Killing Apostates: As A Christian reading this is very troubling, because if a Muslim decides to accept Christ as savior
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As A Christian reading this is very troubling, because if a Muslim decides to accept Christ as savior then that means that Muslims are going to kill a Christian for his faith. -Is a baby born to Muslim parents automatically bound by the "shadeeth" or does that child have to be educated in the religion and then accept it as an adult? (similar to being baptised a 2nd time as an adult Christian as some of us do) -I understand that Muslims consider the Quran and Hadiths the direct word and commandment of God, so I cannot argue against Apostasy on that point. - I would argue that Muslims should have no right whatsoever to preach Islam to Christians, because they do not allow Christians to preace to Muslims. If you close the doors to us, you should have no open door to our community. - It is really sad to me that Mohammed felt that God was a hateful being and basically a religous bigot, because I know God loves all his children, and that God doesnt need man to police his brother in regards to religous values. -Also, Christians still believe in God (One God, because Jesus is God) so why is the title of Apostate placed on a convert from Islam to Christianity? That person is simply accepting Jesus as his savior. -Do Apostasy laws serve as a fuel for religous intolerance and religous hatred and radical Islam? Thanks.
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Brother there is no command to kill Christians whatsoever. You have either been misinformed or are ignorant of the facts. It is only when Christians make war against Muslims for worshipping Allah swt that we are commanded to defend ourselves.
Yes the child of Muslim parents automatically becomes a Muslim. He does not have to pronounce the shahadah per se. But, he will be pronouncing the shahadah many times in a day whilst in prayers.
Brother please let us know where you read that the Holy Prophet saws preached that the Merciful Lord was hateful/bigot. This is the false propaganda of some from the People of the Book owing to their ignorance. If you take the trouble to read the Noble Quran in a language you understand then we guarantee you of enlightenment.
One thing Brother we Muslims have never understood is why the Christians and the Jews hate us so much. We believe that Allah swt is the same God that you all believe in, we believe in all your Prophets, the Books, the Angels and the Hereafter. The Muslims have never persecuted the Jews or the Christians because of their religion throughout history. The Christians believe that the Jews crucified Jesus Christ a.s. and yet they join the Jews in persecuting us Muslims. We cannot comprehend how Christians can bear a race that has killed their Prophet God.
We Muslim believe that Jesus Christ a.s. is one of the mightiest Prophets of Allah swt., and we are the only people who believe other than the Christians that Jesus Christ a.s. was born from the Virgin Mary as a miracle. And yet you Christians persecute Muslims and spread false propaganda with understanding and in ignorance. You are a pitiable race not found even in pagan lands.
There is no religious hatred and intolerance and radicalism in Islam. All that is found in Christianity and Judism but very well veiled and packaged and thrust on to the Muslims for the only reason that they believe in Allah swt. as their Lord and Creator. Look around you and see who are the real persecutors and the evil war-mongers and the people who practice and preach godlessness, indecency, shamelessness, hatred, greed devoid of family and human values.
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