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Author Topic: Muhammad: The Perfect Paladin?  (Read 1161 times)

Scott of Chicago

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Muhammad: The Perfect Paladin?
« on: March 06, 2006, 12:08:26 AM »
Hi-

Was watching the history channel about the The Qur'an ("Qor-Ann") and I really came away with the feeling that Muhammad was the perfect Paladin on a quest to unite his people under one god. Very cool stuff indeed. Heres a link to the The Qur'an ("Qor-Ann") websight:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/

Let the disscussion begin!


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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 12:12:27 AM »
See just like the bible, the good or the bad of the Qur'an has all to do with whose interpreting it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 01:07:10 AM »
Sepulcrave's story hour is all about a schizm in a lawful good religion, with paladins fighting it out on both sides.

Sometimes I get that feeling about the Big Three monotheistic religions. The religions themselves, boiled down to just the holy books and leaving out all of the cultural baggage and subsequent dogma piled onto them, are very, very similar.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 03:12:57 AM »
Yes. One could say the devil is in the details.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 12:31:14 AM »
Quote from: Name Lips

Sometimes I get that feeling about the Big Three monotheistic religions. The religions themselves, boiled down to just the holy books and leaving out all of the cultural baggage and subsequent dogma piled onto them, are very, very similar.


on a certain level you are correct, but i totally disagree.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 07:49:23 AM »
It's fun to start chatting with them and then suddenly, out of the blue, ask them things like "Have you found your Savior Lucifer yet?" or "Only Satan can save you from the lies of the tyrannical God!"
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 08:49:42 AM »
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It's fun to start chatting with them and then suddenly, out of the blue, ask them things like "Have you found your Savior Lucifer yet?" or "Only Satan can save you from the lies of the tyrannical God!"


Yeah, I can bet they've never heard that before.  :rolleyes:

I just try to remember that to them, solicitation is an act of compassion.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 09:23:43 AM »
Well, it's a bit like answering to telemarketing harassment by "I'm sorry, Mister, but you must have made a mistake, for I actually do not have a telephone."

Everybody knows the joke. But so few people manage the nerve to actually say it that the telemarketer is dumbfounded when it happens.
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 01:49:03 PM »
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Gotta love them Eastern religions. They always manage to shake up discussions on the Big Three.
 
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