Our good Catholic friend, Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, is at it once again and publicly declaring that “Islam is more warlike than Christianity” and that “the Koran is riddled with invocations to violence”.
To put things into context, today I have undertaken the “5 minute challenge”, where I search the Bible for 5 minutes to see what I can come up with. Here’s what I found…
- Numbers 25:17
“Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them”
- Exodus 32:12
The LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the LORD’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.”
- Numbers 14:12
I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they.”
- Deuteronomy 7:2
and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
- Joshua 11:20
For it was the LORD himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
- Jeremiah 14:12
Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague.”
- Lamentations 3:66
Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.
- Leviticus 20:15
” ‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
Yep, I agree Dr. Pell, Christianity is definately a tolerant religion and not in the slightest “riddled with invocations to violence”. How do I convert?