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Show me cruel and barbaric verses

Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11
in response to reader comment: The koran and bible

Submitted by Pat (United States), Sep 9, 2006 at 21:10

"The koran is only violent to people who don't understand life and or want to accept islam as word from G-d."

Are you saying the Koran only looks violent to people who don't understand it? What if I don't WANT to accept Islam as the word of God? What then? Aren't you saying (and The Truth is trying to avoid saying) that violence is only allowed against those who refuse to accept Islam? I think that's the crux of this whole debate: whether or not the Koran commands Muslims to make war on people of other faiths. Do you have any examples of biblical verses that are cruel and barbaric? I'm sure there are many, but you don't see people using them to justify violence.

Most of the Old Testament is the history of the Jewish people. The New Testament has two commands above all: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Nowhere does it command people to kill or enslave those who don't accept Christianity. Instead, they are told to preach the word and then, if they are refused, to get up and leave.


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