can you name one society in history where Christians had the power to burn or impale unbelievers with impunity, but elected not to use it?
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Can you name one instance of Christians saying, "Yes, we could burn people alive that we don't approve of, but we choose not to do it, because that would be barbaric and sadistic"?
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Correct.The practices of medieval Europe are not the practices of 21st century of America.
Really? What evidence is there that Christians wouldnpt stone us to death today if they could? Or burn us at the stake? It's not a realistic concern, but only because of the secular state.You are creating iniquities where none exist....arguing from the past, not the present.
Do you doubt that if it were legal to burn people like me as witches starting next month that you wouldn't see somebody burned by Christians - probably for blasphemy - on the first day? If so, on what basis? I can show you posts from Topix posters who would clearly love to torch some of us.
You can't whisk this away by pointing to the date of the last witch burning in North America. That was the last time the church could burn us.
And I don't recall hearing an apology or seeing any other sign of contrition or rehabilitation. Parole boards expect that too.