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Featured Is Islam peaceful?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Afnan, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Afnan

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    Hi I'm student from Thailand. Now I'm doing research. I would like to ask you some questions. Is Islam peaceful? Thx for you opinion
     
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    Depends on the Muslim.
     
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    As a religion, probably not as peaceful as Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, or many other religions, great and small.

    Any religion that divides people into believers and non-believers, faithful and non-faithful, etc -- and Islam is one of the religions that does this -- has sown seeds of conflict.

    Having said that, I doubt the religion would prevent a Muslim who wants to be peaceful from being peaceful.
     
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    If the Muslim practicing Islam is peaceful, then yes, it is peaceful. Same way that Christianity or Judaism is peaceful if the Jew or Christian is peaceful. The religion itself is a tool that is supposed to help us in seeking God. If we use it as such, then peace should be the result. It is when less than honorable people use a religion to force an agenda that evil results.
     
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    And BTW. Welcome to RF. :)
     
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    I believe Islam is peaceful, but not relevant to the needs of the modern age.
    For example in pluralistic society forbidding muslim women to non-muslim men even if it is against the choice of the woman in question just seems strange
     
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    Welcome to the forum, by the way.
     
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    No, Islaam is not peaceful. It does not even understand peace at all well, insisting as it does on encouraging sharp contrasts between Muslims and non-Muslims, "faithful" and "kuffar" and on the superiority of the believers over the unbelievers.

    Muslims, of course, are very often peaceful, as one would expect.

    People often improve on the doctrines that they nominally adhere to, without necessarily realizing that they are doing that.

    That is very much to the benefit of Islaam's reputation.

    Edit: oh, and welcome to RF!
     
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  9. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    Does religion divide people to Americans, Russians, Koreans, Indians, Germans ...etc
     
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    Nationalism does that. Some -- but not all -- religions emphasize the divisions between those who are of the religion and those who are not of the religion. That provides fertile grounds for conflict, in my opinion.
     
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    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    The quran stated clearly that God rejects aggression from any side, but pointed out that
    Muslims should fight aggressively if being attacked, so you're absolutely wrong.
     
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    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    People do make the division, nationalism is one.
     
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    Thanks for illustrating my point.

    A proper religious doctrine would have a functional understanding of the social psychology involved and know better than to encourage branding non-believers as "attackers".

    Then again, Islaam can hardly claim to be a proper religion, for that reason among several others.
     
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  14. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    The quran stated clearly that you have to have your own belief, but prevents aggression,
    how that is problematic, do you want to enforce the others to be united in what you believe,
    that's against freedom, religion and belief is one.
     
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    I have to ask what you mean by prevention here.

    Are you claiming that the random, average doctrine is less likely to encourage military aggression than Islaam? It seems to me that history shows rather conclusively that such is not the case.

    That is what Muhammad and most other Muslim leaders sought, even according to the Qur'an itself.

    Yes, it is against freedom. Not sure what you meant to say at the trailing end here.
     
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    The Quran contradicts itself frequently. For every peaceful verse you can find a violent one. The Quran gives Muslims 500 ways to either be violent or predict when Allah will be. For all of its focus on violence or threats of violence, it's hard to defend it as peaceful.
     
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    The non believers were and still the ones fighting Muslims and using force to prevent the massage of Islam from spreading, God pointed out that religion should not be enforced
    and rejects aggression from any side, the message is very clear.

    They don't enforce religion, actually the message of the prophet to Christians still lives to our days,



    I believe that people are free for what they want to believe, Chritians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists ...etc
     
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    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    Because you don't understand the quran.
     
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    Nationalism is far less peaceful than any religion I know.
     
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