Rational Muslims should object the Bible

 

So Says Answering-Islam

 

Sami Zaatari

 

 

Answering-Islam writer Dallas Roark came out with an article some time ago trying to demonize and attack Islam in his titled piece Is Islam rational? Yet what this missionary ended up doing was debunking his own holy text, and giving Muslims a reason to object, and reject the Bible. Good job Mr. Dallas!

 

Now I'm sure Mr. Dallas will be wondering what on earth am I talking about, so to help him, I shall quote his own words:

 

Would you like for your kids to be captured and sold into slavery in some strange country? Would you like for your wife to be captured, sold into slavery,   raped and coerced into sex?  Of course not, you say. Rational Muslims should object to these practices.       

 

 

RESPONSE

 

So according to Mr. Dallas, rational Muslims must reject slavery, children being sold into slavery, wives being captured, and being raped as well. Well Dallas, this is why we reject the Bible, because everything you just mentioned is in your supposed holy text, so thank you for affirming why Muslims should reject your Bible.

 

Slavery in the Bible:

 

However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritanceYou may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46)

 

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ. (Ephesians 6:5)

 

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God. (Colossians 3:22)

 

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1)

 

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. (Titus 2:9-10)

 

 

Capturing Wives and taking them for yourself:

 

When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

 

Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children. (Isaiah 13:15-18)

 

 

Selling Children into slavery:

 

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11)

 

 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. (Deuteronomy 28: 15, 41)

 

 

Conclusion

 

So by the very words of Mr. Dallas, rational Muslims must object the Bible, and indeed we shall Mr. Dallas! Now the question is whether Dallas will be consistent, or inconsistent, and not follow his own words.

 

For more reading about these subjects, visit the following articles:

 

http://muslim-responses.com/Biblical_God_Orders_Rape/Biblical_God_Orders_Rape_

http://muslim-responses.com/Biblical_God_Orders_Rape/Biblical_God_Orders_Rape_

http://islamic-answers.com/laws_of_rape___commentary_on_deuteronomy_22_28_29

http://islamic-answers.com/women_are_punished_again_with_rape_in_the_bible__

 

So what do you say Mr. Dallas? Will you be Mr. consistent, or Mr. double standards?

 

And Allah Knows Best!

 

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