On Calling Islam Violent:
Take Thy Beam Out, First!
And in the struggle to overcome the stigma, what reasonable hope can we have when the theists have AK-47's and fuel-laden airplanes while the atheists have test tubes, telescopes, and journals?
There has been considerable debate over whether Islam is peaceful or violent to other faiths. Nobody seems to have turned an investigative eye on America's dominant form of theism.
If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
There it is, straight from the instruction manual. The Christian God specifically tells His followers to kill the practitioners of other faiths. He even tells them exactly which method of violence to use.
How do you get through the double armor of ignorance and faith?
I wonder what Jesus was allegedly talking about when he supposedly spoke of "He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone." My grasp of the concept of "sin" is quite deficient if getting carried away in a group-think frenzy and casting stones is an act of sinlessness. What, then, can be said for the one about whom Jesus speaks, who would pick up the first stone to instigate this form of mob-rule vigilantism.
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