Judging people based on Religion is based strictly upon Ignorance
In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, so many have come to rest on the untrue facts that the way to stop terrorist attacks here in the United States is to stop all Muslims from entering or living here. If this sounds a little too familiar then it should because it was the same reason many you spoke to assumed when it came to the Jews, the Buddhist and any other form of religion that was not Christianity. Wonder when we will learn that if you seek to go to a different place than you have been, it may be smarter to take a different route?
Many are willing to say that the Quran teaches Muslims to hate others but in saying so are we not now teaching other Christians how to hate Muslims? What if it is discovered that the Quran is nothing more than another version of the Bible? What if we discover that those spoke so highly about in the Quran are none other than those spoken so highly about from the Bible? Would that make us less or more likely to hate them or speak ill of their religion if in doing so, we are actually speaking ill about our own? Really, I mean how can we hold a candle up to another religion when we can’t even stand to have a candle held up to ours?
The Quran says that “Humanity has received Divine Guidance only through two channels:
The Word of Almighty God ("Allah") and the Prophets inspired by the Allah to communicate His Will to mankind”. So could the one Muslims call Allah be the same person we call God or Jehovah? The Quran is said to “speaks to all of mankind on a general basis without regard to race, tribe, color, social position, financial condition or genealogy”. So does the Bible or am I wrong in thinking this? The Quran says that “Muhammad, who up to the age of forty was marked only for his honesty and integrity, began all of a sudden the authorship of a book matchless in literary merit and the equivalent of which the whole legion of the Arab poets and orators of the highest caliber could not produce”? So since Moses wrote many, if not all, of the books in the Old Testament that is far removed from poets and orators of the highest caliber is it so ridiculous to think they may be one and the same? Was not Moses at or near the age of forty before he was given the Ten Commandments? The Quran speaks of “Adam and his partner in a garden” and if I am not mistaken, so does our Bible. The Quran speaks about a character named “Iblis” who refused to subject himself to Adam and therefore denied God and our Bible mentions the serpent that was tempting both Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and also refused to bow to God’s will. The Quran mentions Muhammad as the last prophet of God and if memory serves, Moses was the last prophet of God before Jesus or do I have that wrong? The Quran mentions a town they call “Makkah” that was hit by a famine and does not the Bible mention a town that was also hit by a famine?
Regardless of how you slice it, there may be more that these holy books have in common than they do in difference but as long as “evil, satan or Iblis continue to lead the way, we will continually see hatred, envy, and jealousy in all who do not look, think, act or worship as we do. This is surely a shame especially for those who claim the title Christian because within that name is the word Christ and at no time did Christ ever over-look anyone and not seek to make better the existence of everyone. We call ourselves Christians but teach hate then turn right around and claim that this is what is wrong with other religions how hypocritical is that. We say that the terrorist are using the Quran to bring down our Christian values when nothing within this world could ever bring down a real Christian value. We say that we must destroy those who use the Quran to dispense hatred and death to all those who don’t see it as they do while all the time we sit idly by and allow these same speakers to take the name of Christianity and conduct the very same atrocities without a word or raising a sword against them. Keep your rhetoric to yourself if you choose to ignore that Christ was about helping those less fortunate than the wealthy, I will choose to continue to defend those who cannot defend themselves and stand on the premise that we are here to set the example of a great love from God above.