As a woman I must say I am alarmed by this push to promote Islam as the Religion of Peace. What does that even mean? (Peace means: freedom from disturbance, quiet, and tranquility. Calm, serenity. Freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.)
To be sure, one of the most fundamentally wonderful things that makes me proud to be a citizen of the U.S.A is this idea of separating Religion and the State, especially when it comes to laws. If you were to pick any religion and tried to live by their laws, you would find that the world would descend into chaos, we need only look at history for this. We need only look at city, towns, and countries that push religion with a fervent passion. (Not all religions, just many of them, I bring this up because I can't remember a time when an Amish person went out and started a war. Have they?)
This is not a criticism about Islam, it is about a strange unnerving feeling you get when you hear something over and over again...you start asking: Why are they trying to sell this?
So why? Why this sudden push to "prove" Islam is a religion of peace, while Christianity is the war mongering, oppressive religion? I'm seeing post after post propping up the most awful things said in the Bible, while only seeing the positive side of the Quran. It's almost as if a Religious War is happening via the internet.
To be SURE, both the Old and New Testament of the Holy Bible say some awful things, and some very nice positive things. to be SURE, the Quran says the most awful things, as well as positive things. So we must go off of what? The actions of the believers. Right?
As a woman, I urge people to keep Church and State separate. It is the first step toward emancipation. While I am not an Atheist, as a woman I feel compelled to share this video by Christopher Hitchens and also a Debate on whether or not Islam is a Religion of Peace. So tell me: Why this sudden push to promote Islam as the Religion of Peace? As one great man questioned: If all religions promote Peace, why do we not have it?
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