Are Muslims today the same as Christians were in the Middle Ages????

@bird123 (10486)
United States
April 29, 2017 12:58pm CST
Are Muslims today the same as Christians were in the Middle Ages? In the Middle Ages, Christianity held great power. They were ruling countries. Isn't that what is happening in the Muslim world today? In the Middle Ages, how many were killed for not agreeing with the church? Even Galileo was almost burned at the stake. Let's not forget how many people were killed for being witches or for blasphemy. Are Muslims today killing others for the very same reasons? In the Middle Ages, there were Holy Wars. Aren't Muslims in Holy Wars or Jihad today? I read a story about a priest in the Middle Ages who took a baby from parents who were not Christian. His thoughts were that the child would be better off knowing God than being with the parents. Do you think such things could go on in the Muslim world today? As I see it, religion is a catalyst which brings so many of mankind's problems to the surface so they can be dealt with. Couple that with this multilevel classroom and it's easy to see that there are many different levels of Understanding. So what lessons can be learned? Perhaps, it's the lessons around freedom. If we look at God's actions, God grants everyone total freedom of choice. Isn't it mankind who constantly attempts the control of others? If God does not force people, why does mankind? As I see it, God gave us all the choice of our actions. Our actions and choices not only define who we are, but set the lessons we need to learn in motion. I think we are all supposed to interact and point each other in the right direction, however, just like God, we should allow the intelligence of others to make the right choice rather than forcing the issues. What do you think, everyone?
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@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
3 May 17
You are saying that the muslims are just right now starting to fight and act the way they are. the reality is that since they became a religion in the 7th century they have been killing and destroying everything in their path...Their has never been a time in history when they were not killing and destroying.... God gave us freedom to choose.....God also sent us a set of Laws or rules that he wants us to follow,,,,,We all have the choice to follow him or not to follow him. You talk about pointing people in the right direction.....Who gets to say what the right direction is... I would say God already gave us the direction to follow....
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
4 May 17
I'm saying the Muslims are ruling, controlling and killing just as the Christians were doing in the middle ages. The Christians have moved forward learning and the Muslims will also move forward after they too learn those lessons. Of course, this does not say that Christians have nothing more to learn in order to move forward. They have a long way still ahead of them. As we see, things are getting better.
@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
6 May 17
@bird123 Thing are not getting better....and Muslims have not learned anything in the thousands of years they have been around they are doing exactly what they have always did. No change. Back in the middle ages Christians were defending them selves against the muslims trying to rule, control and kill them....
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
6 May 17
@dlr297 Christians were ruling countries, burning people at the stake, and controlling people's view and free speech in the past. Sound familiar? Though people do not always change at the rate you want, everybody changes in time.
@megatron777 (3778)
• Guam
29 Apr 17
@bird123 Nope it's the year 2017---Both Muslim and Christians of today are far way different from the Muslims and Christians of the Middle Ages---we are living in the modern times with different socio-political-economic-religious condtions which are way different from those of the Middle Ages. Have a nice day.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Hey, Alex. Always good to hear from you. I must admit I do not know a lot about Muslims of the middle ages, however it does seem to me that 2017 modern Muslims do Kill nonbelievers and are in those holy wars. Of course, that does not mean every single Muslim does this. On the other hand there are lots of countries being run by Muslims who act just like the Christians of the Middle Ages, and it's not pretty. I guess, learning and growing isn't always pretty, only necessary. One can say socio-political-economic-religious conditions, but aren't those just excuses trying to justify what any intelligent person knows should not be? How can killing for not believing ever be a viable choice? It is not an intelligent thing to do.
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• Guam
30 Apr 17
@bird123 With due respect to these two Great Faith, sometimes killings are being justified "in the name of God" as mere excuses. Yes you are right there should be religious tolerance. But as a constant refrain it seems that we human being will never ever learn.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@megatron777 Everyone learns, though sometimes it seems very slowly. Christianity has become very tame compared to the past. Muslims will too given enough time and enough learning. Further, there is still plenty of room for everyone to move forward. The advancing and learning continues for us all.
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@dhoyalahoy (1419)
• Philippines
30 Apr 17
I am sick of religion's hypocrisy
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
1 May 17
Yes, those who see religion for what it really is will be the ones who will guide believers to the Real Truth. Point them in the right direction every chance you get. Religion is a catalyst which does bring so many people's problems to the surface so they can be dealt with. You are right. It is easy to see.
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• Philippines
2 May 17
@bird123 All religion should focus on God's relationship not on their rituals
@JediYoda (1725)
• Samoa
2 May 17
Ideally, Christians and Muslims ought to live in perfect harmony.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
3 May 17
The issues span beyond religion. Much learning will be needed before that will happen, but given enough time, everyone will learn.
@april_ang (576)
30 Apr 17
Your premises are not wrong, it just most of the time we make allegations without a complete understanding. some people see that muslim killing non-muslim for holy quest, and some people see that america bombing muslim countries for oil. and both of the facts are true, and both are not good things to do. We all know by glance. I think it's a matter of how much you know and how depth the knowledge of it, and also where you are standing and what media that you consumed daily. and then your point of view would be defined by these reasons. About anything, not only religions. unless we are a president of a big country or an important person in UN, what we all do is making guesses. but we also can make peace here with mylotters, only if we embrace the differences.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
30 Apr 17
Yes, you are right. We should embrace differences all while moving each other toward Unconditional Love. We are all on that road whether some realize they are or not.
@Athinker (1511)
29 Apr 17
I think religion tells us the way of living.all the religion are saying about peace if we see in deep.but present time some people wander from the path actually they don't have knowledge about their religion if they read one of their hollybook then they will don't do it.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Yes, it is all a learning process and so often people must learn through living rather than learn from other's lessons of the past. Just as Christians advanced from that stage, so will muslims. Yes, there is still much room ahead for us all to advance. Clearly mankind has not reached the Higher Level of Unconditional Love.