Is there a meaningful difference between a Jihad and a Crusade?
Very similar in that neither had much to do with religion and both were mostly about money and power.
"My Gods Right!!"
Yes. Watch this video. It explains it well. m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo
crusades are good jihads are bad
Crusade...for the real God. Jihad...for a false god.
Both completely unnecessary.
And the God is the same God....
Don't you know anything? The Crusades is better because it happened a long time ago. It doesn't count anymore. Statute of Hypocritical Limitations. Duh
One is today and one was 800 years ago. Did the Moors invade Spain? Any records of children being beheaded?
According to George Costanza, it was the Moops.
The only difference is the spelling.
What?!? Propaganda isn't a meaningful reason?
Why do you hate America?
This is one of the Top 5 polls I've seen on SOH since I joined! It would make a great essay question on a senior college exam final in either History or Political Science.
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I think the crusades were only waged against Muslims. Jihad is waged against everybody else.
Both killing in the name of God, both calling the other infidel, naw, pretty much the same.
Zealots wrapped in the cloak of religion are always dangerous. Imagine there's no religion...
>implying that all religions do this
If the zealotry and the rhetoric fit...
Nah. The one I'm thinking of is more of the opposite
Denial... That's one of the first signs!
I guess you're in denial
Wow... Really? Maybe next time cut that back to the lowest common syntax of "I know you are but what am I." 😂
Well, you are acting ignorant.
Faith is a dangerous thing.
In both cases it boils down to butchery condoned by radical religious zealots.
The crusades were simply the medieval version of today's war against terrorism. It was the natural response to islam's aggressive expansion during the 8th, 9th and 10th centuries.
Like then, those who oppose or push back against Islamic extremism are in the right and the extremist Islamists are wrong.
Yer dumb- the Christian were the invaders! I read some baptist propaganda that the Muslims were the aggressors.... Uh, Europe marched on Islam, the Muslims were not moving North and west.
Please watch this
Meh. You could say because the big Crusades were about land and not force conversion. But the force conversion happened, so then again not really.
Souls for God and Gold for man... A dangerous mindset.
Don't be ridiculous. One was done for a real religion, the other one supports a false God. Heretics must die!
It's funny, because Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
That's what I was thinking, Arbiter. haha
Both are to take from the other by force so I'm going with the same.