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Abrahamic Religions are relatively more violent than Dharmic Religions?


Abrahamic Religions like Christianity and Islam are more violent than Dharmic Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism.

Dharmic religion has been more successful in keeping its followers less violent than Abrahamic Religions like Christianity and Islam.

does islam really calls to terrorism and equal terrorism ?

to know the answer i advice everybode to read the following article

Was Islam Spread by the Sword?

.It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force.

The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.

Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. Freedom of religion is ordained in the Quran itself:

“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong.” (Quran 2:256)

The noted historian De Lacy O’Leary wrote:[1] “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”

The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book Heroes and Hero worship, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: “The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one: in one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and tries to propagate with that will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.”

If Islam was spread by the sword, it was the sword of intellect and convincing arguments. It is this sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Quran says in this connection:

“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best.” (Quran 16:125)

The facts speak for themselves
• Indonesia is the country that has the largest number of Muslims in the world, and the majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. But, no Muslim army ever went to Indonesia or Malaysia. It is an established historical fact that Indonesia entered Islam not due to war, but because of its moral message. Despite the disappearance of Islamic government from many regions once ruled by it, their original inhabitants have remained Muslims. Moreover, they carried the message of truth, inviting others to it as well, and in so doing endured harm, affliction and oppression. The same can be said for those in the regions of Syria and Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, North Africa, Asia, the Balkans and in Spain. This shows that the effect of Islam on the population was one of moral conviction, in contrast to occupation by western colonialists, finally compelled to leave lands whose peoples held only memories of affliction, sorrow, subjugation and oppression.

• Muslims ruled Spain (Andalusia) for about 800 years. During this period the Christians and Jews enjoyed freedom to practice their respective religions, and this is a documented historical fact.

• Christian and Jewish minorities have survived in the Muslim lands of the Middle East for centuries. Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan all have significant Christian and Jewish populations.

• Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years, and therefore had the power to force each and every non-Muslim of India to convert to Islam, but they did not, and thus more than 80% of the Indian population remains non-Muslim.

• Similarly, Islam spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. And likewise no Muslim army was ever dispatched to the East Coast of Africa.

• An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, yearbook 1986, gives the statistics of the increase of the percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in The Plain Truth magazine. At the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, while Christianity had increased by 47%. During this fifty-year period, there was no “Islamic conquest” yet Islam spread at an extraordinary rate.

• Today the fastest growing religion in America and Europe is Islam. The Muslims in these lands are a minority. The only sword they have in their possession is the sword of truth. It is this sword that is converting thousands to Islam.

• Islamic law protects the privileged status of minorities, and that is why non-Muslim places of worship have flourished all over the Islamic world. Islamic law also allows non-Muslim minorities to set up their own courts, which implement family laws drawn up by the minorities themselves. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred whether they are Muslims or not.

Conclusion
It is clear, therefore, that Islam did not spread by the sword. The “sword of Islam” did not convert all the non-Muslim minorities in Muslim countries. In India, where Muslims ruled for 800 years, they are still a minority. In the U.S.A., Islam is the fastest growing religion and has over six million followers.

In his book The World’s Religions, Huston Smith discusses how the prophet Muhammad granted freedom of religion to the Jews and Christians under Muslim rule:

The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians “shall be protected from all insults and harm: they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices,” and further, “they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims.”[2]

Smith points out that Muslims regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in human history and the authoritative model for those of every subsequent Muslim state.

http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/67…

slso u can read this

What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?
http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/23…

The reason why jihaad is prescribed
http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/34647

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The Proof That Islam Is The Truth – Abdur-Raheem Green
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=…

Twelve Proofs that Muhammad is a True Prophet
http://www.freewebs.com/katab/7th.htm

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and to know more about islam here u r some recommended sites

http://quranexplorer.com/

http://islamtomorrow.com/

http://www.forsanelhaq.com/en/showthread…

Quran Miracles encyclopdia
http://www.55a.net/firas/en1/

http://miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_index.html

may ALLAH bless u and guide u to the straight path and every body

Eastern religions are more scientific. Christian church was the one who penalised Galeleo for telling the scientific truth. Abriahmic religions are the one, who are deadly against science, and are mainly attacked by atheists on this ground On the other hand Hinduism, has a very logical explanation of how the universe was made and how evolution is truth. Hinduism’s contribution to science can only be refuted by a fool. One example is that even today exact time of a lunal or solar eclipse can be calculated by Indian astrologers, and the method was invented long ago when there were no telescope, no computers and when west was trying to make fire and invent wheel

Greetings:
It is not the the religion that is violent, it is the human that is violent regardless of the stated religion. Seeing Abrahamic religions as violent and &quot:Dharmic&quot: religions as not, is just a trick of location and culture. By that I mean that, at least in America, we know more of the history of the cultures of Abrahamic religion, but for the Dharmic religions we tend to see only the spiritual teachers. Not all Buddhists are the Dali Llama, not all Hindus are Yogis, just like not all Christians are St. Francis, and not all Muslims are Jalladuddin Rumi. It could be argued that the Viet Nam war had its’ essence in northern Buddhism against southern Buddism. China has not always been non- violent, and India has it’s share of difficulty. Comments welcome.

No, because you are comparing what is happening in the world as opposed to how people are told to live, as in — from the Bible. For instance,

Matthew 22:34 After the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they came together in one group. 35 And one of them, versed in the Law, asked, testing him: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.”

Note this: On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.”

And those words came directly from Jesus Christ. Now, if that is not what you see in the world, why is that? Perhaps I can clear up some of the confusion.

In Scribd.com, see, APOSTASY – Christianity Vs. Christendom — In the Christian Greek Scriptures, apostasy is used primarily with regard to religious defection: a withdrawal or abandonment of the true cause, worship, and service of God.

Early Christian Neutrals — Understanding with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication.

Did Jesus Christ Teach the Trinity? — While the word Trinity is not found in the Bible, is the concept of the Trinity taught clearly in the Bible?

Once you begin to look at what is truly behind what is called Christianity today, well, you do not find Christianity. Instead, you find the god of this system of things: Satan, the Devil.

Identifying “the Man of Lawlessness — Satan is the father and sustainer of the man of lawlessness. And just as Satan is opposed to Jehovah, His purposes, and His people, so is the man of lawlessness.

And by the way, I am a Jehovah’s Witness, and I am a Jehovah?s Witness because it is the first group I have ever found that actually does its best to live according to what the Bible teaches. Think about that the next time one knocks on your door and asks if you want to learn what the Bible REALLY TEACHES!

Let’s drop the comparison altogether because when we make those comparisons, there is always going to be animosity. Let’s look at it from this angle: where a person rightly grasps the teachings of the Buddha, there will be peace. Where a person rightly grasps the teachings of the Torah and Jesus, there will be peace. I hope that where one correctly grasps the teachings of the Qu’ran, there is peace.

Where they are incorrectly grasped, there is war, violence, and conflict. Even though there is no justification for violence in Buddhism, one can still adhere to the letter of Buddhist teaching and still be complicit in the mistreatment of and even atrocities toward others.

One can, for example, stand idly by while people’s rights and dignity are trampled in the name of equanimity and renunciation. One *can* make the mistake of thinking that the poorest of the poor are just so because of their karma, and there’s nothing we can or should do about it. These are all forms of wrong view that one can develop from poorly grasping the dharma. They are just as harmful as outright aggression, but they are so passive that they might go by unnoticed.

Other times, it may be naked aggression, as in the case of Zen monks making a case for just war that led to Pearl Harbor, when there is no justification for war in Buddhism. Other times, practitioners may feel that they are honestly protecting something, someone, or are generating less suffering to prevent greater suffering later. These aren’t easy questions, and we cannot know all the consequences of our actions. Again, it’s wrong view based on ignorance.

well hindus and buddhist do not believe in violence.
but they believe in reaction.

when muslim burnt a train in Sabarmati, Hindus reacted and Gujrat riots came into existence.

but for spreading their religions Abrahmics become violent and manipulative.That is y they are more violent.

not really. We didn’t see such religions spread over large areas of the world to judge, power corrupts always. Locally these Dharmic religions are not so innocent.

What can I say. The God Yahweh I worship is a God of war who uses violence to bring peace.

God is on every fundamentalisr’s sise

Go to india, sri lanka, thailand and see how violent some Hindus, buddhists and sikhs are

No.

Dharmic religion can be just a virulent (Sikhism, for example).

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