Every now and then we have certain faiths making claims that need to be questioned
Faiths do not make claims. People make claims in the context of faiths. Before generalizing about all other
people within a faith, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are not foisting the outrages of a thousand people onto an innocent billion.
I do feel compelled to question the statements being made.
I share with the other staff on this site the feeling that no philosophical question or discussion is worth alienating, belittling, or demeaning people, and this includes through the use of unfounded generalizations. Philosophy works best with the free exchange of ideas among people with diverse perspectives. When you cherrypick the Koran and make outrageous statements about Muslims in general, failing to even consider
let alone acknowledge
that they are not representative of the whole (or whether you've even bothered to look), you are going beyond some simple intellectual exercise.
I'm going to leave you with the following points. And these are NOT
simply suggestions -- these are flat out expectations
for the conduct of every single member of this forum:
1) Be sensitive to the fact that you may be writing deeply hurtful things about whole populations of people
2) Temper your philosophical inquiries with sensitivity
3) If you cannot be sensitive, then fake it and censor yourself
This thread is done -- should have been long ago.