Dr. Tiller Shot to Death at Wichita Church

Annar5/31/2009 12:49:47 pm PDT

re: #468 Jimmah

I think it’s a good thing that people of the Abrahamic religions cherry pick, don’t get me wrong. The more they cherry pick, the safer we all are, generally speaking. And yes, Muslims need to do more cherry picking - sorry, ‘distinguishing between symbolism and literalism’.

While the Biblical Old testament is based on prophets supposedly ‘inspired by god,’ the Qur’an is taken to be the exact word of god as written in some eternal sky book that Allah keeps on his night stand. Inspired prophecy leaves room for interpretation and revisionism whereas it is heresy oft punishable by death (even today as we see regularly in the news) to attempt to revise or re-interpret the words of the Islamic rock god or his sexually deviant prophet.