frrostedman wrote:Luckily for the rest of the world, most Muslims reject Muhammad's command for present-day violence, torture, and murder.
If most Muslims indeed reject such commands, then what is the point?
The same can be said for various Christian teachings in the Bible and the world's good fortune that many Christians don't follow those teachings.
Ah, but there is a major distinction. In the bible, the only commands harm others are contained in the Old Testament, and they are clearly relevant only in the context of that day, that time, and that people.
However, the Koran gives commands to hurt, mame, torture, and kill Christians, Jews, and Infidels, all of whom still roam the Earth today
. Whether or not the context within those commands is meant for that day or includes present day, it doesn't matter; because radicals can quite easily twist that context to suit their needs. Contrast that with the bible in which God commands the Israelites to conquer lands and defeat their enemies of the time. And the Israelites must have done a pretty good job because I'm not aware of any Canaanites, Hittities, Moabites, etc. posting demands for reparations on youtube these days. Meanwhile, the bible contains a New Testament that says to love your enemies and emulate Jesus.
The 2 texts are worlds apart.