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Saturday, February 7, 2015

SOCT agrees with President Obama’s statement about early Christians.

SOCT agrees with President Obama’s statement about early Christians.

This month [February 2015] President Barack Obama gave a speech about what is going on with Jordan and ISIS. He informed all American’s that are “war hungry” not to forget that even Christianity has exhibited extremism in the past. He reminded us to look at the past when Roman Catholics killed those people who did not conform to Catholic doctrine. During that time the Roman Catholics were the extremists. All religions have developed pockets of extremism. ~

Just because one Christian group acts badly does not mean that we can conclude that “all Christians” are therefore bad. This works with any religion. As far as fighting ISIS goes America has put more effort than any other nation in the fight against religious extremism. America is doing what it can within reason to fight a good fight. So, please do not misunderstand the Presidents remarks regarding this very important issue. ~
If we forget the past we are doomed to repeat it! ~

Eric W. King [CEO of SOCT/COGSR] 



  1. Then again, humans also fight over small bits of compressed carbon, tracts of dirt, addictive mind-altering substances and soccer matches. It's not just religious ideology that causes problems – state-imposed atheism was a defining feature of brutal 20th century regimes led by Stalin, Tito, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot among others, which resulted in the suffering and murder of millions. Tens of thousands of Russian Christians alone were executed for their beliefs by atheists intent on purging religion from the Soviet Union.

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