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Questions for Mohammed

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Oct 26, 2005 at 22:24

Dear Mohammed,

From your arguments, I conclude that you're a muslim. From which sect, I'm not certain of.

You have quoted that following suras:

2.007 : Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil;

6.025: Of them there are some who (pretend to) listen to thee; but We have thrown veils on their hearts, So they understand it not, and deafness in their ears; if they saw every one of the signs, not they will believe in them; in so much that when they come to thee, they (but) dispute with thee; the Unbelievers say: "These are nothing but tales of the ancients."

6.110: We confound their hearts and their eyes. As they believed not therein at the first, We let them wander blindly on in their contumacy.

May I ask a few questions (Please don't answer by saying that "Allah knows best"):

1. Why is it that the Quran refers to Allah as "We"? This "We" was often used in Greek mythologies as well as pre-Islam Arabs. Does "We" include Allah and the prophet Muhammed?

2. Do you really believe that your prophet flew on a flying bird/horse called the buraq to the farthest mosque? Or do you believe that this story was borrowed from tales of the ancients?

3. Why does your Allah, the all-powerful God, Creator of all being, would create humans and then confound the hearts and the eyes of 80% of them, let them wander blindly on in their contumacy, set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil?

Then, Allah send in a phase that say "Kill all infidels wherever you may find them"

Would this be similar to a British sport called fox-hunting? First, you keep a few foxes. You let one out and then you chased it through the woods and hunt it down.

So, you reckon that a blood sport - first, you create humans. Second, you set veils on their hearts, ears and eyes so that they won't listen to your messages. Then you instruct your faithful servants to kill them? Once they're killed, you send them to the eternal hell-fire.

Can you understand why I don't understand the term "Allah is most merciful"?
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