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Mohammed the prophet

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Submitted by Maggie (Australia), Jul 29, 2005 at 05:47

I use this same argument against Joseph Smith for God said that you will know them by their fruits.

Mohammed, the arguments that you use are in my western view, rather silly, or to put it another way they are arguments that are false or at the very least beg the question.

You say that you can prove that Mohammed is a prophet of God because no one else can write a book like the Koran. Well there is a book that is greater than the Koran. It is the Bible. It contains the Scriptures of the Christians and the Jews combined. These are the Scriptures that do not contain the words of hatred and enslavement that are found in the Koran. The Koran contains "scriptures" about the alleged prophet Mohammed...

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a God of love. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob loves His people, and He does not expect them to kill themselves as they are in the process of killing others. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did not enslave the people, especially the women and children.

Jesus, who is the Messiah, preached love and not hate. Jesus taught that we were to (1) love God and (2) love one another. On the other hand Mohammed preached hatred of the people of the book. He preached death to the Infidels who refuse to convert to Islam.

So the argument that you use regarding the writing of a book like the Koran is a false argument and without real merit.

You then make further claims that prove to me that the Koran is based upon sophistry for you say in a glib way that "God ordered the Prophet to kill the 900." However, that is blatantly not true. It might be what Mohammed said, but it is not what God, who is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would say. You then make further claims about the price that had to be paid claiming that it was not what it was alleged, and again you use sophistry to make the point. For you said:
"Khayber was not asked to pay gezia. Khayber was asked to give 1/2 of its agriculture to the Prophet. This is the penalty imposed by God's messenger for fighting the Prophet of God. It is simple: Fight the Prophets of God and he will side with his small army of believers and you will pay."...

You try to pass off ...Mohammed through mentioning both Moses and king David, but you fail to mention the conquest of the Assyrians, the Persians and the Medes against Egypt, Judah and Israel. You fail to mention that when the Babylonians made a conquest in Jerusalem the people were taken into slavery. You do not understand the thought of the Hebrew and how they understood the nature of conquest. As such there is much that you have failed to address in your response. Most of all you have failed to come up with a good argument regarding the band of thugs who insisted that people either accept their rule or be brutally murdered, as the women were raped by the conquerors. That is the legacy of Mohammed.
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