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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Why should I expand upon something that has been addressed ad nauseam? No need to waste the time posting it. There are better topics to debate and post about
    In other words, you can't back it up with even an attempt at articulation. Duly noted.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    There are plenty of people who are peaceful, who are also Muslim. As for the religion, the philosophy itself is not what I'd call peaceful at all, if taken literally.
    It depends on which parts. That book that Christians carry around is chock full of horrific violence and punishment for "sin", but most Christians today don't adhere to those parts, just as the vast majority of Muslims don't adhere to the more violent aspects of Islam.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Depends on your opinion on the relation between peace, order, submission and just war.

    Some say war starts the moment someone refuses to submit. Some say a just war for a just cause is better than peace, and war is better than oppression.

    Islam is not necessarily violent, but many Muslims today are. Many Christians especially in the past were too. And Moses led the Jewish people on a war of ethnic cleansing and genocide, which is the most important myth for the Jewish people.

    IMO, it's true that Islam, unlike Christianity in the beginning, was spread by the sword. However, it is arguable whether it ended even more violence than it started, by ending the many pre-Muslim Arab clan wars and the everyday violence, by uniting the Arabs under Islam and limiting their sectarian violence and establishing social norms that limited violence within Arab communities. That Islam then spread even further is a different matter.
    Pretty nice opinion German guy.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I'm not theologian enough to know if Islam is a "religion of peace," or not. But any Muslim nation whose leaders view it as a religion of violence had better have the forces to back it up, if they ever decide Allah has commanded them to attack much stronger opponents. Any nation like that could find itself on the receiving end of violence like its people have never even dreamed of.

    Even seventy years ago, the U.S. and Britain both had bombers that could--and did--kill tens of thousands of people in a single night, in Hamburg, Tokyo, Dresden, and other cities. The bombers of today could probably do even more damage than that. And all this without needing to turn to nuclear weapons, of which the U.S. has six thousand or so, most of them many times more powerful than the two used on Japan in 1945.
    We're not likely going to be nuking anymore cities, or firebombing entire civilian populations anymore. I think that that was not a sign of strength, was recognised by several of the leaders of those crimes as war crimes, and I'm pretty sure (hopeful anyway) that those lessons have been learned. Containment would have been preferred for these people, and Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad did a fair job of it, until that is, they were removed.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Almost no religion is violent. Assholes use religion to exercise violence. There is a difference.
    Then you've never read some of the religious books, they are filled with violence, sanctioned by and demanded by the gods.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Microscopic? I wouldn't consider, for example, the abduction of 25,000 children for use as soldiers and sex slaves and displacement of nearly 2 million people by The Lord's Resistance Army to be microscopic. Such atrocities committed by Christian terrorist organizations are not microscopic but they are under reported in favor of the evil Muslim boogeyman created by the media.
    The media created ISIS? Al Qaeda? The media just beheaded two of their own? Who knew!
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    As I said, Christianity has had the moderating influence of secular society. 500 years ago, it was the Christians doing evil. Now it's the Muslims. Neither are inherently better than the other.
    Oh, but let Christians tell it.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    300 isn't all that great. Its pretty good but not great.
    Exactly, and theirs quite a few here that it hasn't worked on, that's why I said 300, maybe its 315!
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Microscopic? I wouldn't consider, for example, the abduction of 25,000 children for use as soldiers and sex slaves and displacement of nearly 2 million people by The Lord's Resistance Army to be microscopic. Such atrocities committed by Christian terrorist organizations are not microscopic but they are under reported in favor of the evil Muslim boogeyman created by the media.
    I wouldn't call the LRA "Christian", there views are obviously not orthodox and Wiki lists them as a cult.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    In other words, you can't back it up with even an attempt at articulation. Duly noted.
    Correction, in other words, you're acting as if the recent headlines from the ME aren't the reason you posted this thread. This is the equivalent of someone posting about domestic violence in the NFL and acting like the Ray Rice incident isn't the reason for it.
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