Do you seriously think I'm Dak original or are you trying to be more playful? There is already a lot of identity confusion going on, so some more from your side is not going to make much of a difference. As they say, the more the merrier.<quoted text>
01. I do not know what was in my post that so agitated you that you could not control yourself and put on a “juicy rejoinder”.
I think you people are so much suffering with “inferiority complex” about Quran and Prophet of Islam, that none of your post is complete untill you add hundreds of words criticizing it.
You put conditions on Islam which no one ever puts on any other religions. Which religions in the world is based on “every one of its followers” having fully understood each line of its scripture and analyzing each and every one its directives?
It is for scholars on Islam to analyze and proof to any one that Islamic teachings are correct and reasonable and logical. Not each and every Muslim.
02. Quran does start with a claim “That this The Book, in which there is no doubt”….and this claim is justified by “challenging whole human kind to bring a book like it”.
So it is a claim along with the proof. If humans are unable to bring any thing like Quran (I already explained how a small chapter like 112 and its outstanding contribution).
Muslims believe in Quran and accept Prophet Mohammad as their prophet, for those who are Non Muslim, it is our duty to propagate them the message of Islam.
Now it is left to individuals to accept it or not. They have to be answerable to their Creator in the hereafter about the choice they made.
03. There is no Sword hanging on your head, you prove to me that Quranic teachings are wrong and unreasonable and harmful to development of human civilization.
MUQ, do you want respectable posters to take you seriously or not? If you want respectable posters to take you seriously, then the onus is on you to assure them that there will be no compromise on the issue of sincerity. Such being the case, you should have no complaints when respectable posters here prod you to be more sincere in your replies.
Coming to the issue of koran, it is you who should be more interested than anyone else to see that all positive statements about koran pass muster. You cannot just make a half hearted, lazy statement that lack of corrections to koran is actually a sign of its divine origins and expect respectable posters to swallow that without so much of a protest.
As for consistency this is what Ralph Wado Emerson had to say, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." So there is nothing great in stubbornly maintaining the consistency of koran in the face of changing times.
How can anybody bring anything like koran?? The words of caliph omar still ring loudly in our ears when he ordered the burning of Alexandria, "If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Quran, destroy them." With such an attitude do you think anyone will want to waste his time by taking up the islamic challenge?
It is precisely because of the effects of koran on otherwise sane individuals that I'm asking you all these questions. What has real spirituality to do with becoming world rulers? If that so was the case then starting from Alexander the Great, the mongols, the Roman Empire, the British Empire down to the George Bush administration history must have been witness to great spirituality taking shape. If that so is the case then I have no problems with a similar claim being made for arabs.