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As the hijackers boarded the airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, they had a lot on their minds. And if they were following instructions, one of those things was the Quran.
In preparation for the suicide attack, their handlers had told them to meditate on two chapters of the Quran in which God tells Muslims to "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers."
"Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites! ... Hell shall be their home, an evil fate."
When Osama bin Laden declared war on the West in 1996, he cited the Quran's command to "strike off" the heads of unbelievers. More recently, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan lectured his colleagues about jihad, or "holy war," and the Quran's exhortation to fight unbelievers and bring them low. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.
Given this violent legacy, religion historian Philip Jenkins decided to compare the brutality quotient of the Quran and the Bible.
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"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.
Much to my surprise, the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible.

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Is The Bible More Violent Than The Quran?

Just as I figured. You Xians are the worse compared to Islam.
 
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Mr. knight,

Exactly:

"But Jenkins says, even though the Bible is violent, Christianity and Judaism today are not for the most part.

"What happens in all religions as they grow and mature and expand"

"there's a major difference between the Bible, which describes the destruction of an enemy at a point in time, and the Quran, which urges an ongoing struggle to defeat unbelievers. (Islam is) an aggressive doctrine," he says. "The idea is to impose Islamic law on the globe.""
 
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Worse? Like 1 star internet rating worse? Or what?

Like better than Radical Islam but worse than modern Muslims?

Better than Catholics in the 1400s but worse than the great Satanic Music Fest of 2012?

What exactly are you saying Knight?
 

Rasselas

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Mr. knight,

Exactly:

"But Jenkins says, even though the Bible is violent, Christianity and Judaism today are not for the most part.

"What happens in all religions as they grow and mature and expand"

"there's a major difference between the Bible, which describes the destruction of an enemy at a point in time, and the Quran, which urges an ongoing struggle to defeat unbelievers. (Islam is) an aggressive doctrine," he says. "The idea is to impose Islamic law on the globe.""
Since Islam is 600 years younger than Christianity, which has had 600 years to further develop, perhaps we should compare contemporary Islam to Christianity 600 years ago. Was Christianity a violent religion in 1419?

Let's see....burning heretics....torturing witches...wars between protestants and Catholics still to come....
 

johnflesh

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If your religion - and it’s meaning, rules, laws and commandments - evolves over time... how can it be the absolute word of an almighty god ?
Because it's not.

God never once said "go forth and build a private company, tax free, close your doors during floods, don't invite the poor to dinner... oh and collection plates!"

Never.
 
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Since Islam is 600 years younger than Christianity, which has had 600 years to further develop, perhaps we should compare contemporary Islam to Christianity 600 years ago. Was Christianity a violent religion in 1419?

Let's see....burning heretics....torturing witches...wars between protestants and Catholics still to come....
Mr. Rasselas,

Everything was more violent in 1419. The same violence was occurring in all parts of the world. Christianity was no more nor no less violent than Islam or any of the worlds other religions.

But why would you make such a ridiculous comparison to dishonestly make a point. We do not live in 1419. We live in the here and now
 
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Mr. knight,

Exactly:

"But Jenkins says, even though the Bible is violent, Christianity and Judaism today are not for the most part.

"What happens in all religions as they grow and mature and expand"

"there's a major difference between the Bible, which describes the destruction of an enemy at a point in time, and the Quran, which urges an ongoing struggle to defeat unbelievers. (Islam is) an aggressive doctrine," he says. "The idea is to impose Islamic law on the globe.""
TFW an OP doesn't even read the entire article he linked to.