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The Christians attacked Islam using the verses in Al-Qur’an about taking the WAR BOOTY.

But they do’n know their God legalizes taking the war booty for for themselves.

Deuteronomy 20:10-141599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

10 When thou comest near unto a city to fight against it, thou shalt offer it peace.

11 And if it answer thee again [a]peaceably, and open unto thee, then let all the people that is found therein, be tributaries unto thee, and serve thee.
12 But if it will make no peace with thee, but make war against thee, then shalt thou besiege it.
13 And the Lord thy God shall deliver it into thine hands, and thou shalt smite all the males thereof with the edge of the sword.
14 Only the women, and the children, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof shalt thou take unto thyself, and shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

Numbers 31:52-541599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the Lord (of the captains over thousands and hundreds) was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

53 (For the men of war had spoiled, every man for [a]himself.)

54 And Moses and Eleazar the Priest took the gold of the captains over the thousands, and over the hundreds, and brought it into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, for a[b]memorial of the children of Israel before the Lord.



Numbers 31

Offerings from War Booty

25 Then the Lord told Moses, 26 Take an inventory of the booty that was taken in the battle,[h] both of humans and of animals. Then you, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the fathers of the community 27 are to divide the booty between the warriors who went to war and the rest of the community.

28 “After this, you are to exact a tribute for the Lord from the soldiers who went to war, consisting of the tribute earned by one person out of every 500, whether from people, cattle, donkeys, or flocks. 29 You are to take half their share and give it to Eleazar the priest as a raised offering to the Lord. 30 Then take half the share of the Israelis, one drawn out of every 50 people, cattle, donkeys, flocks, and from every animal, then give to the descendants of Levi who maintain the service of the Lord’s tent.”

31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did what the Lord had commanded Moses. 32 The goods confiscated in excess of the war implements[i] that the warriors had gathered included 675,000 sheep, 33 72,000 cattle, 34 61,000 donkeys, and 35 32,000 women who had not had sexual relations with a man.

God’s Portion of the War Booty

36 Now half of the share of those who went to war numbered 337,500 sheep, 37 so theLord’s tribute from the sheep totaled 675. 38 The cattle numbered 36,000, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 72. 39 The donkeys numbered 30,500, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 61.40 The people[j] numbered 16,000, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 32 people. 41 Then Moses gave the tribute, a raised offering to the Lord, to Eleazar the priest, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 42 From half of the share of the Israelis that Moses had set aside from the soldiers, 43 there were 337,500 sheep for the community, 44 36,000 cattle, 45 30,500 donkeys, 46 and 16,000 people.

47 Moses took a portion drawn from every 50 Israelis, including from both human and animals, and gave them to the descendants of Levi who maintained the Lord’s tent, just as the Lord had commanded him.[k] 48 Then the officers in charge of thousands of soldiers, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds approached Moses 49 and told him,[l] “Your servants took a count of the soldiers who were under our authority. We didn’t miss a single man. 50 We’ve brought offerings to the Lord from whatever each man found—jewel-encrusted gold, anklets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces—to make atonement for ourselves[m] in the Lord’s presence.”

51 Then Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them and everything that was fashioned into jewels. 52 The gold for the raised offering that they brought to the Lordtotaled 16,750 shekels, 53 because every soldier had confiscated war booty for his own use. 54 Moses and Eleazar took the gold from the captains of thousands and hundreds and brought it to the Tent of Meeting, to serve as a memorial to the Israelis in the Lord’s presence.

31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
33 72,000 cattle,
34 61,000 donkeys
35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was: 337,500 sheep,
37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.



Booty [S]

captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed ( Deuteronomy 20: : 16 ). The “pictures and images” of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also ( Numbers 33:52 ). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Numbers 31:26-47 . David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple ( 1 Samuel 30:24-26 ; 2 Sam 8:11 ; 1 Chronicles 26:27 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. “Entry for Booty”. “Easton’s Bible Dictionary”. .

Booty [E]

consisted of captives of both sexes, cattle, and whatever a captured city might contain, especially metallic treasures. Within the limits of Canaan no captives were to be made, ( deuteronomy 20:14deuteronomy 20:16 ) beyond these limits, in case of warlike resistance, all the women and children were to be made captives, and the men put to death. The law of booty is given in ( Numbers 31:26-47 ) As regarded the army, David added a regulation that the baggage guard should share equally with the troops engaged. ( 1 Samuel 30:24 ; 25 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. “Entry for ‘Booty'”. “Smith’s Bible Dictionary”. . 1901.


boot’-i (baz and baz):

“Booty” is the translation of baz or baz, usually rendered “prey” and “spoil” (Jeremiah 49:32); of malqoach, “prey,” “booty” (Numbers 31:32, “the booty–the rest of the prey,” the Revised Version (British and American) “the prey, over and above the booty,” baz); of meshiccah, “spoil” (Habakkuk 2:7; Zechariah 1:13; the Revised Version (British and American) “spoil”); of opheleia, “gain” (2 Macc 8:20). “Booty respects what is of personal service to the captor; spoils whatever serves to designate his triumph; prey includes whatever gratifies the appetite and is to be consumed” (Crabb, English Synonymes). Persons (for slaves, etc.) might be part of the booty.

See also SPOIL.

W. L. Walker

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. “Entry for ‘BOOTY'”. “International Standard Bible Encyclopedia”. 1915.




Killings for Christianity

Historical killings for Christianity

Modern killings for Christianity

Killings for Christianity

The Church started killing unbelievers as early as the 4th century. The killing (often with torture) of heretics, church splinter groups, dissenters, atheists, agnostics, deists, pagans, infidels and unbelievers was supported by almost all mainstream Christian theology for over a thousand years, starting with the intolerant St. Augustine (died 430 AD).

“Burn the witch!” This hilarious scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail perfectly captures the “logic” of the centuries of “witch” torturing and killing by Christianity. This crime was supported at the highest levels, up to The Papacy. Also here.

Historical killings for Christianity

The Popes of the Catholic church.

The Crusades

The Inquisition

        • Rudolph J. Rummel estimates that the Inquisition butchered 350,000 innocent men, women and children.

The Witch-hunting

The burning alive of a man accused of “witchcraft”. From The Devils (1971). In fact, this is mild. The Christian religious maniacs burnt women and children alive too. Search for more.

The post-medieval period

  • The Peasants’ War, 1524-25, could be seen as an early communist revolution, complete with “cleansing” slaughter.
    • Thomas Muentzer said (see here and here): “curse the unbelievers … don’t let them live any longer, the evil-doers who turn away from God. For a godless man has no right to live if he hinders the godly. The sword is necessary to exterminate them … if they resist let them be slaughtered without mercy … the ungodly have no right to live, save what the Elect choose to allow them … Now, go at them … it is time … The scoundrels are as dispirited as dogs … Take no notice of the lamentations of the godless! They will beg you … don’t be moved by pity … At them! At them! While the fire is hot! Don’t let your sword get cold! Don’t let it go lame!”
  • The Pope, Sixtus V, blessed Spain’s attempt to conquer England, 1588, and promised a plenary indulgence for all who took part.
  • Protestant-Catholic Wars of Religion
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (see here and here) may have helped encourage centuries of persecution and killing of Catholics (which continues in Ulster today), but it also documents a long history of violence and murder against free thinkers by Rome.
  • Martyrs
    • The last Catholic martyr in Britain was Oliver Plunkett, executed in London in 1681.
    • The last atheist martyr in Britain was Thomas Aikenhead (and here), executed in Edinburgh in 1697.
    • Atheists continued to be persecuted, and by the 19th century atheists in Britain were jailed rather than executed. In 1883, George Foote, editor of the Freethinker, was jailed for blasphemy. Apparently the church in England no longer believes that those who disagree with it should be jailed.
    • Catholics were denied the right to representation in Parliament until 1829.
    • Atheists were denied the right to representation in Parliament until 1886.
    • Atheist martyrs are still being killed in Islamic states and are even being killed by Muslims in the West.
  • Many of the orders have shameful histories.

Democide in the Americas, Africa and Australia

I agree that much of the democide and slavery in the New World and Africa after the 15th century was driven by politics and profit as much as by religion. I am not blaming Christianity for all of it.The West has changed for the better. And the Christian churches have changed for the better. I am interested in the failure of the Christian West to recognise the rights of non-Europeans, the failure of the Christian churches to condemn it, the slow awakening of both church and society, and the long road towards the West becoming today the greatest defender on earth of universal human rights.

        • Rudolph J. Rummel estimates that 14 million native North and South Americans were killed by Europeans (and their American-born descendants) in democide in the conquest of the Americas. Much of this, especially in the Caribbean and South America, was driven by European Roman Catholicism.
        • Democide and the church
                  • The papal bull Romanus Pontifex, 1455. In this, Pope Nicholas V supports the killing, forcible conversion and enslaving of unbelievers found in the new lands.

The Spanish executing the last Inca Emperor Atahualpa in 1533.
He was threatened with death by burning, which, in his beliefs, would prevent his soul going to the afterlife.
He was offered death by strangling if he would convert to Catholicism. He agreed, and was killed that way.
Image from here.

Slavery in the Americas and Africa

        • Rudolph J. Rummel estimates that 17 million Africans were killed by Europeans (and their American-born descendants) in democide through slavery.
      • In 1888 it first started stumbling towards the view that slavery was wrong.

A lady being carried by her slaves in Brazil, c.1860.
From here.

“An Atheist Reads the Bible – 4 – Slavery”.
Support for slavery in the Bible.

Beatification and canonisation of flawed figures

          • Spain’s Roman Catholic bishops want to canonise Queen Isabella, who started the Inquisition to torture and kill heretics, ethnically cleansed the Jews and Muslims, and brought genocide to the Americas.
        • Sir Thomas More was canonised in 1935, and is glorified in the film A Man for All Seasons.
                  • This vile murderer burned alive heretics and reformers, just because their superstitious beliefs differed from his own stupid beliefs. The fact that he himself was killed for the same reason does not suddenly absolve him of his crimes. Indeed, it seems like justice.
      • Sir Thomas More was a religious maniac who wore a hairshirt, deliberately mortifying his body. He also practiced flagellation.
      • Pius IX was the last Pope to have temporal power, and to be able to abuse those unlucky enough to live in the Papal States.
      • In 1858, Pius IX’s police brutally removed a 6 year old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, from his parents and forcibly raised him as a Catholic. The pleas of Edgardo’s distraught parents counted for nothing. They never got their little boy back. This is minor compared with the brutality of the church throughout history, but the sheer cruelty of it makes Pius IX a disgusting figure that no decent person should respect.
      • Judaism and Christianity are not real, the soul and baptism are not real, but a mother’s love is real. A mother’s pain is real.
        • St. Maximilian Kolbe, who was martyred by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1941, was, it is sad to say, a high-profile Polish anti-semite before the war. He wrote for a large audience on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the alleged Jewish-Zionist-Masonic-Communist conspiracy, and so on. While Kolbe himself went on to save, not kill, Jews, who knows what brutal acts during the war were inspired by his pre-war words?
        • Pius XII, Pope during the Holocaust – in line for beatification.

Sir Thomas More is killed for his beliefs.
He himself burned alive people for their beliefs.

“Brief Lives” by John Aubrey (late 17th century) tells this amusing story about how Thomas More displayed and gave away his daughter Margaret to William Roper.

Modern killings for Christianity

Church support for and tolerance of tyranny

Human rights

        • In my lifetime, the Catholic church has suppressed even basic freedom of religion. In Franco’s Spain (up to 1975) non-Catholics were subject to severe restrictions on worship and speech (rather similar to the status of dhimmis under Islam).
        • In my lifetime, the Catholic church in Ireland supported the denial of civil liberties in Ireland:

Killings for Christianity by Africans

Europe has had a long run, but the torch may be passing to Africa as the centre of killings for Christianity.

Giles Muhame, editor of the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone, the face of modern Christian sharia law. An American Christian fanatic, Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, actually defends the death penalty for Ugandan gays. He produces an incredibly strange, slick, trendy video with a brutal medieval worldview. Apparently we should be impressed that some ancient book of a primitive tribe called for gays to be killed.

          • Having spread his hate, he is now trying to hide the video. Try search.
        • Maybe it’s just a pose and he doesn’t really want to see gays killed, but he does remind us that the old Christianity was very like modern Islam. Christianity looks fairly disgusting, as portrayed by him.

I note that the Christian fanatic Molotov Mitchell quotes Leviticus on homosexuality, while sporting a tattoo. So this is for him.

“Witch”-hunting in Africa – the worst killing for Christianity today

The torture and killing of “witches” in Africa, many of them innocent children, is perhaps the worst killing for Christianity in the world today.

Modern torture and killing for Christianity: “Witch” hunting in Nigeria.

Free Alexander Aan, an atheist being persecuted by Indonesia.


Source: http://markhumphrys.com/christianity.killings.html