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September 4, 2014

Turkish Minister: ‘Christianity Not A Religion’

The Turkish Minister for Environment and Urbanism said Christianity is no longer a religion. Robert Spencer over at Jihad Watch points out these remarks come from a leader in a secular government and it appears he is advocating for a return to a more Muslim culture in Turkey. The minister, Erdoğan Bayraktar, said, “The biggest three countries in the world are not Muslim countries. China, India – only the U.S. believes in a single God. Spirituality and religious feelings are weakening. There are 2.5 billion Christians in the world. Christianity is no longer a religion. It’s a culture now. But that is not what a religion is like. A religion teaches; it is a form of life that gives one peace and happiness. That is what they want to turn [Islam] into as well.” This would be as opposed to Islamists, who actually do use their religion to justify threatening the rest of the world. Christians just don’t want to be killed for their faith. More…

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