On The Koran

Al Quran 4:25 Sahih International: And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, believing women then [he may marry] from those whom your right hands possess of believing slave girls.  And Allah is most knowing about your faith.  You [believers] are of one another.  So marry them with the permission of their people and give them their due compensation according to what is acceptable.  [They should be] chaste, neither [of] those who commit unlawful intercourse randomly nor those who take [secret] lovers.  But once they are sheltered in marriage, if they should commit adultery, then for them is half the punishment for free [unmarried] women.  This [allowance] is for him among you who fears sin, but to be patient is better for you.  And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

King David’s view:

God says slavery is forbidden, and even if you treat a slave well, it is still forbidden.  Also, wives and husbands are treat each other fairly, and there is to be no subjugation.

Al Quran 2:244 Sahih International: And fight in the cause of Allah and know that Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

King David’s view:

God isn’t a warlord or a military commander.  “He” is a guide and teacher and says no to violent crime.

Al Quran 3:56 Sahih International:  And as for those who disbelieved, I will punish them with a severe punishment in this world and the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers.

King David’s view:

If you don’t believe, it doesn’t make you crooked, as it is merely disbelief.  God doesn’t punish, instead puts all criminals like Stalin in the dungeon in order to make a point not to do acts of cruelty ever again.  Also, the passage makes “him” sound like a tyrant, but instead “he” knows the truth about kindness.

Al Quran 4:74 Sahih International: So let those fight in the cause of who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter.  And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory – We will bestow upon him a great reward.

King David’s view:

If you go to combat for a moral purpose, it is to make a point about a certain interest, rather than a means to serve God.

Al Quran 2:121 Sahih International: Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital.  They [are the ones who] believe in it.  And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.

The passage goes on to make a point that the Jews and Christians (2:120) are wrong, but God isn’t into violence, and the Koran is not the path.

God promised if you are nice to others, including animals, is the right path.

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