Originally Posted by Kyur4 Th Ich
One question that really has been on my mind...and other opinions.
First off, why do members of one faith criticize members of another? How can we know for sure that our faith is right?
I think that every major religion in the world holds a piece of the truth. If they all started acting in the manner they say they should, then maybe we could find the real truth.
Personally...I believe in a higher entity. Right now that idea is with belief in God. However, I don't label myself 'Christian' because I don't agree with some of the Christian beliefs. I agree with the beliefs of the Baptist denomination the most, though. I was raised Baptist. My mother was raised Catholic but at 17 broke away, my dad was raised Baptist.
I don't believe in the traditional fire and brimstone hell, though. I believe that if you die and your not worthy of God and the light, your soul stays here on Earth.
When it comes to the Islam world's anger at the Pope's statements, here's what I have to say:
1) The Pope quoted the writing that stated the Islam is violent and evil.
2) The Islam responds how? By violence!
What do you believe and why do you believe it?
Islam didn't respond, its so called believers did. Islam is the most misunderstood, yet most peaceful religion in the world. Infact, Islam itself means 'peace'!!! Islam mentions violence only for peace. You tell me, doesn't Police need violence? From Surah Al-Ma'idah 5:32:
"...whoever slays a soul (no matter the religion), unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men;"
Also, many people blame Islam becuase so-called Muslims are terrorists. You tell me, can you blame a religion for what it's followers do? E.g. Can you blame Christianity for what Hitler did (killed 6 mil. Jews!)???
There are black sheeps in all communities. And one more thing, read the Qur'an yourself (get a pdf copy or read online, or best, get a hardcopy), and verify before you hear. Find out as many as allegations you can, and then post them here.