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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 21, 2006 at 16:25

You wrote: "because these religions (Hinduism and Buddhism) were not mentioned in the Qur'an."

Did you ever ask yourself why these religions were not mentioned in the Qur'an? There are more Hindus and Buddhists in the world (thank God) that there are Muslims. Could it be because that Allah the pre-Islamic Arabian pagan deity did not know anything about the rest of the world outside of Arabia? Or could it be that ignorant Muhammad, or his Allah, had no clue that such religions ever existed and you would agree with me that your Allah cannot be ignorant, but in this case he seems to be ignorant?And how do you explain that the ole gal Karen Armstrong, the darling of Muslims, believes that the term ahl al-kitab includes Hindus and Buddhists? It is either that she knows something that you do not know, or she is just as ignorant as they can get. So which one is it?

Then you wrote: "I really don't understand why you are concerned about "Allah that pre-Islamic Arabian pagan deity."

What gave the idea that I'm concerned about Allah that pre-Islamic Arabian pagan deity?

Then you wrote: "Saying that Allah is not God means that there (are) 2 Gods who have full control over the universe."

May be there is more than one God. I do not know and neither do you. But writing this foolish sentence begs the following questions:

1. Is there a God or Gods?
2. And if there is a God or Gods, who is this God or Gods?
3. And if there is a God or Gods who created this God or Gods?
4. And if there is only one God is this God that pre-Islamic Arabian pagan deity called Allah?

Remember Occam's razor?

If you can answer these questions, which I promise you you will not be able to, then we can think about an answer to your above question.
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