I responded to Sheldon's interesting thread; so did others, who also remained on thread.
Then it was ambushed and a lot of (un)suppressed rage came out. Let's clear this up!
I am no atheist, nor am I a blind apologist for Christianity or Judaism or any other religion. If you look, though, to my original post here, Post # 41, you will see my point. Critics are blasting away on this thread about ancient origins and bad parts of Christianity, etc.
However, for simplification, focus only on today: the Spanish Inquisition is not a threat to today's Spaniard--or any airline passengers, for that matter. Radical Fundamentalist Islam--regardless of its (horrendously bloody) origins and history--IS, TODAY, THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THREAT TO THE PEACEFUL ENJOYMENT OF LIVING FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLES OF THIS EARTH!
Conflict with Islam is the root cause of most of the really important small and large armed conflicts extant today; conflict with Islam is the reason why your air travel sucks (see Post #41).
I will quote myself here:"Why do they get away with rioting for their cause in Spain, Netherlands, Britain, Denmark? Why don't they riot here in the USA? I believe it is not primarily because of our well-equipped police departments, or the numerical deficiency of radical Muslims in America. I believe, fundamentally, that it is because we are the last nation of FREE peoples ARMED TO THE TEETH, and, should it ever come down to it, we will not submit, and we will not go quietly into the night.
Done, and done!