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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), May 29, 2008 at 05:33

Question from Hrishi -

Jennifer : what's the difference between a Christian fundamentalist/bigot and an Islamic one really, at the end of the day?

Well, for starters, one (the Christian fundamentalist/bigot) is based on what Christ did on the cross - John 3:16-18; John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1Timothy 2:5-6; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:36; John 5:24; John 11:25; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:1-2 -

Acts 16:31 - "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved." Period, end of story.

The other (Islamic fundamentalist/bigot) is based on what Muslims can do for Allah - Qur'an 2.191 - 2.193 - 5.33 - 4.89 - 8.12 cp. 8.60 - 8.39 - 9.5 - 9.29 - 9.123 - 22.19-22 - 47.4 -

Qur'an 8.7 - "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words : 'Wipe the infidels (non-Muslims) out to the last.' "

Throughout the Qur'an, Muhammad promises the men in his fledgling Muslim community that if they die fighting for Allah and for him, Allah will reward them with a "virgin-rich" Garden, or Paradise (Suras 44.51-56; 52.17-29; 55.46-78).

Some verses in the Qur'an actually describe killing the unbeliever as "a bargain", in that you will receive Paradise (Surahs 4.74; 9.111; 3.140-143).

This is micro-cosmic of the difference between Christian fundamentalism and Islamic fundamentalism, but I think you "get the drift".

P.S. - the Bible never commands killing based on someone's disbelief; let alone, rewards it with "Paradise". The Qur'an does.


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