I just watched something on YouTube. Bill Maher was talking, and was upset when Charlie Rose claimed that Islam was just like any other religion. He was justified in his dismay in that kind of statement.
Islam is NOTHING like Christianity. Period.
Islam: If you are not Muslim, you are an infidel, and deserve to die.
Christianity: If you are not Christian, MOST Christians will minister to you, and, if you still don’t believe, we say, “Bless your heart!” and pray for you.
Islam: 80% of Muslims in Egypt believe that if you leave Islam, you should die.
Christianity: Christians who leave the faith are prayed for. No calls for death to them. In fact, murder is FORBIDDEN in Christianity.
Islam: Women in MOST Muslim nations are treated like property. They are not considered human. They are servants to the men.
Christianity: A woman is revered by most Christians. In fact, Catholics actually say, “Hail, Mary, Full of Grace.” Women are not treated like slaves or property.
Islam: Most Muslims in the Middle East (And quite a few right here in America) follow the Sharia law. This is from Wikipedia:
Crime and punishment
Sharia recognizes three categories of crime:
- Hudud: crimes against God with fixed punishment.
- Qisas: crimes against Muslims where equal retaliation is allowed.
- Tazir: crimes against Muslims or non-Muslims where a Muslim judge uses his discretion in sentencing.
Although there is some disagreement about which crimes are hudud crimes, they usually include theft, highway robbery, zina (sex with forbidden partners), falsely accusing someone of zina, and drinking alcohol. The prescibed punishments for these crimes range from 80 lashes to death. However, classical jurists developed very strict rules which restrict when these punishments could be applied, so that in many cases it became almost impossible to convict anyone under these rules. For example, there must be four adult male Muslim witnesses to a hudud crime or a confession repeated four times, before someone can be punished. If a criminal could not be convicted of a hudud crime, they could still receive a tazir punishment.
Murder, bodily injury and property damage – intentional or unintentional – is considered a civil dispute under sharia law. The victim, victim’s heir(s) or guardian is given the option to either forgive the offender, demand Qisas (equal retaliation) or accept a compensation (Diyya). Under sharia law, the Diyya compensation received by the victim or victim’s family is in cash.
Apostasy is punished by death unless the apostate agreed to return to Islam.
Christianity: Christians are told to “Follow the Laws of The Land.” Please read The Laws of the Land (Romans 13:1-14) and you will see why Christians submit to human rule.
And, that’s just a few differences. So, the next time someone says something stupid like; “Christians are worse than Muslims,” refer them to this blog.