In light of this mornings terrorit attack on London, Muslims justify their actions from the Quran (but often times sugar-coat the "annihilate the unbelievers!" with some more positive verses like "be kind to the people of the Book"-the Jews and Christians).
Before I ask my question I want to make it clear that I am not agnostic, I just don't understand something...
As I read the Old Testament, I couldn't help but notice the way God told His people to attack gentile cities and murder and take their booty. Why did God do this? This is something which I find is a disrepancy between the OT and NT. But myself being a junior colege guy, whenever I asked the priest he couldn't give me a straight answer and would somehow go to the NT and point that our beliefs are more based on the NT.
I have heard the metaphorical answer from the epistle that before God could "feed" his children solid food he had to give them milk and just as parents sometimes need to be rough with their children so God was with the Jews but what about the gentiles?
In my mind I cannot justify the way Jericho and countless other gentiles were looted and killed.