Registered On: September 7, 2015
There is one God and one mediator between God and Men,the Man Jesus Christ.
All other religions are “man-made” religions.
Those are beliefs akin to all other religions. Christianity is no different.
The Taliban are acting on what they believe to be God’s will, which is what Christians do. Their abhorrent behaviour is driven by a religious belief which clouds moral judgement. This is not significantly different to why Christians behave as they do. So, there’s no trying to wrangle out of this; the behaviour of the Taliban is one induced by dogmatic belief in their religion. Christianity has issues with its beliefs and how it impacts others (because its fundamentalists insist they are following God’s will), but not to this extreme degree, because Christianity has modernised to some degree, post-enlightenment.
However, both Christianity and Islam can induce misery, horrors and disaster on society when we let the fundamentalists and extremists take charge, because their rigid beliefs can harm others, with differences in how they harm depending on the religion. You can try and make caveats with how you don’t see Christianity as a religion, but it’s meaningless, since the issue comes from ardent belief in what God wants, which are often harmful to others.
Lest it needed be said, I am aware more liberal Christians and Muslims would not act like their more fundamentalist compatriots. I do not mean to offend those who baulk at such horrible actions,