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Islam is more Correct than Christianity--Koran>Bible
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skiingfool435
Jan 31, 2011
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Islam is more correct than Christianity


joryrferrell
Feb 02, 2011
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This is like asking who has a greater chance of existing: Santa or the Easter Bunny?

 
jonjax71
Feb 02, 2011
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Islam is an extension of Christianity as xtianity is an extension of Judaism, none are more correct-nor more incorrect than the others. It is matter of preference, upbringing-, envoirment and other factros but mostly it's about faith

 
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I believe that the points you have mentioned about Islam and even christianity are not 100% correct based on their respective scriptures.

1. Actually, The concept of God is much simple in Islam and it is Islam that says that only God will judge you. Christianity has disputed views on whether Jesus has forgiven all our sins or are we still in a chance of entering hell. You made it seem that Jihad is the main focus of Islam, which is not the case. The most fundamental principle in Islam is concept of God, i.e. There is just one God and only He deserves to be worshipped. Now, your statements make me assume that you are not very well versed on the topic of jihad. Briefly, Jihad means struggle in the way of God. It can be in any way. Moreover, whenever Quran always mentioned to 'fight back those who fight you' and not 'wipe the godless from their lands'. Quran mentions, 'There is no compulsion in religion'. From History, when the jews were killed, they ran to muslim lands. Even today, there are churches in muslim countries. Even during war the Quran mentions not to hurt old people, women, children, trees. Not only that, in islam if the enemy asks for peace during the war, muslims are supposed to escort him to the safest place. Now, if you think there is nothing like jihad in the bible read psalms 137.

2. In Islam men and women are supposed to dress modestly. A woman cannot be forced. The Quran does not provide women with an undue base guilt due to Eve, rather christianity does when talking about original sin. Quran asks the women to dress modestly in a very straight and noble tone. The bible commands "For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head." 1 Corinthians 11:6. Women are given one of the highest levels in Islam. They are considered precious and are honoured. Now, we are talking about Islam and Christianity, not muslims and christians.

 
skiingfool435
Feb 02, 2011
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Not arguing for one side or the other, but dismissing this question as "to each his own" rings false. The central tenant for each of these religions is that its holy text is inspired from God and should be followed. Evaluation of the benefits of each ideology seems out of place, being as if the text is true, then our personal aversion to it is irrelevant. Certainly, it becomes harder to objectively evaluate the religion if one is a true believer, but shouldn't objective understanding come before true belief? Shouldn't we work to separate our personal connection to a religion in order to gain a holistic understanding?

 
johnnyokjohnny
Mar 09, 2011
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its santa...

 
Iman Egal
Jun 07, 2012
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Islam is the one true religion. I bet none of you have ever opened a copy of The Noble Qur'an. The Noble Qur'an has scientific proofs that the Prophet Muhammad never wrote it. In the Qur'an, it deeply stresses that Muhammad (SAW) was an illiterate being. Also, it was written more than 1400 years ago. There are verses in there that talk about Rameses II (a Pharaoh alive around the time of Moses, peace be upon him). He used to oppress the followers of Moses and as Moses crossed the ocean, Pharaoh tried to has well. Allah's wrath caught up with him, thus he was drowned. In the Chapter of The Spider (Surah Al 'Ankabut 29), there is a verse regarding what happened to his body. It says that Allah the All-Mighty would preserve his body as a warning for future generations. The Bible and Torah only says that his body was drowned. Islam had its prophecy proven when Rameses' body was discovered only in 1898. ''When Pharaoh's horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry land.'' [15:19 Bible] Nothing about body preservation.

And other miracles such as: how a person is created. How can the illierate being (Prophet Muhammad) know about such things? See Qur'an 75:37. 'Had he not been a sperm from semen emitted?'

Be ignorant, but Jesus is not God. He was a prophet sent by God. He did those miracles out of permission of God. In The Qur'an, there is a whole Chapter named 'Maryam' in honour of Mary, Mother of Jesus, daughter of Imran (peace be upon them all). I have never seen a chapter in the Bible named after Mary, the so-called mother of the Son of God. She was the mother of one of the Greatest Prophet to walk on the face of this Earth, Isa Al Massih, The Messiah.

Period.

 
Alhadi Almeshaal
Jan 28, 2018
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Original Christianity is Islam. All prophets called people to know and obey the same and only one God, the Creator. Some of the so called scholars or followers written or explained parts of the God's messages according to their whims, and that was the reason of conflicts between Islam and Christianity. Jesus , Mohamed, Moses and all prophets are brothers. It better and more useful to know and build on the real common principles. And cooperate in building more peaceful and happy life.

 
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James.Hoggatt
Feb 02, 2011
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While I am an atheist I think there is an objective way by which we can determine the sum impact of the two religious ideologies, and that is what each of the ideologies supports within its religious texts. I hold that Christianity has a more correct philosophical and humanistic stance than Islamic ideology.

1. Christianity allows for a more coherent humanistic philosophy compared to Islam. The key to this is the fact that the Christian ideology halts the genocidal narrative originally launched in Judaism by instructing its believers to turn the other cheek and give unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's. This is because the Bible tells us that the only judge valid to the Christian faith is god, who will eventually judge us in an afterlife. The contrast to this is Islam's justification of Jihad, which not only condones, but commands its followers to wipe the godless from their lands. While neither has a historical truth, I would argue that Christianity's non-interventionist mandate is closer to moral truth than Islam's aggressive Jihad.

2. Islam grants fewer rights to Females. The Koran not only treats women closer to property than the Bible does, it also provides them with undue base guilt due to Eve's deception at the fall. This paired with the command of modesty regarding requiring a male family member when in the presence of other men provides a clear ideological advantage to Christianity when viewed in comparison. While Christianity strongly demeans women in terms of not allowing them to be heads of the church (in most flavors), the oppression to women in Islam is much greater and much more theologically justified.



 
rosemary
Feb 17, 2011
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There is absolutely no way, based upon sheer fact, that Islam is a true, legitimate religion. Even looking at this from a secular point of view, the bases upon which Islam was founded are just completely wrong. First of all, the main purpose of the Quran, apparently, was to "preserve and protect" holy books (e.g. the Bible) before it. How could it do that when it contradicts the Bible SO much? Muslims argue that the Bible has been "changed," but there is overwhelming proof of the falseness of this statement.
First of all, though there are different versions of the Bible, every one has the same messages that are just worded slightly differently. These "changes" are alterations in wording for people (products of their times) to better understand the Bible. For example, the average person of today could not pick up a Bible written in Shakespearean English and completely understand it, so a new version using more modern terminology is created. However, all of these Bibles still have the same messages.
Also there are scriptures of the New Testament that you can find dating back to around 200 A.D., and there are known to have been many thousands of manuscript copies of the New Testament in existence by the 3rd century. Three thousand copies still existing today range from the 4th century downward. Compare these to today's Bibles and you'll see the wording once accurately translated is ultimately the SAME, as I've said before. Also research the Dead Sea Scrolls: 972 ORIGINAL Hebrew (Old Testament) Bible documents discovered in 1946-7, and compare those to the Old Testament of today. Again, the messages are still the SAME.

Now look at the Qur'an. NONE of any sort of original copy is in existence today. In fact, the original was not even written by Mohammad himself (as he couldn't read or write), rather, by others that recorded what he said. Even if his words were true, there's no way to tell that the people writing them wrote word for word (or even anything near what he really stated).
Furthermore, its primary form of preservation throughout hundreds of generations was through MEMORIZATION: one of the most unreliable ways to "preserve" anything. Think of the game "telephone" that children play in elementary school. A few kids line up, the first one thinks of a sentence, then passes it on to the kid next to him. This is repeated down the line until the final child says out loud what he has heard (most often something completely different than the original sentence).
Now think of that sentence as the Qur'an, and each child representing a generation (only on a much larger scale... I'd imagine memorizing an entire book is slightly more difficult than a single sentence). The book wasn't even put together until almost two centuries after Mohammad's death. In fact, originally there were seven different "Qurans" but five were ordered to be burned. Now only TWO "original" versions of the Quran exist today, in museums in different parts of the world. Both of them not only contradict themselves but also each other. There is also another, generally accepted version that contradicts these two.
Also, the Bible is much more historically reliable than the Qur'an. Manuscript as well as documentary and archaeological evidence shows that much of the Qur'an doesn't agree with historical data. Let me explain, from historic evidence we know:
1- the Jews had a relationship with the Arabs until at least 640 A.D.
2- Jerusalem was most likely the city of the original Islam sanctuary. Mecca wasn't only unknown as a viable city until the end of the 7th century but wasn't on the international trade route
3- the Qibla wasn't fixed toward Mecca until the 8th century, but to an area much further north (possibly Jerusalem)
4- the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem was possibly the original sanctuary
5- Mohammad wasn't known as the "seal of prophets" until the late 7th century
6- the Qur'an was not created until the mid-8th century
7- the earliest Qur'anic writings do not coincide with current Qur'anic texts
This data all contradicts the Qur'an today and adds to the conclusion that it is NOT the same as the one supposedly collated and canonized in 650 A.D. under Uthman (if it even existed then). Therefore there must've been an evolution in Qur'anic text. The one thing we can say with certainty is that only the documents we now have from 790 A.D. onward are the same as the ones we have today, written 160 years after Mohammad's death, and thus not 1,400 years ago, but only 1,200.

Of the Bible, however, little has been lost. Ongoing discoveries continue to prove its historical accuracy. The events/personages are adequately correct (they don't confuse names, dates, etc.) and coincide with documentary and archeological findings. Each year evidence fails to create ANY historical contradictions and validates what the Bible has been saying for 2-3,000 years. Examples like the Ebla tablets, Dead Sea Scrolls and newly discovered tomb of Caiaphus give it continuing credibility.

Therefore, Christianity, the religion based off of the more reliable text, must be more correct than Islam, the religion based off of the unreliable text.

 
joryrferrell
Feb 02, 2011
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This is like asking who has a greater chance of existing: Santa or the Easter Bunny?

 
beebwakka
Feb 02, 2011
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It really depends all on what you believe, what you want to believe. Islam and Christinity, as well as Judaism for that matter, all have the same roots, they're just slightly different. It really only comes down to who are real prophets, and who is, if there is one, the messiah. A religious debate is usually pointless unless someone is willing to convert either way, because once you've believed something long enough it becomes the truth in your own mind.

 
janie
Feb 06, 2011
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so you are actually saying that they are equal so your going against what you are suppose to be arguing about.aren't you suppose to be for islam is more correct than and Christianity?

 


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