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Koran and Hadith on women

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Jun 26, 2008 at 00:29

sTs, I find the words of your prophet leave me cold. I'm afraid I just don't see any godliness in the writings of Mohammed. I see a man writing for a given culture in a given time and putting himself above everyone else to shore up his own personal power.

If it works for you to believe this, and you don't intimidate anyone else to convince them to follow such teaching, then I have no problem with you and those who also choose it to practice it among yourselves. Just don't try to make it the law for everyone.

Moses, Paul, and Mohammed all leave me cold. They just don't seem godly to me. They occasionally say things that are profound or useful, but mostly, I view all of them as control freaks who just liked to be in charge. I honestly don't understand how anyone could take such ancient religious writings as coming from a deity.

I do wish you all the best.

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