Sunday, September 17, 2006

Mohammed vs. Jesus smackdown!

I read a short piece on the history of Islam and the prophet Mohammed. It seems strange to me that, like judeo-Christian religions, the angle Gabriel picked out Mohammed to receive the message of the Koran directly from God. Mohammed was himself illiterate but by all accounts a really nice guy. He walked about the mid-east and did good deeds (like Johnny Appleseed) and slowly but surely the religion of Islam got started. Sound familiar? Isn't the bible alledgedly written by God through people who just acted as conduits? Wasn't Jesus also a pretty nice guy (as long as you weren't a money changer!)? I guess the big question is...who did God really talk to? Was it God's intention to start two huge religions on purpose? Do Christians and Muslims both believe in the same one true God but differ on who brought the message?

Interestingly, it seems that Mohammed was really, really a nice guy and wouldn't hurt a fly and preached that. So, what's with all the Jihad? The perfect example was recently when the Pope alluded to the fact that maybe somebody sometime in the ancient past referred to Muslims as violent or something of that nature the Muslim community responded by blowing up a couple of Christian churches. Call us violent will you. We'll show YOU!

It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Is this not a perfect example of 'my invisible guy is better than your invisible guy'?

Imagine there's no heaven....