Huffdamagicdragon wrote:Muslims, as I understand it, are threatened with death if they ever question the validity of quran. I can't imagine any god falling off his throne because someone dared to question his existence. To put it the way on christian preacher I once heard... GOD, TO BE GOD, HAS NO NEEDS. So if I dare to ask for proof he exists, He suffers no damage. If Allah be the same as Yahweh, then why are they so different? Why are so many muslims set on the destruction of the people which according to christians, was the chosen people to bring forth the son of god?
Agree with the concept of God or Creator here:)
But not that many Muslims, depending on the place. Not all are following the Wahabi/Salafi doctrine:) Currently I'm tutoring one Muslim girl to see other religions' way of thinking because her surrounding make her intolerant (she's the one who came to me to learn). Sometimes she really infuriates me, but mostly because she doesn't know what she's thinking is actually disrespectful to other religions...
Huffdamagicdragon wrote:I have read but cannot remember where, that Mohammed questioned the identity of the angel that claimed his name was Gabriel because he had blue skin and that blue skin meant to Arab people that he was demonic.
This is new, and very interesting because some Indian deities also have blue skin. I'd really like to see the references, if you find them again:)
Huffdamagicdragon wrote:I have friends at work that are Muslim and I sometimes ask myself if they are pretending to be my friends since I am aware of the doctrine of taqiyya. I have not revealed to them that I know of taqiyya which means they are allowed to lie to you to gain a strategic advantage.
Taqiya is quite prevalent in the Islamic Shia teaching. However, with doctrine or not, people lie, both for good reasons or bad.
Mmmh, what you're thinking is actually what many Muslims back home think about the people from other religions. I can only say, trust your instinct and intuition. If you feel they're hiding something bad, maybe put some distance:)
Huffdamagicdragon wrote:I should also add that the teachings of Jesus are NOT the same as the teachings of the CHURCH he supposedly founded.
This is of course true for the teachings of Muhammad. So many different interpretations, fatwa, etc. etc. with supporters saying theirs is the true and right way:I
But back to topic, angels are nice, whichever religion the keepers' are