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Subject:  Re: Don't worry about boomers killing the market Date:  8/3/2006  12:28 PM
Author:  OldOne Number:  52928 of 76384

Explain to me how christians getting laws passed that force other people to live by christian moral values is any different than "forcable conversions" ?

Christians don't always get the laws passed that they want. Abortion is a prime example.

Now, getting back to your question about the difference. Even if Christians did get laws passed which reflected Christian morality, these would impact only small areas of one's life.

One striking difference between this and forced conversion to islam lies in the penalty for apostasy. If a Christian decides to fall away from his faith, all that happens is that other Christians believe that he is going to hell.

If you are forced to convert to islam and fall away from the faith, not only do they believe you are going to hell, they have a gang of enforcers who will speed up your departure for that destination, quite possibly to this very afternoon. Hanging and beheading are favorite methods, although some of the more creative sects will stone you to death, cause a masonry wall to fall over on you, or throw you off a great height. In a bow to modern realities, those living in places without cliffs have decided that dropping someone from a helicopter is a religiously acceptable substitute for a steep cliff.
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