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How Morey Twists Things

To see how Morey is willing to bend quoted passages out of shape to make them somehow fit his Moon-god- in Islam theory, consider the following passage from p. 8 of his book:

The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god. In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last King of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. Segall stated, "South Arabia's stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon-god in various variations" (Morey, p. 8).

What Morey quotes constantly belies him but he does not seem to notice, or he hopes his readers will not notice. Consider his quotation of Segall above. According to Segall in the above quote, South Arabia's stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon- god in various variations (Segall, quoted in Morey, p.8). According to Morey, this agrees with his point that,

The archaeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god (Morey, p.8 emphasis added).

A careful comparison of these two statements reveal, however, that they are not saying the same things. The following are the important differences: a) Morey speaks "of' Arabia; Segall speaks "of' South Arabia.
b) Segall does not speak of all of South Arabia's religions. He says only that of the stellar religions, religions that involved the worship of the Sun, Moon, and Venus, the most dominant was the worship of the Moon; Morey speaks of all religion. The deception here is that from Segall's words we understand only that the moon was worshipped more than the Sun, and Venus. But from Morey's words we understand that the moon was worshipped more than any other god. My point is not that Morey and Segall should say the same thing. My point is that when we can see that they are saying two different things Morey should not insult our intelligence by implying that they are saying the same thing.

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