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Submitted by Shimoni (United States), Mar 1, 2006 at 17:02

1. Your quote in regard to Christianity is actually from the old testament and therefore applies to Judaism and Christianity, but regardless unlike quotes referring to Islam, this quote has nothing to do with members of others faiths, rather it is specifically talking about a coreligionist (stoning is not a punishment given to members of another religion).

2. Your quotes in reference to Judaism are even more misleading. the first quote is not in reference to people inhabitting the land of Canaan (you obviously worded it this way to impute into the quote current significance), rather it refers to the Seven Cananite nations inhabiting Canaan at the time of the initial Isaelite conquest in the days of Joshua.

Your second quote I believe is a mistranslation, I cannot identify it and if it is a correct quote please either cite from where or quote more of the verse so that I can figure out its location from context (my guess is that it is quoted in such a brief manner either because it is erroneous, or the context undermines the argument you are trying to make). The third quote yopu attribute to Judaism I do recognize it refers specifically to the Amelakites, who attacked the Israelites in the Sinai Desert.

All the quotes you used have been manipulated and quoted without proper context, to bolster your agenda implicating all faiths in faith based violence against other faiths. If there is an argument to be made to that end you will have to find better sources to support it.

Finally, I believe that this whole argument obviates a much clearer and more important point, while other faiths may dictate faith based violence against others Radical Islam is the only mainstream faith that currently recognizes faith based violence against practiotioners of other faith as CURRENTLY relevant and justified.

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