Originally posted by Nygdan
What is the status of this letter as to authenticity? They have a handwritten letter from a nomadic bedoin from 1,300 years ago? I find that very doubtful.
Undoubtedly, all the judeo-christian religions have forced people to convert to it and sometimes used violence to expand their boundaries.
You must kill those who worship another god. Exodus 22:20
Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own. Deuteronomy 13:6-10
Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you. Deuteronomy 13:12-16
Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own. Deuteronomy 17:2-7
Kill anyone who refuses to listen to a priest. Deuteronomy 17:12-13
Kill any false prophets. Deuteronomy 18:20
Originally posted by toasted
yeah...but there is a source, a push , being fueled by SUV gas money, a concerted effort to infect the planet, with the intolerant islam...
their agenda is world domination. like the usa would like world freedom [ kinda sorta on their terms ] islam wants submission, to allah
The Islamic leaders THEMSELVES authenticate it
I don't think your skeptisim matters twat to them.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Every religion, by nature, states that its the correct one and everyone should join it. Islam, you should notice, does not require that one be a muslim to go to heaven tho, non-beleivers merely go thru somehting like purgatory. And islam certainly does not require that all peoples convert. If that were true, then the middle east would be only muslim. It is not. There are strong and thriving christian communities, hindu communities, jewish communities and others, and they've co-existed with islam from the begining. Infact, some have remarked that, even in currently theocratic iran, the Zoroasterians are undergoing a revival and growth.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Just to let you all know, the Anti-Chirst already roams this world and God is hell-bent on ruining her life.
Originally posted by Netchicken
Nygdan I am amazed at your blinkered view of life.
How can you say that christians live in peace in Islamic lands?
Because they can and are and have been an do. Not everywhere and not all the time, but generally they do. Look at the assyrian christians in iraq. Or the iraqi jews. Or the christians in lebanon, or the christians in egypt and north africa and the horn. Or the christians that live in the various 'stans. I'm not saying that there is allways amicable relations and peace, but the fact is, islam hasn't tried to wipe out religions like christianity, judaism, zoroasterianism, hinduism and buddhism even in their own borders. Different regimes at different times have been more oppressive, but that doesn't mean that its eternal and system wide. US internment of japanese in WWII doesn' t mean that japanese americans are oppressed by the system today, or before that, or will allways be so in the future.
Will you ever see a church in Saudi Arabia. Have you not heard of whole christian villages in Indonesia being attacked, or chrisian communities in Northern Africa being massacred.
And I've heard of christians doing the same, but I know that that doesn't mean 'christianity' has some central committe that seeks to destroy islam or that christian communities refuse to live in peace with islam
This was allowed in their culture because of their religion.
Allowed in the culture, perhaps, but not the religion. Islam doesn't require violence in their holy books. Its patently obvious that it doesn't, or else these communities wouldn't even exist, considering that the muslims have ruled over those territories for over a thousand years.
Islam in the west suffers very little in comparison to Christianity in the East. To assert otherwise displays an agenda that is far from the truth.
I do not have an agenda, I have a perspective and education on the matter. The west is more tolerant of islam now. In the past, a muslim in the west had more to fear than a christian in the east. Today times are different, and its islam that is in a dark age or irrationality.