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Yes, but that is the old testament

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: A challenge for Pat, Howard, hr and Pagan BIBLE and VIOLENCE (thanks Amir)

Submitted by Julia (United States), Feb 19, 2006 at 16:00

I respect your comments Harrak, but you haven't been educated too is that is Exodus if from the Old Testament. We were blessed by having our Savior and Messiah Jesus Christ die for our sins. He taught us to no longer live by the sword and love our neighbors. He taught us to live by the commandments and spread the word of God to all those would listen. Hence the teaching of Jesus come after the Old Testament and is called the NEW TESTAMENT for a reason.

Granted throughout the history of the Common Era, Christianity has been used to wage wars and justify one life for another life. It wasn't until the middle of the 16th century did Christianity started to change due to the printed Bible becoming available for all to read. We Christians are free to read and interpret Gods words for ourselves. Each person has a different perception of what Gods teachings are. Something Islam refuses to do. Education is the key to understanding.

I don't much about Islam except what I learned in bible school and have read for myself. I was always led to believe the Islam is a peaceful religion. Malcolm X fought a losing battle with the Nation of Islam here in the United States. It was the militant faction of Islam that didn't want Malcolm X to show a kinder, gentler side of Muslims whom he wanted to have a peaceful co-existence with all faiths, so he was killed.

Do you see where this is leading? The same thing is happening in the Islamic world. Change is never easy and for the past 1400 years Islam has refused change. To be a civilized society you must conform to civilized standards. Refusal to do so results in the same chaos we are seeing today. Islam is destroying itself. The Christian world can only do so much to prevent this. The choice has to be made by Muslims, one at a time if necessary, if Islam expects the Christian world to accept its values, whatever they may be.

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