Even Catholic countries have fought other Catholic countries. Does that mean that Catholicism is a danger to Catholicism? And we’ve fought Protestants, too. Perhaps the problem is in the people and not the faith.
I can accept that, people are falliable for sure.
Islam doesn’t teach that. Some Moslems teach that.
The religion didn’t teach that. Fanatical Islamists taught that
I don’t know about that, the Koran is pretty clear on that sort of thing. “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” is pretty hard to misinterpet and that’s only one of litterally dozens of similar quotations.
Catholicism doesn’t teach that federal office buildings should be blown up. But, a Catholic named Timothy McVeigh, nevertheless did just that.
I could be wrong, but I don’t recall that McVeigh tried to justify his actions with religion. I would think the anti-Christian media would have been all over it if he had.
And, finally, belief in the One God doesn’t mean that a faith can’t have lots of sinners in it who can “twist” Scripture to their own ends. Islam is not monolitic. There’s no Moslem Pope at the top.
I’ve heard that cited as a signficant issue. Mohammad left no successor or structure so the infighting commenced almost immeadiately after his death. Hence today you have a wide variety of schools of Islam. The problem is all Islam claims the Koran is perfect, it is not like the Hebrew bible which we acknowledge was written by men who were inspired. Islam teaches that the Koran was written by Allah and only recited by Gabriel to Mohammad and then from Mohammad to everyone else, it cannot be changed - not even the punctuation.
The Papacy is something I should be grateful for, we have an authoritative teacher of the faith. So I should get busy and see what he’s trying to teach me… cause right now I don’t get it.