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I had an answer!

Reader comment on item: A Saudi Prince's Threat to the Obama Administration
in response to reader comment: A Very Concerned Reader: Why is monotheism good and polytheism bad?

Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), Apr 22, 2021 at 14:57

Dhimmi No More,

I just read your comment so couldn't check anything yet but couldn't wait to tell you that yes, I got an answer! I'm sure you will be delighted!

Because if there were several gods, they would be jealous of each other and compete among themselves! Then, no creation would have been possible, gods would have started a war, then not even mankind would have been created!

My response to this was: but deities aren't supposed to be competitive or jealous. So god have a warlike nature? Aren't those human qualities that we were given and the same ones that we are supposed to overcome throughout our earthly life to become better human beings? On here, the debate stopped! A raged reaction with no more logic, like Muhammad's reaction when the Jews and pagans asked him, came out. Because I had to believe what the shahada says without questioning. However, I had my reply from this silence: if for Muslims this is the reason, it's because God, for them, is a competitive entity; jealous, vindictive and childish who punish them whenever someone dares to think by themselves, even if it's for improving other lives. These other lives, by the way, have to be Muslims so I wasn't supposed to participate in those fundraisings held by non-Muslims (?!). I realised that this concept of god it's the only thing they grasp from the Qur'an. And once again, all clues led me to Muhammad's alter-ego.

Let me check that tafsir! I'm eager to get into it!

Submitting....

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