I agree with you that I used the term false equivalence
in two different threads, but the similarities seem to end there.
In the one thread you presented a false equivalence. I was speaking directly about Islam, and you came in and said yeah well, Christianity and the bible is also such and such. It's a common thing that when people are speaking negatively about Islam, others feel this need to try to include the Bible in the conversation. I find this desire to always bring up Christianity in conversations about Islam very odd.
In this thread, I said to APPEASE the false equivalency crowd (which I felt that after what I said about Islam would no doubt be coming shortly) I will get ahead of it and say yes, Christianity is ALSO a religion of violence. Of course Christianity is irrelevant to the question of whether Islam is a religion of peace, but I'm happy to throw out the appeasement to avoid the lengthy false equivalency arguments that are sure to follow.
Again I fail to see where "I came around." Show me where I went from thinking X, to now thinking Y. That's what coming around means does it not?
Tempo Gain wrote:Is it not fair to say that something more than the content of the Koran is responsible for Islamic political violence? That's all I ever asserted.
I'm quite sure I could quote mine myself dozens of times where I said exactly that. Of course it's more than just the words, who ever said anything else. Of course it's socio economics, politics, tribalism, etc etc... AND it's the horrific nature of the Quran.
If that's all you ever asserted, then aren't we now, just like then, in total agreement that it's a multitude of things? I'm so confused.