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The Qur'an is an historical artifact

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 27, 2013 at 11:46

You wrote

I'm sorry but who cares?

You obviously care otherwise you would not have been commenting on Islam and the Qur'an. There is no doubt that the Qur'an is an historical artifact and we here in the west study historical artifacts the Qur'an included

This does not mean that the Qur'an is a literary master piece becuase it is not. It is a violent book that incites murder, war and hate. It is a book that is full of mistakes in spelling of perfect Arabic words and poor Arabic grammar and syntax, strange words, loan words from other languages and confused and confusing theology and science and cosmology and not to forget blatant plagiarism from the secular as well as the religious literary sources of the civilized Middle East (ie: The non Arab populations of the Middle East) it still is worth studying

And yes it is no match to antique and late antique literature the likes of Homer and Virgil and Firdawsi (I do include him here as his style is really more late antique than medieval) and the Hindu Epics and the Buddhist Tripitaka and the OT and NT but it is still a book and an artifact

If islam is to change it has to come from within or from Muslims themselves.

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