Fuzz, we all know you like to take jabs at religion but at least be intellectually honest when doing so.
Billy just claimed Islam isn't a religion just because it some of its adherents heed its calls for violence. Not THAT'S intellectual dishonesty.
I apologize Fuzz. I was attempting use a worldly concept of Islam so that you’d comprehend. Billy is correct. Islam is a Political and Military machine more than it’s a religion. It uses overly religious Muslims to fulfill their agenda.
Islam is the only religion on earth that mandates its followers kill those who do not submit to their religion.
Christianity mandates that non-followers be subjected to an eternity of torture in Hell, does it not? Are they really that much different?
Christianity does not MANDATE non-followers be subjected to Hell. You have choices in life and each choice has consequences. God does not send people to Hell. He’d love nothing more than for everyone to accept Christ as their savior and live life aspiring to strive to be Christ like more and more each day. People send themselves to Hell.
Christians and Muslims are nothing alike.
They're more similar than they are different. Many present day fundamentalist Muslims are willing to inflict violence upon themselves and others in accordance with their religious doctrine, otherwise the only other significance difference I see is that Islamic culture is more conservative (oppression of women, gays, etc.).
So, in your mind oppression of women and gays is considered ultra conservative. Look out. Fuzz just flew over the coo-coo’s nest.
Otherwise, they're both a couple of archaic, preposterous fairy tales propagated by delusional charlatans in the immortality business.
I can’t force you to believe in God and nor does the Bible mandate I murder you for your beliefs. Like I said above, God will not send you to Hell. You will send you to Hell. To believe that the earth, sky, stars, moon, sun, animals, plants, and humans derived from nothing takes more faith than for me to believe it was by design by our Creator.