These are the “big ten” religions that go a long way to explain why Christianity is still the fastest growing religion in the world and why it gains converts from the other religions.
Should you take the plunge? I remember hearing an interview on the radio with a Muslim, a few years ago.
To spell out the differences between the two persons is to clarify the differences between Christianity and Islam. The points are real and relevant today.
This article is Part 1 in the sharia series.
This articles gives the basics. Let’s define what it is before we critique it. This article is Part 2 in the sharia series.
They are impossible to separate. This article is Part 3 in the sharia series.
Jihad means struggle, sometimes personal, other times military. Qital means only military war and appears more often in the Quran than does jihad. This article is Part 4 in the series on sharia.
There are some positive verses in the Quran about the treatment and even release of slaves, but there are also some negative ones. This article is Part 5 in the sharia series.
Simply stated, there is none. This article is Part 6 in the sharia series.
There is no free speech about religion in Islam, and barely any in political Islam. This is Part 7 in the sharia series.
The Quran has some positive verses about womankind, in the abstract. But it also has some negative things to say on a practical and legal level. This is Part 8 in the sharia series.
Does the Quran really give permission to husbands to hit their wives, or is that just “Islamophobic” slander? This is Part 9 in the sharia series.
It is easy for a man to divorce his wife in Islam. All he needs to do is repeat something three times. And then the divorce is final, binding, and legal. No sharia judge would overturn it. This is Part 10 in the sharia series.
Though it is difficult for Western intellectuals to believe, the Quran and early Islam assumes this was done, though it doesn’t command the practice. However, some Muslims today take this assumption and run with it. This is Part 11 in the sharia series.
In June 2015, the Supreme Court said it is constitutional that marriage should include two men or two women. How can society and lawmakers, logically or constitutionally, prevent other nonconformists like polygamists their chance at redefining marriage? What are the pitfalls of polygamy? This is Part 12 in the sharia series.
Should we tolerate veils or headscarves, except during official business like taking a photo for an ID? Where does this custom come from? Is donning it Quranic or merely cultural? This article is Part 13 in the sharia series.
We’re talking here about how they’re punished. Let’s look at what we’re facing in the West. This is Part 14 in the sharia series.
We discuss how the act and even lifestyle get punished. Clarity about what the West is facing is paramount. This is Part 15 in the sharia series.
This is part 16 in an 18-part series on sharia. Each of the thirty points is linked to original Islamic sources like the Quran or to articles that explain these sources. These points prove that these laws are bad for all societies and need to be scrapped in the modern world.
Sharia is intended to judge us. How about turning the tables to judge it? This is Part 17 in the sharia series.
Note that the title says sharia. Islam, a religion, has first amendment protection in this country. In any case, it’s time to think about why you (rightly) react viscerally against it.
The old laws need to be studied today because they’re still being practiced right now.
Assassinating satirical poets: The historical facts are laid out point by point, victim by victim.
Here are the reasons why no one should convert to Islam, which are not placed in any particular order.
Where does the doctrine of martyrdom come from?
Thanks to the worldwide web, Islam has been exposed, at long last, as oppressive and harsh, with countless numbers of harmful sharia laws and derivative and confused theology in the Quran.
Islam takes the law of retaliation literally. Not even the Old Testament does that.
Qital simply means military or physical slaughter or violence. Nearly every verse that has the word qital is quoted here.
The tragic sound of one hand clapping in Islam. The punishment of hand amputation in the Quran is still being applied today for major theft. The Bible is contrasted with the Quran on theft.
Jihad means to struggle or strive, sometimes with weapons (lesser jihad), other times with inner force against vices in the soul (greater jihad).
Islam imposes corporal punishment on drinkers and gamblers. Is this the best policy to help them?
It goes deeper than just the attacks in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, and Orlando (and the others that will follow). It will go past 2100. It’s the Second Hundred Years War.
As a punishment for mischief, broadly interpreted, throughout the land, the Quran orders crucifixion and alternate hand-and-foot mutilation. Real law, real life, real bad.
This post shows Islamic jihad in a four-hundred year timeline before the pope called the First Crusade in 1095. The Church, imperfect as it was (and is), was merely responding to Islamic aggression. No jihad. No Crusades. Peace.
We’re talking about history when the Islamic prophet was still alive. It’s all there in the Quran. After reading this post, you’ll understand why there’s so much violence coming out of the Islamic world.
During his lifetime, Muhammad set the genetic code, and the first four caliphs followed his example.
He beheaded the men and pubescent boys and enslaved the women and children.
The tensions come from the Quran itself.
Islamic fanatics shriek that Allah turned certain Jews into apes and pigs. Where does this harsh polemics come from? Do they get it from the hadith (Muhammad’s sayings and deeds outside of the Quran)? From later traditions? From thin air?
This post on the Japanese religion gives the basics. Good for a quick review. At the end of this post, please see a Christian reaction.
Great review for students and other learners. Please see a Christian reaction at the end of this post.
This sweeping overview is great review for students and interested learners. A Christian reaction or response to Buddhism appears at the end of this post.
Taoism / Daoism: Great review for students and other learners. Please see a Christian reaction at the end of the post.
This post is a good review of the basics. Please see a Christian reaction at the bottom of the post.
Good for a quick review. A Christian reaction is at the bottom of this post.
If you ever wanted to see the teaching and history of this religion in a sweeping overview, here is the post that tries to do it.
Do you want to understand this religion in a broad sweep? Here it is. A Christian reaction is placed at the end.
This is a summary and overview of the religion over time: key concepts, figures, and events.
A post for your review. Please see the Christian reaction and reply at the end of the post.
The evidence is clear from the Quran itself and Muhammad’s life.
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.
In our comparative study of the two religions of Christianity and Islam, we begin with the mission of Jesus, since he lived about 600 years before Muhammad. The next part in the series, the Mission of Muhammad, is designed to mirror this one you’re reading now.
This article is designed to be compared with the previous one about Jesus and his mission. It has a chronological timeline of Muhammad’s comnquests.
This article is designed to be contrasted with the next one about the sword in the Quran, in our comparative study of the two religions.
This article should be contrasted with the previous one about the Gospels and the sword, in our comparative study of the two religions.
In this one article in the series, the two religions are placed side by side, so to speak. The two religions are very different.
Did they pick up swords to stop the persecution and control nonconformists? This article is designed to be contrasted with the next one about the sword in the early Muslim community, in our comparative study of the two religions.
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.
This article covers martyrdom by the sword in our comparative study of the two religions, in their origins.
This article covers and reviews topics left unanswered in the rest of this series.
This article is the final one in the series, which was a comparative study of the two religions. Here, at last, we summarize, with some analysis, the major differences between the two religions, side by side, so to speak. They are not the same–not even close.
The meme is still out there. Islam is the religion of peace, nothing but peace, and the whole peace. It is time to tell the truth about Islam–or maintain the truth about it. The title of the post is ironic. He really did kill mockers.
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.
Did you know Islamic jihad continued without stopping for four hundred years before the Pope called for the first major crusade?
Islamic terrorism may eventually be defeated in its large manifestations, like the one we saw on 9/11, but built into earliest Islam is an ultimate goal—what is it, according to the Quran, the Hadith (Muhammad’s words and deeds outside of the Quran), and Muhammad’s life?
Three faiths have claimed ownership over Jerusalem: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Yet plain and ancient history favors Jewish ownership over the holy city.