[svlug] Ron's mention of religion

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Fri Mar 3 13:25:41 PST 2006

On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, bruce coston wrote:

> Let us not waste mailing list about why non-christians should not "act 
> like good christians". Others may find your implication that others 
> should act as if they were part of your culture extremely offensive. 
> Many Muslims and polytheists find the christian tendency towards 
> "Crusades" most offensive. Even Asatru worshipers practicing kidnap, 
> torture -rape and enslavement found sword-point conversions shocking.

In my view, you probably should have said nothing. To place muslims and 
polytheists side by side there can only offend muslims, and to imply that 
muslims have never practiced sword-point conversions surely does a 
disservice to truth ... (which is one possible understanding of what you 

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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