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Glossary - Infidel

An infidel is a person who believes in a different religion, is anti-theistic because they oppose religion, or is an atheist due to the absence of belief in deities.  Certain popular religious doctrines promote the murder of infidels, sometimes in a painful manner such as by stoning or other brutally violent methods.

A negative connotation is typically assumed with the word "infidel" because it is often depicted as a form of evil.  This is entirely dependent on context, however, because for followers who know that their religions are evil could validly use this term to refer to those who are not.


Religious doctrine mentioning infidels

The Holy Bible (King James translation)
2 Chronicles, chapter 15, verse 13
"That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman."

The Book of Mormon
2 Nephi, chapter 26, verse 19
"Those who have dwindled in unbelief shall be smitten by the hand of the Gentiles."

The Holy Qu'ran (AlIslam.Org Ahmadiyya Muslim Community translation)
Al-Nisa', chapter 4, verse 90 (some translations have this in verse 89)
"They wish that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you may become all alike. Take not, therefore, friends from among them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah. And if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them; and take no friend nor helper from among them;"


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