Conversion to Islam fills a religious...

Conversion to Islam fills a religious void

There are 415 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Aug 3, 2013, titled Conversion to Islam fills a religious void. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Converts come from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds, and most say Islam agreed with them on a deep, intuitive level.

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Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#1 Aug 3, 2013
I will suggest that any Westerner that converts to islam is suffering from mental illness.

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Since: May 13

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#2 Aug 4, 2013
Faith wrote:
I will suggest that any Westerner that converts to islam is suffering from mental illness.
And Christianity isn't mental illness? It's certainly delusional, and isn't any more violent than Islam. Talking snakes? Senior citizens who build giant boats for imaginary floods? Parting seas? The Crusades? Christianity is easliy just as ignorant as any religion. But what makes it worse than any is the hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to be "like Christ." Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope. They swindle money from the ignorant to buy stuff. Preacher has new suits and cars and pays no taxes.
PussyRioter

Carnegie, PA

#3 Aug 4, 2013
Muslim corruption is post 4th Century.
American

Keswick, Canada

#5 Aug 4, 2013
better to be an atheist than.....
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#6 Aug 4, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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And Christianity isn't mental illness? It's certainly delusional, and isn't any more violent than Islam. Talking snakes? Senior citizens who build giant boats for imaginary floods? Parting seas? The Crusades? Christianity is easliy just as ignorant as any religion. But what makes it worse than any is the hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to be "like Christ." Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope. They swindle money from the ignorant to buy stuff. Preacher has new suits and cars and pays no taxes.
Did I mention Christianity, sht-head? Or did you just assume I am some kind of evangelist?
Go fck yourself.
Bombardier

Hillview, KY

#7 Aug 4, 2013
Fills a void between the ears.
Larry

Mckeesport, PA

#8 Aug 4, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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And Christianity isn't mental illness? It's certainly delusional, and isn't any more violent than Islam. Talking snakes? Senior citizens who build giant boats for imaginary floods? Parting seas? The Crusades? Christianity is easliy just as ignorant as any religion. But what makes it worse than any is the hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to be "like Christ." Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope. They swindle money from the ignorant to buy stuff. Preacher has new suits and cars and pays no taxes.
Why you mad bro?
no teef

Mckeesport, PA

#10 Aug 4, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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And Christianity isn't mental illness? It's certainly delusional, and isn't any more violent than Islam. Talking snakes? Senior citizens who build giant boats for imaginary floods? Parting seas? The Crusades? Christianity is easliy just as ignorant as any religion. But what makes it worse than any is the hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to be "like Christ." Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope. They swindle money from the ignorant to buy stuff. Preacher has new suits and cars and pays no taxes.
Wilma Dicfit

West Mifflin, PA

#11 Aug 4, 2013
they have special bullets out for them now...they are called JiHawgs...They are made with pork in them..

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Since: Jun 12

Australia

#12 Aug 4, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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And Christianity isn't mental illness? It's certainly delusional, and isn't any more violent than Islam. Talking snakes? Senior citizens who build giant boats for imaginary floods? Parting seas? The Crusades? Christianity is easliy just as ignorant as any religion. But what makes it worse than any is the hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to be "like Christ." Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope. They swindle money from the ignorant to buy stuff. Preacher has new suits and cars and pays no taxes.
Slight bias and some incorrect statements in your post.
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No other religion teaches convert or kill, preferably kill.
You are correct about the hypocrisy in Christianity..
However these hypocrites are going against Christ's teachings, muslims are obeying mo and his imaginary god.
It isn't getting the same publicity, but the immans, etc aren't any better than the priests,

Read up history, get the facts. The crusades were a counter attack against islam and its conversion at the point of a sword.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#13 Aug 5, 2013
I will have to say truthfully, Faith, I do not see the word Christianity in your post one.
dodi

Kitchener, Canada

#14 Aug 5, 2013
western countries need another inquisition.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#15 Aug 5, 2013
Just because someone says they are something doesn't make them that something. Saying one is a carpenter doesn't mean that someone knows the correct to hold a hammer or read a tape. Some say they are a Christian. Are they? Why? Because they say so? Does a snake hop like a roo? Does a Roo slither like a snake? NO. Christians are indeed Christlike and will show Christlike attributes. Christianity has a lot of fakes and fakery involved in it but a real Christian will have New testament attributes. Nowhere in the NT does Christ advocate murder. Not only does islam advoct murder, they demand death to the infidel. what exactly is an infidel to a muslim. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoaism, Confucianism and the other isms do not advocate murder. quran, islam and muslims advocate and teach kill the infidel. Again what is an infidel to the muslim? However, these hypocrites are going against Christ's teachings , muslims are obeying mo and his imaginary god. Exactly Old Pom.
Fat belly Frank

Mckeesport, PA

#16 Aug 5, 2013
dunadd wrote:
Just because someone says they are something doesn't make them that something. Saying one is a carpenter doesn't mean that someone knows the correct to hold a hammer or read a tape. Some say they are a Christian. Are they? Why? Because they say so? Does a snake hop like a roo? Does a Roo slither like a snake? NO. Christians are indeed Christlike and will show Christlike attributes. Christianity has a lot of fakes and fakery involved in it but a real Christian will have New testament attributes. Nowhere in the NT does Christ advocate murder. Not only does islam advoct murder, they demand death to the infidel. what exactly is an infidel to a muslim. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoaism, Confucianism and the other isms do not advocate murder. quran, islam and muslims advocate and teach kill the infidel. Again what is an infidel to the muslim? However, these hypocrites are going against Christ's teachings , muslims are obeying mo and his imaginary god. Exactly Old Pom.
Actually a snake does hop like a roo and also has been know to slither like a snake. WTF are you talking about?
Simon

UK

#17 Aug 5, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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Christ was a champion of the poor and treated everyone equally, from prostitutes to muslims to the homeless. Do today's Christians? Nope.
LOL. why are muslims so dumb and ignorant? Jesus treated prostitutes and muslims alike? There were no muslims during Jesus time. Muhammad was born 600 years after jesus.

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Since: May 13

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#18 Aug 5, 2013
Obot wrote:
The problem is that modern slavery was restarted by Muslims. They were the primary buyers and sellers of slaves for the Middle East and Africa. This was mostly done to provide labor for the caliphs and emirs in their lands and in their fields. They also needed many slaves to process sugar cane and prepare sugars and syrups for their various sweets. Slavery is permitted by the muslims and at one time was a very profitable business.
Most slaves that came to the new world were purchased by Arab dealers from various African chieftains and sold to the sugar interests in the East Indies. America was very late to the game.
It always intrigues me how history has omitted the Muslim/Arab connection to slavery and that most Negroes refuse to admit that their ancestors were sold by their own tribes to Arabs who sold them to the highest bidder. Until the Muslims make restitution to the blacks that are no longer in Africa, they should be shunned and held in contempt.
With that said, why would anyone even consider the Muslim religion?
The bible says owning slaves is fine. And Christianity is older than Islam.

http://www.evilbible.com/Slavery.htm

But that shouldn't matter to Christians. They cherry pick what they like. They hate gay people, but the New Testament was re-written by King James, who was gayer than Perez Hilton. Christians are no less crazy than any religious freak.

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Since: May 13

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#19 Aug 5, 2013
Simon wrote:
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LOL. why are muslims so dumb and ignorant? Jesus treated prostitutes and muslims alike? There were no muslims during Jesus time. Muhammad was born 600 years after jesus.
I wasn't being literal. And I'm not a muslim. I'm not delusional. There isn't even a single shred of scientific evidence that Jesus ever lived. Stories for children.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#20 Aug 5, 2013
The purpose of this thread is not a discussion of Jesus. It is to bash muslims.

Let me guess, you're gay.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

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#21 Aug 5, 2013
Faith wrote:
The purpose of this thread is not a discussion of Jesus. It is to bash muslims.
Let me guess, you're gay.
Not gay, but how is that relevant? Bash muslims? Haven't christians been doing that for a while now? I mean if we want to tally up body counts, square miles invaded and countries occupied, the holy rollers are winning by a landslide. Any person that believes in fairy tales through adulthood is delusional. Which fairy tale you're into doesn't really matter does it? I mean talking snakes or 72 versions. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Whacko. Remember, most people aren't Christian.

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#22 Aug 5, 2013
Faith wrote:
I will suggest that any Westerner that converts to islam is suffering from mental illness.
Yes or has serious baggage.

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