Post by rumpelstiltskin
Post by mg
From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
I don't know, but I'm not sure it was Mohammed who said
there would be no more prophets after him. That may be a
"pious forgery" by his followers. There are plenty of apparent
"pious forgeries" about Jesus in the bible, too, obviously (IMV)
including all the "miracles". Some people believe those
"miracles" are real, like the hieroglyphics in Ramses II's tomb
that say that in one war his entire army deserted and ran
away, but Ramses carried on and defeated the entire enemy
army single-handedly. Ramses himself may have pushed
that one, but I doubt (though I could be wrong) that Jesus
was the one who created the myths of, for example, feeding
hordes of people with one flask of wine and three fishes.
From what I understand, the Islam belief that Muhammad was the last
prophet and messenger of God is formally accepted and widely
accepted in the Muslim world, and that's what makes Islam unique
among the Abrahemic religions and that's also what makes Islam so
dangerous, or more specifically PERMANENTLY dangerous to humanity.
Years ago, when I was a kid, I was studying in the BYU library when
I ran across a magazine article (Life magazine, as I recall) that
had an article indicating that scholars didn't think Christ existed.
At some point later, perhaps a few months, I decided to make a copy
of the article and discovered that it had been torn out of the
True believers, world-wide, whether it's an ideological belief, or a
religious belief, all have one thing in common. They like to protect
the masses and ordinary people like you and I from opinions that are
contrary to the officially sanctioned opinion.
Now days, by the way, I think the consensus among scholars is that
Jesus did exist, but beyond that I would guess that they know very
little about his nature, or his activities, and the miracles, etc.,
would all be nonsense, of course, and from what I gather Muslims
believe the miracles are all nonsense, too.
In fact, I would venture to say that many, if not most, liberals
think that the miracles are all nonsense, except the neoliberals
who, of course, don't think at all.