It doesn't matter if it's recent or not, Christianity has just as much, if not more blood on its hands than the Muslim religion. Do you think the widespread christian base is so large because of the warm, fuzzy feeling that Jesus gives? It was started and spread through fear, intimidation, and bloodshed. If you were not a christian, you were killed, tortured, or imprisoned. With those tactics I doubt that most people at the time claimed to be christian because of the teachings of Jesus....they did it to save their skin. While not as blatant, the christian church still uses fear and intimidation to keep the fold in check.
It doesn't matter that they're not burning "heretics" at the stake, or strapping non believers to the rack anymore...the fact still remains that it happened and by subscribing to the core beliefs you're still supporting, and subscribing to those beliefs that are responsible for the deaths of thousands if not millions.
How can any christian with a conscience ever say things like "that doesn't happen anymore" or "that's not what the church is about anymore" and still feel good about their religion? It happened, by the church's "holiest" and highest men. Their pope's and priests, bishops and pastors. These are men that claimed to speak with god, or get direct orders from men who can communicate with god who did unspeakable things to their fellow man because they thought they were doing god's work.
Whether 4,000 years, or 4 days ago it's evil, immoral, and sickening and you, yes YOU support how the religion spread whether you object to it or not and if you were born somewhere in the middle east I'd wager you'd be defending a muslim or arab offshoot religion.
Quote: These religions worshiped Idols, and anytime you have a physical object (e.g. 'graven image') of worship - you delve into matters of demonic powers.
This is funny to me because I see christian graven images all the time. Crosses litter the landscape and statues of saints and Mary, and a bloody, beaten Jesus are worshiped and idolized just as much as any golden calf was in the past. Religious people seem to be impervious to their own irony.