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The Old Testament is more violent than the Qur'an?

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in response to reader comment: religious text and violence

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Dec 2, 2007 at 21:07

Nowhere in the Bible does a prophet have sex with a nine-year-old. In the Qur'an, the prophet Mohammed does. Nowhere in the Bible is instruction on how to persecute unbelievers. In the Qur'an, there is much instruction of how to persecute unbelievers, including, a "believer" is to kill the "unbeliever" wherever you find him.

Nowhere in the Bible is eternal life promised to those who kill. The Qur'an, however, does promise "paradise" (and 72 virgins) TO THOSE WHO KILL, in the name of their god, Allah.

Not to mention the description of "hell"; the Bible simply describes it as an eternal "lake of fire", whereas the Qur'an goes on and on, describing such things as the unbeliever is forced to swallow "liquid fire", hot piercing goads, what happens to the unbelievers' bowels, etc.

Now, say again, which is more violent?


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