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Originally Posted by Poor Old Spike View Post
Just my 2 cents but I'm sure that when the Founding Fathers spoke of "freedom of religion" they didn't mean letting religions into the country who hate our guts..

[Quran 9.123]- "O you who believe! fight those of the infidels who are near to you and let them find in you hardness"
[Quran 5.51]- "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends"

Good lord, was that the most flattering picture of Middle Eastern gentlemen you could find?

If Christianity and Islam had existed when the Old Testament was being written, there might have been plenty of inflammatory texts to cherrypick.

As it is, there are any number of injunctions and laws in the OT that neither sensible Jews or Christians would want to be judged by, although today we can find Christian fundamentalists as irrational as their Muslim equivalents.

And the NT is not exactly all beads and lentils- "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell."
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