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Is the Koran really worse than the Bible

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 15, 2006 at 14:11

David, the Bible too has its good, its bad and it outright UGLY. Just take a good look at the Old Testament. It may not be as bad as the Koran, but it sure ain't squeaky clean.

The fact remains that MOST of the BS we see from Islamofacism today comes from the mis-interpretation of the Koran. After all, the pre-Reformation Catholic Church was able to use the Bible to justify some pretty horrific behaviors. This is pretty much what is happening with the Koran today. Admittedly, it is easier to distort the Koran than the Bible.

Now, with regard to your statement about the Koran being devoid of an ethical or moral base, I have to disagree with you. It is there, for those who take the time to study it. Granted, it is nowhere near as easy to see, nor is it as strong and well developed as what the Bible teaches, but it is there.

The Koran itself is neither the source, nor is it to blame, for Islamofacism, nor is it evil. It is just a case of it having weak philosophical underpinnings. Now if you take its weak presentation of a weak philosophy of ethics and morallity, and couple it with a combination of teachers who intentionally distort the teachings and a flock that is illiterate and uneducated, you get modern Islamofacism.

In the hands of enlightened teachers, and an educated flock, it could be a religion of strong ethics, morality, and peace, just as Judaism and Christianity are today. That enlightenment is starting to occur. However, in the face of the present level of evil that has infiltrated Islam, it is going to be a long, hard road for the reformers.
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