From the Epistle to Diognetus, dated late 2nd century, or perhaps as early as the 1st century:Christians . . . reside in their respective countries, but only as aliens. They take part in everything as citizens and put up with everything as foreigners. Every foreign land is their home, and every home a foreign land. . . . Their board they spread for all, but not their bed. They find themselves in the flesh, but do not live according to the flesh. They spend their days on earth, but hold citizenship in heaven. They obey the established laws, but in their private lives they rise above the laws. They love all men, but are persecuted by all. They are unknown, yet are condemned; they are put to death, but it is life that they receive. They are poor, and enrich many; destitute of everything, they abound in everything. They are dishonored, and in their dishonor find their glory. They are calumniated, and are vindicated. They are reviled and they bless; they are insulted and render honor. Doing good, they are penalized as evildoers; when penalized, they rejoice because they are quickened into life...
Image: The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer
From the Didache (pronounced DID-dah-kay), a 1st century Christian teaching document:"Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not practice pederasty [sex between a man and boy, esp. anal sex]; do not fornicate [intercourse between unmarried persons]; do not steal; do not deal in magic; do not practice sorcery [treating the spirit as a mere tool one supposes one can manipulate for one's own private ends]; do not kill a fetus by abortion, or commit infanticide. Do not covet your neighbor’s goods. Do not perjure yourself; do not bear false witness; do not calumniate; do not bear malice. Do not be double-minded or double-tongued, for a double tongue is a deadly snare. Your speech must not be false or meaningless, but made good by action. Do not be covetous, or rapacious, or hypocritical, or malicious, or arrogant. . . . Hate no man; but correct some, pray for others, for still others sacrifice your life as a proof of your love. My child, shun evil of any kind and everything resembling it. . . . Be gentle, for the gentle will inherit the land. Be long-suffering, and merciful, and guileless, and quiet, and good, and with trembling treasure forever the instructions you have received. Do not carry your head high, or open your heart to presumption. Do not be on intimate terms with the mighty, but associate with holy and lowly folk. Accept as blessings the casualties that befall you, assured that nothing happens without God."A beautiful teaching.Compare the above bolded text about honesty, with Islamic teachings in support of Taqiyya (lying in defense of Islam), and Tawriya (creative lying under any circumstance).
The quotes in my above comments come from a book called Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, by Rod Bennett. I don't agree with everything Rod Bennett says in the book, but I'm really enjoying it. I'm still in the early part of the book. Bennett weaves an entertaining biography of several early Church fathers, interspersing wonderful quotations from their works.
Traeh notice that those teachings conform perfectly to Islam.
Hello brother Traeh, It is beautiful teaching... Thank you for sharing!
Kangaroo said:Traeh notice that those teachings conform perfectly to IslamDoes islam have anything good its on?Nothing.
In what way kangaroo. Come on give us a laugh!
Kangaroo said..."Traeh notice that those teachings conform perfectly to Islam."Kangaroo, you make me laugh at you profusely.Even if you could find these quotes in the Qu'ran, they would not mean the same in context of Mohammad's life. With Mohammad, there was always a loophole or an exception to every seemingly good deed he did or condoned. For example, Allah commands love, but it is only between other Muslims. If you quote that Allah loves, it is confined to Muslims only. All of the equivalent sayings in Islam are contextually different and are limited in scope to a specific situation. They are superficial when understood in context.
@ TraehKangaroo gave you a perfect example of the "Tawriya" / "Maareth"He said "that those teachings conform perfectly to Islam."but in his mind he was referring to something else that conform to Islam"This is the art of lying in Islam ...
Kangaroo is typical of a brainwashed zealot overcome by delusion,He makes boasts and even attempts to cannibalize Christian doctrine in the hopes that someone will just take his claims at face value! But when confronted with requests to provide the evidence he flees or name calls. This is pathetic! And he said he was going to respond to the evidence I provided! And has yet to do so! Watch how he responds! You will know then by their fruit!
Kangaroo, Christ's teachings are divine. Muhammad's are darkness:In core Islamic texts, Muhammad says your "lives and property" are not safe from him unless you become a MuslimFor example, in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, the two most canonical hadith collections:Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25:"Narrated Ibn 'Umar:Allah's Apostle said: 'I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform all that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.' " Sahih Muslim, Book 031, Number 5917: "...Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice: 'Allah's Messenger, on what issue should I fight with the people?' Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: 'Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger, and when they do that then their blood and their riches are inviolable from your hands but what is justified by law and their reckoning is with Allah.' "Quoting Islam
Traeh, Keep up with your knowledge about Islam and keep telling and shutting off these goats! God bless you!
Traeh, Keep up up your good work in busting Islam, the cult of the ignoramus!
Gee, no mention of the muslime soldier that fragged members of his own unit (the 101st Airborne) while they SLEPT in Iraq:http://www.jihadwatch.org/2005/04/akbar-convicted-of-murder-in-grenade-attack.htmlor the US sailor that provided ship berthing and vulnerability information to Al Qaida:http://www.parapundit.com/archives/004110.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/07/sailor.arrested/index.html
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