God orders Abraham to kill Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham shows his love for God by his willingness to murder his son. But finally, just before Isaac’s throat is slit, God provides a goat to kill instead
– via skepticsannotatedbible.com
Death has always been a large part of religion. In the catholic bible, the Old Testament was scrubbed over to create the new testament. In the Old Testament, things were a lot more dark then todays version.
Religions have changed over the years and yet they have stayed the same. Today, and in the past, Men and Women kill for the religion to which they serve. I argue this: No God should rule by fear and death, no jest God should instruct death and destruction to rise above. Nobody has a right to end a life aside from the person whom owns that life.
ISIS whom uses the Qur’an as the basis for killing and slaughtering, is not really doing anything different today than any other religion did centuries ago. Killing in the Name of Gods has gone on for as long as religion has existed.
That does not make it right by any means.
Qur’an – If you do this search on the internet, you will find many quotes. some are extreme and others are your standard worship thy God. but it all comes down to what your interpretation is in the end. Just like every religious text.
Heaven and Hell (or Good and Evil) have been at odds since the dawn of time. Nothing will ever change that. But they seem to really be the same thing. If you sit back and take a look at today, and think about all of the various religions out there… Can you really disagree?
There is written text that say do good…. and others that say do bad…. all in the same book, and again, it all comes down to how you see it in your own interoperation.
Religion (All of them) can be complicated. I have made the choice that Religion is not right for me. And since you seem to have to be labeled with something in todays society: Atheist is my tag.
Is that a problem? Perhaps it is dependent upon whom you ask.
If yo ask me, My Religion is the best. I learned from a young age to try and be a good person. Mother instilled that in me. Not a god. and that is all I need. I look after myself, but truth be know, I always think of others first. Trust me living like that is a real pain in the ass. I think I am getting off topic here…
Here is my point: Believe in what/whom you want. That is your right. Don’t you dare try and force another person to believe in what you do.