1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Show me cruel and barbaric verses

Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11
in response to reader comment: The koran and bible

Submitted by Pat (United States), Sep 9, 2006 at 21:10

"The koran is only violent to people who don't understand life and or want to accept islam as word from G-d."

Are you saying the Koran only looks violent to people who don't understand it? What if I don't WANT to accept Islam as the word of God? What then? Aren't you saying (and The Truth is trying to avoid saying) that violence is only allowed against those who refuse to accept Islam? I think that's the crux of this whole debate: whether or not the Koran commands Muslims to make war on people of other faiths. Do you have any examples of biblical verses that are cruel and barbaric? I'm sure there are many, but you don't see people using them to justify violence.

Most of the Old Testament is the history of the Jewish people. The New Testament has two commands above all: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Nowhere does it command people to kill or enslave those who don't accept Christianity. Instead, they are told to preach the word and then, if they are refused, to get up and leave.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Show me cruel and barbaric verses by Pat

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)