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Mohammed, real or not, was not a prophet

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Submitted by Brainless Banana (Canada), May 26, 2009 at 03:47

Basically, Mohammed may have been some military figure who desired to expand his wife's enterprises and control more land. If he controlled more land, he could control the trade, travel and wealth in it. Islam permits slavery, so he could force people into labour and kick off people from their land (e.g. Jews of Medina, Pagans of Mecca, animist Bedouin tribes, Christians, etc.) so he could take it for his own uses. He created a loyal group of people who joined his faith so that he could get past the inconvenience of tribalism. After all, he needed an army and had to recruit people. A political-military enterprise disguised as religion was the perfect tool, e.g. promises salvation and redemption to people to sacrifice themselves to Allah/Mohammed/Moon God Alilah/Whatever and tell them they are required to follow these orders and die to go to heaven as a sacrifice, Islamic nationalism and so on. The divisiveness of tribalism got in his way. He seized the Kaaba, a pagan worship site and marker in the desert, from animist Bedouin to control trade routes, start wars (good for getting booty and trying out weapons, also securing land and POWS who later became slaves, saves on wages and allows for economic exploitation), and he claimed that approx. 20 percent of wealth from stolen caravans is given to Allah/Mood God Alilah/Mohammed/Whatever. Notice that theft is banned elsewhere but is okay during war.

Many commandments in the Koran related to war. Hard to believe a prophet who was illiterate and had no knowledge of law, communication, art, architecture, history, mathematics, etc. was responsible for great achievements in Arab civilization. Nothing he said or did was ever written down, taped, etc. all just based on oral folklore passed down from one generation to another. If early Muslims had such respect for the Koran why didn't they write it down in a book instead of on scraps of paper, leaves and rocks and then toss it into a box that sat in a cave for almost 120 years, some thirty to seventy years after this man's death? Uthman decided on what went in the Koran and twenty-six versions existed. Unlikely a military leader spoke the word of God Himself.

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