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Religion and the Book

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 7, 2011 at 13:55

Religion and the Book makes for a strange connection of humanly reasoned mentalities and responses to what a certain interpretation of what a certain writing demands. In trying to make out that a written directive of a specific religious tome requires of the listener, one need only look at the response.

It is said by many, including Muslims, that Islam requires obedience to the words of the Islamic Prophet-and in some we see the violence that results. In that there are Muslims that do not perpetrate violence, we must assume from a strict understanding of Islam by Muslims, these Muslims are not strictly adhering to those written instructions.

It is written in the Hebrew Holy Bible that violence is in the nature of mankind to perpetrate; but to honor a Holy Almighty LORD, violence is not the way to holiness, but love is. In that we see some who commit violence in the name of their religiously false perception of Christianity, we must conclude they are not doing the will of the LORD.

In actuality, which Book does make a difference; and how one responds does make the same difference. If violence results, then one need only derive the motive from that violence and determine the necessity of which kind of person they want to be based upon what drives the motive. Hatred and violence go hand in hand; love and peace go hand in hand.

Read which Book one wants; that which drives violence versus that which drives peace makes the determinant for the choice. The Holy Bible makes that determinant available to those who seek peace. I cannot say how the other books achieve the same results since I was not able to get from them what I got from reading about Jesus Christ.


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