‘Scientific’ Claim: Christian Bible More ‘Bloodthirsty’ than Quran

“…So this study proves what Islam’s apologists have long claimed: that the Bible contains more violence and bloodshed than the Quran. Even so, the intelligence and/or sincerity of anyone—including supposed scholars and “thinkers”—who cites this fact as proof that the Quran cannot incite more violence than the Bible must be highly doubted.

For starters, this argument fundamentally ignores the contexts of all three scriptures. Comparing violence in the Bible—old or new testaments—with violence in the Quran conflates history with doctrine. The majority of violence in the Bible is recorded as history; a description of events. Conversely, the overwhelming majority of violence in the Quran is doctrinally significant. In other words, the Bible has as much capacity to incite its readers to violence as a history textbook. On the other hand, the Quran uses open ended language to call on believers to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims.”

  • andycanuck

    And they ignore that the New Testament is Christianity’s “qoran”.

  • Oracle9

    You can take a lefty journalist aside and explain slowly the difference between descriptive and prescriptive language but the comprehension will be zero.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Who kept more sex-slaves, Jesus or Mohammad?
    Who tortured more Jews in order to compel them to give up the location of hidden treasure, Jesus or Mohammad?
    Who had more sex with unwilling 9-year-old girls?
    Jesus or Mohammad?

    • Xavier

      They look to the past because their present is indefensible.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Because they don’t build anything.

  • Xavier

    If they weren’t guilty, they wouldn’t have to lie to defend themselves.

  • Frances

    I’d very much like to see a study looking at how frequently words such as “love”, “do justice”, and similar injunctions are to be found in the relevant books.

  • canminuteman

    The old testament is the history of the people who became Christians, before they became Christians, and yes, it is very violent. But the old testament is not an instruction book on how Christians should behave.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      The only people that write and say this crap are secularists that haven’t a clue about Christanity, yet they hate it anyways.

  • simus1

    To ignorant, illiterate, devout muslims there is only one real book in this world and it is their holy book.

    Everything else is just counterfeit rubbish, filled with blasphemy and the devil’s work.

    • And to “ignorant, illiterate, devout” Lefties as well. The article wasn’t written by a Muslim, it was written by a Western Leftist.

  • Mr. Ibraham is bang on. The violence in the Bible is simply a historical account — the good, the bad and the ugly of what occurred. The fact that Biblical history wasn’t “whitewashed” is one of the best arguments for its accuracy — any Historian will tell you that ideologically-motivated pseudo-histories tend to erase the “ugly” parts (e.g. Communist history under Stalin and Mao). And the fact that violence has occurred in the history of any Nation is not evidence for an ideology of violence — the over-riding rule in the Judeo-Christian ethic is “thou shalt not kill”, which is likewise reflected in Western secular rule of law.

    In the case of Islam, violence and the use of force to advance the cause of Islam is intrinsic to its theology. It’s not a self-defense mechanism — violence is a necessary mechanism for imposing Mohamedism according to the Koran, which is reflected in Islamic theocratic rule of law.

  • UCSPanther

    This is more deflection for the Left. They can tack on all the pseudo-scientific claims that they want, but it does not change the fact that they are liars.

  • descriptive vs. prescriptive.

  • tom_billesley

    Just look at all the crusades over the last 500 years, inspired by the Bible.

  • politicallynaive

    Let us say this true..so what.. who heads are being cut off, woman raped, stoned for adultery, terrorist of muslim persuasion trying to blow up airplanes with innocent traveled ,etc, etc and they all live mostly in 3rd world squalor..
    Yeah, ok, the koran has less violence..WOW I’m impressed