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Message to my muslim friends

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Jews/Christians have decided to gloss over the more gory bits of the Torah/Bible so Muslims need to to with the Qur’an.
Christians now accept that the Bible should NOT be taken literally…even Archbishops do not believe in the matter of fact creation of the universe in seven days. Likewise, rarely do you here the Pope reminding his Catholic flock of Exodus 35:2 which clearly states that “…whosoever doeth work on the Sabbath shall be put to death”. For Christians to reject these outdated beliefs did not mean the abandonment of the entire religion (it is not necessary to throw out the ‘baby with the bathwater’). It just means putting things that were written 2,000 years ago into context. [My personal view is that a religion is only truly representative of the original prophet for about 500 years after which time the message has become too diluted from the original, but lets not go there…]
I can imagine representatives of the Taliban saying that this is the reason that Christianity is not the force that it once was (i.e. because it doesn’t follow the Bible to the letter), and I can understand this. It would be difficult for any ‘progressive Muslims’ (as Mirza calls them), which I think would be the majority of Muslims living in the West, to agree with this though.
I hope this doesn’t come across as judgemental or preachy. No-one can question the power, importance and beauty of Islam and its role in establishing and continuing great societies the world over, but like Christianity it needs to come to terms with its harsher elements if it is to continue to develop and influence people. Either that or you should all really be taking up arms and smiting my neck!!!
Asalam-a-laikum

Written by jackshaftoe

October 11, 2006 at 4:06 pm

Posted in faith, free speech

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