Islam versus christianity

United States
May 24, 2007 11:08am CST
The Islamic faith, as proposed by islamic fundamentalists, is all exclusive. You are either a moslem or you are wrong and you must be converted or die. The Christian faith as proposed by christian fundamentalists is also all exclusive. You are either a born again christian or you are going to hell, unless you are converted. Is there a middle ground? If not, why do you believe that the other side is wrong?
3 responses
• Thailand
25 May 07
There is a major difference here. If you don't convert the Muslim will kill you. The Christian on the other hand will just condemn you to a Hell that probably doesn't exist anyway. On the whole, I think I prefer the Christian approach.
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
27 May 07
i really don't think christians can condemn you to hell. I am sure God.
• Thailand
27 May 07
If Christians can't condemn you to hell I am sure God wouldn't.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
24 May 07
First of all I am not here to judge. "Judge and you too will be judged." sayd the Lord, therefore I am only going to tell you my beliefs. I do not choose a denomination for myself, I rather believe in God, Jesus and the bible. And in the bible it states in Acts 2:38 "Peter Replied, Repent and be baptised everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ and you will recieve the gift of the Holy Spirit." the baptism comes from a greek word meaning immersion. Therefore, I believe that is what you should do. Everyone's relationship with God is personal. By reading the bible & praying you will find the right path. "Trust in the Lor with all of your heart and he will make your path straight."
• United States
24 May 07
Hi stacey, I appreciate very much your attitude of non judgmentalism but I cannot fully embrace it. Let me tell you why. If I am a muslim and my child comes home telling me that he heard about Jesus from one of his friends, what am I going to do. Will I tell my child to stay away from such teachings or do I tell him that he needs to find his own truth. If I let my child explore his own faith, how sure am I about my own faith. My impression is that at some point we are all called to make a judgement because our eternal life depends on being on the correct side. Also if you are sure about your faith, how can you stand by while the other side is going down the path of destruction.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
24 May 07
no, I choose to teall other about my faith, but I cannot force someone to convert. Just as the bible says tell them once, tell them twice and then let them go on their sinful way. You cannot change everyone. As for my kids, I will do all I can to teach and show them the way I think is right, but ultimately it is their decision. god gave us free will, and we cannot rule over others free will. Just as he says he will not step in over our free will.
@shak143 (1280)
• India
24 May 07
Iam a Muslim and i declare myself as a christian as The Holy Book Quran which every one follows whom declare as Muslim's will reviels about Jesus Christ and His Mother Mariam. But none of religion has said that you have to convert others into your religion but it says that you have to belive it and follow it untill you leave in this world. But some people has change the meaning of it in christianity.
• United States
24 May 07
Hi Shak, you have no idea how much I would like to see all Muslims be as moderate as you are. However you know that the fundamentalist section of Islam has different ideas. Are they following the Quran? If not I would like to know where they are missing it. I have to confess ignorance. I have only read small portions of the Quran. What is there in it that motivates tha islamic fundamentalists to be so radical?