I am currently in the process of achieving my M.A in Religious studies that will continue into a Ph.D program. My concentration is Christian-Muslim relations, and how I believe there are more similarities between the two faiths than differences. Why do you think people say Bible verses are "taken out of context" when a decent fraction of the Bible exists in the Qur'an, sometimes only with a change of wording? My one stipulation is to not use violence as a reason. More violent acts exist in the Bible than the Qur'an, and perhaps any other mainstream religious text. Thank you for responding!
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This is what I hear a lot of. And I'm studying my MA in America, the PhD in the UK, online. I'm finding a transparency there that doesn't exist in the US. People discriminate everywhere, but there's far more tolerance/understanding in Europe, I find.
I don't disagree with you. The middle eastern countries are far more orthodox about their practice.
However, is this not enough to look past our differences? And does Christianity not advocate for violence (I.e. KKK, Westboro Baptists, etc)?
The difference is that there are no major Christian groups calling for much less committing violence, while thousands of terrorist attacks and honor killings occur every year in the name of Allah per what is taught in mosques.
Tamara I suggest you listen to what is preached at a service, you'll find they don't ever call for the killing of anyone. The message is similar to Christianity. Also have you heard of an establishment called Westboro Baptists? Theyre quite violent.
I don't speak on something unless I'm well versed. So I expect that of those who get into these conversations. And from reading your answer, it's clear you're part of the problem. I'm a Christian, but what do I care if they don't believe in Jesus?
How can you say "I'm a Christian" and "Don't care if they believe in Jesus?" upholding their belief? I Jn 2:3-5?
I as u WAS working on my MA in Theology but GOD said "Get Out!" Now I know why!
Norine - I say that because who am I to force my beliefs down a good persons throat? If I'm asked about God, of course I'm up for discussing it. But who am I to tell people what to believe?
And God told you not to study theology. Okay good to know
If u don't know, you're not "in Christ!" He said He would speak "directly" to us(Jer31:33;Heb8:10;10:16) via the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:2)!
Atheist are "good people" too!
If disciple of Christ, He told u (Matt28:19) to preach the Word (IITim4:2)!
Norine - It's been a delight speaking with you. Thank you for your opinion towards my question.
You'll see what a "delight" it is when the "angel of light" DECEIVES you (Jn 8:44)!
You call the Word of God *my* "opinion?"
You have been DECEIVED!
II Kings 17:29-41!
II Kings 17:29-41!
The more you study "man-made" RELIGIONS from "their nations," the more you will be confused!
I was placed on HP "for such a time as this!"
Let the Holy Spirit "lead & guide you into ALL truth" (John 14:26; 16:13)!
And that is why I would love to see Norine Williams' respond to this hub I wrote, https://hubpages.com/entertainment/My-idea-of-an-a... Norine William's response outa be entertaining