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What is happening in Iraq is the singular invasion of foreign adversaries attempting to disrupt and depose the Democratically Elected Government.
I am a Christian. (yes also unprovable and unsubstantiated) If the Christian church still advocated the barbaric policies you support, I would no longer be a Christian. I have no place in my life for one human being justified in inflicting brutal, cruel and inhuman behavior on another due to some belief system.
I really never thought I would meet anyone that believes in that kind of barbarity and inhuman actions here on ATS... Logic would dictate that an intellectual mind would be repulsed by that. Guess I was wrong...
The narrow pavements of Winchester city centre have been packed with people waving flags and cheering on soldiers, sailors and airmen as they marched past.
About 3,000 in all turned out to welcome back troops, who recently returned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The parade is one of several to be held since the head of the Army, Gen Sir Richard Dannatt, and former senior officers criticised local councils for not doing enough to welcome forces coming home from active duty.
Don't you think it's up to God to punish immorality? Man can certainly punish criminality, but the punishment needs to fit the crime. Every crime can't warrant death/dismemberment.
What about conversion to another religion?
What about sending a thief to prison rather than chopping their hand off?
If you are looking it from a religious viewpoint, didn't the old testament preach "go forth and multiply"?
If it's gods word, shouldn't god be the one to punish?
And if you are to be killed for something, where is the opportunity to repent and atone?
BTW - I believe you are wrong, many passages in al'quran are taken wholesale from the christian bible.
Originally posted by kangjia57
"And those who invoke not any other god along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse (zina) and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace; except those who repent and believe and do righteous deeds, for those Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful." (al-Furqaan #25, ayat #68-70)
"And come not near to unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a faahishah (a great sin) and an evil way." (Sura Al-Israa # 17 ayah # 32)
This is just another example of man changing the word of god to suit his own needs and to satisfy his bloodlust.
And yet you failed to address my points about the very passage you quoted.