What About The Violent Passages In The Bible?


The following is a chapter of Islam 101:

First, violent Biblical passages are irrelevant to the question of whether Islam is violent.

Second, the violent passages in the Bible certainly do not amount to a standing order to commit violence against the rest of the world.

Unlike the Quran, the Bible is a huge collection of documents written by different people at different times in different contexts, which allows for much greater interpretative freedom.

The Quran, on the other hand, comes exclusively from one source: Muhammad. It is through the life of Muhammad that the Quran must be understood, as the Quran itself says. His wars and killings both reflect and inform the meaning of the Quran.

Furthermore, the strict literalism of the Quran means that there is no room for interpretation when it comes to its violent injunctions. As it is through the example of Christ, the "Prince of Peace," that Christianity interprets its scriptures, so it is through the example of the warlord and despot Muhammad that Muslims understand the Quran.

[ return to the Table of Contents of Islam 101 ]

Editor's note: The language of the Quran is open-ended and for all time,
whereas the violence in the Bible is specific to place and time.
Read more about that here.

Read more comparisons between Islam and Christianity.

Islam 101 was written by Gregory M. Davis, author of Religion of Peace?: Islam's War Against the World, and the producer/director of Islam: What the West Needs to Know.


Anonymous 9:32 AM  

The bible is a vile collection of murder, rape, genocide, and misogyny. You're granting Christians the ability to ignore direct commands from a completely fictional god (stoning, enslaving, murdering), but denying that ability to Muslims. All religions have the capacity for evil.

Anonymous 10:06 AM  

Yes, it is. And Muhammad OBVIOUSLY quoted from it, sometimes repeating verses verbatim. The existing holy books were his inspiration, the Koran being largely a palimpsest.

So two wrongs don't make a right; moral equivalence is nothing but a logical fallacy with no value as an argument.

Only ONE 'religion' actually mandates evil. Islam is founded on hatred to all non-muslims, with 61% of Koranic verses detailing the kuffar as evil, inferior beings and 97% of Sahih Bukhari demanding warfare on the non-believers.

Anonymous 11:48 PM  

lol. lucifer really has succeeded. 2 religions killing each other over whose god is THE god. Christianity and islam both have the same morals. just agree on that and the war is over.


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