If you had to choose a theocracy to live in which would you prefer? Personally, Islam would always be my least desirable option.

I understand that none of us would prefer to be forced to live under and submit to the ideology chosen by another person; we want that "none of the above" option. This question isn't about that though. This question is intended to force you to consider which religion is the most dangerous, the most detrimental.

American atheists seem to be generally ignorant about Islam and it's increasing threat, not only to freedom from religion, but to freedom of any kind. This is evident by the relative lack of discussion about Islam on the Atheist Nexus. If you are ignorant (which is no bad thing unless it is intentional) then I urge you to research the Islamization of Europe and the state of affairs in Islamic countries in Africa, the Middle East, and around the world. Below are a few resources which will hopefully inspire/incense you into doing this.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: Inside a school for suicide bombers

Pat Condell on Islam

Pat Condell on the ground zero Mosque

I don't necessarily argue that we should be using the cold-war era tactic of buttressing the position of the church in the home and in the government. I do strongly argue that we should identify the greatest threat to our freedom and we should not simply speak up about it but act, with hostility if necessary, against any threats to our freedom. Islam respects nothing but force and if we continue to allow it to make inroads in positions of power and culturally then we will be left with absolutely no recourse but violence. Act now if you prefer a non-violent solution because there may come a day when that option no longer exists.

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If you had to choose a theocracy to live in which would you prefer? Personally, Islam would always be my least desirable option.
Usually athiests say if they got to choose a religion,they will choose "other than what they have left".(I usually say I will choose chritianity because it is less voilent and ......). This kind of behavour comes out of following reasons.
1- Less knowledge about other religions.
2-Lack of knowledge about practical problems other religion creates in the society in which it is a dominent religion.
3- Reaction against left religion and resistance faced by athiests from its followers.

For me Islam is the worse choice of all possible religions.
Neither, but Christianity is more humane out of the two, so I'd pick christianity...

Actually, if I had to pick a faith, it would probably be either Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism or Confucianism...
Werent the crusades launched because the Muslims were launching their own crusades in the Middle East? They just wanted it to be CHristian.Thats what wikipedia says anyways.
Thanks for pointing this out. This is in fact historically true and easily verifiable. Christians and Jews even lived peaceably in Mecca under Mohammad's rule. When have non Christians been left alone under an expansionist Christian rule?
Christians and Jews even lived peaceably in Mecca under Mohammad's rule

If they payed infidel tax.
Danny: under Islam, Christians and Jews were generally able to live freely, certainly in Constantinople and Spain.

Not always. When the Almohades toppled the Murabits in Spain, they were notoriously ruthless with Jews and Christians, at least in the beginning.
Sorry. I stumbled over the 'certainly'.
"The thing to note is that under Islam, Christians and Jews were generally able to live freely"

I find that very hard to believe. Wheres you sources? Anyways, regardless its not fine to invade someone elses country and take over a native peoples land and be rulers of it.
Historically, Christians were much worse than Muslims. Christian countries under Islamic authority or Christians living in Muslim countries were clearly less harassed than Muslims in Christian countries or Christian authority. My Transylvania and the other Romanian territories were under Ottoman authority so I know about this. Did you ever hear of Islamic witch hunt or Islamic inquisition? I didn't. Muslims in general were much more relaxed about the other religions. Between Muslims and Christians, I see the Christians being the bad guys of the history. My ancestors were Greek-Catholics so I have no reason to have an emotional bond toward Islam.
Well, the Islamofascists seem to be trying to make up for lost time in this age. Suicide bombers, Islamic dictatorships like the one in Iran and general intolorance towards everything that isn't Islamic seems to be on their priority list these days.
As far as I see, the birth rate is higher than mortality almost everywhere (in the muslim countries it is even 4-5-6 times higher). The quality of life improved in all countries with few exceptions. The infant mortality is much lower and the war casualties (civilian or among soldiers) are lower and lower. In this light, I would say that what muslims are doing now is much less violent and bloody than what Christians did in the history in Australia, Africa, North America, South America. Fortunately, Antarctica was unhabited. I never saw a Muslim knocking at my door and asking me if I heard about Mohammed. Some of them react violent because their world is shrinking and their values are in conflict with our values or what they think are our values. I would take their fight as a defense. Of course they have their own idiots but now those are much more visible because of the mass media. "Death to Juice"... yes, part of them are Islamofascists, like you say. It is just that they still have a tribal mentality: if you kill someone from my tribe, I have to kill someone from your tribe. About Jews, I don't have enough data to compare the two worlds but Christians were definitely not angels.
Exactly what I was going to say! They sure are making up for it! They are younger than Christianity so maybe thats why you didnt see it before.



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