08 August 2008

Things on which the Bible and Quran agree

In previous posts I've mentioned a few things that the Bible and Quran agree on. But I thought it might be useful to make a list and include them all here. I'll start with ones that I've previously mentioned and go from there. Let me know what I've missed and I'll add them to the list. (To keep it short, I'll just include links to previous posts and to the verses from the Bible and Quran.)
  1. A woman is worth half as much as a man.

    Bible Leviticus 27:3-7
    Quran 4:11, 4:176, 2:282

  2. Stay away from menstruating women.

    Bible Ezekiel 18:5, Leviticus 15:19-30, 18:19, 20:18
    Quran 2:222

  3. Women must cover their heads and dress modestly.

    Bible 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, 1 Timothy 2:9
    Quran 24:31, 33:59

  4. Insects have four legs.

    Bible Leviticus 11:22-23
    Quran 24:45

  5. God and Satan force non-believers to disbelieve.

    Bible 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12, John 12:40, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
    Quran 2:6-7, 6:25, 15:39-43, 7:16-18, 17:97-98, 18:57

  6. Disbelievers should be killed.

    Bible Deuteronomy 13:6-15
    Quran 2:191, 4:89, 4:91, 9:5

  7. Disbelievers will burn forever in hell.

    Bible John 3:18, 36, Mark 9:43-8, Matthew 25:41, Luke 16:22-24, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, Revelation 14:10-11, 20:10
    Quran 9:73, 66:9

  8. Don't make friends with disbelievers.

    Bible 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
    Quran 3:28, 4:89, 4:144, 5:51, 60:1, 13

  9. Lot was a just and righteous man.

    Bible 2 Peter 2:7-8
    Quran 7:80-3, 21:71-5, 27:54-7, 29:26-7, 66:10

  10. God is the creator of evil.

    Bible Isaiah 45:7, Amos 3:6
    Quran 113:1-2


sconnor said...

As sung to the theme, from the Patty Duke Show

But they're cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where bible adores Jesus,
The trinity, and crepe suzette,
Our Qur'an loves to praise Allah,
Mohamed makes her lose control — What a wild duet!

Still, they're cousins,
Identical cousins and you'll find,
They kill alike, they preach alike,
At times they even talk alike —
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind — What a crazy pair!


gltirebiter said...

I bothered to check two of your citations, and found both of them to be skewed beyond reason. No. 6, f'risntance: you INTERPRETED the Deuteronomy verse completely out of context; the subject being discussed is not an unbeliever, but a PROSELYTIZER who is advocating unbelief. The injunction seems to be against people who do not mind their own business, and certainly does not support any position of intolerance.

Anonymous said...

How is it not supporting any position on intolerance if it's telling you to kill someone who is spreading a different religion?

Should everyone who isn't "minding their own business" be murdered?

Ken Fryer said...

Deut 22.5 is not telling women to cover their heads and be modest. It says the habiliments of a man are not on a woman nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman. This is a prohibition on cross dressing, if anything. Please read more carefully before lumping these things together.

"Should everyone who isn't minding their own business be murdered?"
Put a stop to nosey parkers wouldn't it.

Steve Wells said...

Good point, Ken. I've replaced Deuteronomy 22:5 with 1 Timothy 2:9.