SimonB wrote:Wonka wrote:Christian's don't kill each other. When was the last time that happened?
... erm N Ireland ... Catholics and Protestants seemed quite happy to kill each other for 40+ years ...
You mean the Nationalists and the Unionists?
Simon, you are intelligent, educated and well-informed enough to understand that this was principally an ETHNIC and POLITCAL conflict. The doctrines of the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches are virtually identical and they have co-existed peacefully in the rest of Ireland and the UK since Tudor times. No-one is fighting over this, or feels any need to.
Since you know this very well, the fact that you try to portray this ethnic and political conflict as a religious one is an excellent example of atheism taking a cheap shot at religion. Thank you for providing this - it's exactly what I wanted to highlight.