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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Apr 22, 2007 at 06:20
Is that your interpretation? That 'anyone' means only muslims who become apostates? Does it make it any less intolerant? After all Allah is telling the Muslim that if he turns his back on Islam it will not be accepted and he will be fried in hell forever. Would I be wrong in saying that this hatred of Allah for Muslims who reject Him is the reason for apostates being killed in 'pure' Islamic countries?
Yes it is. Thoses verses say you can't kill apostates.
Sohail there is a big difference between the Bible and the Koran. The Bible is not the created/uncreated word of God. The Bible does not make any such claim. You can argue about or even dispute the meaning of its contents. The Koran claims it is the exact copy of the 'tablet preserved' in heaven. So when the Koran says Allah chose descendants of Ibrahim and Imran above the nations it is Allah's own words.That makes the Koran a racist book. It is also sexist because it considers women are a degree below men.
Maybe you could explain the following verse:
2 for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Deut 14:2
Why are you limiting yourself to the Bible and the Koran? There are scriptures with not a hint of racism or sexism in them. Read the Buddhist sacred books. The Budha did not even admit to the existence of any god yet his ethical values are far superior to what the Middle Eastern religions could come up with. How come your all-knowing merciful Allah could not come up with better ethical values?
I forgot to talk about the hindu caste system.
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