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Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: Reform possible

Submitted by Ed Cutting (United States), Jul 4, 2013 at 11:30

I can't speak to Judiasm, but Christanity was 1500 years old when the Reformation happened -- it was corrupt beyond belief and Martin Luther started as a loyal Catholic trying to clean up within and then left.

Islam is NOW CURRENTLY 1500 years old. In its own way, it is corrupt beyond belief. Like Christianity in the Middle Ages, it offers little to the masses but to pray for death.

I'd love to know what Jewish History says happened about 1500 years after the start of the religion qua formal religion with organizations and Rabbis and the rest -- my thesis would be even stronger. Its almost like a critical mass and the old order has to become so untenable that a new one comes in.

Remember too that the Catholics also cleaned up their act with the Reformation. No more Indulgences -- forgiveness for sins that you hadn't even committed yet if you gave the church some money to build the cathedral -- Luther really didn't like this. No more popes getting women pregnant -- that was happening around this time. Etc.


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