[quote=cardenio]I don’t trust statistics. PP would say eight million, RTL would say none ever. I doubt many, but I know it has happened a few times.
RTL extremists are as dangerous as muslim extremists.
I’m not sure I buy this argument.
What are Catholic (and if you want to nitpick and say there are non–Catholic RTL’ers, then just say “Christian” broadly) beliefs that following them in an “extremist” manner would lead to murder? Murder is blatantly in contravention of God’s law, a RTL’er can’t do such a thing without seriously contradicting his philosophy. Extremism with the underlying philosophy the RTL’ers possess cannot lead logcially to murder.
Muslims, on the other hand, are supposed to *jihad *against non-believers. What makes the muslim extremist so dangerous is that he believes, and perhaps can back up through his scripture, that his will is God’s will. There is no such illusion with Christianity.