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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which one is the most violent faith of all?

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Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Feb 26, 2006 at 18:45

Dr. RJP said no religion, except Islam, encourages violence (a popular belief). But Dr RJP is wrong. Here's some information on the world's greatest religions:

CHRISTIANITY: (Quotation from the Bible): "When your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying 'Let us go and serve other gods,' . . . you shall kill him, your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 13: 6-10)

JUDAISM: ( Torah, asking the Jews to wipe out the Canaanite nations who refuse to leave Israel): "Thou shalt utterly destroy them... as the Lord your God commanded you..."
"Thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth".
"..pursue them throughout all generations until they are destroyed completely."

HINDUISM: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are full of decriptions of violence, war and bloodshed. Their main religious book is 'Bhagabat Geeta', which is a long speech by god Krisna justifying the war of Kurukshetra. Krishna was helping the side of the Pandavas against the Kauravas. At the battle-field, the Pandavas were hesitant to take arms agains their own cousins (Kauravas). Krishna gave a long speech to justify the war.

You may ask me why I haven't quoted anything about Islam which shows that it also incites violence. I don't have to, since you and your friends have already said it a thousand times.

(By the way, I am sorry if the truth has hurt any pious soul.)

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