1 Introduction to the Sword in Early Christianity and Islam

This series contrasts the ministry of Jesus and his view of the sword with the life of Muhammad and use of the sword. Then the series contrasts earliest Christian leaders and their view on the sword with the earliest Muslims leaders’s use of it. The two religions are not the same.

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9 The Sword and the Jews in Early Christianity and Islam

In this comparative study of the two religions, Jesus and his early followers and Muhammad and the earliest Muslims had interaction with Jews, whose Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) is the foundation of Christianity and strongly influenced Islam, since the Quran very often refers to Biblical stories and characters.

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Matthew 10:34 Contrasted with Quran 9:123

Muslim polemicists frequently quote Matthew 10:34, which mentions a sword, drawing a parallel between Christianity and Islam: They reason: Jesus and Muhammad both endorse jihad, so why would Christians today complain about it in Islam? However, their reasoning is deadly misinformed. Real violence is in the Quran.

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Five Myths about Marijuana and You

These myths appear in college papers and online. The users are eager to believe they don’t have a problem, so they have invented an entire mythology about this plant. Here are only five myths and the arguments to explode those same myths.

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Don’t Legalize Recreational or Medical Marijuana

–“We will use [medical marijuana] as a red herring to give marijuana a good name”–

Keith Stroup in 1979, then head of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) (qtd. in Sabet 55)

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