reply to post by iIuminaIi
HAHA... Excuse me while I laugh.......Here's a more apt analogy: lets compare the axis of each religion, Christianity, new testament, and Islam, the
Quran. That simple comparison in itself will reveal a total hole in your argument. The former is almost wholly benign in it's language, it's imagery
and ultimately in the philosophy it conveys; while in Islam, one can get both the good, in the first parts of the Quran, but in the latter parts,
which has been called "The Quran of Medina", which can be likened to the action element relative to the principle which animates it, and the bad. For
instance, the Quran in the first part enunciates the ideal: what to pursue i.e. connection with Allah, the Godhead, and the reality he seeks to
establish on earth. The latter part, the rigid law of Medina, calls for action, and action when related back to the Godhead becomes it's inverted
image: the undifferentiated Godhead pours it's bounty into the moral relativity of the action; the both are necessarily paradoxical, the former in
it's essential way, the latter in a discursive way. Thus, Islam, in it's essential message, and it's recorded history, unveils itself to all who have
the hears to hear, the eyes to see and the brain to read.
Islam will go to WHATEVER extent possible to achieve it's end target - the reality enunciated in the first parts of the Quran. This means lying (an
official shi'ite doctrine called Taqiya), cheating, killing, raping (which happens quite often in Muslim raids) stealing, extorting, humiliating etc,
to procure it's goal. It is something that everyone who cares to rise above the disinformation and distortion of the truth through petty and shallow
comparisons between apples and bananas to know.
Christianity may be guilty of much, and indeed, it is ironic that the New testament which formed the backbone of Church theology, paradoxically, had
nothing practical to say about how the world should actually function. This may too reflect a dichotomy between ideal - the new testament - and the
world of action, where ends often seem to justify the means taken.
Point Being, Christians, the average joe fundamentalist types, don't know a thing, usually, about the inner philosophical approach to Christianity.
They are thus contained by the official doctrine and central axis of their religion, the new testament. Conversely, the average Muslim follows a
religion a little less discrete, making clear both the esoteric and exoteric mode of his religion; both in it's applicative state, as Jihad, and it's
principled state, of communion with God. Muslims are thus almost wholly affected by the crux of their central text, which makes them more liable to be
more aggressive, pugnacious and zealous in interpersonal and inter-religious relations, but also and especially with non Muslims which the Quran very
unmistakably commands all Muslims to distrust, dislike and in special situations, to put to the sword if they refuse conversion.
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