You're blind... even the Bible says homosexuals should be killled
Submitted by Raees M. Khan (United Kingdom), May 9, 2006 at 07:37
People like you make me so frustrated. You're sight is so limited and blinkered.
You understand nothing of Islam and focus entirely on misinterpreted, hard-line comments. This type of one-sided disection can be done to any holy book and yeild the same results. Do you think the Bilble speaks positively about homosexuals?
Even the Bilble says homosexuals should be put to death. It says in book of Leviticus in Chapter 20, Verse 13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
But I, unlike yourself, am not so blinkered in my sight that I will judge the whole Christian race for this verse.
Men marrying more than one wife is something that is hardly practiced any more. How many Muslims do you know that have more than one wife? I don't know any. Anyway, most religions allow this. Even Judaism has a custom whereby if a woman becomes a widow, she should marry her late husband's brother to make sure she is looked after. HOWEVER, like polygamy in Islam, this is rarely practiced anymore.
But you are right about one thing, women in Islam are not permitted to marry more than one husband. Let just say, for sake of argument, you're wife has more than one husband, besides you. She get pregnant. Who is the father smart guy? Everything in Islam has a reasoning behind it.
Infact, if you ask some scholars, they will argue that Islam is the only religion which says marry only one! Because though it permits a man to take another wife, this comes with certain conditions. For example, if you are unable to do justcie to more than one wife, ISLAM SAYS MARRY ONLY ONE.
Islam allows you to take another wife only under certain criteria. For example your wife has an accident whereby she is unable to conceive. You may take another wife so that your bloodline may live on. You may call this old-fashioned, but it is simply history's first example of today's surrogate mothers.
A Muslim can only marry another woman WITH THE CONSENT OF HIS FIRST WIFE.
Anyway, my point is, I've read many holy books and found many good and bad things in them all. Maybe you should actually read the Qur'an. Islam is the fastest growing religion on the face of the earth. There must be something in that book!!
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