That's the nature of war. No nation has ever done anything for the benefit of others at their own expense, ever, when it comes to war. Every superpower in history has done this...just more overtly.Americans! Making the world safer for other Americans by bombing people, occupying their country, and losing several Americans to suicide bombings every month! That is the American way!
I highly doubt that Crusading was the main motivation. It benefits politicians to appear religious (particularly Republicans) but that does not mean that they actually are. We could have killed significantly more Muslims than we did if that was the objective.Yeah, I would say the war in Iraq had more to do with letting a bunch of fundamentalist Christians go after a bunch of fundamentalist Muslims. And then you throw oil into the equation...but that is a different thread.
Humans are hypocritical. Although America is culturally more gunslinger-ish than most countries (due to our history)...I would be hard pressed to find any country that doesn't get riled up over the idea of revenge. Plus, despite what a lot of people think, America is not a Christian nation.My point is that Americans obviously let themselves get riled up with the idea of revenge. Now when I read the Bible is says a little something about turning the other cheek, or those without sin casting the first stone, or judging not ye be judged, or even thou shall not kill. But none of those have anything to do with gay marriage so I guess they aren't all that important. :rolli: What alternatives did the Bible suggest for when we are wronged? Love and forgiveness? Even though that is a considerably great philosophy, people just don't seem to find those as fun as getting theirs. It makes humans seem kindof hypocritical as an entire species.