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Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: The Pope needs to bring Catholicism into the modern age too.

Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Jan 23, 2006 at 16:16

So you don't need to read about other religions, you can't respect other religions by not knowing about them, an intelligent person like you are will at least give some credit to hundreds of scholars and historians who proved that the bibles were kept intact and were written very shortly after Christ's death.

Islam was created based on a claim that Christians have corrupted the message of GOD, what if you discovered that Christians didn't corrupt the message of GOD and the bibles are not corrupted? Don't you have at least some curiosity about 33% of the world who believe in Christianity? John's Gospel was written by John himself who witnessed the Christ life, teachings, death and resurrection, he is the one who supported the fact that Jesus was not any man or any prophet (like you claim) but is the son of GOD who fulfilled thousands of years of prophecies.

I didn't assume that Muhammad is a false prophet this is something that several billions in the world agree upon from researching through history and depending on several resources not only Muslim resources.

Although so many Muslim resources back this fact indirectly. Muhammad's sera (life history) are known only from Muslim resources, his many looting, killings, rapes...etc shows what kind of person he is. Muhammad was only assaulted if this ever happened by few years and that's when he fled to the Medina and started building his army. What suffering are you talking about? He made the whole world pay for 5 years of exile from Mecca and came back to impose his religion and his power on Mecca, and that when the whole occupation of the other nations started. Did he suffer when he looted the Arab caravans, but again he had his ways to justify his actions and always made the verses "claimed to be from GOD" to back his position. Example when GOD forgot the whole world and rushed to tell Muhammad that he can divorce all of his wives when Aysheh and hafsah ganged against him, "Allah" also granted Muhammad the gift of having even prettier wives when he divorces his current 13 wives.

He had a normal life because he was benefiting from his wife's wealth (Kadijah) who she was 15 years older than him, and why he didn't marry while marrying from Kadija is because he wouldn't dare, Kadijah was the owner of the business he ran for her and he can't risk loosing this wealth by marrying another woman, who knows he traveled to Syria and surrounding countries for trade, maybe he had his affairs there.

Don't tell me about Arabs poets, Muhammad was responsible for killing so many of them when they challenged him, if you are really part of that world, how about "The poets that Um kalthoom sang" how about Taha Hussien who challenged the Quran and was going to be killed when he did that. Again who cares about the poet what makes a book worthy to read are its contents not only the way it was written

King Of habashah who gave asylum to Muslims was acting out of his Christianity and generosity to defend the poor from the powerful; Muslims thanked him by invading his country when they became powerful "Muhammad and his followers started to send letters with one message "Salem Taslam". Muhammad was intelligent he knew how to get the king's support when he needed it by giving high respect to mother Mary. I remember the statement from the history book we have read in grade 6 "Go to Habashah they have a king that never treated unjustly"

You said it, the first battle was Badr, if Islam was a divine message from GOD, why would GOD depend on his people to defend it, Christians were under persecution for 300 years, however Christianity grows to all over the world, the only blood shed was the blood of our lord Jesus Christ. Never in Christianity was justifiable to kill in the name of GOD, and yet it is much bigger and stronger than Islam.

When you said that Muhammad only defended himself, his people and his religion, what was the Muslim defending when occupied Persia, Middle East and Europe. And why defending in the first place?

When I said that "Can't you see it, GOD created all mankind equal, why would GOD ask one of his children to kill in his name?" your reply was "HE DOESNT!!!"

I can provide you with hundreds of suras that back my position

JUST, see when you said that the land belongs to Palestinians, you have again proofed my point, the whole Arab world is acting on this, defending occupation of Israel, this is the JUST in their opinion, Israelis also say that the land belong to them this is the JUST in their opinion, so the result is that the blood shed will never end. Islam justifies this in the name of defending muslims and Islam and ofcourse it is Jihad in the name of GOD.

There are zillions of ways to resist occupation, have you heard about Ghandi who defeated the British Empire without violence. There have been so many empires in the world through history, lets assume that Islam will rule the world one day, does it mean that Islam is the true religion? Religion is a relationship with the creator, any thing that links religion with any kind of violence against human kind looses its identity as a religion. Christ defeated his enemies by peace, he stopped by acting peacefully to it. This is what is called the religion of peace. Islam in NO way can be compared or considered a religion of peace base on this fact.

Who said I am with the war in Iraq, the war in Iraq doesn't by any mean represents Christianity.

"Deuteronomy 22:23-24 and Deuteronomy 22:28-29
read 2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB"

This is only sows how ignorant about Christianity you are, these are from the old testament who Jesus has changed the "eye of eye concept" again this is a long explanation you really need to educate yourself about the bibles, Jesus teachings, his interpretation to the 10 commandments, etc.

You don't have to believe that I came for the arab world and I have learned Quran in its original language, I know exactly what Islam is from its original resources

GOD bless you

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