posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:38 PM
This is a topic that interests me greatly.
I've read most of the Quran, and learned much of the history of the Prophet Muhammed, but some things started popping up in my mind that I couldn't
answer because I couldn't find help anywhere.
Does Islam promote peace or violence?
The Quran doesn't make it decisively clear any more than the Old Testament does. Here we have an ancient book of the Hebrews which talks about God
allowing slavery and genocide, sometimes enacting it by his own hand, which is followed by a New Testament that says God is forgiving and loves us so
much that he gave his only begotten son as a blood atonement for our sins.
The Quran frequently mentions rather violent punishments, but so do some of the Christian books. Within Christianity, Christianity is considered a
peaceful religion. Even Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus will say Christianity is a religion of peace.
So how is Christianity a religion of peace, but Islam is a religion of violence, when they both promote violence and yet turn around and promote
First, it's stone the gays.
Then, it's turn the other cheek.
So what is it? Is Islam a religion of peace or violence? I would prefer non-biased answers. I am NOT seeking answers from embittered atheists with a
chip on their shoulder, or Christians who think their proverbial waste doesn't stink, or progressive Muslims who sugar coat language in the Quran.
I want real, honest to God answers on Islam. Will I get them? I hope so. I'm tired of people telling me how Islam promotes violence, and yet I don't
know and can only find bias no matter where I look.