Sorry, but Christianity isn’t about “numbers”; it never was.
You misunderstand. The point here is that you;re using an argument that doesn’t hold water. The No True Scotsman fallacy essentially says “Well, Scotsmen don’t do THAT”, and when somebody gives you an example of a Scotsman DOING that, you then say “Well, he wasn’t a TRUE Scotsman, because No True Scotsman would do that.”
It;s a combination of circular reasoning AND parochialism.
So, if I accept that “No True Christian” would engage in the behaviors of the RC Church that you dislike, then you would have to accept my argument that “No True Muslim” would engage in [heinous practice of your choice].
It’s about your relationship to Jesus Christ as an individual ONLY;
Yea, I get all that. I was born Muslim, came home to the US, did 12 years of Catholic schools, then spent another decade and a half between Southern Baptist and Charismatic churches. I was an assistant pastor and got half a seminary degree by correspondence during that period. (I think I told you my religious background was complicated.)
Christianity did not go through any stage of killing people; HUMAN INSTITUTIONS calling themselves Christians, but NOT practicing Christianity, in truth, did those things; and most notable was the RCC! That isn’t and never was Christianity; that’s the point I was trying to make to you and you still don’t get!
See above comment on “No True Scotsman.”
No; unfortunately, Islam and the Bible are NOT inspired by the same Author;
I try not to have arguments where nobody can prove the other side. Fact is that neither of us has the ability to PROVE (the way the term is used in todays world) that we won’t just have dirt thrown on us when we die, and that’s it. PROOF, in the area of religion, is a rather scarce commodity. The only thing you can really to is resort to rhetorical gimmickry, sort of like C.S. Lewis’ “Lord, liar, or lunatic” argument.
So, you have the opinion that that Islam and the Bible are not inspired by the same author. I disagree, and believe that the Torah, Talmud, Quran, and Injeel all came from the same source. I can;t prove my opinion, and neither can you.
The Bible, on the other hand, is one contiguous message from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21.
Funny anecdote here. Did you know that Revelations ended up in the Biblical Canon as a compromise? It seems that the Bishops assembling the Canon had disagreements about the Book of James and Revelations. Half the Bishops thought that the Book of James was bunk, and half thought that John was drunk or senile when he wrote Revelations. So, they put them both in. :-) That entire proceeding was recorded in the proceedings of Nicea, I think you can download them from Calvin College’s website. Yea, here it is:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian…
Lots of good stuff there, from the earliest Christians all the way to proper Protestantism.
The US Bill of Rights has no relation to Islam; it’s completely incompatible with sharia.
Well, everyone;s entitled to their own opinion.
To claim that it does is just being a Muslim apologist and covering the truth of Islam.
Oh, I know I’m going to hate myself for asking this……but “what’s the Truth of Islam?” :-)