Well you had the Roman uprising of the new Jewish messiah sect, then you had the destruction of all the older pagan gods and beliefs, then you had rapid expansion and the subjection of “infidels”. Then you had the crusades, inquisition, slavery, the burning at the stake of witches, scientists, etc. etc. In modern times you have war after war against non-Christian nations made by nations that are predominantly Christian and openly proclaim theirs is a Christian nation or founded on Judeo – Christian principles. You had abortion clinic bombings, lynchings, jim crow, the subjugation of women, intolerance, terrorism against federal buildings,terrorism on college campuses, hate speech against many non-christians, etc. All of this in Christian nations. Yet no one is willing to call Christianity a violent religion.
Where do these Christians get their beliefs from and how do they sanction their actions? From the Bible of course. The Bible contains hundreds of examples of violence against non-believers, women, other ethnicities, etc. In almost every book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation examples of violence is present. It is no surprise the many of this religions followers exude beliefs that are violent and intolerant. Here are many examples of what I speak:
When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace. If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you. However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it. When the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall strike all the men in it with the edge of the sword. Only the women and the children and the animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall use the spoil of your enemies which the LORD your God has given you. Only in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes” (Deutronomy 20:10-17)
“Hymenaeus and Alexander I have delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.” 1 Timothy 1:20
“This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, Then David ran and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it…. And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent. And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.” 1 Samuel 17:46
“Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.”… And there is also with you Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse on the day when I went to Mahanaim; but when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.’ Now therefore hold him not guiltless, for you are a wise man; you will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.” 2 Samuel 16:9, 1 Kings 2:8
“ When they came into the house, as he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him. They took his head, and went by the way of the Arabah all night, and brought the head of Ishbosheth to David at Hebron. And they said to the king, “Here is the head of Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, your enemy, who sought your life; the LORD has avenged my lord the king this day on Saul and on his offspring.” 2 Samuel 4:7
“That is not true. But a man of the hill country of Ephraim, called Sheba the son of Bichri, has lifted up his hand against King David; give up him alone, and I will withdraw from the city.” And the woman said to Joab, “Behold, his head shall be thrown to you over the wall.” Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and threw it out to Joab.” 2 Samuel 20:21
“at Jezreel by this time tommorrow…And when the letter came to them, they took the king’s sons, and slew them, seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him at Jezreel. When the messenger came and told him, “They have brought the heads of the king’s sons,” he said, “Lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until the morning.”. (2 Kings Chapter 10 verse 6) “God has now fulfilled the prophecy of the prophet Elijah. So Jehu put to death all who were left of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, as well as all of his close friends and priests, until he had left not one single survivor.” (2 Kings Chapter 10 verse 10) “He put to death all of Ahab’s house, who were left there and so blotted it out, in fulfillment of the word which YAHWEH had spoken to Elijah.” (2 Kings Chapter 10 verse 7)
“When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you. And when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them.” (Deutronomy 7:1-2)
“I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.” (Luke 19:26-27)
“Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword. I am sent to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Matthew 10:34-35)
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.Ӕ (Exodus 23:27)
And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. At God’s instructions, the Israelites “utterly destroyed the men, women, and the little ones” leaving “none to remain.” 2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain. (Deuteronomy 2:33-36)
Joshua said to the people of Israel, “The Lord has given you the city of the all silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the Lord: They shall come into the treasury of the Lord. The people utterly DESTROYED ALL THAT WAS IN THE CITY, BOTH MAN AND WOMAN,YOUNG AND OLD, AND OX AND SHEEP, AND ASS, WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD. (Joshua 6:21,23)
“And he should go and worship other gods and bow down to them or to the sun or the moon or all the army of the heavens, …..and you must stone such one with stones and such one must die.” Deuteronomy 17:3-5
“Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:20-32)
“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.” (Numbers 31:17-18)
Deuteronomy 2:34-35; 3:6-7; Joshua 6:17; 8:2, 24-28; 10:28-40; 11:14, 13:12-18; 20:10-18 all call for the total annihilation of the enemy – men, women, and children. Genesis 34; Judges 3:12-20; 4-5; 14-15; 19-21; Esther 8-9 can all be read to encourage guerrilla warfare.
Christianity/Christians teach and believe in:
slavery (Ephesians 6:5, Deuteronomy 20:10);
Sanction being sold into slavery as a punishment for theft (Exodus 22:1-3);
Believe in gender inequality (1 Timothy 2:11, 1 Corinthians 14:34);
Require veiling for all women (1 Corinthians 11:5);
Treat women unjustly (1 Corinthians 11:5 and 14:34, 1 Timothy 2:11, Ecclesiasticus 25:18-19 & 33, Ecclesiastes 7:26, Genesis 3:16 & 19:8 & 21:10, Leviticus 27:6, Numbers 27:8-11 & 30, Deuteronomy 21:10-13 & 25:5-10 & 22:13-21, Judges 19:16-30);
Admit that their own texts have been falsified (Jeremiah 8:8);
Demand unquestioning obedience to political authority (Romans 13:1);
Advocate suicide (1 Samuel 31:4-5);
Allow the murder of civilians in wartime (1 Samuel 15:3 and 15:18, Ezekial 9:4-7, Hosea 13:16, Numbers 31, Isaiah 13:9 and 15-18);
promote honor killings (Genesis 34:1-31);
Encourage the slaughter prisoners of war (Deuteronomy 7:1-2;
Encourage killing of enemies – Numbers 33:50-52, Deuteronomy 2:33-36, 3:3-6 and 7:2)Luke 19:26-27);
Encourage killing of strangers (Numbers 1:51, 3:10, 3:38, 18:7);
Encourage killing non-believers (Numbers 17:2-7, Acts 3:23);
Encourage abandoning the sick (Numbers 5:1-4);
Support punishment for the sins of your ancestors (Numbers 14:18);
Encourage war (Mattthew 10:34);
Promote blood feuds (Numbers 35:19-21);
Allow POLYGAMY ( Exodus 21:10; 2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:19 and 14:3; 1 Kings 11:3; 2 Chronicles 11:21; Deuteronomy 21:15; Genesis 4:19 & 16:2);
Are anti-Semitic (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16, Micah 3:1-12, Hosea 8:1-14, Matthew 23:13-39, Acts 2:23, 3:13-15);
Encourage beheading of enemies (1 Chronicles 10:9; 2 Kings 6:31, 2 Samuel 4:7 and 20:21; 2 Kings 10:6);
Belief in the Death Penalty for:
working on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:15);
cursing ones parents (Leviticus 20:9):
being rebellious towards parents (Deuteronomy 21);
worshiping other gods (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 and 32:23-25);
enticing a friend or family member to worship other gods (Deuteronomy 13:6-10);
being a witch, medium, or wizard (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 20:27);
engaging in homosexual acts (Leviticus 20:13);
not being a virgin on one’s wedding night (Deuteronomy 22:20-21);
having sex outside of marriage (Leviticus 20:10-13,1 Corinthians 5:5);
violating the Sabbath (Numbers 15:35, 15:36);
marrying a foreigner (Numbers 25:6-9);
becoming apostate or a heretic who dissents (1 Timothy 1:20)
Is it truly any wonder where Christians get their beliefs from? Now their may be “peaceful” Christians in the world, but the majority believe in hate and intolerance. It has been this way since the beginning of Christianity and it’s no different today.
Let us look at the words and actions from prominent, famous, and influential Christian leaders in America:
In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks referred to Islam as “a very evil and wicked religion.”
On April 18, 2003 when he travelled to Baghdad, Iraq to conduct a Good Friday service in that city, nine days after the start of the 2003 invasion of Baghdad.
“The god of Islam is not the same God of the Christian or the Judeo-Christian faith. It is a different god, and I believe a very evil and a very wicked religion.”
“But let’s use the weapons we have, the weapons of mass destruction if need be and destroy the enemy.”
“…we’ll make a great mistake if we hold back our technology and hold back our weapons and put young men and women in there and sacrifice them because we’re scared to use some of our major weapons. And I think we’re going to have to use every — and I hate to say it, hellish weapon in our inventory, if need be, to defeat these people.”
“I believe that God created one man and one woman. He gave sex to us, God did, and sex is to be enjoyed and is to be used within the bounds that God created…. In sexual behavior outside the parameters that God created, we’re at high risk, and we’re seeing the evidence of this with HIV/AIDS. We’re outside of these parameters, and we have a huge global problem now.”
“This is one wicked city, OK? It’s known for Mardi Gras, for Satan worship. It’s known for sex perversion. It’s known for every type of drugs and alcohol and the orgies and all of these things that go on down there in New Orleans… There’s been a black spiritual cloud over New Orleans for years. They believe God is going to use that storm to bring revival.”
In a speech, he referenced mixed-race couples in the north as an example of the results of desegregation. In 1965, he gave a sermon at his Thomas Road Baptist Church criticizing Martin Luther King and the Civil rights movement, which he sometimes referred to as the “Civil Wrongs Movement”. On his Evangelist program The Old-Time Gospel Hour in the mid 1960s, he regularly featured segregationist politicians like Lester Maddox and George Wallace. Falwell’s views eventually shifted and he opposed segregation in his later years. He said this about Martin Luther King: “I do question the sincerity and non-violent intentions of some civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. James Farmer, and others, who are known to have left wing associations.”
In the 1980s Jerry Falwell was critical of sanctions against the apartheid regime of South Africa. He stated that while he was opposed to apartheid, he feared that sanctions would result in a worse situation, with either a more oppressive white minority government or a Soviet-backed revolution. He drew the ire of many when he called Nobel Peace Prize winner and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu a phony “as far as representing the black people of South Africa.”
He’s been called an agent of intolerance and the founder of the anti-gay industry who regularly demonized and dehumanized gays and fought against gay rights. In the early 1980s when the AIDS pandemic was still in its early years and could have been addressed more proactively as a national health crisis he swayed public opinion against people with AIDS (PWAs) saying “AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals, it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.”
On Falwell’s “Old Time Gospel Hour” broadcast (March 11, 1984), when the mostly gay Metropolitan Community Church was almost accepted into the World Council of Churches, Falwell called them “brute beasts” and stated, “this vile and satanic system will one day be utterly annihilated and there’ll be a celebration in heaven.”
Falwell’s ghostwriter, Mel White, said Falwell remarked about gay protesters, “Thank God for these gay demonstrators. If I didn’t have them, I’d have to invent them. They give me all the publicity I need.”
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Falwell said on the 700 Club, “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen.'” Fellow evangelist Pat Robertson concurred with his sentiment. After heavy criticism, Falwell apologized, though he later said that he stood by his statement, stating “If we decide to change all the rules on which this Judeo-Christian nation was built, we cannot expect the Lord to put his shield of protection around us as he has in the past.”
On January 14, 1991, on The 700 Club, Pat Robertson attacked a number of Protestant denominations when he declared: “You say you’re supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don’t have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist.”
Robertson has described feminism as a “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Many of Robertson’s views mirror those of the evangelical activist Jerry Falwell, who made frequent appearances on The 700 Club. He agreed with Falwell when Falwell stated that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were caused by “pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties Union and the People For the American Way.”
After public outcry regarding the dialog, which was conducted via television monitor and took place only days after the attacks, Robertson claimed that his earpiece was malfunctioning, and that he was unaware of what he was agreeing with at the time.
On the June 8, 1998 edition of his show, Robertson denounced Orlando, Florida and Disney World for allowing a privately sponsored “Gay Days” weekend. Robertson stated that the acceptance of homosexuality could result in hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist bombings and “possibly a meteor.” The resulting outcry prompted Robertson to return to the topic on June 24, where he quoted the Book of Revelation to support his claims.
While discussing the Mark Foley scandal on the October 5, 2006 broadcast of the show, Robertson condemned Foley saying he “does what gay people do”.
Robertson repeatedly supported former President of Liberia Charles Taylor in various episodes of his 700 Club program during the United States’ involvement in the Liberian Civil War in June and July of 2003. Robertson accuses the U.S. State Department of giving President Bush bad advice in supporting Taylor’s ouster as president, and of trying “as hard as they can to destabilize Liberia.”
Robertson was criticized for failing to mention in his broadcasts his $8,000,000 (USD) investment in a Liberian gold mine. Taylor had been indicted by the United Nations for war crimes at the time of Robertson’s support.
Prosecutors also said that Taylor had harbored members of Al Qaeda responsible for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. According to Robertson, the Liberian gold mine Freedom Gold was intended to help pay for humanitarian and evangelical efforts in Liberia, when in fact the company was allowed to fail leaving many debts both in Liberia and in the international mining service sector. Regarding this controversy, Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention‘s public policy said, “I would say that Pat Robertson is way out on his own, in a leaking life raft, on this one.”
Robertson has also been accused of using his tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, Operation Blessing, as a front for his own financial gain, and then using his influence in the Republican Party to cover his tracks. After making emotional pleas in 1994 on The 700 Club for cash donations to Operation Blessing to support airlifts of refugees from Rwanda to Zaire, it was later discovered, by a reporter from The Virginian-Pilot, that Operation Blessing’s planes were transporting diamond-mining equipment for the Robertson-owned African Development Corporation, a venture Robertson had established in cooperation with Zaire‘s dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, whom Robertson had befriended earlier in 1993. According to Operation Blessing documents, Robertson personally owned the planes used for Operation Blessing airlifts.
In 1993, Mobutu was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department after he sought to visit Washington, D.C. Shortly after this, Robertson tried to get the State Department to lift its ban on the African leader.
An investigation by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of Consumer Affairs determined that Robertson “willfully induced contributions from the public through the use of misleading statements and other implications” and called for a criminal prosecution against Robertson in 1999. However, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley, a Republican whose largest campaign contributor two years earlier was Robertson himself, intervened, accepting that Robertson had made deceptive appeals but overruling the recommendation for his prosecution. No charges were ever brought against Robertson. “Two years earlier, while Virginia’s investigation was gathering steam, Robertson donated $35,000 to Earley’s campaign — Earley’s largest contribution.” Pat Robertson’s Katrina Cash
In April 2002, Robertson acknowledged owning a race horse, named “Mr. Pat.” He told a New York Times reporter that his interest in the horse was based purely on its aesthetics. “I don’t bet and I don’t gamble. I just enjoy watching horses running and performing.” Harder to explain was why he spent $520,000 on the horse and intended the beast to compete at the track. But the resulting furor over Robertson’s direct participation in a gambling racket eventually caused him to sell the horse a month after the Times story broke”On his The 700 Club television program, Pat Robertson has sharply criticized elements of the United States government and “special interest” groups that don’t share his views. In interviews with the author of a book critical of the United States Department of State, Robertson made suggestions that the explosion of a nuclear weapon at State Department Headquarters would be good for the country, and repeated those comments on the air. “What we need is for somebody to place a small nuke at Foggy Bottom,”Robertson said during his television program, referring to the location of the State Department headquarters. State Department officials said they believed the comments to be in extremely bad taste, and have lodged official complaints against Robertson for his remarks.
Robertson has repeatedly claimed that Barry Lynn has stated that fire departments cannot put out fires in churches because it would be a violation of separation of church and state. Lynn, progressive organizations like Media Matters for America and conservative groups such as Focus on the Family have all contested Robertson’s statements.
On the August 22, 2005 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson said of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez:
||I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war, and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.
Robertson also said that Chávez was “going to make Venezuela a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent” and called the leader an “out-of-control dictator… a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil that could hurt us very badly.”
On the August 24 edition of The 700 Club, Robertson asserted that he hadn’t actually called for Chávez’s assassination, but that there were other ways of “taking him out”, such as having special forces carry out a kidnapping. Robertson explicitly denied having used the word “assassination”, though the word “assassinate” was present in his initial statement. Later that day, he issued a written statement in which he said, “Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him”. However, he continued to justify his original stance on the potential threat Chávez posed to U.S. interests.
On February 2, 2006 edition of Hannity and Colmes, Pat Robertson once again called for Chávez’s assassination. When Colmes asked Robertson “Do you want him taken out?”, Robertson replied “Not now, but one day, one day, one day.”
On his November 10, 2005 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson told citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania that they had rejected God by voting out of office all seven members of the school board who support intelligent design.
“I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city”, Robertson said on his broadcast.
“And don’t wonder why he hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because He might not be there.”
In a written statement, Robertson later clarified his comments:
“God is tolerant and loving, but we can’t keep sticking our finger in His eye forever. If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them.”The lead story on the January 5, 2006, edition of The 700 Club was Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon‘s hospitalization for a severe stroke. After the story, Robertson said that Sharon’s illness was possibly retribution from God for his recent drive to give more land to the Palestinians. He also claimed former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin‘s 1995 assassination may have occurred for the same reason.
Robertson has frequently denounced the religion of Islam and Muslim people. During a 1995 taping of The 700 Club, he called the religion a “Christian heresy”. During a September 19, 2002 episode of FOX News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes, Robertson claimed that the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, was “an absolute wild-eyed fanatic … a robber and a brigand.” He claimed on the September 14, 2004 episode of The 700 Club that “Islam is by the gun, by the fire, by the bayonet, by the torch.” On the July 14, 2005 broadcast of the The 700 Club, he claimed that “Islam, at its core, teaches violence.”
On the March 13, 2006 broadcast of The 700 Club Robertson stated that Muslims want global domination and that the outpouring of rage elicited by cartoon drawings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad “just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is Satanic and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.” He finished by stating “by the way, Islam is not a religion of peace.”
On the September 25, 2006 broadcast of The 700 Club Robertson stated “It’s amazing how the Muslims deal with history and the truth with violence. They don’t understand what reasoned dialogue is….”
On March 23, 1995, Pat Robertson led a television program in which he attacked the religion of Hinduism. He called it “demonic” and said that Hindus should be barred from entering the United States. He said that they worship “idols” and “hundreds of millions of deities,” which “has put a nation in bondage to spiritual forces that have deceived many for thousands of years.” He spoke against the doctrines of karma and reincarnation.
I can’t make this stuff up!!! Just these three people alone command the respect of millions of Christians here in America! Yet, Christianity is supposed to be peaceful and loving. Apparently, it’s only peaceful and loving when your a Christian, if not….well, their words, actions, and text bear witness to the truth.
Pictures of acts committed by Christians:
What do you think these victims would say about Christianity considering the acts committed against them by those who say they practice the Christian faith?
Lastly, I would like to add to those foaming at the mouth right now, that this posting is purely for critical analysis. I don’t believe Christianity is a religion of violence or that the majority of Christians are violence. My point is that many Christians are quick to make these assertions about Islam and Muslims as if people are really that stupid and can’t see the hypocrisy in these accusations. Many Christians, some have commented on this blog, are black pots calling the kettle black. They have not gotten the beam out of their eye, but are quick to talk about the beam in some Muslims eyes.
I was inspired to write this post largely from the great article Throwing Stones at the Qur’an From a Glass House and some commentary from a poster on a message board that accused me of only following the “peaceful” verses in the Quran. I retorted by stating that he is only following the “peaceful” verses in the Bible.
I truly believe that the majority of the claims against Islam is the work of master hypocrites and deceivers. I call them such, whether Pastor, Reverend, “former Muslim”, etc. because they deny the obvious and apply double standards. If I had never been a Christian and never read a Bible and presented these claims against Christianity, these same people, many of whom I quoted, would begin to give me a speech about textual, historical, and religious context. However, they seem to forget this same theological, philosophical, and scholarly method when talking about Islam and Muslims.
I believe it’s in the best interest of all concerned about the danger of these islamiphobes who spread ignorance, intolerance, and hate against Muslims and Islam, to learn these verses and history. The best way to curb falsehood is to make it manifest.
I will declare Islam a violent religion, when others declare Christianity, Judaism, and others violent religions.
I am for justice and equity as a means for peace. If we are to believe that Christianity is peaceful by looking at the context of verses, understanding that bad Christians are false, and the majority of Christians not only don’t hold these views and/or are peaceful, then the same standards should be applied to Muslims and Islam.