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Pastor Paul

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Wanted: Dead or Alive

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Feb 6, 2006 at 17:15

Pastor Paul, Moses was clearly a conduit for the 'voice of God' in that particular story. Something understood by the Jew, Christian and Muslim alike. The only relevance that your comment could possibly have is if you were operating under the mistaken belief that Moses was stating that images of Moses himself were forbidden. This is clearly not the case.

Presumably you have nothing but 'fire and brimstone' reserved for the bulk of Christianity and it's images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Presumably you have nothing contempt for the heathen creations of the Renaissance. Perhaps you will also concur that Michelangelo, Raphael, DaVinci and company should be divorced from the church. Maybe your sect already has. I don't know.

For the rest of us, however, we believe that Moses was 'quoting' God rather than announcing himself as one. NO Muslim believes Mohammad to be God. Nor did the Prophet announce himself as such. The only person who seems unclear on this is YOU.

The fundamental reason why Islam prohibits the depiction of The Prophet is so that is could never be mistaken for one. However, many depictions have been made throughout history not least that in Dante's work. There is no specic rule denouncing his portrayal in the Qu'ran so again your comments are incomprehensible to the educated. There is no correlation.

The last thing the world needs is a preponderance of ignorant religious 'spokespeople' - Christian, Muslim or otherwise.

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