Who started the religion of peace?
Here are some of the most peaceful sayings of the two of the most influential men in history.
|Turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38)||Do not aggress [Surah 2:190]|
|Love your enemies and pray|
for those who persecute you.
|You can fight those that start it.|
Which is more peaceful? The teacher that says, ‘No matter what, you better love everyone, especially those that hurt you.’ Or is it the teacher that says ‘Love everyone, unless they hit you, then it is God’s will for you to retaliate.’
There are many other troubling verses in the Quran that promote violence.
[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”Surah 8:12
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.Surah 9:29
This verse especially troubled me.
But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.Surah 4:34
Christianity, however, offers a completely different tone.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.Matthew 5:43-48
Which one is the “Religion of Peace”?
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The Bible strikes a different tone? No way mate. Deuteronomy 22:13-21 New International Version (NIV)
13 If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,” 15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 16 Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels[a] of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
This is not a comparison of what the followers of the religion taught, but rather the “founder” the Israelites taught this because it was applicable to their culture. This is not what Jesus taught
It is still the holy word the breath of god, this cannot be denied. Neither the examples of genocide in Numbers, that still fuels the Zionistic fires of today. God would have an interesting diagnosis from a psychologist today not only is he be his own admission jealous, a highly functional emotional response that proves there are other gods not just one or else he is jealous over nothing. Not very omniscient of you ask me. Any way Christianity is not more perfect than any other religion it is flawed.
Yes, the ways that we practice a religion are always flawed, because we are human. But the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ are morally perfect. Muhammad was not.
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If as you say religion is flawed, then so is our understanding of them, Jesus included.