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So yeah, people in the bronze age aren't that imaginative, but they at least made some effort. The Quran, according to that book I'm reading about it now, is just a bunch of fuzzy scribblings Muhammad wrote on his own (unlike the collective Cohanim team that synthesized the Torah)
So, it's not a question of which books is better as much as it is a matter of which production was better funded.
I've also TRIED reading the Kuran (Uzza must chuckle at this, the dude must have like a friggin' PhD in Islam studies with his hilarious blog posts about it). That book is INSANE. It's got ramblings that go on forever and NOTHING makes sense. No wonder every asshat could use "this word of God" to suit his own interests. I must say, the bible IS a better book. At least revision-wise. Some of the stories in the bible even make sense, somehow.
I wonder what it is that makes the Muslims you speak about behave the way they do. I don't think it's just because of Islam or particularly, only inspired by the Kuran. I'm banking on poverty and ordained ignorance.
I don't understand how anyone can make ANYTHING in particular from the Kuran. It's such a confused and muddled piece of work that you'd have to be schizophrenic to base your identity (read identities) on it.
My girlfriend is learning how to drive now, and her driver's ed book was written by this religious kook who keeps yapping crap like : "In Israel, we never have crossroads that are a proper cross, so as to not imitate the Christians."
This kind of cognitive dissonance is something I find amazing.
"Eein Sechel, Eein De'a'got" (No brains - nothing to worry about)
That's simply mind-boggling. I've never met anything like that before, not even in arrogant theists. It's like some guy telling an obstetrician he doesn't know anything about childbirth :-S
I'm Jewish-raised, native-Hebrew, mandatory theology-trained!
The arrogance is just so amazing, I don't know what to make of it.
Listen, I'm an Israeli, Jewish-raised, NATIVE HEBREW SPEAKER. Besides sign language (parents are deaf) - Hebrew is THE FIRST LANGUAGE I studied, and the language I studied (and still study) theology in. I've studied poetry, literature, math, even ENGLISH in Hebrew.
Sometimes the simply mind-boggling arrogance of some Christians (or theists, Jews are just like that) confounds me.
I'll take a look at that blog, whether someone like me is missing there or not.