One last point, I don't care how the Moslems rationalize their bloody religion. I care not one iota. They are deluded. They do not worship the true God. If I ask a kindergartener to size a steam trap and he fails to do so correctly, it's really just a waste of time to go through his calculations because he probably didn't even know where to start at in the first place.
So a Muslim is wrong because Muslims are wrong not because of any logical reason? The whole point on this and other threads is that Islam is inherently violent based upon the Quran. Yet you must hold Christianity and Judaism to the same standard.
No. Moslems are wrong because they are murdering. They have no authority to do this. When the Hebrews in the OT did what they did they did so under the authority of God. See, this is why I asked what religion you were because it makes no sense to argue with you on this point if you do not worship God. If you do not worship God then you do not recognize this authority and we have to agree to disagree.
So, if you want me to give you a logical argument:
IF you worship the true God (on an Orthodox forum I am allowed to consider the Trinity to be the true God) THEN you accept His authority. IF you accept the authority of the true God THEN this becomes and EITHER/OR situation. You can ONLY worship Him and can ONLY accept His ultimate authority. IF you worship the true God THEN all other gods are false. They have no authority.
THUS - If the true God orders you to exterminate a population, as we believe He did in the OT, THEN you 1- do it, 2- accept that He has authority to do so - because He is the creator and this is His prerogative.
IF the Moslems decide to do the same thing they do it outside of the authority of God. Their actions cannot be considered moral based on our understanding of morality. They have murdered. Murder = Naughty.
Similar example - A policeman can pull me over for speeding. He is operating under the authority of the State. I cannot pull him over for speeding as I lack this authority. Simple equation, really.
The problem with my argument is that both you and I must accept the authority of God for this to be valid. Note that I am ONLY making this argument on the assumption that some of the people reading it may be of the same religion as me. With dzheremi, for instance, I believe this argument holds weight, since he apparently believes in the true God. You have consistently skirted the issue. This is inexplicable because on an Orthodox forum you would think that there would be no negative consequences for you to admit to being part of the Orthodox faith. As it is, since you do not admit to worshiping the true God, I could assume that you do not. In that case, my argument is invalid since we do not agree on the initial terminology. In that case, I concede the point.