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Also according to the Sermon on the Mount, we are to pray for those who persecute us. Matthew 5
There is nothing in the Bible that say anything against self-defense. And there are a good many places that you can find support for it. Also, the defense of others (your family) www.gotquestions.org/self-defense.html and www.biblicalselfdefense.com and www.letusreason.org/doct40.htm touch on this question. What is not required or desired is revenge. - Revenge is mine says the Lord - Romans 12:19; Isaiah 1:24; Hebrews 10:30
Christianity is definitely a religion of peace - Jesus said love your enemy. And it is based on historical events. See Ultimate Search under Search.InAllEarnest.com
And there are groups that do try to interpret the quran in a peaceful way - especially the kurds and those muslims in the US.
What does the quran say about violence? http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/023-violence.htm At the same time there is much in the quran that talks of the bible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orx30iZjzK8
What does the quran say about violence? http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/023-violence.htm
The publc mandate is the the red pill not the blue pill! Realitiy is in - fantasy is out.
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