You say Christianity is less harmful than Islam? Really? Consider the inquisition, the witch burnings, scientists imprisoned or burnt at the stake, catholics and protestants still killing each other, pogroms still going on, the Pope still advising against condoms and against legal abortions – the list of dehumanizing atrocities committed in the name of faith never ends.
There is nothing – literally nothing – stopping Christianity from exploding into a militant, violent force again, just like it was before. I challenge you to imagine any atrocious idea – you can find full support for it in scripture, in theology, and in the minds of a gullible mob who need an enemy to hate.
When a person has strong faith that the creator of the universe agrees with his opinions, any action is possible, any action is legitimate, any action is mandated. That person is on a mission from the creator of the universe.
“The world is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can’t agree on whose fairy tales to believe.” ~ Ed Krebs
“Your preachments are evil and are a direct threat to the survival of civilization.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ~ Steven Weinberg
“People in America look at extreme Muslims, and how they are brainwashed, but not at themselves.” ~ Heath Gresham
“Those who can make you believe absurdity can make you commit atrocity.” ~ Voltaire
“There is no humility in religion. The belief that the creator of the universe is taking a personal interest in you is deeply egotistical.” ~ Jack York
“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because it always coincides with their own desires.” ~ Susan B. Anthony