Originally posted by Lee78
reply to post by flexy123
I have a copy of The Holy Qur'an and i am yet to find anything negative.
Then keep reading-- its in there.
It is in the Jewish Scripture and in the Christian scripture as well. If you characterize any of those the three as "nothing negative" then you
What you all believe is what they want you to believe because your ignorance fuels the wars. They know you wont go and ask to look for yourselves.
Uhm... 911 may have been the first you heard of trouble in Muslim paradise-- but it was not the first heard. It was Muslim radical fundamentalists
who attempted to take down one of the Twin Towers before.
However, I will admit that Americans tend to only notice tyranny when it interrupts their own lives-- and the Muslims have been besought by tyranny to
radicals far longer that most Americans knew there was a problem-- because it was not an American problem as long as the Pop Tarts, and cell phones
are still on the shelves.
I would suggest you ask a muslim to borrow you their holy book, you will be disapointed......because they lied to you and influenced you in a way to a
point and to such an extent that breeds hate.
I would suggest that you do not. Many Muslims will not allow their copy of the Quran to be touched by a non-Muslim. You can read it online or buy
Now with that said, I am a Christian. The "negative" stuff in the Bible-- both Old and New Testaments is hard to take-- just as is the negative stuff
in the Quran. Freed from the Law-- I have a perspective of intent of godly living without needing reference to punishments.
In religious law, there is a strong sense of being careful not to dilute one's faith by mixing it with other religious cultures-- which, ironically,
is exactly what I am doing on this thread-- mixing with other religious cultures-- not to dilute, but to understand and look for commonality.
In each case, the laws were written during a time when the religious beliefs set them apart from surrounding cultures to a point that persecution was
expected-- and so the need for purity from those persecutors and the need to stand fast is emphasized.
I believe, to my peril, that God desires us to seek Truth, and to find the godly in our opponents-- not to make them enemies-- and that if The Jews
have truth and wisdom from God, and Christians, and the Muslims, and the Buddhists, and the Hindus, and so on-- I look for the common spiritual Truth
because I believe God sends His Holy Spirit upon all persons so that they may seek Him, and, in their seeking, be found by Him.
Granted, common religious themes rarely mature beyond a sort of us verses them
identity, but in my faith-- we try very hard not to allow
initiates to linger there too long; but (and Alas!) most do. If the practice of the faith does not draw one closer to God, and to His spiritual
Realities revealed to mankind-- then the practices need to be abandoned. So I believe.
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