The Quran is more violent than the Bible?

Posted on December 18, 2011

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Ugh I am soo tired of ignorant hyppocritical people talking about how the Quran is a “violent” book and the Bible is not. Whatever! the bible is just as violent if not more violent than the quran. In the Quran all of the violence that anti-islam folks LOVE to quote are for a specific people for a specific time and it’s always been a DEFENSIVE violence. Now, In the Bible, and I will admit I havent read the whole christian bible but I have read the Torah, it is VIOLENT and OFFENSIVE.

“Much to my surprise, the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible,” Penn State humanities professor Philip Jenkins says.

“Much to my surprise, the Islamic scriptures in the Quran were actually far less bloody and less violent than those in the Bible.By the standards of the time, which is the 7th century A.D., the laws of war that are laid down by the Quran are actually reasonably humane,” he says. “Then we turn to the Bible, and we actually find something that is for many people a real surprise. There is a specific kind of warfare laid down in the Bible which we can only call genocide.”

It is called herem, and it means total annihilation. Consider the Book of 1 Samuel, when God instructs King Saul to attack the Amalekites: “And utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them,” God says through the prophet Samuel. “But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.”

When Saul failed to do that, God took away his kingdom.

“In other words,” Jenkins says, “Saul has committed a dreadful sin by failing to complete genocide. And that passage echoes through Christian history. It is often used, for example, in American stories of the confrontation with Indians — not just is it legitimate to kill Indians, but you are violating God’s law if you do not.”

Jenkins notes that the history of Christianity is strewn with herem. During the Crusades in the Middle Ages, the Catholic popes declared the Muslims Amalekites. In the great religious wars in the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries, Protestants and Catholics each believed the other side were the Amalekites and should be utterly destroyed.

Heck even in the books of Moses(Torah) there is soo much violence:

God likes Abel’s dead animals better than Cain’s fruits and vegetables. Why? Well, no reason is given, but it probably has something to do with the amount of pain, blood, and gore involved. Genesis 4:3-5

Because God liked Abel’s animal sacrifice more than Cain’s vegetables, Cain kills his brother Abel in a fit of religious jealousy. 4:8

God drowns everything that breathes air. From newborn babies to koala bears — all creatures great and small, the Lord God drowned them all. Genesis 7:21-23

God decides to kill Moses because his son had not yet been circumcised. Exodus 4:24-26

Whoever works, or even kindles a fire, on the Sabbath “shall be put to death.” Exodus35:2-3

If priests misbehave at the tabernacle by uncovering their heads, tearing their clothes, leaving with holy oil on them, or by drinking “wine or strong drink”, then God will kill them and send his wrath on “all the people.” Leviticus 10:6-9

God shows us how to make new friends by saying : “The stranger that cometh night shall be put to death.” Numbers 18:7

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