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Quote Whisper Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 7:17am

Whisper: Thanks for your contribution.

Thank you very kind, Sir, now can we all jump to the next semester? yawn . . . yawn . . . snore . . . snore

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Quote DavidC Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 2:19pm
Wow...five stars from Whisper to an American Christian...who said there is no Santa Claus in Islam? 

7672171 - where did that funny handle come from?
Welcome aboard. It was Gabriel that declared Muhammad to be the seal of the prophets, and the Qur'an is explicit in that no prophet is better than any other.

I don't know what the 'point' of Muhammad's ministry was supposed to be, but I do know that the Christianities around him were considered heretical by the Orthodox and Roman churches. I doubt the Ebionites were Trinitarian though, and disputing the Trinity

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Quote Whisper Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 3:03pm

Wow...five stars from Whisper to an American Christian...who said there is no Santa Claus in Islam? 

My friend, always had the fondest for Christians all my life. I won't bore with the reasons. But I have lead mass at Lahore Cathedral, in my early years.

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Quote BMZ Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 4:41pm

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I wish I could put a few more stars there for your brilliant contribution!

Whisper,

If I could I would make DavidC and Servetus have 6 Stars. Their brilliant comments always come at the right time.

The time when we cannot think of a crisp, prompt and short response.

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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by Whisper

Whisper: Thanks for your contribution.

Thank you very kind, Sir, now can we all jump to the next semester? yawn . . . yawn . . . snore . . . snore

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Quote Mauri Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 5:55pm
DavidC: Muhammad did not fail in delivering his message. If you think his mission was to 'disprove' the Trinity, I think you are missing the point entirely.
I agree.  God does everything well.
The problem is that man sees a little bit, jumps to a conclusion, and lands in the wrong place, than attributes failure to the prophet and/or God and starts looking for someone to blame....and 9 times out of 10 finds someone who differs in opinion to lay it on.


Hadith has evidence that Nestorian and Ebionite Christianities were familiar to Muhammad. These heretical Christianities were persecuted by the mainstream Christians but were protected by Muhammad if they paid a civil tax.

Yes.  It is human nature to feel threatened by those who disagree.  That tends to lead to pre-emptive attack.  And, it usually has to do with money....values.  There's always someone who wants to be richer (more righteous) than others and always someone who is afraid of losing what they have. 
Ironically, the one who insists on being more righteous makes himself unrighteous by virtue of insisting on his righteousness at the expense of others   And, the one who really has some truth, understanding and wisdom cannot lose it.  Giving it away (sharing with others) only increases/strengthens what he already has.  When we practice reasoning with others, our own reasoning improves.  The validity of an opinion is only as sound as the reasoning that supports it.  People who do not prove their opinions with sound reasoning are just guessing.
"And if you obey the majority of those on earth they will lead you astray; that is because they follow conjecture, and that is because they only guess" (Quran 6:116)
The Quran constantly appeals to reason. 

Muhammad was more accepting of his Christian neighbors than they were of accepting each other,
Yes.  Conversely, the gentiles were more accepting of Jesus than the Jews. 

Until I came here, I thought all Muslims were accepted by all Muslims.  I was corrected on another thread when I asked about a certain sect of Muslims, so I was somewhat better prepared when I read that the Iraqi leader said that Saddam was not a Muslim.


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Quote Andalus Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2007 at 11:18pm
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Mohamed post dated Christ and the original christian teachings on the trinitarian God.This would have seemingly presented him with the perfect opportunity through enlightenment reflection and prayer to properly address the issue of the Trinity dis-proving it once and for all to Muslims and Christians alike.

1) At the time of the 6th century, Christians were still divided on the issue. Hence, the "original Christian teachings" would not be a single school of thought.

2) The Trinity is an idea that has been established through the use of "implicit" verses that fit the "assumptions" founded by the church fathers who were trying to bring together their various ideas and beliefs about Jesus, his mission, his nature, and the resurrection..

3) The trinity has been disproven for Muslims, as a belief in a trinitarian god and being a Muslim are mutually exclusive.

Seemingly he has failed in his endeavours, what do you believe to be the root cause of this failure, was it due to his human limitations that restrained him from a genuine understanding of the "Christian" concept of trinity thus leading to his failue to provide the necessary enlightenment to the Christians of his day and ours (and if so are we to assume that it is thus gods will that the concept of Trinity lives in the hearts of people to this day).   

 

Complex question, (this means you have buried an unproven assumption in your question), which is a logical fallacy. 

Your statement, "Seemingly he has failed in his endeavours" uses the very ambiguous word, "seemingly", this is pretty much useless unless you can clarify. Also, "failed in his endeavours", please show which endeavours he failed at (specific exmaples). I am not privy to any failure he has made.

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Quote amah Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2007 at 12:34am
Originally posted by bmzsp

Their brilliant comments always come at the right time.

The time when we cannot think of a crisp, prompt and short response.

I totally agree here.

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