Islamism. Catholicism. Buddhism. Terrorist Apologism.

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  1. Lucy says:

    The first part(old testament) of the Bible and the Quran are identical. The book of Deuteronomy itself(which you have quoted) contains the LAW that was applicable back then, and is not an accurate depiction of how Christians/Muslims are expected to behave now. The Christian Bible consists of two parts; modern christianity is concerned mostly with laws and “guidelines” in the new testament.

    The Narnia books are great in that they provide a diluted version of biblical events for kids; they’re not just about lions, witches and wardrobes. In the final book (The Last Battle) people who believe in the lion Aslan(“true” creator of Narnia), people who were conned by a donkey wearing a lion skin (an imposter who creates a following of his own) and a pagan god – Tash go to war and create armageddon, destroying Narnia and bringing on judgement day. The actual Aslan tells his subjects that it doesn’t matter what god they followed, if they did good deeds in the name of the imposter, or the pagan they still get to enjoy heavenly mojo. (It’s a great book- just read it yourself, not being a writer i’m not sure whether i’m making my point of just needlessly confusing people :p ) Since C.S. Lewis himself was a pastor, his take on things is pretty interesting, and the story is good even without the religious symbolism. I think the point the book makes is that as long as you ARE good, it doesn’t matter if you’re a christian, muslim, buddhist, hindu, pastafarian, aethist, agnostic etc. as long as you’re a good one!

    • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne says:

      The New Testament is almost as violent as the old, and if modern Christianity were actually based on it the world would still be a hella violent place. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who take the book at its face value. Have you heard of the Westboro Baptist Church?

      Agreed that Narnia is both a great story and an interesting Biblical parallel. I loved the series.

      • Prasad says:

        Could you list a few passages from the four gospels that justify violence? Other than Jesus and the temple traders, of course.

        • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne says:

          Luke 12:47, the servant who is unfaithful to his master will be beaten with many blows; Luke 19:27, his enemies are to be killed; and Luke 20:47, unscrupulous teachers of the law will be punished severely. Plus Matthew’s violent descriptions of the suffering and damnation that awaits, of course.

          • Prasad says:

            Thanks.

          • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne says:

            There will actually be a lot more. I have a bunch of notes somewhere, but I daresay someone on the ‘net will have done better research on this than I have.

  2. Eyas Fazul says:

    As an outsider to the religion of Islam, I perfectly understand your statements made against religion, especially Islam seem valid.

    “Now do you see why people shoot up gay nightclubs and drive bus bombs in God’s name? Because the world’s #1 bestselling books all say that’s the right thing to do.”

    The thing is, its not said that its the right thing to do, and no i am not being apologetic! These men believe that a lifetime of sin, esp that things we muslims come across is modern society that is Haram in Islam, has made them feel hopeless, that God has forsaken them, so they ask Sheik Google for answers, and guess what the Sheik tells them? That Jihad will get them direct access to heaven, and that bombing infidels will get you there.
    When google can censor Hilary Rodham Clinton past (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFxFRqNmXKg), do you really think that they cannot sensor couple of dudes with smartphones (oh please, GPS, DRONE, KABOOM, DONE) and twitter in caves, posting dangerous shit online?

    This entire thing perpetuate that fact that Islam is evil, and mind you Quran is the word of God (is what we believe) and someone tries to PC it, do you really think people would accept it. Strong pillar of my faith is the fact that Quran has signs of being word of God, not going to get into that here, but if I knew someone changed it, like Mark edit the bible, it becomes tainted by human intellect.

    Islam never condones killing of Infidels, though Allah repeatly says that those who dont believe in Him alone, ie being a Kaffir, will go to hell, this isn’t what Prophet taught us. Its that Allah will judge who are the disbelievers and Kaffirs and hyprocrites and what not. He alone can judge that whether a Sunni or a Shia is a Kaffir, we as Muslim have absolutely no say in the sorting process.

    If not for humans later who twisted it into something else, ie if you are arent considered Muslim you are Kaffir/Disbeliever, this world would be a beautiful place.

    The only instance where Kaffirs are ordered to kill (Quran 9:5) is when a clan was traitorous, pledged alligence with the muslim and double crossed them by calling the roman in to kill the muslims. Please enlighten me, which ultra-liberal, modern, 21st Century demoncracy lets traitors live?

    #Perspectiveofan

    • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne says:

      Not just Islam, but all Abrahamic religions that depend on an outdated book. Christianity went through this phase in the Middle Ages: the majority of what was done in those times would just as easily be considered terrorism now.
      And honestly, ” These men believe that a lifetime of sin, esp that things we muslims come across is modern society that is Haram in Islam” – so in order to avoid being blown-up by a bunch of half-wits using Google, every person in the world must adhere to what is right in one religion scripted a couple of thousand years ago?

    • Prasad says:

      The verse is:

      Arberry tr: Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

      Is there a piece of commentary (other than the Quran) that says that these people are traitors?

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