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Are Islam and Christianity evil religions?

Asked by: sc16
  • Losing the struggle to hold moral authority in a changing world, supremacist faiths are torn between the twin evils of systematic deception and zealous cruelty.

    A faith that asserts the moral supremacy of its prophets is a supremacist faith.

    Christianity and Islam were founded as supremacist faiths because their scriptures uphold the supreme and final moral authority of their chief prophets and their teachings.

    However, the morality they teach was rooted in the Bronze Age, when men condoned slavery, torture, genocide, mutilation, the subjugation of women, treating children as chattels, the right of autocrats to hold absolute temporal power, and upheld that disease and calamities were a sign of divine punishment. The acceptance and even the advocacy of beliefs like these can be found in their scriptures.

    Moral development itself arises less from received prescriptions than from the continued application of compassion, wisdom and knowledge -- all of which can grow over time. Thus, every developed culture in the world now repudiates evil ideas once held to be good or acceptable in ancient times -- these repudiations arising more from improved secular knowledge than from ancient religious proscriptions suddenly remembered.

    To accommodate the necessary changes in human morality, adherents of supremacist faiths must begin to cherry-pick the tenets of their own dogma, departing from key intentions of their scriptures, while bizarrely denying that those intentions were ever present. This act of willful self-deception arises from the selfish desire to maintain supreme authority over a world of which their scriptures were ignorant in the first place, and thus is corrupt, selfish and evil in the same way that a doctor lying about misdiagnosis is corrupt, selfish and evil.

    Alternatively, fundamentalists joyfully embrace the cruelty enshrined in their scriptures and thus seek to drag humanity back to barbarism in order to assert authority they fear they have already lost, and thus are corrupt, selfish and evil as a sadistic narcissist is corrupt, selfish and evil.

    These problems cannot be avoided. While-ever human morality continues to develop, the gulf between supremacist faith and human sensibility grows ever more vast, like the grandiose delusions of a North Korean dictator.

    Consequently, such religions split into schism as they try different ways to justify the unjustifiable -- and once split, fight incessantly over the right to claim moral supremacy and claim the political and economic power that brings.

    It isn't true that a faith which enshrines evil is all evil. Evil religions can exercise benevolence too, and men can do harm without meaning it.

    But it is true that faiths which condone evil are evil faiths, and just like totalitarian dictators, supremacist faiths influence otherwise well-intentioned followers to think evil thoughts and commit evil acts.

    As the historian John Acton pointed out: power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sadly, this is also true of faiths that confuse diligent moral inquiry with moral supremacy -- no matter how popular they might be at some times.

    I hope that may be of use.

  • Yes they are

    They are both associated with violence and intolerance towards any views incompatible with their own. They are both associated with homophobia and other forms of intolerance. Christianity grossly misunderstands many old testament stories, Adam and Eve in particular. Eve was SUPPOSED to eat the apple so she could go into the world that needed fixing (as has been interpreted by many Rabbis). Christians blame the whole affair on a non-existent "Devil". (No the Serpent WASN'T the Devil he was just a snake).

  • Yes they are

    They are both associated with violence and intolerance towards any views incompatible with their own. They are both associated with homophobia and other forms of intolerance. Christianity grossly misunderstands many old testament stories, Adam and Eve in particular. Eve was SUPPOSED to eat the apple so she could go into the world that needed fixing (as has been interpreted by many Rabbis). Christians blame the whole affair on a non-existent "Devil". (No the Serpent WASN'T the Devil he was just a snake).

  • Islam will never be exposed unless Christianity is.

    Only indoctrinated and mindcontrolled beings can believe in virgin birth and dead people resurrecting. Both the religions have this common doctrine. They are forced to revalidate their beliefs with weekly indoctrination sessions. Their secret frustration at being forced to believe impossible things makes them to impose these beliefs on others, by means violent or sneaky.

  • Christian and islam is not suitable

    Christian and islam has bring many problems to the society. Whenever there is a problem these religion always use other people as a scape goat such they did this to the jews.Jews are always bad luck people.In middle age when in europe there was a plague disease ,the jews had been blamed for this disease.However these religion has a weird believe.Islam extremist terrorist are formed because of the religion.These religion has no moralism.

  • A religion whose scriptures are barbaric is an evil religion.

    If a religion's scriptures were all nice and kind but followers of that religion happened to go against the texts and act immorally then i would say that they are not representative of the religion. Unfortunately, the texts for Islam and Christianity are equally shameful. Yahweh tells women to marry their rapist, Jesus tells slaves to obey their masters, Mohammed... Well, you know.
    The Judaic religions are rotten from the ground up. The truly moral people are the ones that DON'T follow the religion as their scriptures tell them too. The moral followers of the Christianity and Islam are the ones that recognize the garbage in their texts and ignore it. But you can't ignore your sacred texts then call someone else "not a true christian/muslim". No, they are the true followers because they follow the scriptures.

  • It is a prejudicial opinion about certain religion

    Christians have committed terrible crimes in the past with the inquisition and all, and there are Islamist militants. However, these radicals do not represent the religion. If the question was "Is Spanish Inquisition or ISIS evil?", then it would be different. These extremists do disrupt the peace, but they are not representatives of the religion. If Christians and Islamists are evil, then aren't atheists, Buddhists, Jews, and every living person on Earth evil? They all have some extremist terror groups, that commit violence in the name of the religion. However, are these religions (and atheism) necessarily evil? No. Unless one is a pessimist who believes that the world is made out of criminals, murderers, terrorists, and extremists, one cannot define Christianity, Islam, or any religion as "evil."

  • These Religions Support Good

    If you look in the scriptures of these religions, you will find good morals abounding. To use the Bible, in Leviticus we are taught not to hold grudges; in Matthew, we learn to be love those that hate us, to do good to those who despitefully use us; in the first epistle of John, we learn that God is love. As for the Quran, we learn there that freedom of expression is God's will for us, that we should give to the poor, and that we should make peace with one another.

    These morals are the foundation of modern society. Evil men who profess belief in a religion do not make that religion evil any more than a doctor who failed to study medicine while in school makes their medical school incompetent. People who claim fundamentalism while clinging to cruelty are forgetting the most basic tenets of their faith--and that, in both Christianity and Islam, is the love of other people.

    Religion may be old, and may have been practiced by and preached to imperfect people, but that does not make it evil. Christianity and Islam were both propagated by individuals who wanted to make a difference in society by drawing them nearer to a God described as loving, kind and generous, but who also can never condone sin, for to condone sin and appear kind only leads the individual and the society to corruption.

    Those who use religion as an excuse to fight and kill will, in the absence of religion, find something else. I have seen religion used for good in the lives of many in a way that nothing else can duplicate--that is, it brings the individual to peace with God and their fellow man. To discard religion as "evil" for the misdeeds of some will only deny a powerful force for good to many.

  • No way for that.

    Christianity, and Islam are the two largest religions in the world making up half the population. If these religions are evil, what about the Satanists? If Satanism isn't evil, no religions are evil. Sure there are Islamic terrorists, but they might be interpreting their religion the wrong way thinking one thing is something else.


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