I don't know. Each person is different. Each one of us has our own prejudices and unconscious assumptions that pervert our understanding of whatever it is we are reading. You have to consider these two points:Seraph wrote:Let's be honest here. While a person using their God-given reason while seeking genuinely after God will probably reject the Quran with it's violence and hatred, is that same person going to see the Bible as any different?
1. Biblical descriptions of violence are mostly descriptive; those few that are prescriptive are judgements of God against a person or a group.
2. The Koran prescribes violence - or forced submission - against infidels .
Another thing: you don't deduce that the Bible is God's Word with your ''God-given'' reason because that would be impossible. Read that again: impossible.
Moses, Elijah and John were prophets and confirmed as such by fulfillment of their prophecies. Muhammad never prophecied anything and was so terrified by the aparition in the cave that he wanted to kill himself.Seraph wrote:You mean much like Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and John the Baptist?Ask yourself, ''Why would an angelic being visit a madman living in a cave?'' ...because that is what Muhammad was: a madman holed up in a cave.