'Text and Context' is crucial to understanding any divine text especially the Torah, Bible, and Quran. All three have visions of a vengeful and loving God in equal measure.
I am amazed when Allah can immediately switch from displeasure regarding unbelievers to universal love, co-existence and understanding:
''That which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase the wickedness and unbelief of many of them. But do not grieve for the unbelievers.
Believers, Jews, Sabeans, and Christians - whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right - shall have nothing to fear or to regret.''
(Surah 5: Verses 68-69)
Surely the highlighted is a matchless example of universal tolerance, respect and love encompassing all of human religiosity including ethical atheists and pagans?
Peace Train calling…