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  1. Monotheistic Dances part 29

    In considering the effects of the slave trade in the west, the biggest factor that was applied was the theory of Democratic government as it developed in the west after the US won its Independence from England. The slave trade was brought to the west in the late sixteenth century, and to the US in the late seventeenth century. It was a growing business. The New England shippers used to run rum to the West Indies, then from that profit purchase slaves in West Africa, then back to sell the slaves ...
  2. M onotheistic Dances part 28

    You shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him". Deuteronomy 8:6 Moses spoke these words while teaching the children of Israel for the last time. This was their serve. They were to do all that God had commanded them to do. The writer of Ecclesiastes chapter twelve and verse thirteen echoes this about five hundred years later to his generation. So, if we know the commandments, what is the greatest that will aid us in serving God. Moses states this ...
  3. Monotheistic Dances part 27

    One of the things that drew men to follow Mohammad was the promise of booty and sex slaves. Pretty woman were prized by the men for the usual reasons. Then, there were the other slaves with rich relatives, men or women, who could be sold for high ransom. This too was prized for a good slave was profitable on the open market. There were times, though, as recoreded in the hadith when the slaves were so numerous that the glut would actually devalue their worth on the open market. In such times, Mohammad ...
  4. Monotheistis Dances part 26

    In February of 2012 the Turkish news agency reported that a fifteen hundred year old bible portion had been deposited in the Ethnogrphic Museum. It was supposed to be one that was originally found in Cyprus during a polic sting to find ancient artifacts and identify those selling them illegally. There were some Islamic blogs that went joyous over the news claiming this was the long lost original manuscript of The Gospel of Barnabas. This was well known among some Islamic apologist because of what ...
  5. Monotheistic Dances part 25

    The story of Jesus is quite different from what the Bible teaches. In the Biblical story, Jesus is the culmination of the law and the prophets. In the Quran, he is the last prophet before Mohammad, who is the last prophet. But, there are some similarities. Jesus is conceived by the power of allah, just as in the Bible it is the power of God that causes Mary to conceive. But, it is a word from allah that Gabriel takes and blows into Mary to cause the conception. That is why he is called the word ...