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"And for every nation is a messenger. So when their messenger comes, it will be judged between them in justice, and they will not be wronged"
Qur'an 10:47

"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted."
Qur'an 49:13

This piece is intended to promote racial equality and religious tolerance. To represent this diversity, I have chosen a number of major belief systems and have tried my best to showcase the similarities between them. In terms of adherents, they are listed as follows:
Christianity (2 billion adherents)
Islam (1.8 billion adherents)
Hinduism (1 billion adherents)
Buddhism (500 million adherents)
Sikhism (30 million adherents)
Judaism (13.4 million adherents)
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SkoraTheReckless Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
hahahahaahahahahhahahaha 

you have insulted my intellagnce


Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to "fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you" leading some to claim that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families.  The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries.  In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did).  Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah's rule (ie. Muslim conquest).  The use of the word "persecution" by some Muslim translators is disingenuous - the actual Arabic words for persecution (idtihad) - and oppression are not used instead of fitna.  Fitna can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation.  A strict translation is 'sedition,' meaning rebellion against authority (the authority being Allah).  This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned "until religion is for Allah" - ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.  [Editor's note: these notes have been modified slightly after a critic misinterpreted our language. Verse 193 plainly says that 'fighting' is sanctioned even if the fitna 'ceases'.  This is about religious order, not real persecution.]

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

Quran (8:12) - "(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels... "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

www.thereligionofpeace.com/pag…
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Armilus616 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Reading through the comments, Jews seem to be offended being called equals... Christians bragging about being the best... Some people (a few of them I suspect to be Muslims because of their usernames) love this post...

I actually disagree.
Jews, Christians and Muslims differ at the details, such as what dress should priests wear, how exactly has a prayer to be formulated, at what date are the major holidays and how are they celebrated... The core is identical, as it is all based on the same crazy Hebrew guy that almost killed his son in a human sacrifice. If they could stop bitching about their petty differences and focus on what they have in common, they would be considered one unified religion in less than a week.
Hinduism, however, has a completely different core and is therefore incompatible. Same with my own religion, which is neither represented in the picture nor the description.
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123456789JD Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
We Jews are only 14 million tops.....how are we a major religion other than having a high number of Nobel Prize winners and other contributors to science?
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yehudihasidi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No, we jews aren't the same than the goyim.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Writer
Does anybody know if there is any line of Hindu theological thought that regards to what would happen if most human beings and similar souls on this rung of existence were to find their way to some higher one? 
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ToxicHolyGrenade Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I would say Christianity is the best and yet correct religion.
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sonicfan0777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student General Artist
that's so awesome!!! i wish people would understand your message more!!! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Royszawa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome and interesting ideas! :D
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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MadetGheist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Good piece. God loves us all
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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AhmadiMuslim Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
The Best Religious Post On This Site .. Thanks :)
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and Eid Mubarak! :D
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AhmadiMuslim Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Thanks Dear :)
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UnityBeing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing for realising this great, great piece! Shabbat Shalom, Mash'Allah, Amen and Namaste! <3
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic piece! Awesome!
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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eissaDsenator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
a very meaningful piece of art
 well done!
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
"Oh the Catholics hate the Protestants, and the Protestants hate the Catholics, and the Hindus hate the Muslims, and everyone hates the Jews." -Tom Lehrer, "National Brotherhood Week"
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
This is nice work.  Beauty for both eye and mind.

Perhaps when the killing stops and the thinking starts, it will become reality.  For now, knowing that you and I will not kill each other over religion gives your thought a start.
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zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I know plenty of good muslims, There are just more radical Muslims out there that give them a bad image.

Islam itself is not a inherently bad religion.
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eissaDsenator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
"Where they'd steal male children, force them to convert to Islam"
Mohmmad was not accepting those who wanted to convert to Islam without their parents permission {this is what history says.

"However Mohammad taught violence and just over all evil ways to the Arabian people.+ an insult "
Violence came after his death because of those who wanted to rule and did ! some of those stupid personality(s) are still ruling arabian parts and out side, they support the terrorist in Iraq and Sirya ! Planning to take it all and force it's people to join their religion  muslims are not just one religion now they are too many,   good Muslims are rare but they are really good ! so those who cut heads of my kind for we love "Imam Hussain the symbol  of freedom" are not muslim they are called wahabians mostly exist in al-soudia's kingdom  if you wana see them LOL they eat shia muslim kind hearts too they are too awful even thinking about them makes me never want to live! by the way yes i hate them too! in soudia women can't drive it's a bug in there religion but other kinds of religion women can drive  for us even a bike is available hehe anyway i want to say muslims are not the same everywhere there are so many of them ! 
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eissaDsenator Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
the Turkish Janissary is almost a 1000year after Mohammad's death
you say Islamic Turks just like if I'm one of their biggest fans hehehehe LOL...

I don't like those cause religion was an ideal tool to control more lands in that time but when you can't have more than 1 religion you'll have to fight when you have the ability to.    if you need more lands and power!

simply I don't like Ottomanians(Turks) ,those whom ruled Islam before them and after them including (Umayyad rule,Abbasid rule and more who came after them ... Why? you may wonder!
because all of those were against the house hold of the prophet  they have been tutoring them putting them in jails killing them and enemies without reasons
the house hold of the prophet wanted people to live happily with justice and peace without violence !
and sometimes these were against what the government wants (high taxes made life hard for people ,<this was turks's)
any way i don't know a lot of these things for i hate history

the house hold of the prophet were great scientists and worked hard for justice to help the poor  (they were against
Racism)
and they didn't care about the religion of the opponent who needs help they just helped!


the relationship between the house hold of the prophet and Christians was good !

Mohammad fought lots of battles yes! first it was there own protection  protecting the new religion they were in danger as a new power because people loved Mohammad and his new religion they supported him !
even Christians helped Mohammad  and protected muslims from
Quraysh tribe !
then they helped Iraq and saved them from Persian attacks more people joined Islam
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Mohammad tried to spread Islam using the most peaceful ways by sending messengers to kings of kingdoms and empires  inviting them to Islam and interdicting Islam to them  and wars were the last choice !

all I mean is: Mohammad didn't come by violence !
i think you don't know anything about how Islam begun! what did Mohammad do to get people around respect him, love him and support him? you should read about it friend then say who came by violence

i said the relation between christian and the house hold of the prophet was good right!
optional:- you don't need to read this:

The Marriage of the Roman princess Malika with Imam Hassan Askari (as)

Nargis Khatoon (sa) said: "That night, I had a vision as I saw Jesus (as) with Shimeon and a number of other disciples gathered in my grandfather's palace, where a high tribune of bright light was erected in the same place where my grandfather was enthroned.

I saw Prophet Mohammad (SAW), his son-in-law and Imam Ali Al-Mortadha (as) with eleven of his sons entering the place. Jesus (as) advanced to receive them and embraced Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said to Jesus: "O' spirit of God, I came to you to betroth and engage your disciple Shimeon's daughter Malika to this son of mine, pointing out to Imam Hassan Askari (as), and the writer of this letter." Jesus (as) looked at Shimeon and said: "Honor has marched towards you. Relate your kin to the kinship of the progeny of Prophet Mohammad (SAW)." Shimeon replied: "I did". Then Prophet Mohammad (SAW) ascended the tribune and gave an eloquent speech and conducted my marriage ceremony to his son. Jesus (as) bore witness as well as Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and the present disciples of Jesus (as).

Roman princess Malika Falls in Love with Imam Hassan Askari (as)

Nargis Khatoon (sa) elaborated: When I woke up, I could not relate the vision to my father or grandfather in fear of their persecution. I concealed this vision in my heart, but day by day I grew in love with Imam Hassan Askari (as). I yearned and longed to meet with him. I lost my appetite and stopped eating and drinking. I grew thin and weak and became ill. There was not a doctor in cities of the Roman Empire that my grandfather did not bring to treat my illness and find my cure.

Desperate and despondent about my recovery, my grandfather asked if I had any wish or desire to be fulfilled in this life. I said: "Dear grandfather, I see the doors of relief and hope being closed in my face, but if you would stop the torture of Muslim captives and prisoners and promise to release them from your jails and set them free, then may be Jesus and his mother Mary will then grant me good health." When my grandfather accepted my request, I forced myself to eat and drink a little and pretended to recover. He was so delighted with these signs of improvement, that he became very kind to Muslim captives and prisoners.

source :-  www.ezsoftech.com/stories/narj…

you hate Islam because there is a bunch of killers call them selves Muslims we don't like them those are terrorists!

my mother loves Christians for she thinks they are very friendly!
Don't change the way we think about you!
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eissaDsenator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
so don't judge on the person by his religion!
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zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
All of the examples you have listed have been done by Christianity as well.
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zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
That in a sense makes us worse then muslims.
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Elaborate.
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zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Well even though Christians have been taught to be peaceful and respect others, we don't.

And before you say some shit like "You must be a Muslim" or "You like durkies", I do not. My oldest brother and my dearest friend was killed in iraq, died from bleeding the sand. I don't think there is inherently wrong with Islam, Radicals have taken script from the Quran and use it to fuel their anger.

Kings James version of the bible has many parts which are questionable and downright morally wrong, But also has many texts that are rich with beauty.
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DIFFERENT2006 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this so much
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really freaking wish this could happen, but I can't realsitically wrap my mind aound how people can love one thing without hating another thing. Ecspecially with about 40% of the New Testament saying that "everything that contradicts Jesus being God's one and only son sucks" :(
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
and over 40% of the Qu'ran saying "infidels suck!" - while I said this because you obviously forgot too :D, I'd say the problem is more with how religions arepreached/taught and followed than the religions themselves.
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hello DR.  It is absolutely "delightful" that you still haven't learned more than one emoticon, and that you keep putting it in the most inappropriate places imaginable.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Hello to you too, lil' feller!  It is true, alas, I do use the :D to say "Oh my, aren't you a biased asshat to only show one side of a problem" way too often.

But I disagree about it being inappropriate here, as you were indeed demonstrating your biased asshatry to only show one side of a problem and I used it in response to you doing so.

So, other than the biased asshat thingy, how you doin'?
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm critical of Christians because I'm Christains. It also helps that theyre the most populous and control all the most powerful countries at the moment. I'd want Muslims to be critical of muslims, Hindus to be critical of Hindus and so on.

But hey, lets play it your way and have everyone hate evryone else. Worked out for humans for 20,000 years after all. :D

And now I'm gonna randomly plop in smiley faces in every post I make to you just to see how you like it.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I don't pop them in randomly, silly person.  As I said, " It is true, alas, I do use the :D (Big Grin) to say "Oh my, aren't you a biased asshat to only show one side of a problem" way too often."

Two things,  One, I don't mind if you do.  The smiley face is far less useless than your babble.  In fact, just send me the smiley faces and let your hand get back to it's important business in your pants.

Two, could you send the kid your mommy had that wasn't brain damaged in the failed argument to taunt me and post those lil' emoties?  We'll graduate to poetry and real insult soon enough and he/she/it would be brighter and thus, more fun. :D
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Take a chance
To join this dance
All that "is" will be revealed
Release your mind
And smilies smilies all around!
Can't you see?
Everything is more clear
To me and to you
But don't forget
(We've) smilies smilies all around

And we dance
In this endless carousel
Can’t you feel the asshat
Power rising from the ground?
No more bad thoughts
We can leave the world behind
Just keep in mind
(We've) smilies smilies all around
Goblins all around!

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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I love what you've done with your room,
it's no longer a cold, braindead tomb,
though braindead you may be,
the smilies, you see,
at least make a dent in the gloom.

You're not much of a poet, plain to  see,
but then, with your IQ,  how could you be?
being asshattish alone,
may give you the stone,
but not the wit to talk smack with me. :D

You'll note I used only one smilie above,
to send your sad, braindead self my love,
one well placed smilie from me,
equals a billion from you, easily,
you're a pushover when push comes to shove!

Thank you.  Please play again!  :nod:
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coffeejelly Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this makes meh happeh! =3
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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coffeejelly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! =D
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tachfeen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
we are not one... we don't believe in the same thing
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eissaDsenator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
but we still can live together and stop hating each other for what the other believes
let the world live modernly peaceful and not to kill those who live on the same planet called earth!
:)
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