posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 04:49 PM
Originally posted by hogtie
Both books are incredibly similar. They share a cultural history as well as the same god of Abraham, along with the Jewish peoples.
The call for violent opposition of non-believers is universal in all three as well. The difference is that Islam has not undergone a period of
reformation, which is essential for it to co-exist peacefuly in the modern world.
There are reformers, but they are met with stiff opposition because the old-school hardliners do not want to give up thier power to a more personal
God. Julaladin Rumi was a 14th century mystic who believed that a religion with divisions was no relegion at all. His head was mysteriously cut off,
and these hundreds of years later, some Muslims just see him as a mediocre scholar, instead of the spiritual genius he was.
Many simularities indeed.. if you ask me Muhammad was a nutcase on a power trip who went to Jerusalem one day .. maybe trading.. maybe wandering.. and
he found Christianity, found Judaism and being the clever fellow he was, went on back to Mecca and started spreading his ideology.
Now.. if the people he preached to where Jewish.. he would have been killed. Had they been christian.. he would have been a laughing stock and then
Because he spoke to polytheistic none structured religous people who knew very little about Judaism, he was accepted as a prophet, word of this new
Essentially.. he put his own personal thoughts, his own view of the Torah, his own feelings mixed with obvious signs that it is purly Mid Eastern, and
was accepted as this magical prophet.
I know your thinking OMG!!!! DID HE JUST SAY THAT?!?!? and I know somewhere someone who is a muslim now wants me dead.. ah well I sopose I can deal
The fact is this though. How many people now-a-day declare themselves the voice of god, how many pat robertsons are there in this world.. well 2k
years ago someone made such a claim the ignorant masses followed in flock to these guys, much like many do to the modern day self proclaimed prophets
and holy men.
Some day I hope the world wakes up from their mythology and realize how ignorant the whole concept truly is.