Christians believe similarly, but Jews are special because they worship the same God as Christians. You are out of my Judeo-Christian tradition, so to recognize Islam as worshipping the same God as Judaism and Christianity is not easy. Many religions claim to worship the same God as I, but they are not a part of the traditions I believe in.
The irony is of course that Jews consider the Islamic concept of God to be monotheism just like in Judaism and the Christian concept of God to be idolatery. If the Jews admit that our God is the same God then why can't you?
You think it's stupid that we shouldn't question what men say and do? Men cannot be put on par with God, unless they are God.
Do you know what the concept of Prophethood is? Prophets(pbut) represent God on Earth. Whoever is an enemy to His Prophets(pbut), every one of them, or to His Angels(pbut) is an enemy to God. Nobody is on the same level as God.
Both. Sometimes the Bible says God Himself is our King, sometimes the Messiah or "Holy One of God" is this same King.
Then why aren't Jews believing in this concept of God? Why do they think that Messiah(pbuh) is a normal human being and not Divine?
Deuteronomy, excuse me. After that, I don't think apostates were killed.
Do you even read what I quote or link you to? If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
It is not telling the story of a person who is killed for apostasy, it is a LAW just like "Thou shall not murder" is a LAW. Please, save us both time and tell me if you don't read what I post.
Jews did stop various laws, you just ask any Jew. I mean, they couldn't sacrifice at the Temple past 70 AD! Jews believe that many of their laws were outdated. A faith should have some flexibility with changes in time, and changes in society. Today women can be equal with men in all ways, Christianity can support this in all but a very few instances. People can change their religions whenever to whatever without punishments in Christianity. Do you think this makes Christianity better than Islam in some ways? God is all about free choice, this is a part of my faith. It has done well, #1 is the top slot .
The Jews have stopped the sacrifice at the temple because THERE IS NO TEMPLE. It's like saying that prayer while standing is not obligatory anymore because someone is crippled and CAN'T PRAY WHILE STANDING. The Jews, at least the Orthodox Jews, don't believe that their laws are outdated. You are either ignorant or just plain lying. What is this concept? God's Laws are outdated without no notice from Him? Do you know how stupid that sounds? It's like saying that the Laws of God are null and void because the world is a cold place today. THE LAWS OF GOD DON'T CHANGE EXCEPT IF A PROPHET COMES TO CHANGE THEM. I can't believe I'm explaining such a basic concept. Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside?- Nay, Most of them are faithless. (002.100)
And the Jews say, `The Christians stand on nothing' and the Christians say, `The Jews stand on nothing;' while they both read the same book. Even thus said those, who had no knowledge, like what they say
. But Allah shall judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they disagree. (002.113)
People couldn't change their religions whenever they wanted in Christianity, this is an outrageous lie. Besides, even if Christianity didn't mention punishment for apostasy it wouldn't be better than Islam.
The reason Christianity is number one is because you guys converted those Latin American Pagans with such a torture. Why such extreme methods?
He had a unique experience like Paul had. Was it Jesus or a Jinn, I'd go with Jesus. God works in mysterious ways to accomplish His Will, and I believe only God Himself can administer His Laws, men can't seem to handle them. Islam would be more "humane" if it had less written laws and was more like Christianity.
LOL. He probably didn't have such an unique experience
because he forbade Christians to convert to Judaism. I guess the Christianity according to Constantine which is Trinitarism would be more "humane" if it had less written laws. I guess that also goes for Judaism which God according to you revealed.
Constantine instituted several legislative measures regarding the Jews: they were forbidden to own Christian slaves or to circumcise their slaves. Conversion of Christians to Judaism was outlawed. Congregations for religious services were restricted, but Jews were allowed to enter Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the Temple. Constantine also enforced the prohibition of the First Council of Nicaea against celebrating Easter on the day before the Jewish Passover (nisan xiv), i.e. Quartodecimanism, see also Easter controversy.[
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I thought Muslims could practice taqqiya, Sunnis too. That seems like "cheating".
Don't care about your opinion, there is no lying about your faith in Islam.
Edited by Younes Ibn Abd' al-Aziz, 17 April 2007 - 01:00 PM.