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Re: Scholar's Islam and Lisa's accusations (you wish)

Reader comment on item: Islamophobia?

Submitted by Atim Bassey (United States), Dec 2, 2005 at 11:21

Dear Scholar,

i equally agree that Jesus,going by the Synoptic Gospels,did not come to abolish the law. I am of the view that jesus, if he lived,attempted to reform the Law-a process that the Jews had started long before Jesus was born.

There are several stories in the Bible that show that Jesus attempted to reform the Law ,but not abolish it. For instance,there is a story of Jesus working on the sabbath day which was strictly forbidden by most pious jews and the Law of Moses.When Jesus was questioned about it his reply was that the Law was made for man and not man for the Law hence, men have authority over the Law.

There are several other instances in the Bible that prove beyond reasonable doubt that what Jesus was doing was not abolishing neither was he trying to adopt the Law completely as you think, but he was trying to reform it. Now, it is verses like this that has helped christianity to reform itself and become 21st-century compliant. This can hardly be achieved if at all it can by muslims because almost everything is set in stone in the Quran.

Now i want to give you another instance in the Bible to prove to you that the Bible is a flexible book than the Quran and am going to use one of the verses in the Bible you use to prove to lisa that women are not equal in christianity-Ephesians 5:23.Do you know that that same part of the Bible, if you read further, says that men should treat women as they would like to be treated?
Now,for a 21st-cetury man or women who thinks in terms of equality of genders, they can say men should treat women as EQUAL PARTNERS as they would like to be treated by their fellowmen.

So Mr Scholar, there may be verses in the Bible that suggest unequal treatment of women,but that same Bible allows christians to adapt their religion to changes and go with time; unlike the Quran which is very rigid.That is why i believe if you believe the lies of christianity you would become a good man but if you believe the lies of the Quran,you most likely would end up being a terrorist.


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