Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Now, when one looks at the world today, we scratch our heads. We have so-called "Christians" proclaiming that "All who do not believe as I will
burn in hell." Even worse, there are Muslims who call for the beheading and complete annihilation of those who don't believe as they do.
Why? The answer is simple. They are the products of misled doctrines.Yet they keep filling their minds with falsities.
All I can say is I worship the Universal God,not some storm god,or moon god, or any other kind of god. I worship THE GOD,just as Christ did two
thousand years ago.
I worship a God that is loving, compassionate and forgiving. What god some other people are worshipping I know not. I know it's not my God.
First, I have to admit that you are right that Jews originally were not very monotheistic. Why? Because Jews were pagans to start with.
Jews only started worshiping one God because Moses saved them, by God's leave. But even after they were lead across the sea, the Jews still reverted
to paganism and idol worship very quickly. It was there tradition! Moses was gone for a few days and they went back to their old ways. Even though
they were given many signs, many of the Jews still upheld their pagan ways.
But, the Torah was ONLY A BOOK OF MONOTHEISM. If they were practicing anything else than the Torah, they were completely misguided and basing their
practices on traditions, which had no bases in their religious teachings.
I agree with your assessment that no merciful God would command the Jews to kill every man, woman and child. However, Jews are known for changing
history to make it benefit them. This was probably not originally written in the Torah.
This tactic for slaughtering is completely the opposite in Islam. The longest chapter in the Quran is dedicated to rules of warfare. The #1 Rule is
that peace contracts should be made. If they are broken, it gives Muslims the right to kill.. But only the right to kill men. No child or woman should
be harmed, and also the men should be spared if they chose to convert. This was completely unheard of before Muhammad, as men were never spared under
any circumstance. This law was given because the Quran was written by a MERCIFUL God.
On to your claim about Muslims wanting to behead any nonbeliever....
No true Muslim believes this. If they do, they are highly misguided and it is a very very very small percentage. There are non-muslims in every
country in the middle east.. And also in Iran, etc. The Quran specifically states that "there shall be no compulsion in religion". It tells us to
make peace contracts with the non-believers and only to attack them if they break the promise.
You say that you only worship a merciful God. As a Muslim, I can say the same thing. The most often repeated phrase in the Quran, the statement that
starts out 113 out of 114 chapters in the Quran is "Bismillah- Irrahman - Irraheem"..
This means: "In the name of God, most gracious, most merciful"
Allah is only the Arabic word for God, but in Arabic, names are actually attributes. Allah is given 99 names, and his 2 most important are
"Gracious" and "Merciful". If you actually read the Quran you would read that he can forgive any sin he wants to, other than idolatry (if
maintained until death).
Yes, we worship the same MERCIFUL and FORGIVING God.
Until you actually read the Quran you are going to continue speaking out of ignorance about things you know nothing about.
Islam is not the same as Judaism (although there are many similarities).
Muslims believe the exact same as you: ORIGINALLY, the Torah was legitimate scripture. But it has been altered over time and perverted. Therefor we do
not look at it at all for guidance.
[edit on 6-2-2010 by seattletruth]