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Originally posted by Hopechest
I'm trying to understand the major and minor differences between these two for a comparison I'm writing up...thanks.
Now about your view on Islam, is that something you have read yourself from the teachings or have heard on the news? Because true Islam is very tolerant. The problem is that the leaders of Muslim countries are very similar to Western leaders who come in the name of Christianity yet pledge their allegiances to Secret societies without following the teachings of the bible.
is that something you have read yourself from the teachings or have heard on the news?
Why did Allah permit evil, why did Allah swt create beings capable of evil, why, why, why? Well, ask yourself this first: Why did Allah, swt, create (at all)? This is His Choice, and if you don't like it, well, then you wouldn't be here in existence if you had your way, anyway! So let us all examine ourselves and be sure there's not a part of us that is not content with Allah's decision to allow evil at the hands of man.
How would you say that Islam thought processes are different than Christian ones.
One of the last things Mohammed said or wished for was the women to be protected.
The Koran gives everyone a very good description of what this antichrist will be, look like, even some signs to lookout for. Well guess what? I have found a couple of them and they lead straight back to Israel.
This has absolutely nothing to do with protecting their human rights, their feelings or even their bodies—they could be infibulated, raped (within marriage), impregnated and beaten without their consent,
Every single one of those crimes take place among people of all cultures.
Like as if Muslims are devoid of the ability to love and care for their own wives.
Originally posted by Astyanax
I know dozens of Muslim women and loving Muslim couples to whom such domestic horrors are as foreign as Mormon underwear.
Originally posted by Astyanax
I don't believe in the Antichrist, any more than I believe in the sort of God worshipped by Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Koran, just like the Bible, is a tissue of fabrication and distorted historical fact.
Infibulation (female circumcision) is not and has never been a common practice outside Africa and the Middle East.
The only contemporary examples of Christians practicing FGM are in Africa. As FGM rituals predated the missionaries' work in North Africa, many African tribes continue the practice as a matter of cultural tradition, unrelated to religious belief.
The minority Ethiopian Jewish community (Beta Israel) practice FGM in a non-religious ceremony. It may be performed only by a Jewish woman. Toubia (1995) states that "female circumcision is not even mentioned in any religious text," and that scholars in Africa "would testify that[in Africa traditional and tribal rituals commonly supersede religion".
Surely you cannot have missed this?
I know dozens of Muslim women and loving Muslim couples....
You are picking a fight with the wrong person. Go and find someone who thinks Muslims are evil and Islam is the same the whole world over. I am not that person.
As an atheist, I find all religious belief and practice somewhat pernicious.