Friday, 15 July 2016

The last religion...

The Bible - especially the Old Testament - is every bit as blood-thirsty as the Koran. The difference between Christians and Muslims is that Christians treat their holy texts like a pick ’n’ mix: picking out tasty morsels while leaving the tough, indigestible bits on the side of the plate. Muslims - even ‘moderate’ Muslims - are more likely to believe every word in the Koran.

The problem, as exemplified by the deaths in Nice, isn’t one religion or another. It’s something more basic: belief without evidence. Blind faith can lead adherents into quaint customs and rituals, and the journey into intolerance, then violence, is only a matter of degree. The punishment for blasphemy and apostasy is the same - death - in both the Bible and the Koran, but, in 2016, only readers of the Koran would consider that these punishments truly fit the ‘crimes’.

Islam isn’t just another religion; to believers it’s the last religion. The justification is chilling. If there’s only one God, then we only need one religion. Of course, that’s a big ‘if’. From an Islamic website: Muslims don't think there's any other true religion now, after the coming of Islam. Islam will be the only true religion until the Day of Resurrection

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