Originally posted by dampnickers
Originally posted by thegear
Originally posted by open_eyeballs
This isnt to rile up the religious folk, but with all the anti-islam talk, you do realize your christianity is based on the same god and characters
from the same lineage?
You hit the nail on the head. Islam and Christianity are very very similar. Islam believes in ALL the same disciples and prophets, Islam just adds
Muhammad as the last one.
There is one huge flaw to your argument.
The figures depicted in the Bible are not responsible, nor do they advocate, mass killings.
Mohammed on the other hand personally beheaded over 900 Jews in Mecca's market place and buried their bodies there as a "warning to non-believers".
I don't recall the Bible ever suggesting that non-believers should ever be beheaded, yet in the Quran it calls for beheadings and killings of
non-believers over a dozen times.
Not to mention that there are a number of occasions in the Quran and the Hadiths ("Traditions of Mohammed") where it is discussed about him being
"posessed". The suggsestion is that the possession is by a satanic influence too!!!
Damn, by saying this I've just gained a fatwa on my arse!!! Oh no.... Muslims of the world will kill me for saying this... well the nutty ones
What I have learned after reading BOTH books, is that there is a lot of preaching in both of them. There is a lot of storytelling in both of them, but
only one says "it's okay to kill", even if they are "innocents".
Now which prophet would you rather have:
One that says "love thy neighbour" and feeds the thousands with bread and fishes.
One that personally beheads jews because they refuse to convert to his religion, and confiscates valuables (gold, etc.) from non-believers?
I think my choice is obvious.
The problem is that in the Muslim world there can be no questioning of the religion, because to do so is blasphemy... yet in the Christian world it is
considered (largley at least), healthy to question and learn... Stange but true.
As for the videos - anyone that uses Lord of the Rings to draw conclusions and such forth has not quite learned the principles of being thorough.
Edited to correct a spelling...
[edit on 29-6-2009 by dampnickers]
Just a quick search:
May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow!
May his children wander about and beg,
seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
May the creditor seize all that he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!
Let there be none to extend kindness to him,
nor any to pity his fatherless children!
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God..." (Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy 13:6-16, the Lord instructs Israel to kill anyone who worships a different god or who worships the Lord differently
Luke 19:22-27, Jesus orders killed anyone who refuses to be ruled by him
JESUS, ON NONBELIEVERS - John 15:6 (KJV)
"If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned
I am sure I could find more, and you should look into the Old Testement some rough stuff in there. Killing somebody that works on the Sabbth is a
tough deal lol
As for one not being able to question things in Islam, that depends on the where you go. I was kicked out of a Lutheran sunday school for asking
questions that they could not answer.
Islam and Christianity are almost the exact same thing. Culture
differeces and interpratation lead to most of the BS that goes on.
To me its all a power struggle between the big three, all three are like MLM/pyramid scams.