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Have any of you read the Koran?

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Submitted by James Carbonaro (United States), Nov 29, 2006 at 13:21

Have any of you read the Koran? I have; in an English translation of course. Some Muslims contend that the Koran must be read in the original Arabic to be appreciated. Why is that? The Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek, but translates well into any other language known to man?

But I digress. The Koran is at best disjointed and repetitive. Neither does it correspond with the older sacred texts it makes frequent reference to. In St John's epistle, we are told that the false prophet will deny the divinity of Jesus. By this standard, Mohammed is a false prophet... In allah, we no longer find the loving God Jesus taught about. Rather we find one that is quick to punish, if not personaaly, then through his followers. Muslims today are simply following Allah's instruction to "kill to unbelievers" or at least cut off their hand and foot "from opposite sides of their bodies". Try reading it for yourself.

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