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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    YES! And that extremism exists in ALL branches, especially the most radical of the 30,000 “Christian” sects, not just Judaism or Islam (who yes, are trying to “keep up”)

  2. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Molon Labe – If that was all the Extremist Christians were doing I would agree that they have much greater threats. Unfortunately, there seems to be no sense of restraint in some of the more radical Christians just like there is no restrain in some of the Radical Jewish and Muslim groups. Bombing Abortion clinics is a good example.

    But there is a more insidious danger in the zealots of all faiths. They don’t find it sufficient to establish a relationship with God – They aren’t satisfied until they are forcing you to live their faith as well. How many Blue code laws do we have on the books because Christians were offended by those who would buy Alcohol on Sunday – as if they own the day? How many Anti-Abortion and Anti-Women’s reproductive health laws were forwarded last year across the nation because the Religious Right isn’t satisified with saying Abortion is offensive to them. They want to take it away from everyone.

    I would say Religious Extremism overall is a pretty big threat to my liberty and my way of life.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just a note of reminder, Molon, Buddhists, Sikhs, HIndus, and many non-“bible” religions and philosophies are NOT “atheist”. They just don’t buy into a particular book of old and “new” mythologies that have created the most violent “religions” in human history. Interestingly, they don’t have a problem with the more realistic, and “humanitarian” excerpts from those religions that don’t see much application in practice.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Well stated. Thanks.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Don’t leave out the Socialists.
    No religion is a threat until it is used as an excuse to exercise power over others.
    Extremism is the act of attempting to enforce one’s beliefs upon others, taking over all power and authority, usually for their own good under the assumption that people who are left to their own devices make poor choices, such as subscribing to belief systems.

  6. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Great comments all. I would only add that when another’s belief system conflicts with yours, everyone should agree to disagree…no bombs, no killings.

  7. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The amazing shrinking brain! Perfect example of “evo-devo”. Either life, including humans, evolves or it devolves. No middle ground.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @William Bednar

    The Red Queen’s Race. If you aren’t moving forward, you are moving backward.

  9. jaxcat

    jaxcat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Nah, it is not Socialism that can be branded as a religion; rather it is capitalism for it worships the almighty dollar.

  10. Vlad Taltos

    Vlad Taltos said, over 2 years ago

    The great thing about this cartoon is that you can sub out “Religious Extremism” for any stance you don’t agree with, and it still works, because EVERYONE who doesn’t agree with you is dangerous and has a tiny tiny brain.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jaxcat

    You have to take it with the perspective offered by Vlad Taltos.
    The difference between Capitalism and Socialism is the same as that between pantheism and monotheism, in that in Capitalism you have a variable number of centers of power in regard to wealth and power, whereas in Socialism you have only one central authority which holds all wealth and power, “for the good of the people”.
    Accept the universality of the joke, for it is upon all of us.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As there are more Sikhs than Jews in the world, do they need to get more militant and attack more people to show their strength and “fly the flag” of their religion? (In defense off course!)

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As there are more Sikhs than Jews in the world, do they need to get more militant and attack more people to show their strength and “fly the flag” of their religion? (In defense off course!)

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    It is just past the anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
    You can probably web search for it on your own.
    People are stupid. The ones who are most certain that they are not stupid are also dangerous.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Yes, and that attack was part of my point.

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