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Do you think Islam is a religion of peace?

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4/14/2015 10:41:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Yes, this is a bigoted question.
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4/14/2015 10:43:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

If you want a yes or no, take the question to a poll.
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4/14/2015 2:50:38 PM
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No, but do I hate muslims? Hell No. I judge people based on their character not their religion.
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4/14/2015 5:33:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

Yes. The West demonises it. Although, I think some of its followers are savages that don't belong in a civilised country, due to their inaccurate, cultural interpretations of Islam.
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4/14/2015 5:36:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:41:05 AM, RXR wrote:
Yes, this is a bigoted question.

The questions not bigoted. It's asking an opinion. Learn what words mean.
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4/14/2015 5:37:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 5:33:54 PM, Zarroette wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

Yes. The West demonises it. Although, I think some of its followers are savages that don't belong in a civilised country, due to their inaccurate, cultural interpretations of Islam.

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4/14/2015 5:37:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:41:05 AM, RXR wrote:
Yes, this is a bigoted question.

The question itself is not bigoted, even if some answers to it could potentially cross that line.
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4/14/2015 5:38:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
And, to answer the OP, yes, I think Islam is generally a religion of peace.
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4/14/2015 5:38:49 PM
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At 4/14/2015 5:37:10 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:33:54 PM, Zarroette wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

Yes. The West demonises it. Although, I think some of its followers are savages that don't belong in a civilised country, due to their inaccurate, cultural interpretations of Islam.

Apple pie tastes good with cinnamon.

It does, yes.
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4/14/2015 6:04:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I really don't know how to answer this. From the Koran I have read (admittedly not much at all... I find it boring. The bible has more interesting stories--and I haven't really finished it either) it is pretty violent. It talks about killing people, enslaving people, neutering people, I mean it is pretty bad. But all of the Muslims I have met are excellent people. In many ways more peaceful than my Christian friends. So, from how I have seen them act, they are great. Plus who cares what their religion says. Mormons have some odd beliefs but, honestly, Mormons are some of the kindest group of people I have known. I have not met a Mormon I don't like.

I haven't looked at any aggregate statistics so all I offer is anecdotal evidence. And in my experience, religion is not related with violence. So, I suppose the answer is yes, Islam is a religion of peace. But there are Islamic *extremists* who are very violent.
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4/14/2015 6:04:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

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4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
"A trend is a trend, but the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?" -- Alec Cairncross
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4/14/2015 6:14:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Yes, both when judging by scripture and followers, as the majority are peaceful people. Some individuals would argue that the tiny minority of terrorists somehow cancel out the deeds and beliefs of the majority; these people we should refer to as pseudo-intellectual lunatics. Especially is it the case with former Muslims who fled their countries; they will often, for the sake of sympathy, glory, fame, and attention, do anything to demonize Islam. They are akin to the life-long conspiracy theorists who blame all worldly problems on one or few sources, because it helps coping with reality with more ease.
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4/14/2015 6:16:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:04:07 PM, 16kadams wrote:
I really don't know how to answer this. From the Koran I have read (admittedly not much at all... I find it boring. The bible has more interesting stories--and I haven't really finished it either) it is pretty violent. It talks about killing people, enslaving people, neutering people, I mean it is pretty bad. But all of the Muslims I have met are excellent people. In many ways more peaceful than my Christian friends. So, from how I have seen them act, they are great. Plus who cares what their religion says. Mormons have some odd beliefs but, honestly, Mormons are some of the kindest group of people I have known. I have not met a Mormon I don't like.

I haven't looked at any aggregate statistics so all I offer is anecdotal evidence. And in my experience, religion is not related with violence. So, I suppose the answer is yes, Islam is a religion of peace. But there are Islamic *extremists* who are very violent.

It really depends on the context of the verses as well as the interpretations. If one wants to understand the Quran better than it is better to read from tafsir interpretations rather then from direct translations.

An example of a seemingly violent verse taken out of context is Surat Tawbah, verse 5, the "kill the idolaters wherever you find them" verse.
Nouman Ali Khan explains it better then me on the actual context of the verse and surah: https://www.youtube.com...
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4/14/2015 6:18:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

Yes, at least the majority of those who practice it are. Most Muslims interpret the Quran in a peaceful way, and say that the verses that relate to violence are quoted out of context. So I'll take their word for it and say it is indeed peaceful.
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4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.
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4/14/2015 6:44:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.

lol
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https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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4/14/2015 6:52:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:44:47 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.

lol

Fact is muslims breed terrorism. You can't deny it.
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4/14/2015 6:59:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:52:43 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:44:47 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.

lol

Fact is muslims breed terrorism. You can't deny it.

So do Christians, Atheists, Jews, pretty much everyone else.
"Praise Allah."
~YYW
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4/14/2015 7:00:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 6:59:11 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:52:43 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:44:47 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.

lol

Fact is muslims breed terrorism. You can't deny it.

So do Christians, Atheists, Jews, pretty much everyone else.

Maybe centuries ago.
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4/14/2015 7:05:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 7:00:17 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:59:11 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:52:43 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:44:47 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:38:05 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 6:06:44 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/14/2015 5:51:49 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

As a wise man once said, all terrorists are muslim

http://en.wikipedia.org... (atheists)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Christians)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (who was an atheist)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Jews)
http://en.wikipedia.org... (Pagans)

Keep reaching your history books.

lol

Fact is muslims breed terrorism. You can't deny it.

So do Christians, Atheists, Jews, pretty much everyone else.

Maybe centuries ago.

The IRA, the League of Militant Atheists, the FARC, the NPA. LOrd's Resistance Army
Islamic terroirsm only makes up 6% percent of modern terrorist groups. It's just that Islamic Terrorist groups tend to be more prominent and have more media coverage then the other groups.
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4/14/2015 7:45:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 7:10:27 PM, ashkan wrote:
My parents are Muslim and they are against violence.

until you refuse to marry someone then a beating is in order.
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4/14/2015 9:09:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 10:30:30 AM, Vuar wrote:
Yes or no?

I hate "Yes" and "No." It's a false choice. There is no option for "Not Yes" or "Not No". My answer is this: "Not Yes" and "Not No" (i.e. No opinion because I have not examined the evidence) I also have a similar problem with true and false.
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4/14/2015 9:51:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 7:45:44 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 7:10:27 PM, ashkan wrote:
My parents are Muslim and they are against violence.

until you refuse to marry someone then a beating is in order.

No, I can marry who I want without being forced or beaten.
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4/14/2015 9:51:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 9:51:01 PM, ashkan wrote:
At 4/14/2015 7:45:44 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 7:10:27 PM, ashkan wrote:
My parents are Muslim and they are against violence.

until you refuse to marry someone then a beating is in order.

No, I can marry who I want without being forced or beaten.

Then they aren't real muslims.
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4/14/2015 9:52:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/14/2015 9:51:01 PM, ashkan wrote:
At 4/14/2015 7:45:44 PM, 8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA wrote:
At 4/14/2015 7:10:27 PM, ashkan wrote:
My parents are Muslim and they are against violence.

until you refuse to marry someone then a beating is in order.

No, I can marry who I want without being forced or beaten.

you're male. You didn't understand my reference.
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