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The Problem Isn't Islam ? It's ALL Religious Fundamentalism


Christians and Jews rightly point out that the Koran is a violent text which calls on Muslims to attack "unbelievers".

But they fail to see that the Bible is at least as violent.

NPR noted in 2010:

Religion historian Philip Jenkins decided to compare the brutality quotient of the Quran and the Bible.

"Much to my surprise, the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible," Jenkins says.

Jenkins is a professor at Penn State University and author of two books dealing with the issue: the recently published Jesus Wars, and Dark Passages , which has not been published but is already drawing controversy.

Violence in the Quran, he and others say, is largely a defense against attack.

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Comment by Ed Price
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God commanded ancient Israel, at times, to fight other nations, because He was building and strengthening Israel. Why was He building and strengthening Israel? Because the Messiah, Jesus the Christ, was to be born through the nation of Israel.

Jesus is the Savior of all people who believe in Him. He will raise them from death in the resurrection.

Now that Jesus has lived, died, and risen again, there is no further need for Israel to war against anyone. Christians are not commanded to do this either. The fact that both Israel and Christians are out aggressively fighting and killing people for reasons of greed, shows that both Israel people and Christians are sinners.

Anyone who aggressively kills other people better have a very good reason, like real self-defense. If he/she doesn't, he will wind up answering to God in the judgment.

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