Qur'an not = to either Bible or any other book
Submitted by Joe (United States), Feb 16, 2006 at 14:00Perhaps the main reason they are not equal, is the clear lack of the Golden Rule, found in any tradition. I suggest you look up what this is, because you won't find it in the Qur'an.
For every command in the Qur'an, there is an exception, there is contradiction. Why did Muhummad have at least 10 wives and 4 concubines when the Qur'an permits only 4? Why is killing ok? In the Bible and Torah, it is forbidden in any sense of the word. There are exceptions for killing and fighting, polygamy, war, subjugation of women, slaves, etc. etc. In Christianity what is so wrong? Pacifism at all costs? Agape (look this one up too, try Greek)? Christ conquering death?
The epitome of the Qur'an's hatred is the idea of corporal punishment after death in a tangible Hell. What omni-benevolent God would force His creations to a fiery Hell for all eternity? In Catholicism and many Protestant sects (let alone other religions) there is NO Hell or Purgatory. Logically, why would the ever "merciful" God send someone to Hell, and what would go there? Couldnt be the soul, because that cant be bodily harmed, as Islam purports. Islam is full of Zoroastrian imagery of Hell and Satan and Evil. It's ridiculous. There is no such thing as Dualism, evil is created by our own selfishness and hate.
If you truly believe that Islam and Muhummad are peaceful and real, then go to faithfreedom.org, and research leaving Islam, Muhummad, or practically anything around, and you will see ...
The fact is, the Qur'an was compiled many years after Muhummad's death, by a central authority that picked and chose the pages inside of it. Secular, Objective scholars have found a completely different kind of Islam, not practiced, based on non-Arabic texts, that state the Qur'an was made around 700 in Baghdad and it was not until then that Muhummad was as espoused as he is. Before its compilation, the Qur'an was passed by word of mouth, like the telephone game, and then picked and chosen. Supposing one can remember the revelation exactly as it was spoken when it was spoken, do you really believe that it survived in its true form after being passed over 100s of miles and over a generation?
Hadith is even more... The contradictions there are almost comical, if it werent for their severe repercussions today. Most females dont even abide by the hadith of Umar. Males dont like the hadith of Aisha (who started the first Muslim-Muslim bloodshed). Some hadith speak of the Qur'an before it was written, only to exemplify the fact that it was fabricated long after.
Again, if you really feel that the Qur'an is equal to the Bible or anything else, I urge you to go to faithfreedom.org. On some occidental analysis of Islam, just check out some of the articles on here: A Lesson on Muhummad's Diplomacy, http://www.danielpipes.org/article/316
specifically, Muhammad as a perfect human
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Merry Chistmas all
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