Let’s start with Catholicism versus islam, then compare Judaism and islam to, you know, see if all those leftist claims of “Those evil Abrahamic monotheisms are all the same!” are really true:
The Catholics have engaged in several (defensively “just”) holy wars, collectively called “The Crusades,” themselves – but in each and every case, islam started those wars by violently invading and enslaving all the formerly Greek, Christian and Jewish countries in the Middle East (like Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq and Turkey – not to mention India and Iran, too).
Popes aren’t religious people, they’re only “religions” salesmen, and that usually always only means: “Have Faith, for Hope IS a plan!” (“and Please Give Generously – AGAIN!”)
Islam sells the opposite: Hope is no plan at all, so always Submit to the fear of Pain!
Neither is any good for humanity, but the first creed is less evil than the latter one.
The god the moslems fear (not admire, love, nor really worship; but only obey) is similar to the old testament one, which was basically Pain incarnate, but which was replaced by the Christian one (the hope of no pain).
Christianity is infinitely better than islam (or, to put it another way, islam is LITERALLY infinitely worse than either Judaism or the Christianity that evolved from it, via the Jew named Jesus) and here’s exactly how and why:
The OT – even in its worst, homophobic, kill-your-children-if-they-don’t-worship-Yahweh, etc and genocidal bits, was only BY THE JEWS AND FOR THE JEWS!
Even those (7+2) tribal genocides were arguably defensive in nature, as the Jews, having escaped Egyptian slavery, were only en route back to their historical place of origin and homeland in Canaan, when their old neighbours decided to block their return. So they were told to kill THESE specific tribes, ONCE, and HERE (in the environs immediately surrounding the land of Israel). They were and still are only descriptive histories, not prescriptive commands.
Contrast that with the Koran, where Muhammad had all those old, BAD, genocidal bits read to him, declared them to be GOOD things, and then extrapolated them from being merely temporary, situational historical references and descriptions, into ETERNAL and GLOBAL prescriptions and “commands of god” to apply EVERYWHERE and FOR ALL TIME, and to EVERYONE else, too!
So the (literally infinite) difference is: ONCE, HERE, for us, contrasted with ALWAYS, EVERYWHERE, for everyone else, too!
Now, having clarified that, I can indeed agree about the claims of religion in general, and can also easily contrast them with those of philosophy and science, too:
Philosophy – is speculation, presented AS speculation.
Science – is tested speculation, presented AS tested speculation.
Religion – is speculation, presented AS FACT.
So, obviously, only one of these (religion) is a LIE – and lying is only the most basic form of theft (it’s the theft of the Truth) and all forms of theft ARE crime. All religions are crimes.
However, (that being said) at best, religion is the opinion of the religion-salesman, presented as fact, and sold as helpful advice: do what god advises, or bad things will happen, not because god is (or the gods are) out to get you, but because you ignored their laws (like gravity). And, at WORST, all “real” religions only say:
“Obey our silly rules, or GOD (/’the gods’) will get you!”
BUT ONLY ISLAM SAYS:
“Obey our silly rules, or WE will get you (‘for god’)!”
Thus proving the moslems have absolutely NO faith nor belief in their god’s own desires or abilities to enforce his own, us-versus-them and might-makes-right “laws.”
So all moslems are really only atheists, and “worse:” While the OT saw god as a big bad scary unknown (basically, they were told to fear god AS Pain) the New Testament reversed this, to seeing god as hope (of no pain). In fact, even in the OT, there were intimations of this evolution from fear to hope, as the “God IS Love!” bit was actually said first by MOSES, and Isaiah said that god “ONLY WANTS US TO REASON WITH HIM.”
The Koran, however, said “NO! That’s not right! God is still only a big, bad, scary unknown thing, (i.e: Pain incarnate) and so is always only to be feared, not loved!
God (“allah”) doesn’t need you, and he doesn’t love you, either! In fact, he’s the one who blinds you to his own truth, and throws you into eternal Hell for it, too!
So basically, islam is all stick, no carrot. On his own deathbed, Muhammad was asked what he thought would happen to him in the afterlife, and his reply was: “I have absolutely no idea.”
I think most of the smarter moslems say to themselves:
“I know I worship nothing – but it’s MY Nothing!”
Islam is empty of all hope, and only demands we all fear pain (which is natural to everything anyway) – it’s nothing more than idolatry, and an excuse to evade the pains of personal self-responsibility and thinking for one’s self. And that’s why it’s so hard to destroy and why it seems to be “winning” – because it gives it’s moslem mind-slaves the right to remain irresponsibly wrong, and to slanderously commit all crimes in god’s name. It might as well be (“Who dares, wins!”) Satanislam:
The ‘theological’ notion of Allah’s “oneness” is CRUCIAL to their main criminal, might-makes-right alibi, that “we aren’t responsible, and no one is every really a criminal anyway, because we’re all really only Allah‘s slaves and victims;” i.e:
“The Allah Made Me Do It!”
“In fact, I didn’t do it at all – ONLY The ALLAH did it! Whee!”
[8.17] So you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself; surely Allah is All-Hearing, Knowing.
Sura 4:77: “Those who whined “Hold back your hands (from attacking)” were corrected:
“War is compulsory for us – the good and bad both come from allah!”
“Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them” – 9:14-15
Basically, islam denies there is a god at all, because Islamic “beliefs” include the belief that their god cannot be understood nor reasoned with, (so it might as well not exist at all) it can only feared and obeyed.
But when your “god” is simply and *generally* “everything,” then it’s also simply *specifically* “nothing” (existentialism IS nihilism)!
If your “god” is so remote that it doesn’t respond to you, then it might as well not exist at all (so it’s not really a “god” at all)!
It’s not really Ha-Shem, but more like Shiite-Happens.
Islamic beliefs also include the criminal notion that, since Muhammad got away with committing his crimes, (and he tried them all, enthusiastically, many times and, far from ever feeling remorse or apologizing for them, instead encouraged everyone else to join him in committing them, too) then “god” must have wanted him to get away with committing those crimes!
Sura 48:20: “Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men from (defending themselves) from you, that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He may guide you to a Straight Path.”
IMAGINE IF MOE HAD BEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE HONEST, AND HAD ENDED THAT ONE (AND OTHERS) WITH TRUTH:
“…and that He may guide you to a VERY Crooked Path INDEED!“
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they pay the jizya willingly while they are humbled.” – 9:29
So obviously islam is only an ancient yet ongoing extortion-racket CRIME syndicate, and the only “religious” part in it, is where they say:
“God told us to commit these crimes!”
Christianity holds the exact opposite: that, even if God is too complex for us to understand, that still doesn’t stop God from being able to understand us, and to relate to us, and communicate with us, on our own terms, in the person of Jesus Christ. And Jesus, the Jew, advised us to help each other, not to prey on one another.
Moslems and other backwards, adversarial satanic fear-salesmen say: “pain or be pained!” because they fear that fear causes pain. Christians know this world is one of pain and be pained, so fear (the memory of pain, projected to the future) is only the first step in the thought process: to correct our mistakes and avoid future sins, to get to the hope of no pain, one must first face one’s fears of pain, not ignore them or project them onto innocent others.
Greed (limited, selfish hope) is not the opposite of the fear of pain – fear and greed are the exact same thing! Moslems fear fear and so have no hope; they only worship their own fears of pain, and avoid thinking about them (more fear) by projecting the relief of them onto others.
Muhammad commands everyone to “Submit to the inevitability of Might-Makes-Right!” while Christ advises and demonstrates to all that, not matter how bad it gets, they should not Submit to becoming a part of the problem by downloading their unjustly-victimized pains onto others, too.
PS: “Revealed religion” has NOT been responsible for more deaths than any other; because atheistic communism hold that “winning” tally – after islam, of course – but then, islam is tribal us-versus them and group-might-makes-rights extortionist conformity, i.e: CRIME, exactly the same as communazism!
SO FROM NOW ON, ANYONE ASSERTING ISLAM IS A “RELIGION” – AT ALL – MUST BE CHALLENGED TO PROVE IT!
If any non-moslem is to believably assert in indulgence of their historical lies, that he or she agrees with the moslems’ claims that islam is a “religion,” (at all, much less one “of peace,”) then they must also supply valid reasons as to why they have chosen to believe in Muhammad’s most basic claims, that “God” has ordered him to order his followers to kill everyone not a member of his gang (like, for instance, the non-moslem now found to be endorsing his lies)!
i.e: If islam is such a valid religion, why does God order you to be murdered by it’s moslem members?
Do you really think that’s a valid way for one of God’s religions to behave?!
Besides being a liberal, what do you think you have done to deserve the moslem god’s eternal scorn and hatred?
Or, more generally,
“Do you believe that islam is NOT a danger to non-moslems?” (and, if so: WHY not?)!
As my American friend Dajjal recently put it:
Objectors declare that Islam is a religion, an equally valid pathway to God.
They pray and they sway so it must be ok.
(Me, I’d have said bray and spray, Dajjal)!
Was any legitimate religion founded for the personal emolument of its founder?
Does the deity of any legitimate religion sanctify and reward acts of terrorism?
Does the founder of any legitimate religion brag about winning wars by terrorism?
3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220. 2
Does the deity of any legitimate religion demand genocide as the price of admitting its founder to Paradise?
Is Islam a legitimate religion entitled to the umbra of protection afforded by the First Amendment’s free exercise clause?
Here’s the predictably obvious differences between raising tabula-rasa human children in an indoctrinating culture of “THOU SHALT KILL!” as opposed to one of “THOU SHALT NOT KILL!”
Holy mobster Moslems only hate “infidels” because the Qur’an says “god” orders them to – Period.
Islam is a threat to everyone because IT says it is.
ALL moslems are criminals because, by their own rules, they must endorse in public every word in the Qur’an.
And the Qur’an tells them that they are so “superior” to all non-moslem humans, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-moslems in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being moslems.
So the Qur’an is a clearly-written, us-versus-them hate-crime book, endorsing a permanent might-makes-right death-threat.
And all threats are psychological attacks (aka: coercion, duress, extortion, “terrorism”) and all non-defensive attacks are already classified as crimes.
After all, when you attack the Others first, then, by definition, you are the predatory criminal aggressor, and they are your innocent victims – there’s no two ways about it!
(Attacking second, or counter-attacking, in defense of one’s self and/or of innocent others, is always OK, and in fact such retaliation is the most basic and crucial, mandatory requirement for having any sort of deterring justice in the world at all, ever)!
In fact, one doesn’t need a god to agree to the basic principle embodied in the Golden Rule of Law which simply defines all sitational morality as:
Do Not Attack First.
Attacking second (Retaliatory counter-attacking to deter evil) is mandatory for justice.
And Threats (intimidation; coercion; duress; extortion; terrorism) are attacks.
We only have on real right – to not be attacked first – and one real responsibility – to not attack innocent others first. And that’s it; the entire social contract of Civilization.
In reality, it’s all about human reason and an ongoing, dynamic agreement to become situationally right (as in factually correct) as opposed to whining that one should be entitled to the static, idolatrous and victim-blaming right to remain irresponsibly wrong:
We in the West self-reliantly CHOOSE to agree to the Golden Rule of Law, which, by simply defining all situational morality as: “Do Not Attack First!” enables trust, progress, and Civilization.
(See all “Western” countries)!
Even the “Ten” Commandments are really only a bunch of listed symptoms, illustrating this simple binary; the first five are all cautions to “Fear and Obey!” while the second five are all admonishments not to steal! Thus, they, too, can be summed up as “Greed NOT; Be Fearful!” (or, as The Golden Rule of Law which defines all situational morality as: Don’t Attack First)!
But they in the East force everyone to obey the brazen rule of chaos, which embodies immorality as: “Our god says we always have to attack all ‘The Others’ first!” and so inflicts distrust, stagnation, and Barbarism.
(See all ‘moslem’ countries)!
So anyone who engages in the puerile, critical thinking logical fallacy of the Argumentum Tu Quoque, by falsely and slanderously asserting that “All Religions Are The Same!”
… is really only a coward who already knows, fears, and so Submits to islamic extortion; i.e:
“ISLAM ISN’T EVIL BECAUSE WE ALL DO IT TOO! Whee!”
…as if merely by listing and comparing two or more incidental cases of wrongs, would somehow magically turn one of them into a right!