Whilst it is true that there are many mistranslations, misinterpretations, misreadings of scripture - whatever it really says is almost irrelevant. When people take a book to be the infallible words of God, and they take those words to heart, and those words can be interpreted to be promoting evil - regardless of their original intent, then that book is highly dangerous. Not matter what it actually says. If the book can be used to rationalize stoning women to death for adultery - then it is not a good book regardless. Whatever it really says. If you can derive from it that its okay to execute homosexuals, it's simply not a force for good in the world whether its a misinterpretation of the original meaning or not.
do you see how tragic the difference between koran and muslims? if they take it as God's words that their problem, and not our responsibility, our role is to investigate the book not the people, - and it is not the book that is to be blamed for promoting evil but those who decide to misinterpret it , and mix it with old traditions and fabricated hadith - stoning woman for instance (thanks for bringing that up) has never ever been mentioned in Koran, it is an old israelite tradition that is mentioned once again in "Fabricated hadith" and why is it fabricated because it is not in line with what the koran said about adultrers, and it is not stoning and physical torture , far from it - same for homosexuals, thats what muslims today claim but the koran clearly speaks of "killing one soul unjustly is like killing all humanity" so homosexuals should not be executed...another sad behavior of the different muslims who are not aware of the teachings of koran
The penalty for leaving Islam in Islamic countries is death. You have to ask where they get these ideas from. If not scripture then where? And how can you derive so much acts of evil from a 'peaceful' book? The Buddha's teachings are truly peaceful and I see no way in which they could be used to rationalize terrorism and oppression. Where did these ideas come from if not derived from their holy book? If it had a clear message of peace then there would be peace.
where does it say so in koran, no where - in the contrary the koran speaks clearly that whoever leaves his religion it wont make one bit of atoms worth of difference to God and no where did they say to kill them as they do in saudi arabia - its a disgrace
so where do they get these ideas from? because i cant find it in koran but i find it everywhere in fabricated hadith + old and ignorant traditions
there is another place where they can that - their unskillful minds...they derive to much evil from a peaceful book because they refuse to see the peace anywhere, not just in that book...
i cant see any reason to rationalize terrorism and oppression either....
if koran had a clear message of peace but their minds are set on ignorance then 100 korans wont help!!
It's a dangerous book, and I would have to say that the world would be a better place without it (and the Bible) that is not that I advocate the destruction of those religions, but if we were to live in an alternate history unaffected by those two books, we would be free from an awful lot of the problems that we are faced with.
did you read it all? or else you cant make that statement....
I think the peaceful Muslims could certainly do more to distance themselves from, and draw international attention to the acts committed in the name of Islam. Whenever the radical Muslims parade the streets with banners claiming that cartoonists should be beheaded - the peaceful Muslims should demonstrate in equal numbers to save the name of their faith, I am unsure as to why there is not a real movement to distance themselves from those kinds of actions.
i love this part....i keep saying the same thing over and over...why are muslims so angry when they disgrace mohamed in cartoons and why are they so silent when they disgrace jesus, moses, abraham? once again its against koranic teahcings that clearly states not to differentiate between the prophhets...sadly this is the case today and each one is obsessed with his own prophet like a football team....when we share all their wisdom and have the same God (thats the koran speaking - not the fanatic angry muslims who choose to differentiate between prophets and see Mohamed as superior....not very koranic)
كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ
Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His apostles.
"We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His apostles."
Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #285
The criterion for acceptance
10. "Come, Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them.