Bill Maher, not new to bashing on all religions, just stepped in and actually clarified a distinction between Christianity and Islam with Charlie Rose.
CBS/PBS host Rose said that Christianity can be very similar to Islam in a variety of ways, and Maher rebuked him by saying:
“No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it.
Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens.
Vast numbers of Christians do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ, you should be killed for it.”
Rose attempted to defend Islam in saying that he doesn’t believe the Qur’an teaches them to act in these terroristic, aggressive, and barbaric ways.
“Well you’re wrong about that. The Qur’an absolutely has on every page stuff that’s horrible about how the infidels should be treated.”
Namely, that is for all of them to be killed, and not humanely–if that were such a thing. Islamists are beheading infidels, and it’s because the Qur’an tells them to. It says
“[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.” Qur’an 8:12.
This is a much different view than from Jesus Christ in the Bible:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I (Jesus) tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them your other cheek also.” Jesus goes on further by saying, “You have heard that it was said, ‘love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I (Jesus) tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:38-39; 43-48.
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