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Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: Comparing Christianity with Islam

Submitted by Joe (United States), Mar 2, 2006 at 19:05

the Qur'an acknowleges the virgin birth, the anointing, and wait, the Wisdom and the Word?

At the time of the Qur'an, and throught the Middle Ages, the Greek Stoic influence persuaded Christians to percieve this word. The stoics believed a central intelligence created the universe out of pure reason, and believed in this Word (logos) was the center of the universe. The Greek Bible which contained the word Logos was then used to describe Jesus, and caused all this "word" nonsense that is preeminent in the Qur'an. It is a stoic word and ideal: philosophy, not revelation, and clear proof of Muhummad's misunderstanding of Chirstianity (not to mention many Christian's own misunderstanding at that time). It goes to show that Muhummad did not have divine (and thus eternal) revelation, but simply took ideas from his age and mixed them up a bit, putting on his own interpretation.

Its easy for a religion to come next, deny many things about the past religion, and then tell it its own way. But, if the Qur'an is as immortal as it is supposed to be (it is after all uncreated) then it would not have such contradictions.

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