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Reader comment on item: Is Allah God?
in response to reader comment: To PCMadness:You missed out David and Solomon (PBUT) deliberately, didn't you?

Submitted by PCMadness (New Zealand), May 28, 2006 at 17:54

That was funny, it made me smile :)

I didn't intentionally leave him out I just didn't know enough about him. but after doing some reading it's evident that he was not the most pure. Granted he was wise, he was a monarch and had an empire to rule and he did much good. but he also appears to have lost his way somewhat.

Just referencing wiki, he lived a decadent life. and he seems to have lost his way somewhat. Forced labour, numerous wives, questionable sexual desires, idol worship. All these are traits that would be and probably are vehemently condemned as western depravity as we could see in numerous posts on these boards.....yet he is a prophet????

"He surrounded himself with all the luxuries and the external grandeur of an Eastern monarch, and his government prospered. He entered into an alliance with Hiram I, king of Tyre, who in many ways greatly assisted him in his numerous undertakings. For some years before his death David was engaged in the active work of collecting materials for building a temple in Jerusalem as a permanent abode for the Ark of the Covenant. He had a thousand and four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen."

"He was very wealthy -- greedy perhaps -- and some blame his luxurious lifestyle for his fall from righteousness. His sexual interests, with countless wives and concubines from all faiths, are also considered troublesome; some believe that this lead to idolatry. Because of this idol worship, a prophet visits Solomon and tells him that after his death his kingdom would be split in two (Israel and Judah) and that his son, Rehoboam, would suffer because of his sin. He died, after a reign of forty years, and was buried in Jerusalem."

It's all so very inconsistent don't you think??? If anything you may have strengthened my argument.


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