I find it funny that Christians and Muslims both think they can give an opinion on the others religion.
I heard this on CNN.
If you want to find out about Pepsi do you ask the CEO of Coke?Â No.Â Same with religion.
According to most of the religious scholars on Gather Muslims are evil.Â It says so in the Koran, which they feel the Muslims take literally.
The passages they usually cite are these:
God promises to "cast terror into the hearts of those who are bent on denying the truth; strike, then, their necks!" (Koran 8.12)
God instructs his Muslim followers to kill unbelievers, to capture them, to ambush them (Koran 9.5)
"Strike terror into God's enemies, and your enemies" (Koran 8.60)
Pretty dark and sinister.Â Now let's look at the bible:
Take, for example, Leviticus 20:1,9:
Â 6 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity. Do not spare him or shield him. 9 You must certainly put him to death. Your hand must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone him to death, because he tried to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 11 Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.
As with all dictatorships, law and order in the Bible were indefensibly harsh. The Bible authorized that all the following people should be put to death:
- A rebellious and disrespectful son, or anyone who curses their parents. (Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Leviticus 20:9.)
- A bride who cannot prove that she is a virgin on her wedding night. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21)
- An adulterous wife and her lover (but not an adulterous husband). (Deuteronomy 22:22)
- Two lovers, if the woman was a virgin promised to be another man's wife. (Deuteronomy 22:23,24)
- A fighting man who accidentally kills a pregnant woman. (Exodus 21:22-24)
- Any Israelite who sells a fellow Israelite into slavery. (Deuteronomy 24:7)
- Sabbath-breakers (in this case, one collecting firewood on the Sabbath). (Numbers 15:32-36)
- Witches and spiritists. (Leviticus 20:27)
- Blasphemers of God. (Leviticus 24:16)
- Worshippers of other gods. (Deuteronomy 13:6-11)
- Men who have sexual relations with each other. (Leviticus 20:13)
- Rapists. (Deuteronomy 22:25)
- Murderers. (Numbers 35:31)
Now if we are to take the Koran literally shouldn't we do the same for the bible?