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Christianity And Islam: A Side By Side Comparison
The Religion Of Peace ^

Posted on 10/13/2011 2:18:10 PM PDT by Just4Him

Please take a look at the comparison chart in the provided link. Excellent comparison!

Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, including dozens of priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists. The so-called justification varies, from charges of apostasy or evangelism, to purported "blasphemy" or "insulting" Islam. Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons.

Yet, there is little if any violent retaliation from religious Christians to the discrimination, kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation and murder that is routinely reported from nations with Muslim majorities. Neither is there is any significant deadly terrorism in the name of Jesus, as there is in the stated cause of Allah each and every day. Muslim clerics in the West do not fear for their safety as do their Christian counterparts.

The "Christian world" and the Islamic world contrast sharply in other ways as well, from the disparate condition of human rights and civil liberties to economic status. An astonishing 70% of the world's refugees are Muslims - usually seeking to live in Christian-based countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at thereligionofpeace.com ...


TOPICS: Islam; Other Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; christian; crushislam; islam; islamicviolence; islamofascism; koran; moralabsolutes; muslims; sharia; trop

1 posted on 10/13/2011 2:18:12 PM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him
"JESUS - Did not have sex with Children"

I understand the point the author is trying to make - but are the world's standards so low we find it it necessary to even mention this?

2 posted on 10/13/2011 2:24:09 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Just4Him

Excellent job. Well worth a visit to this site.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 2:27:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: PGR88

I agree. However some folks are so ignorant they must be reminded somehow.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 2:29:16 PM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him
Here they are from the site the ReligionOfPeace.com:

Differences Between Muhammad and Jesus

Muhammad...

Jesus...

Said Allah hates those who don't accept Islam.
(Qur'an 30:4, 3:32, 22:38)
Said God loves everyone. 
(John 3:16)
"I have been commanded to fight
against people till they testify that there
 is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad
 is the messenger of Allah"

(Muslim 1:33)
"He who lives by the sword
will die by the sword."

(Matthew 26:52)
Stoned women for adultery.
(Muslim 4206)
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
(John 8:7)
Permitted stealing from unbelievers.
(Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
"Thou shalt not steal."
(Matthew 19:18)
Permitted lying.
(Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
"Thou shalt not bear false witness."
(Matthew 19:18)
Owned and traded slaves.
(Sahih Muslim 3901)
Neither owned nor traded slaves.
Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys.
(Sahih Muslim 4390)
Beheaded no one.
Murdered those who insulted him.
(Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
Preached forgiveness.
(Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)
"If then anyone transgresses
the prohibition against you,
Transgress ye likewise against him"
(Qur'an 2:194)
"If someone strikes you on the right
cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:39)
Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one's position in Paradise by a hundred fold.
(Muslim 4645)
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they will be called Sons of God"
(Matthew 5:9)
Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves.
(Bukhari 5:268, Qur'an 33:50)
Was celibate.
Slept with a 9-year-old child.
(Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
Did not have sex with children.
Ordered the murder of women.
(Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
Never harmed a woman. 
"O you who believe!  Fight those of the
 unbelievers who are near to you
and let them find in you hardness."

(Qur'an 3:110)
"Blessed are the meek, for
they shall inherit the earth."

(Matthew 5:5)
Ordered 65 military campaigns
and raids in his last 10 years.
(Ibn Ishaq )
Ordered no military campaigns, nor
offered any approval of war or violence. 
 
Killed captives taken in battle.
(Ibn Ishaq 451)
Never took captives.
Never killed anyone.
Encouraged his men to rape enslaved women.
(Abu Dawood 2150, Qur'an 4:24)
Never encouraged rape.
Never enslaved women. 
Demanded captured slaves and
a fifth of all other loot taken in war.
(Qur'an 8:41)
"The Son of Man came not
to be served, but to serve.
"
(Matthew 20:28)
Was never tortured, but tortured others.
(Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
Suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.
"And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah"
(Qur'an 8:39)
"Love your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you
"
(Matthew 5:44)
Blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man
(al-Tabari 1440)
Healed a blind man
(Mark 8:28)
Ordered a slave to build the very pulpit
from which he preached Islam.
(Bukhari 47:743)
Washed his disciples feet.
(John 13:5)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause"
(Muslim 1:149)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself."
(Matthew 22:34-40)
Demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship
(Qur'an 4:102)
Chastised anyone attempting
to defend him with force.
(John 18:10-12)
Died fat and wealthy from what was
taken from others in war or
demanded from others in tribute.
Demanded nothing for himself. 
Died without possessions.
Advocated crucifying others.
(Qur'an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
Was crucified himself.
According to his followers:
Had others give their lives for him.
(Sahih Muslim 4413)
According to his followers:
Gave his life for others.
(John 18:11 and elsewhere)
 

Differences Between
Early Muslims and Early Christians

Muhammad's Companions...

Jesus' Disciples...

Lived as warriors. Lived like harmless hippies.
Slew and persecuted religious minorities. Were slain and persecuted
 as a religious minority.
Emphasis on Jihad (the way of Muhammad)

"He who fights that Allah's word should
be superior fights in Allah's cause"

(Bukhari 53:355)
Emphasis on Evangelism (the way of Jesus)

"Go ye into all the world and preach
the gospel to every creature"

(Matthew 15:16)

Attacked and conquered the populations in
parts of 28 modern countries in just the first
three decades following Muhammad's death.

Did not resort to violence of any sort,
despite tremendous persecution.

Declared holy war on the people of five
major world religions in just the first
100 years following Muhammad's death.

Went centuries without declaring 'holy war'.

Plundered and lived off the wealth of others. Gave away their possessions to those in need.
(Acts 2:44-45)
Captured and enslaved non-Muslim people. Considered themselves to be slaves of others.

Waged war to keep members from leaving
 the religion.  Put apostates to death.

No record of aggression toward apostates.

Muhammad's own family members quickly
fell into armed warfare against each other.

Jesus' disciples never resorted to violence
against one another (or anyone else).

First 240 Years:
11 of the first 32 caliphs were
murdered by fellow Muslims.

First 240 Years:
14 of the first 25 popes were martyred by
 pagans (none by fellow Christians).

Caliphs were polygamous and maintained  harems of hundreds of captured sex slaves. Popes were expected to be celibate.
Islamic mosques sustained by taxes forced from subjugated non-Muslims (the jizya). Christian churches sustained
by voluntary tithes from Christians.
 

Differences Between
Islamic Teaching and Christianity

The Qur'an

The Bible

External sources (the Hadith and Sira) necessary for translating the Qur'an Historical context contained
within the text of the Bible
Must know Arabic in order to "fully understand" the Qur'an (according to Muslim apologists) Universal.  Can be translated into other languages without excessive commentary.
Chronological progression of the
Quran is from peace to violence.
Chronological progression of the
 Bible is from violence to peace.
The words 'torture' and 'punishment' appear six
times more often than in the New Testament.
The word 'love' appears five times more often
 in the New Testament than in the Qur'an,
Contains not a single original moral value. The 'Sermon on the Mount' and others.
Suffering is an excuse for violent revenge
and establishment of Islam by force

"And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
(Qur'an 2:191)

Suffering builds character

"We also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering
produces perseverance; perseverance,
 character; and character, hope"

(Romans 5:4)

Emphasis on this World

"And Allah has made you heirs to their land
and their dwellings and their property"

(Qur'an 33:27)

Emphasis on the Next

"Mine is not a kingdom of this world"
(John 18:36, see also Luke 14:33)

Privilege

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
(Qur'an 33:27)

Servitude

"If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all."
(Mark 9:35)

Martyrs as Killers

"Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain"
(Qur'an 9:111)
Martyrs as Martyrs

"As it is written, For thy sake we are
killed all the day long; we are
counted as sheep for the slaughter"
(Romans 8:36)
Killing Apostates

"They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them"
(Qur'an 4:89, also Bukhari 52:260, 83:37...)
Letting God Judge Apostates

"For we know Him that has said,
'Vengeance belongs unto me, I will
 recompense,' says the Lord.  And again,
'The Lord shall judge his people'"
(Hebrews 10:25-30)
Punishment

"Let not compassion move you
 from carrying out God's law..."
(Qur'an 24:2)

Mercy

"Love is patient.  Love is kind...
It keeps no record of wrongs"
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5)

Charity and Non-Believers

Mercy toward fellow Muslims - ruthlessness toward unbelievers.  Muslims are warned not to befriend those outside the faith.  They must even ensure that their charity tithe (zakat) does not go toward the needy of other religions.
(Qur'an 48:29, 3:28, Sharia)

Charity and Non-Believers

Christians are specifically told that even
 those who hate them are entitled to
kindness and charity.  They should be loved
and cared for as surely as any fellow believer.
(Mark 10:25-37)

The Qur'an does not command husbands
 to love their wives, but it does give men
permission to beat disobedient women.
(Qur'an 4:34, Sahih Muslim 2127)

"Husbands, love your wives and
do not be harsh with them."

(No permission to beat women)

(Colossians 3:19)

Explicitly allows Muslim men to rape their female slaves, even those already married.
(Qur'an 4:24, 70:29-30, 23:5-6...)
Tells masters and slaves to serve
each other as if serving God.
(Ephesians 6:7-9)
Muhammad is the messenger
 of Allah. And those who are with him
are ruthless to the unbelievers"
(Qur'an 48:29)
"Do good to them that hate you"
(Luke 6:27)
Allah wills those that stray and are lost
(Qur'an 16:93)
God wants all people saved
(1 Timothy 2:4)
Warns Against Questioning Faith. 
(Qur'an 5:101-102)
Welcomes Intellectual Challenge. 
(1 Peter 3:15)
Violence as Virtue

"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye
dislike it.  But it is possible that ye
dislike a thing which is good for you, and
that ye love a thing which is bad for you.
  But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
(Qur'an 2:216)

Violence as Sin

"Do not take revenge, my friends, but
leave room for God's wrath, for it is written:
 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy
 is hungry,  feed him... '"
(Romans 12:19-20)

Hell for unbelief. 
Good deeds count for naught

(Qur'an 18:102-107)
Hell for bad deeds and the
failure to do what is right
(Romans 2:6-8, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:41-45)
Judging

"Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites!  Be harsh with them..."
(Qur'an 9:73)

Judge Not

"For when you pass judgment on another person, you condemn yourself..."
(Romans 2:1)

Taking wealth from others

"Allah promiseth you much
booty that ye will capture..."
(Qur'an 48:20)

Working for and giving wealth to others

"The thief must no longer steal but must
work hard and do what is good with his
own hands, so that he might have
something to give to the needy."

(Ephesians 4:28)

Calls down Allah's curse on Christians
and those of other religions.
(Qur'an 9:30)
Calls down God's blessing on
those who curse Christians.
(Matthew 5:44)

Arrogance

"Ye are the best of peoples,
evolved for mankind"

(Qur'an 3:110)

Humility

"Inasmuch as ye did to one of
the least of these, ye did it to me."

(Matthew 25:34-40)

"O you who believe! do not take My
enemy and your enemy for friends:
Would you offer them love while they deny what has come to you of the truth?
(Qur'an 60:1)
"Love your enemies..."
(Luke 6:27)
 

Differences Between the Islamic
and Christian-Based Worlds

Muslim Legacy

Christian Legacy

Countries that Muslims want to escape from. Countries that Muslims want to escape to.
Madrassahs that indoctrinate Muslim
children with bigotry and terror.
Mission schools that teach reading and
writing to Christians and Muslims alike.
Suicide bombings for Allah No suicide bombings for Jesus
International terror organizations. International charities.
No formal charities for non-Muslims. Leading provider of disaster relief to Muslims.
Murder of aid workers. Supply of aid workers.
Christians in jail for apostasy or blasphemy. Religious freedom.
Modern-day slavery in the name of Islam. Abolition in the name of Christianity.
Muslim clerics who engage
in or condone terrorism.
Christian clerics murdered each year by
terror groups rife with Muslim clerics.
Daily religious violence against Hindus. None.
Daily religious violence against Jews. None.
Daily religious violence against Buddhists. None.
Daily religious violence against Muslims. None.
Religion Technology & Medicine
Censorship Freedom of speech
Intolerance for criticism of Islam. Tolerance for religious dissent.
Restricting other religions from preaching faith. Allowing all religions the
same right to evangelize.
Conversions allowed to Islam only. Freedom of conscience.
Converts to Christianity beheaded. No dead converts to Islam.
Most famous Muslim: Osama bin Laden. Most famous Christian: The Pope.

5 posted on 10/13/2011 2:31:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PGR88
but are the world's standards so low we find it it necessary to even mention this?

Yes, that is exactly the point. In Islam it is the norm.

6 posted on 10/13/2011 2:31:27 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Just4Him

I’m just as much a Christian as you are, but what’s the point of posting completely biased Christian propaganda?


7 posted on 10/13/2011 2:32:41 PM PDT by Realness
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To: Realness

Propaganda? It’s all FACTUAL!


8 posted on 10/13/2011 2:37:31 PM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Realness; Just4Him

why would you say this is Christian propaganda — normally I would associate the word “propaganda” with putting forth untruths or half-truths. I don’t see any here — do you?


9 posted on 10/13/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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To: Realness

You would be surprised at how many people don’t know many of these points.

Many people think that Islam is just another way to God. It isn’t the same God. Theirs is more like Molloch.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 3:03:32 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Jeff Head

Any country which continues to let muslims in, is insane and is committing suicide.

Once the incoming stream is stopped, the next step is expelling them, back to their hellholes.

Over my adult lifetime I’ve met several non-muslim people from the mid-east; Christians, Jews, Bahai, Zoroastrians.

Everyone says the muslims persecute non-muslims, and that explains the non-muslims settling in Europe, Canada, the US, etc. Basicall anywhere they can get into.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT by truth_seeker (is)
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To: Realness

One of their points that I have never understood is that “you must be able to speak Arabic in order to understand the Kuran”.

It was written in Aramaic and Arabic did not develop until 1050 AD or so.


12 posted on 10/13/2011 3:14:16 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Just4Him

One of the most important differences, which I think needs to be highlighted, is that Christians continue in their faith voluntarily. If a Christian ceases to believe and decides to renounce his faith, other Christians may distance themselves from that person, but are not expected to punish him beyond that. By contrast, Muslims are expected to punish other Muslims who stray from the flock. Consequently, since Muslims are compelled by force to continue in their support of Islam, such support cannot be regarded as the product of voluntarily-held belief.

I would aver that for a belief system to be regarded as a bona fide religion, it must allow for people to believe and disbelieve it voluntarily. Since Islam expressly forbids such voluntary belief and disbelief, it does not qualify.


13 posted on 10/13/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: Jeff Head

wow!


14 posted on 10/13/2011 3:23:49 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Jeff Head

bump


15 posted on 10/13/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Just4Him

BOOKMARK

Thanks for posting.
Truly well done.

...Jo


16 posted on 10/13/2011 3:31:25 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Just4Him

Islam: Cult of Death and denouncer of the golden and platinum rules.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT by Frenetic74 (Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain)
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To: Just4Him

ping


18 posted on 10/13/2011 3:35:51 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Just4Him
Propaganda? It’s all FACTUAL!

Many of the points listed are pretty biased. The Old Testament clearly states that if man lies with another man's wife, both the adulterer and adulteress should be put to death. Christ interceded on behalf of one particular adulteress, but that hardly implies that the Bible does not prescribe the death penalty for adultery involving married women. It is disingenuous to suggest that the Bible is all warmth and fuzziness compared to the bleak and evil Koran.

19 posted on 10/13/2011 3:40:01 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: supercat

The point, which I see is well taken, is that the bible goes from violence to peace.

Arguing that Christians are responsible for the actions taken long before they were even here is a strange argument.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Just4Him

>An astonishing 70% of the world’s refugees are Muslims - usually seeking to live in Christian-based countries.<

.
So as to spread their sadistic cult.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 4:04:30 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: buffaloguy

Nice! I did not know that. A bit of trivia that may come in handy some day. Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: supercat

With all due respect, you don’t understand the Bible as a WHOLE. The New Testament ‘over-wrote’ the Old one.

Jesus changed the WHOLE game by becoming THE sacrifice for sin.

We’re talking about the GOSPEL of Christ, which is what the entire Bible points to. -Not the history involving wars and that stuff, which sets up the story for the gospel.


23 posted on 10/13/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Realness

Are you a Christian? Me thinks not.


24 posted on 10/13/2011 4:41:31 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Sergio

I’ve used that point and shocked a number of people. It works very well.

There apparently are versions of the Koran too that have deleted all the references to killing the infidels. I had a long discussion with a co-worker (Christian) who had studied the Koran in college, apparently required, and she was a bit shocked when I pulled up a university of California translation that is about as accurate as you can get.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 6:11:45 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: joethedrummer
Jesus changed the WHOLE game by becoming THE sacrifice for sin.

When you've dug yourself into too big a hole, its time for a rewrite.

26 posted on 10/13/2011 6:15:34 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: supercat

Your comment is closer the being propaganda than the comparison chart.

Christians don’t live by the old testament law. It is disingenuous to suggest that we do.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 9:42:49 PM PDT by Tramonto
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