I Samuel 15:2-3


2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

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II Samuel 6:6-8


6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.

7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.

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Mark 11:12-14


12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

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Froward [Adj.]


Disobedient, contrary, unmanageable; difficult to deal with.

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. (Proverbs 8:13)

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. (Proverbs 10:31)

The Holy Quran Experiment


Muslims are often accused of following a religion that has no place in Western culture. This made us wonder: What about Christianity? – A religion that has influenced our culture greatly.

For this experiment we have purchased a Bible and have disguised it as the Holy Quran. We then highlighted a couple of shocking verses that are in great contrast with modern Western values. Let’s see what happens when we read these passages from the Bible to some people while leading them to believe these passages are from the Quran.

“And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.” [1]

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” [2]

“When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.” [3]

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” [4]

What are your initial thoughts?

‘This sounds ridiculous.’ ‘Well, I didn’t know that this kind of stuff was also in this book.’ ‘How can anyone believe this? It sounds incredible to me.’ ‘Cutting off people’s hands, I mean, apparently that’s just the way they are.’ ‘If you have been raised with this book and these kinds of thoughts it’s going to influence the way you think.’ ‘To me this sounds like they want to oppress you and force you to believe what they believe.’ ‘The woman wants to help and as a result her hand gets cut off.’

If you were to compare this to the Bible, what are the biggest differences?

‘Hearing this, I would think the Quran is more aggressive.’ ‘Especially with things like cutting off people’s hands.’ ‘I think the Bible has a lot more positive things in it.’ ‘The story of the Bible is told very differently.’ ‘The biggest difference what you just heard here is the role of the woman.’ ‘The Bible is a lot less harsh and a bit more peaceful.’ ‘The world is changing and I think they have to adapt to it.’ ‘Most of our people have experienced the freedom to make their own choices and freedom of speech, and having that freedom allows you to think differently.’ ‘It bothers me that some people see these old writings as the absolute truth.’

Well, we have a little surprise for you. These beautiful verses from the Quran are actually from the Bible.

‘What the fuck!’ ‘Seriously?’ ‘What the hell?’ ‘I did not see that coming.’ ‘That is really unbelievable! That is sick, that’s really sick.’ ‘Are you for real?’ ‘Well done. You really got me.’ ‘It’s all just prejudice really, I always try not to be prejudiced myself but apparently I already am. It’s just something you do, unconsciously.’ ‘It has a lot to do with the media of course.’ ‘It’s important to keep thinking rationally when it comes to these things; try to think logically about things and use it to your advantage.’ ‘Of course I’ve heard Bible stories when I was young, and I went to a Christian school, but I really had no idea this was in there.’

– Courtesy of Dit Is Normaal, “The Holy Quran Experiment”


[1] Leviticus 26:27-29
[2] 1 Timothy 2:11-12
[3] Deuteronomy 25:11-12
[4] Leviticus 20:13

Strange Bible Verses


Aggressive verses about aggression:

“I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children.” (Leviticus 26:22)

“Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourself every girl who has never slept with a man.” (Numbers 31:17-18)

“The Lord commands: ” […] slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women” (Ezekiel 9:4-6)

“When the Lord delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the males […] As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves.” (Deuteronomy 20:13-14)

“You will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you.” (Deuteronomy 28:53)

“[…] Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword and; also the women and little ones […] every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall utterly destroy.” (Judges 21:10-12)

“This is what the Lord says: Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass […] And Saul […] utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.” (I Samuel 15:3,7-8)

“The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their women with child ripped open.” (Hosea 13:16)

Evil verses about evil:

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7)

“And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.” (Exodus 32:14)

“Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things.” (Joshua 23:15)

“Then God sent an evil spirit.” (Judges 9:23)

“But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” (I Samuel 16:14)

“Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house.” (II Samuel 12:11)

“[…] therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.” (I Kings 9:9)

“Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam.” (I Kings 14:10)

“[…] Behold, this evil is of the LORD;” (II Kings 6:33)

“Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.” (II Kings 21:12)

“Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place.” (II Kings 22:16)

“Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof […].” (II Chronicles 34:24)

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