So one of my friends posted on a picture displaying the differences between Jesus and Mohammad saying “Can’t we just all agree that religion in general is stupid? Both sides had their share of fanatics.”
I asked “Why would religion in general be stupid?”
He then replied “Because the Bible’s been translated and retranslated a billion times throughout history, and every time it’s been translated its ideals have circulated around the interests of the guys doing the writing. The Quran is allegedly pretty close to the source material (which is why they’re so protective about it) but there are more than enough fanatics of that nonsense blowing up and shooting people around the globe. The world would be a better place if people just tried to get along and stop trying to adamantly defend their own ideals at the expense of others.”
Then I responded “Ah ok so I guess ill start with the Bible translation deal. What’s funny is I used to use that back before I learned more about it. It is true to some extent but it hasn’t been translated as many times as you might think and its still very close to the original Greek (new testament). And even if you take any particular translation you’ll never find in context a way to justify doing bad things. On top of this Christianity isnt dependent completely on tye bible like Islam and the Quran (unless you talk to protestants). But according to the bible itself and history the real foundation of christianity is not the bible but tye church (the catholic church). So regardless of what one wacko does based on what he thought the bible was conveying to him, if he’s doing something contrary to the authority of the church then its against christianity.You said “The world would be a better place if people just tried to get along” that’s in a very large sense what is taught in the bible and in religion in general. religion religion in general is a way of life. A set of morals that keeps humans in check. Stops us from doing harm to one another. Its not religion in general that we should agree on as being stupid, but people.”
is what i said correct? If so let me know. Also what else can be said in response to what he said? How would you reply?