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I'm not quite sure what you mean by "treat women as animals", though.
"When a woman has to walk behind a man in public......
When a woman can't go out in public without her husband or a male relative to escort her......
When a woman can't go out in public without covering her head.......
"what revelations have you come to after having been a part of both religions?
What is your comparison?
Has your view of Christianity changed since your departure?
Originally posted by buddha
All religons are evil.
its just islam follows the old ways.
the othere religons have melowd.
religon is for the cave man,
the primetive man.
if there is a god,
he is an alien as old as space.
Number of Cruel or Violent Passages
So the Bible has more than twice as many cruel or violent passages as does the Quran. But the Bible is a much bigger book. How do they compare when size is taken into account?
Violence and Cruelty Total verses Percent
Bible 1121 31173 3.60
Quran 520 6236 8.34
Of course this analysis does not consider the extent of the cruelty in the marked passages. And that is an important consideration. Is Numbers 31:14-18, for example, more cruel than Quran 5:34? That is something that each person must decide.
"Much to my surprise, the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible," Jenkins says.
Violence in the Quran, he and others say, is largely a defense against attack.
"By the standards of the time, which is the 7th century A.D., the laws of war that are laid down by the Quran are actually reasonably humane," he says. "Then we turn to the Bible, and we actually find something that is for many people a real surprise. There is a specific kind of warfare laid down in the Bible which we can only call genocide."
It is called herem, and it means total annihilation. Consider the Book of 1 Samuel, when God instructs King Saul to attack the Amalekites: "And utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them," God says through the prophet Samuel. "But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey."
When Saul failed to do that, God took away his kingdom.
"In other words," Jenkins says, "Saul has committed a dreadful sin by failing to complete genocide. And that passage echoes through Christian history. It is often used, for example, in American stories of the confrontation with Indians — not just is it legitimate to kill Indians, but you are violating God's law if you do not."
Jenkins notes that the history of Christianity is strewn with herem. During the Crusades in the Middle Ages, the Catholic popes declared the Muslims Amalekites. In the great religious wars in the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries, Protestants and Catholics each believed the other side were the Amalekites and should be utterly destroyed.
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"As for the original lack of diacritical marks, they weren't needed originally, because the first muslims were mostly arabs, who spoke arabic completely fine, and didn't need them. They were introduced later, after Muhammad had died, because that is when new, non-arab adherents to the religion started showing up. The Quran had certainly been written (by others) at the time of Muhammad, and he used to hear their recitations as well, but knocking it because it also had an oral tradition doesn't always work. Just because something is oral doesn't make it less valid or accurate or consistent than a non-oral tradition, especially in early communities where oral traditions were so important.
Seven Different Qur'an Versions, each ordained and acceptable...
• Nafi` (from Medina; d. 169/785)
• Ibn Kathir (from Mecca; d. 119/737)
• Abu `Amr al-`Ala' (from Damascus; d. 153/770)
• Ibn `Amir (from Basra; d. 118/736)
• Hamzah (from Kufah; d. 156/772)
• al-Qisa'i (from Kufah; d. 189/804)
• Abu Bakr `Asim (from Kufah; d. 158/778)
(Cyril Glassé, The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, p. 324)