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Pranksters Swap Bible Verses with Quran Verses

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover…

We all know the old adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And as much as we love reciting to others, how often do we really fail to observe it ourselves?

When it comes to other people, how often is one individual or a small group enough for us to make definitive judgements about an entire population? Unfortunately, in today’s political climate, it’s all too easy.

Two YouTubers from the Netherlands decided to play with people’s biased perceptions of Islam and Christianity by using this insanely clever trick, and their reactions when the prank is revealed are priceless.

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Start the slideshow below to see just how easy it is to believe everything we hear and read and make disastrous decisions, then SHARE!

The Situation

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Islamophobia is everywhere you go. From the tiniest blog to the biggest politicians, preaching against Islam by condoning it as a violent religion has becoming dishearteningly common over the past few years due to endless wars in the Middle East and nonstop terrorist attacks around the globe.

YouTubers Sacha Harland and Alexander Spoor used this inherent bias to pull an insightful prank on unsuspecting passersby in the Netherlands, and the result is a fantastic social experiment that we could all learn from.

The Idea

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The two men took a Bible and then disguised it with the cover from a Quran, and then they took to the streets to begin reading surprisingly violent verses to different people.

While many people have the impression that the Bible is a peaceful book, the truth is that it, too, has its fair share of vengeful and even shocking passages that explain when persecution and punishment should be picked over forgiveness. Have you ever read Deuteronomy or Leviticus? Those books are downright nasty, and most Christians today would shrug them off as ancient writings from a time long gone by.