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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Monotheistic Dances part 24

    Abraham is one of the touch points of all three, but is perhaps the most important to the Jewish acceptance of Monotheism. Basically, Jews and Christians believe in the same God, it is Jesus that divides them. But, Muslims believe something different. As we have shown, the Quran does support the idea that Palestine is for the Jews, but nowhere quotes the landed promise that is found in Genesis 12, and repeated several times during Abrahams lifetime. For Mohammad, Abraham becomes one who was a prophet ...
  5. Monotheistic Dances part 23

    Mohammad began his ministry under what might seem like odd circumstances. He used to go, during the four holy months of the year for Mecca, to a cave on Mt. Hira. There he would pray and meditate. When he ran out of food, he would go home, get some more food, and return to his cave to pray and seek truth. One day, truth answered back. Mohammad had a very intense vision.
    The angel Gabriel appeared to him in that cave, and told him to read, or recite (the hadith vary a little here). Mohammad ...