Well, they don' t for me. And it seems that I am coming across more and more people are struggling with their faith over such issues.
What really struck me is that I have cited the Koran's commanding "death to the infidel" on a number of occasions, while not recognizing the Old Testament's similar words.
I have some theories as to what was at work there, but will probably keep them to myself. And I find myself saying more and more to God: "I believe. Help me in my unbelief." It seems that things were a lot "safer," and easier, when I used to have all the pat answers. But also shallower -- and that's not where I want to be.