Is the "crusades card" getting old?Posted by: mishapqueen
I don't mean to offend anyone, but as a Christian, I have heard many atheists, agnostics, and Muslims, saying that I am intolerant because I am a Christian, and if you're not sure, look at the Crusades. Are modern-day Christians still responsible for a mistake other Christians made in the Middle ages? Hasn't Christianity changed significantly since then?
The "crusades card" still applies
The "crusade card" is out of date and overused.
Reasons in comments. To sum it all up a lot of people died for believing what they wanted to. The level of religious intolerance that was present during the crusades should be used as a reminder of how bad it is when religions have all the power.
Pop culture has a completely wrong idea about the Crusades. It was NOT a crusade to kill non believers, it was a Crusade to SAVE Christians from Muslim oppression, and reclaim the Holy Land which Muslims took at a huge amount of blood loss. The Crusades spanned over a couple of hundred years, and the total death toll was minimal. Far less than the Iraq war, for instance, which only lasted for 10 years. Without the Crusades, we would all be Muslim, because they were intent on conquering the whole of Europe.
christians did lots of bad things during the middle ages not just the crusades but as we can all see christianity has changed and not like that anymore unlike islam who refuses to change and has stayed in the 12th century which is what you should tell those muslims when they accuse you of being intolerant