We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That is really funny! What's incredible to me is that Jesus is a prominent figure in Islam (according to Wikipedia, he is considered to be a Messenger of God and the Messiah). Apparently, he is considered a Muslim by other Muslims - how else could they continue to hate Jews?
Moses figures prominently in the Koran too. I once asked a Muslim I worked with how Moses figured with the antipathy Muslims had for Jews. He told me he wasn't considered a Jew but rather an Israelite. Sounds like a distinction without a difference to me.
It seems that Islam is very conflicted about some things.
You are being very kind. I'd wonder about the mental capacity of a follower of that religion who could swallow or ignore such hogwash.
Back in the day the early Christians could waste months arguing about the nature of the Holy Ghost or the status of Mary, mother of Jesus. Fortunately, for the most part, we are over that today. Haven't burned anyone at the stake over that kind of thing in ages.
I read some of the Koran while touring the Middle East courtesy of Uncle Sam. Absolute madness. The Haddith (sort of Mohammed's bio / Acts) is even worse. All the atrocities of a good Viking story with none of the fun.
The religion of Islam is the religion of not being Christian. Islam tells you what it is not. For example, over the doors of the Rock of the Dome (http://www.islamic-awareness.org/History/Islam/Inscriptions/DoTR.html) are inscriptions that say:
"In the name of God, the Merciful the Compassionate. There is no god but God. He is One. He has no
associate. Say: He is God, the One! God, the eternally Besought of all! He begetteth not nor was begotten. And there
is none comparable unto Him."
"God, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath
no partner in the Sovereignty.."
Those writings are anti-Holy Trinity, anti-Christian when compared to the Nicene Creed:
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit...