Islam is not inherently evil

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    terrorism is evil. People who abuse religious tenets to do harm are evil.


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    Religion doesn't kill...people kill.
     
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    People do kill in the name of their God. That doesn't mean their religion itself is inherently evil.

    Even Buddhists killed Muslims in Burma recently. Buddhism is non-violent. There is NO Buddhist scripture that supports killing.
     
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    I would say that Christianity is not inherently evil either....for the same reason.
     
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    I agree. I don't think Christianity is inherently evil either, but making ANY religion a state religion is very dangerous.

    Right now in America the movement to look out for is Christian reconstructionism.
     
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    Your response is going to be that the Old Testament is violent also. Your problem is that Christianity is not the Old Testament. Islam is like the Old Testament being lived out in the 21st century. Why would you endorse a religion that still lives like people did thousands of years ago?
     
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    Do you want to compare Mohammed and Jesus?
     
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    I believe it's more about what people DO with Mohammed and Jesus's teachings when they create these religions and mold those religions to excuse whatever it is they do.

    I.E. Terrorists using Islam as an EXCUSE. Inquisition using Christianity as an EXCUSE.

    Mohammed and Jesus were just guys with ideas....philosophers.
     
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    Let's look at some verses from the Quran and some verses from the Christian New Testament. Go.
     
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    Exactly. It's not that the religion is inherently evil, it's that people use religion to do evil acts.

    Consider the fact, that a munitions company was putting Bible scripture on bullets for the army.

    I consider that evil.
     

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