[Paleopsych] violence in quran and bible

Paul J. Werbos, Dr. paul.werbos at verizon.net
Sat Apr 2 02:14:07 UTC 2005

I do not believe that a true follower either of Jesus or of Mohammed
would fall into violence in the way that the fundamentalist fanatics do.

Re the Bible -- it is very odd to me how many people call themselves 
who  work very hard to emulate the Pharisees he opposed. Yes, the Pharisees 
to quote certain parts of the Old Testament, but Jesus made it
very clear that he wanted to explain or revise a few things...

Mohammed is a bit harder for most of us in the US to track. It was a bit
awkward for him, in Medina, trying to follow benevolent principles not so 
different from what
Jesus taught, but threatened very hard by vicious military force from corrupt
folks over the hill.... yes, he won some battles, but on the whole he took
many affirmative steps to bend things towards the side of peace and trust 
as much as he could manage.

Many of the evils of modern Christianity and Islam are traceable not to 
Jesus or Mohammed, but to
corrupt people who tried to use their names while distorting their 
messages, so as to enslave people.
Constantine and the Abbasid emperors are the most obvious villains. 

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