1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

All major sacred books are plagiarized

Reader comment on item: Churches in Saudi Arabia?
in response to reader comment: Translation is not Original

Submitted by Claire (United States), Jun 3, 2008 at 03:13

Whether or not any ancient book is in the original language or not does not mean it will mean the same thing in the same language today.

Notice that all the major religions have codes of conduct, moral codes, what have you, and they aren't unique! Just about anything found in the Bible, Torah, Koran, etc. can be found in earlier writings. In fact, it's mostly plagiarized/assimilated. Moses and Mohammed didn't get this stuff from a god. They simply adopted what others had already done, embellished it with some material from their own time, and voila! They had a text they could use to control the behavior of large numbers of people, complete with a magical entity as the "originator."

So, with all the scholarship and study in the world, these ancient books of myth, legend, folklore, and social control are just contrived by the authors.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to All major sacred books are plagiarized by Claire

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)