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Thread #131989   Message #2984607
Posted By: Stringsinger
11-Sep-10 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
"What do you mean by humiliate? Is, pointing out that threatening to kill people because someone burns a book is just plain stupid, humiliating?"

From what I gather in hearing from many Muslims is that this statement is a gross overgeneralization and does not apply to every Muslim.

Those, such as Newt Gingrich and others in congress are using this argument to bolster
their intolerance. There are all kinds of religious people who want to kill others. Mental institutions are filled with them.

For example: " on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states
he should be put to death."

For those who curse and blaspheme, "Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of
getting the whole town together to stone them?  Lev.24:10-16. "

There are many references toward violence of this nature in most of the scriptures.
We can't infer, however, that the practice of violence is condoned by everyone who is religious regardless of the cherry picking in the bible, torah or the koran.

It's very difficult to sermonize on this issue. Once you open that can of worms, then it becomes pitting one religious point of view against another.

Reason and logic tells us that scapegoating any religion on the basis of cherry-picking
from scriptures which require an interpretation, often one that disagrees with another,
is futile and indefensible.