Originally Posted by SfValley335i
Is Islam a peaceful religion? Yes because majority of muslims are not on a jihad to kill non believers.
I disagree. Whether Islam is a peaceful religion should be evaluated based on how it's members, on average, compare to the members of other religions. Possibly even how Muslims, on average, compare to someone who is actually peaceful...non-violent.
Lets say a close minority...45%...where on a violent Jihad to kill non believers. Would it be a peaceful religion then? A majority would still not be on a violent Jihad, and that's your criteria, no? How about 30%? All these numbers are just arbitrary. If you rate the ENTIRE religion just based on the majority, you could justify and rationalize an awful lot. Just compare Islam to it's peer religions, and it's claimed ideals.