all, just like them, they forget that on the other side, there are people just like them, though they migth not act or see things as them. There are people who lives another way, and that still survives, which make people question themself, and some people do not like their own lifes being questioned.
Interesting link. Shame it has absolutely nothing to do with Christians suggesting victims forgive their attackers. Nice try with the Norwegian article though.
People has a right to live their lifes like they please, religion destroy these rights by condemning and shuning freedom.
(Btw, the article is about people forcing rape victims to forgive the rapers because they are to kind people to really have done it... that the victims are shuned or even attacked by their own family... it's really sick how christian act in this time and age.)
From this day and age... need more? (lots of link in this link)
Also I can find a lot beside just exorcisms(from this year).
These boring cases of trying to cause unecacary war/fightor whatever.
Also I can find some other cases, more on them raping children thinking they will get away with it...
And, the history of christian speaks for
(as I have a slow working pc, I don't wanna trow away my time finding more facts)
Anyways, those people that are not crazy and "are" christians, don't enteierly believe in god.
Most of them, today are half christians, making them more or less bearable, since they are not brainwashed to think (gaaaahhh, I was going to find a link on this, but it takes forever, but most probably know about this were they have a school that teaches children to kill in usa and the rest of the world) they are right and all others are wrong. In other words, I find their actions that of a crazy person.
At the end of the day, a person's beliefs are entirely their own choices. Not God's, not Allah's, not Odin's nor any other being's. You have no right to take that from them or to judge them as evil when you truly do not understand what they believe.
Hopefully one day, you'll realise how wrong you are. If you do, and you come on here and apologise, I'm sure almost everyone will forgive your ill-thought comments and undeserved judgements. Not because it's the Chirstian thing to do, but because it's the right thing to do. Ultimately, that's what faith is about - doing the right thing.
Religion has always been about control, it always has and always will be.