You're comparing apples and oranges. Islam in of itself is the most violent ideology, it's contained in their literature. I've read the two main texts, The Koran and the Hadith, I know what's in them and have read varying commentary on them from both sides. Christianity in of itself is not a violent ideology, the New Testament has nothing of the sort in relation to violence that those two accursed texts have in them. The Old Testament has much of the violence that naysayers ramble on about, but one can also make a case against even including the old testament as being part of Christianity, there were political reasons why it was included in the Christian Bible back in the day.MrPeabody wrote:When you compare Islam objectively to other religions, Islam is probably the most peaceful religion on Earth. If over a billion people weren't overwhelmingly peaceful, we would know about it. It's strange that Islam gets pegged as the violent religion. Christianity is far more violent, but the violence is censored from public view. The public doesn't see the half million children killed in Iraq from the embargo from the West, or the drones that kill women and children, since they regularly miss their targets. Christianity is far more violent.
Also, all the ancient texts contain violence. This isn't a persuasive argument against Islam. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna demands that the warrior Arjuna kill his own family and relatives because it is his duty. This is considered the highest text of Hinduism. Thus, the Hare Krishnas must be the most violent of all.
You are mainly talking about individuals or organizations perpetuating or not perpetuating violence rather than the context of the religion itself and what it directs true believers to do in the name of the religion, a false dichotomy. You're not even looking at the evidence presented but rather what you would hope to see using your own cultural references of what a proper positive functioning religion should be, you are seeing things through rose colored glasses. Governments such as the USA are not killing in Iraq in the name of Christianity and forcing those there to convert to it, unlike what Islam is doing under similar circumstances. They are killing in the name of big business, money and geopolitics and everything that goes along with it, not in the name of religion itself. Just because a majority of the soldiers working in the armed forces may be Christian doesn't mean they are purposely doing whatever the American and other governments are doing in the name of religion, that's complete ignorance and insulting to military forces who are forced to take commands whether they like it or not.
The Bhagavad Gita is not supposed to be taken literally, its a symbolic text and one has to understand the context of the entire Mahabharata text and that particular situation to fully understand why Krishna is stating that. It's not just kill your family because it's your duty, get real. You don't understand it anymore than you understand true Islamic scripture. Actually, Islamic scripture is more literal than symbolic and supposed to be that way whereas much of the literature found in other mainstream religions is supposed to be taken as symbolic and not literal. The average religious worshipper does not understand this and why there is much misconstrued information about other religions across cultures.
As stated in the previous articles if you look at the entire history of what Islam has perpetuated in the name of it, it has killed far more humans than any other religion in the history of the planet. The facts can't be denied and anyone looking at them with a clear and non-biased rational can see that. Obviously, you are either playing devils advocate here just to get a rise out of people or you are just an ignorant individual that won't look at clear facts and just drinks the cool-aid of organizations that have an agenda promoting certain positive framed viewpoints of Islam while disregarding or ignoring the larger negative aspects of it. Islam is a subterfuge religious and political ideology that uses useful ignorant fools to promote it's creeping agenda while half the time sitting back and watching the show. I and many others in the world are not going to fall for the ruse anymore. As much as everyone thinks Islam is the next up and coming religion to sway over the human masses, it's not a complete religion and has many holes in it that any higher spiritual seeking individual will see through. Islam uses fear and the threat of death to maintain it's hold on current followers from looking into other religions and converting to them or even creating new religions of their own. Under Islam, it is the only permissible religion allowed and other religions are purposely wiped out or slowly attrition occurs over time from generation to generation until the competing religions are completely marginalized.
A true religion would allow anyone to convert or study other religions without being targeted for death. Only a religion that fears true competition and knows it is a lie would fear other religions. Why would the absolute truth of supreme God Allah be afraid of another religion if it was destined to be the eventual master religion of the world? It wouldn't need bloodshed and threats of death to persuade individuals to join or stay in it. It's a decrepit example of a religion and promoting itself around the world under false premises.
Just because a majority of the followers do not purposely commit violence doesn't mean they don't support it secretly. Most people are just get along go along types and only a small percentage of humanity relating to anything in this world makes things change for better or worse. So just having 10% of Islam acting out it's true form via "radical Islam" is still willfully promoting it and most Muslims do nothing to stop it. If Islam was a true religion of peace then islamic terrorism would not exist and the imams would all single out anyone who promotes that ideology, but they do not. It continues onward. Islam goes against everything that is essentially humanistic in nature. Even if it succeeded in controlling the world hundreds of years from now after fighting and converting unbelievers they will then turn on themselves and start killing Sunnis and Shias until one side is completely gone, then once again they will start killing those who hold moderate or different Islamic beliefs, it's an endless struggle of life and death, a death cult basically.
I will have no part of this mainstream media and Islamic sympathizers sugar coating the 'religion of peace'. More like 'the religion of human pieces'. It's not a religion that can survive a true awakening of human consciousness, it can only continue existing while mankind is beaten down by secular human degeneracy. It's the only reason it appears to be growing at the moment, because of the secular degeneracy that's been promoted by Globalist elites, black governments and the banking geopolitical system currently in play. However all this will change soon and Islam will have to completely reform and stay that way to survive or it will wither away over time. A true human will see it as a dead end to uniting with God or achieving true ascension and enlightenment. It doesn't and can't offer it, it's little different from a tribal religion that got extremely lucky by being in the right place at the right time to promote it rise of dominance in the Middle East at the time. Circumstances had to be just right to have it survive and grow. It's a true anomaly when looking at human history. It can't last when educated individuals can have true access to the facts and rationally understand it's true underlying intent on humanity; a degenerative subjugation of it to a medieval kind of life style and living. Another human dark age for the most part. Western Europe may go into that deep dark night, but I doubt other parts of the world will just roll over and allow their own culture and heritage to die and be wiped out by Islamic doctrine. I'm not going there, that's for sure. Not taking that trip.