[quote=iamrefreshed]Hello Emad. May God look down on you in favor. As I stated, I only posted this so that a Muslim would see how a non-Muslim may see Islam. It it for your benefit. Really.
I understand what you say about violent passages in the Bible. I do.
To address “in context” I would ask that Muslim’s put the same effort into understanding the Trinity. Fair is fair. They may just be concepts neither can understand ( I pray God may supress my pride enough to see your point).
When you really think about it from the others perspective you can see why we are so far apart. No?
Thank you for your prayer and kind words. Yes I understand what you are trying to say. You said you only posted this so that a Muslim can see how many non-Muslims see Islam. To be truthful I don’t think you needed to post it because as Muslims we see it everyday. Whenever we speak to anyone about Islam that is all they seem to know and it can be very frustrating. I have tried to understand the Trinity and failed. There are many Christians who themselves say that the Trinity is something one can’t fully understand and that you just have to accept it or that you will understand it after you accept it and the Holy Spirit enters your heart. However these verses in the Bible and the Quran can both be understood when taken in context. The trinity is something totally different.
Many non-Muslims try to understand these verses before even understanding the basics of Islam such as the five pillars and the basic beliefs. If someone wants to learn something he should start from the basics. I say the same about Islam, before someone wants to know about Islamic laws and politics he should learn the basic beliefs that Islam is based on.
I am very happy you opened this thread. However the teachings of Islam are a lot more than what you mentioned. Islam teaches us to worship no one but God, to be kind to our parents and neighbors, to be kind to all creation, to be just even if it is against ourselves, to give charity etc. It is very sad that all many or most non-Muslims know about Islam is what they hear on TV. I blame first the Muslims for not teaching the non-Muslims, and second I blame the non-Muslims for not taking it upon themselves to study Islam and not just accept what they hear about it.
May God guide us to see the truth in things.