Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What did that book say???

I am not a fan of the Quran. Actually I have never read it, nor to be honest, do I
feel the need to do so. But I have read other’s take on it and the parts they have
taken out of it. And I wonder… do they pick out what they want to pick out to
make their case? This actually can be done with books of all kinds…
But just for the heck of it, read these “outtakes”….

He, who sacrifices to any god, other than to the Lord alone, shall be utterly destroyed.

If your brother, son or daughter or wife says to you…. Let us go and serve other gods (whom neither you nor your fathers have know…. (many more words) ….but you shall surely kill him, your hand shall be first against him to put him to death and afterwards the hand of all the people. So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (it goes on to tell you if you hear, to go out and seek to see if it is true.) And if it is true…you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city and with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it. (going on to tell you) then you shall gather all its booty into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God and it shall be a ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt. 2

You are to go out and see if a man or a woman did this deed and if it is true you are
To bring them to your gates, that is the man or woman and she shall stone them to death…On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death”.3

We know that we are of God and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Not exactly love your neighbor type of words…And if you are wondering what book I did these outtakes from…. It is our very own bible… here is where you can find them… (and these are just a sample of what is in our bible)

1 Exodus 22:20

2 Deuteronomy 13 13: 6 to 16

3 Deuteronomy 17: 2 to 7

4 1st John 5: 19

I was just saying the other day, something about this to my daughter, and
then in yesterday’s letters to the editor some one wrote it (probably a lot better than I just did), something similar…. But he did the research… so thank you Stephen Augustine of Sandpoint.…

So those who are Christians and condemn the Muslins… I have to ask are we any better than tha? well, I would say the answer is kind of yes… as we have gone on with our Bible, we have not taken it word for word anymore… thank God. (no pun intended) and I think 90% of the Muslins in the USA probably have done the same with Quran. But it is the 10% and the ones who are still in the old country that I would say take their Quran word for word… and that is our problem we have to deal with daily.

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

I agree with you. The Old Testament is full of a violent God. Jesus revealed a different type of God...a loving God. We see God through the eyes with which we view the world.