Does Islam promote violence

October 30, 2015, 7:20 pm

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The debate "Does Islam promote violence" was started by ThePraxeologist on October 30, 2015, 7:20 pm. By the way, ThePraxeologist is disagreeing with this statement. 18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 21 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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ThePraxeologist
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What extremist veiws are you speaking of? Every religion has extemist veiws.

2 years, 8 months ago

the extremist view of Islam does, yes

2 years, 8 months ago
ThePraxeologist
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I am not the one who brought up the relation with Islam and radicalism, Alex brought that up. I replied to him, if you took the time to read some comments below I am sure you would have no problem comprehending what I said.

Second, you just barged into this discussion attacking me (falsely). You never made a rebbutle, but its okay I am not suprised, no one expects more of a person like you

2 years, 8 months ago

that prax insists on arguing a red herring over what to call muslims, and (more perniciously) compares criticism of Islam with ISIS (probably the dumbest equivocation I've ever seen on this app) tells us more about the weakness of his arguments than a mere accounting of fallacies ever could.

2 years, 8 months ago

chill guys .. having a mistake in language dose NEVER mean not having ideas about a topic, and Alex probably thought it according to this logic >>Christianity => Christians
so Islam=> Islams
and I agree to his points

2 years, 8 months ago

OK Alex Islam is the religion. followers of Islam are called Muslims. not Islams.

2 years, 8 months ago
ThePraxeologist
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First of all there is no such thing as "Islams", the followers of Islam are not called Islams, they are called Muslims. If you don't know what the followers of Islam are called I doubt you are in any position to be debating.

When you say the radical Muslims are commanded by God to be radical it makes no sense, it is a mere red herring. Where is your proof? Allah doesn't command people to be radical, in fact he commands people to be just, even if people hate a Muslim he must be just. ?And do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness.?[5:8]

2 years, 8 months ago

are you saying those Islams who kill Christains because their God tells them to are fake.

2 years, 8 months ago

islam, on average is not bloody. the radical Islams are very bloody. they promote violence because their God tells them to.
most Islams are ok, but those radicals give islam a bad name. and a name of violence.

2 years, 8 months ago

Islam does not promote violence, it is a common misconception which people have concluded only in modern times. Let me start by giving you the background informatio, Islam is derived from the word "salam" meaning peace. Once this has been cleared, one can move on to the next point.

The Islamic rule states that a person/Islamic group may not start wars. Muslims must wait to be attacked before they attack. With this in mind we can move on to the next point.

Second, it is strictly forbidden to kill any person, unless they are killing other innocent people. Qur?an 6:151

It is forbidden for one Muslim to impose Islam on another human. Quran 2:256. Keep in mind, this verse has never been abrogated, there is no such thing as literal abrogation in Islam.

Lastly, a Muslim should not kill a Christian, he should become a friend rather then an enemy. Quran 5:69 says (Arberry): ?Surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Christians, and those Sabeaans, whoso believes in God and the Last Day, and works righteousness?their wage waits them with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow.?

Islam is not a violent religion, if you think it is then you have the same mentallity as the people from ISIS because they believe Islam to be violent too

2 years, 8 months ago

Islam is still in its middle stage .. not balanced enough to go in the same rate with the world .. same as Christianity in medieval era .. "search for inquisition"
they killed millions of people in that era

2 years, 8 months ago

the critical point there is in modern times. we don't kill for religion any more. the west kills to maintain is imperialism. (mostly the US) but virtually all other religions are just as bloody. Christianity certainly is.

2 years, 8 months ago

while all three Abrahamic religions are cesspools of violence and hatred, Islam is by far the most successful at inspiring violence in modern times.

2 years, 8 months ago

based on my knowledge .. the word jihad which lots of people think it mean to fight non Muslim people .. while it means to defend the land, religion and self
and one connot say that Islam promotes violence since Isis is doing .. it is like saying that Christianity is a violence religion because kkk and Hitler were violence too.
or saying that all humans are violent creatures because there are bad humans making violence

2 years, 8 months ago
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