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Thread #150394 Message #3508352
Posted By: Don Firth
24-Apr-13 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
On my local University of Washington based NPR affiliate, a local interviewer (Steve Scher) often hosts a discussion with "The Three Amigos," an ecumenical trio consisting of a Christian minister, a Jewish rabbi, and a Muslim imam. These discussions are always friendly and very enlightening, and draw on what these three religions—going back to the basic texts of each religion—actually say. This more than amply demonstrates that they are in agreement on almost everything, except for extraneous and unimportant details.
The iman said that the word "jihad" means "struggle." AND, that this is grossly misinterpreted by many militant Muslims as "holy war." "It is NOT 'holy war,'" said the imam. "'Jihad' means one's inner struggle."
There is also the admonition in the Koran that if one kills one person, it is the same as killing ALL people. In short, "Thou shalt not kill."
This will get up the noses of the militant anti-religion folks here, but the atrocities committed by various religions spring, not from the precepts of the religion itself, but from the political motives of the adherents to that religion, trying to twist the religion to justify their heinous wishes.
Where did Jesus ever say, "Those who do not believe in everything I say should be burned at the stake!??"
So—what was the religious justification (as enunciated by Jesus) for the Inquisition?