« Last post by jaimehlers on August 23, 2016, 12:10:04 PM »
So, would you be willing to admit that it was certainly possible for people to use Christianity as an excuse to rape and pillage, despite not actually being Christian?That makes about as much sense as saying that people could use pacifism as an excuse to wage war.
Christianity cannot be used as an excuse to rape and pillage. Not by Christians, not by people posing as Christians, and not by anyone else for that matter. For that matter, nothing can be used as an excuse to rape and pillage. There are two problems with the idea; first, such behavior encourages others to act the same, and second, those that commit such acts have no grounds to complain about others doing the same sorts of things to them.
Incidentally, both are good reasons to refrain from such behavior which don't require believing in things like "absolute morality".