Definitions: Christianity versus Islam: YouTube - CrossTalk: "Quran Q&As"

This links to UPDATE 1 below.

Here's another RT (Russian Today) video upon which I commented on YouTube.

Those comments are as  follows (The double hash marks separate the individual comments I left on YouTube. YouTube doesn't allow more than 500 characters per comment.):

Peter Lavelle, Muslims follow Mohammed. Christians follow Jesus. Mohammed said fight and kill. Jesus said not to. That's not complicated. Any average child can readily understand it. Don't define Christians as anyone who claims to be one. A Christian does his or her best to do what Jesus said to do. No Christian participated in any Crusades. No Christians bombed or invaded Iraq under George W. Bush. Those were non-Christians, even anti-Christs.

Ibrahim Ramey wants to come up with a non-violent Islam? Changing to non-violence means no longer following Mohammed's teachings. He needs to convert rather then talk nonsense. He is completely wrong that Islam and Christianity are plural realities in the way he's claiming. He doesn't follow the Qur'an. That's obvious. He's a Muslim in name only.

Also, the religious text of Christianity is the Christian Bible, not the Jewish Old Testament alone. The Gospel of Jesus informs the Christian about going beyond the Old Testament. When they asked Jesus about a question of Mosaic Law, Jesus convinced them that it would be hypocritical to enforce it as called for by Moses.

Ibrahim Ramey lives in the US. He was born here. He said his parents were Christians. Yet he's going to tell us about how following Mohammed isn't going to conflict with US secularism? That would be comical were it not so sad. Wafa Sultan made a great comeback concerning this point. She lived under Sharia. Ibrahim did not. She demolished Ibrahim's views.

Peter Lavelle tries to blame it on the US propping up dictatorships, which the US does do; but sharia is declared where the US doesn't do that. In addition, he suggests that sharia is their right to choose it, but Wafa is right that a woman may not reject it.

I've seen a woman flogged under sharia for wearing pants. Sure, there are limits imposed everywhere — but flogging women for wearing pants is evil. Women can be pant wearers and be as virtuous as the most virtuous women under sharia.

Here's how the CrossTalk program on Russia Today described the show:

The nature of Islam is the focus of this edition of CrossTalk, with Peter Lavelle and his guests. Islam is one of the world's major religions. However, some believe that Islam and its holy book the Quran is not a religion, but an ideology. If that is the case, what is the evidence? Is calling Islam an ideology the same as Islamophobia? Is the attempt to reject the Quran as a holy book the same as attempting to de-legitimize Islam?

You'll see from the actual video that that's not a very apt description.

By the way, all religions are ideologies. My ideology is Christianity. It's an entire way of life that is suppressed by the ideologies of secularism and Islam and Talmudic Judaism and many other ideologies and religions, including scientism, as if God is ultimately subject to any scientific theory or so-called law. There is only probability where such "science" is concerned, and God controls the odds.

I am opposed to the people complaining about my saying that all religions are not equally valid or legitimate. They are not. See my recent posts on Islam and Judaism:

"The Mind of Mohammed is Islam and is Judged by Jesus's Eternal Standards. His Word is Not the Law, and He Was Not a Prophet of God."

Ukrainians First to Reach Auschwitz. Do human-skin-lampshades and human-soap stories, etc., still stand up?

Here's the Russia Today video:

UPDATE 1: Here's the entire comment thread as of January 18, 2011:

Peter Lavelle tries to blame it on the US propping up dictatorships, which the US does do; but sharia is declared where the US doesn't do that. In addition, he suggests that sharia is their right to choose it, but Wafa is right that a woman may not reject it.

I've seen a woman flogged under sharia for wearing pants. Sure, there are limits imposed everywhere — but flogging women for wearing pants is evil. Women can be pant wearers and be as virtuous as the most virtuous women under sharia.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

@TomUsherRLCC stop talking like u know exactly what the fuck is going on because u dont know shit!

u think that whatever u see on the news is exactly whats hapening in the world well it aint shit.

the news is 90% bullshit and the sooner u learn that the better itl be. u live in a buble full of lies and u dont go against it because u grew up learning that America is a great country and ur government will always tell u the truth. well ur government is a piece of **** and u are one blind fukker.
hassankhwaja101 4 days ago

@hassankhwaja101

Clean up your mouth. Before you shot off that foul thing, you knew nothing about what I do or don't know about American government or my positions concerning it.

I'm not interested in conversing with people on this level you've shown here, which is very, very low.

With your approach, you won't convince one truly thinking, careful, reflective soul. You'll just continue to be an embarrassment to whoever has any even mere common sense who's around you.

TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

Ibrahim Ramey lives in the US. He was born here. He said his parents were Christians. Yet he's going to tell us about how following Mohammed isn't going to conflict with US secularism? That would be comical were it not so sad. Wafa Sultan made a great comeback concerning this point. She lived under Sharia. Ibrahim did not. She demolished Ibrahim's views.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

@TomUsherRLCC Since when is Syria run under Shariah, dumbass? I'm not even Muslim (I'm Greek Orthodox) yet I know this difference. This woman is a hack and a liar. The fact that she converses with a disgusting woman like Scamela Geller says it all.
antistupidity84 2 days ago

@antistupidity84

Show me where I said Syria is under sharia. I neither said it nor implied it.
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

@antistupidity84

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5:22)

Who's a dumb ass? Watch out what you call me, brother. You better have cause, or you're "in danger of hell fire," per Jesus, whom you claim to be your Lord and Savior.
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

@antistupidity84

I wrote, "Peter Lavelle tries to blame it on the US propping up dictatorships, which the US does do; but sharia is declared where the US doesn't do that."

Illogically, you assumed that the statement has to be all-inclusive. It does not and was not intended to be. Sharia is declared where the US does not prop up dictatorships. It is also declared where it does. It is also not declared where it doesn't.

Do you understand that Peter Lavelle was wrong or not?
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

Also, the religious text of Christianity is the Christian Bible, not the Jewish Old Testament alone. The Gospel of Jesus informs the Christian about going beyond the Old Testament. When they asked Jesus about a question of Mosaic Law, Jesus convinced them that it would be hypocritical to enforce it as called for by Moses.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

Ibrahim Ramey wants to come up with a non-violent Islam? Changing to non-violence means no longer following Mohammed's teachings. He needs to convert rather then talk nonsense. He is completely wrong that Islam and Christianity are plural realities in the way he's claiming. He doesn't follow the Qur'an. That's obvious. He's a Muslim in name only.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

Peter Lavelle, Muslims follow Mohammed. Christians follow Jesus. Mohammed said fight and kill. Jesus said not to. That's not complicated. Any average child can readily understand it. Don't define Christians as anyone who claims to be one. A Christian does his or her best to do what Jesus said to do. No Christian participated in any Crusades. No Christians bombed or invaded Iraq under George W. Bush. Those were non-Christians, even anti-Christs.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

TomUsherRLCC wants to tell me Ibrahem isn't following the Qu'ran? and I'm sure you eat pork (Don't BS Me otherwise)? In the Bible isn't it recorded that you must not eat pig meat or touch their carcasses as they are unclean. This command is repeated on numerous occasions in the Bible, but I can only recall Isaiah stating this. Perhaps you can search it up :) The Bible issues a stern warning against those who eat pork. 'You don't follow the Bible. That's obvious. Your Christian in name only.
Eviltwinz93 4 days ago

@Eviltwinz93

I don't eat pork; but if I were to, it would be irrelevant. I don't do many of the things it says to do in the Old Testament. That's why it's the Old Testament.

Jesus brought the New Covenant. Do you know anything about it, or are you under the mistaken notion that Christians are the same as those who call themselves Torah Jews?

By the way, if you don't answer me exactly, then trying to converse with you will be a waste of time that I won't even begin to bother with.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

@TomUsherRLCC The christian religion isn't a religion, it's an ideology as it's rules - like an ideology - have changed as a means of convenience. At one point it was compulsory for women to wear headscarves but now the so called 'Modern' Bible and its added/edited permutations have changed Jesus's (PBUH) words for societies convenience. I'm more of a christian than you as I, like Jesus (PBUH) said, don't drink alcohol or eat pork etc.Face it the modern Christianity is an everchanging ideology.
Eviltwinz93 3 days ago 5

@Eviltwinz93

I said: "Jesus brought the New Covenant. Do you know anything about it, or are you under the mistaken notion that Christians are the same as those who call themselves Torah Jews?

By the way, if you don't answer me exactly, then trying to converse with you will be a waste of time that I won't even begin to bother with."

Answer or forget talking with me.
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

@Eviltwinz93

All religion is ideological.

Christianity is the mind of Jesus Christ, not Paul's and not some Popes' or others who went or go astray.

It was never compulsory for women to wear headscarves.

I already answered you about pork. Pork remains irrelevant.

Also, Jesus drank and served wine. He turned water into wine. You should try to comprehend the meaning (a starting hint: the blood of the grape).
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

@TomUsherRLCC "For if a woman will not cover her head, she should cut off her hair. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should cover her head" Corinthians 11:6 - Your willful ignorance and hypocrisy really is quite outstanding by the way...
Eviltwinz93 1 day ago 2

@Eviltwinz93

You have repeatedly refused to answer my question. You are a ducker and dodger (slippery; dishonest) rather than a proper debater. You ducked because you know the answer defeats what you have alleged. I said Christianity is the mind of Jesus. Paul is not Jesus. It is you who is woefully ignorant.

You have shown yourself to be very intellectually and spiritually weak because you have failed to answer my clear, direct, and simple question.

Anyone who follows you is lost.
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

@TomUsherRLCC No, you are blind to my answers - and in failing to see that my answers were answers to your slippery questions YOU my friend are the poor, blissfully ignorant debater - your just making excuses to end an argument that have you clearly lost.
Eviltwinz93 6 hours ago

Respond to this video... also maybe you should read about the crusades. since history was used in this talk we should also look at history. during the crusades the Christians butchered every Muslim when they took Jerusalem, but when the Muslims took it back they didn't kill a single person. not even the soldiers, instead they let them free without conflict to Christian lands.
hassankhwaja101 4 days ago

@hassankhwaja101

Those weren't Christians. They were only calling themselves Christians. You need to study what Christianity is by reading Jesus's words directly in the Gospels. Jesus's teachings, his religion, his Church, did not bring forth the Crusades. Apostates did. Learn, and then you'll be able to stop spreading such utter falsehoods.
TomUsherRLCC 4 days ago

@TomUsherRLCC The same can be said to all the extremists that exist today calling themselves 'Muslims' but in actuality clearly aren't. If you want to know what Islam really is read the Hadith and the - Untouched! - words of the Qu'ran then, even you, will also see the extent to which a small sect of so called Muslims twist the words of the Quran, contradicting it's true teachings and the sentiments they really express.
Eviltwinz93 3 days ago 3

@Eviltwinz93

I call real Muslims those who follow the Qur'an. I define Islam as the mind of Mohammed. Having read the Qur'an, I don't like that mind relative to Jesus's shown in the Holy Gospels. Have you read them? I disbelieve Mohammed concerning the Gospels. He did not know the history of the Church to weigh in on the matter. He superimposed a claimed spiritual channeling from Gabriel that conveniently worked for Arabs to gain "self-esteem" vis-a-vis Jews and Christians.
TomUsherRLCC 1 day ago

and in an earlier comment u said that Jesus said not to fight and Mohammad(PBUH) said to kill and fight, is that correct?

Well what you have done is taken the prophets words out of context and used them against him. His words were not just ''fight and kill'' as you have stated, but rather to ''fight in defence only''. You see when u take something out of context it can make the best things look horrible!
hassankhwaja101 3 days ago

@hassankhwaja101

No, your conclusion is illogical. I didn't take anything out of context. I stated a fact that is irrelevant to the premise of fighting in defense. Jesus said not to fight, period — defensively or not. In addition, it is argumentative whether or not Mohammed never engaged in offensive war-making. War is an offense in my book regardless of one's side in it. That does not mean that the instigator does not have the greater sin in the matter. He does.

Peace be upon you.
TomUsherRLCC 2 days ago

@TomUsherRLCC OK fine they wernt Christians as you say..and as you said in ur other reply i will clean my tongue. in the same way ther wernt Christians, these extremists who perform such cruel and hideous acts are not Muslims as they do not represent what true Muslims believe in or what the Qur'an teaches. Rather they take things out of context and use them for their own benefit rather than thinking about the other people they are causing harm to whether psychological or physical.
hassankhwaja101 3 days ago

@hassankhwaja101

There are people who take things further than one might reasonably conclude Mohammed would have. However, Mohammed, per the Qur'an, still took things too far. I don't want to live under sharia or impose a Christian theocracy. I want everyone to have the freedom to express his or her religious beliefs and to let hearts be moved accordingly. Mohammed, however, coerced. I find that intellectually and spiritually weak.
TomUsherRLCC 2 days ago

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