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Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
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Submitted by tariq (United Arab Emirates), Feb 7, 2006 at 08:29

"I believe christianity and judaism are two different religions."
thats right but the old testament are followed by both.

"bible is a violent book"
FINALLY!!

".This is the reason because Jesus gave to us the words of love of New Testament..."
So you are saying that the both he testaments contradict each other?

"find something cruel in the New Testament indeed"

I dont like to 'find' things wrong in others religion. i just studied other religions to increase my knowledge and to make sure that their is no possibility of any other religion, except my own, could be the true one. Also i only wrote my comments to know what christians think about bible not to be intolerant like some ppl here are. this is why I didnt quote any passages from the bible only wrote the references.

"You don't kill the rapist..."
If you are a male:
Suppose someone(a female) u love dearly(could be part of a family or otherwise) gets raped(god forbid), wot would you want the the authorities to do to the rapist? use kind words or jail on him?
If you are a female:
um i cant really bring myself to write the whole question but you know wot i want to ask dont you?
Any ways i'll be waiting for your views on wot should happen to a rapist.

"and you don't cut the hand even if i stole something. "
Y not? cutting the hand DECREASES the crime rate. Also if you follow other Islamic laws like Zakat and Sadhkah, there will be no need for ppl to steal.

"last but not least, why christianity, buddism, zoroastrians, etc disappeared from islam countries?"
I think you should come to dubai. there are more hindus here than locals.

Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia for 1400 years. still today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.

"The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the sword."

the reason y other religions dissappear from muslim countries is that many convert to Islam as they see the true face of Islam and the misunderstandings between them are removed.

1400 years ago the whole of north africa was non-muslim. they didnt become muslim in one day. it took them decades to have muslim majority as it took time for people to be converted to Islam.
Take the example from Muhommad Yousaf(previously known as Yousaf Youhana) was a christian for the first 34 years of his life. he then converted to Islam and even gave a party on the occasion. THIRTY-FOUR YEARS it took more than three for a non-muslim to become a muslim and his parents and many other relatives are still christians have been for decades.
Religion is a sensitive topic, therefore it takes time to learn the truth about Islam and have all your misunderstandings removed.
(M. yousaf is a professional cricketer for a south asian country)
Malaysia has a muslim majority.
Can you please tell me which war was fought to increase muslims?

"And why the mosques arise in the west, and your people threatened us if we want to preserve our civilization?"
MY people? believe I would never threaten the building of a place of worship as it is unIslamic.

"Tell to me if the Quran said "loves your enemies" in some suras"
Does bible say this? if so tell this to Bush. and tell this to Jews who survived holocaust.
Can you do this? even a person with a heart of stone cannot tell a jew to love his enemy.
How do you expect to say this to muslims who have been thrown out of their homeland?(palestianians)

"finally, if you think muslims will left the cruel part of the Koran and live in peace only preserving peaceful and spiritual soul of Islam..."
their is no cruel part.their is only a misunderstanding which you can remove by studying Islam, asking questions from ppl who should know the answer of by living in a muslim majority.

"good luck"
Thanx

"your people have a long way to walk."

I have walked a long way already. six months ago I knew very little about my religion. I wouldnt have been able to answer ANY question or remove ANY misunderstanding that visitors to this site have. And even though i knew of some things written in the quran which science found recently, I was still forced to think that i was on the wrong path. I started to question my belief that Islam it the true religion and i was wrong in believing in it for the last 18 years and at the same time a i was thinking that Islam is the true religion. the reason was that some non-muslims asked me questions about Islam to which i had no answer. so i tryed to find it.
And thats how i came to know about Dr. Kieth Moore. read my other comments.
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