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originally posted by: ParanoidAmerican
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
I can see that, however they are more believable than quotes of Christ simply because Islam is 500 years or so younger. I don't know if they have been dated or traced to authors however..
Muhammad's wife Hafsa once caught him in her bed with another woman—his slave-girl, Mary the Copt. Seeking to avoid further conflict, Muhammad promised that he would stop having sex with Mary. Later, however, Muhammad received one of his infamous morally convenient revelations from Allah.
Qur'an 66:1-2—O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Allah indeed has sanctioned for you the expiation of your oaths and Allah is your Protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.
originally posted by: boncho
Religion has always been a political tool, to gather followers and amass a large body of "believers" who can be called on from anything from trade to war.
The prophet didn't know how to read or write, and there are multiple interpretations which is why you have all the different "versions" of muslims. They claim the Quran is the only holy book which is true and original because it hasn't been changed, yet the person that wrote it never wrote it, scribes simply put his words down after he'd already died.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
I'd be here all day and I really don't have that sort of patience I'm afraid...
Maybe one day I'll get there...
I appreciate the honesty in your response.