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Objects of Worship - Anything Made by Human Endeavor is Suspect

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in response to reader comment: Is the holy Quran just a holy idol?

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 14, 2021 at 22:57

This observer has indicated many times now that being a Quranic scholar is not part of this resume; that as a student of the Torah and Tanakh and the holy Scriptures of the Holy One of Israel, the Quran represents a diversion to the Truth as borne out in the history of the people 'of the Book' and the modern issues and attempts to rewrite that history in order to be convenient to the enemies of the Children of Abraham.
To the question posed by reader Prashant for implicating idolatry in reference to the Quran, this may be better answered if posed in relation to what does the Kaaba represent to Islam as related by the Quran itself?
Holiness that is required for defining where worship is to be directed must come from supernatural sources: which holiness is indicated here? The Holy One of Israel has defined that which Israel must follow according to the Torah. This has not changed over the centuries. Israel's modern existence verifies this. How do the writings of other religious beliefs counter this clear understanding when Israel continues after others are now shadows of former empires and their fallen idols.

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