I know, I'm sorry, I promised myself I'd post to this every day, but you know, life gets in the way what with moving, and being pregnant "for like a year" as my 11 year old cousin put it, and a new puppy. Doesn't mean I haven't been watching.
I'm going to quote from a post made by Pastor Paul Holt of Magdalena's First Baptist Church. That's right, a local boy. He posts it on his new blog, dated March 8th and titled False Scripture. You'll have to forgive me for not wanting to link to his page from here.
I know I am asking for trouble with this one. That alone should be a warning. The islamic (sic) "scripture" known as the koran (sic) was not inspired by the One (sic) true God, but rather (by Mohamed's own testimony) was dictated by a demon I firmly believe that the Lord God of Abraham and of Issac and of Jacob (Israel) would have us speak the truth. Jesus is the Living Word (sic) of God and will not tolerate any other gods. Even if those that worship these false gods would threaten our very lives.
Sooo. Did anyone else face palm after reading this? I mean, I laughed so hard I thought my water broke.
Okay, I'm going to start with the first bit here: according to the Qu'ran, the angel Gabriel dictated the book to Mohammad. Last I checked, Gabriel was God's messenger in all three of the Abrahamic religions -- meaning Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The Qu'ran clearly denounces the Trinity, stating that the Holy Spirit is God's messenger, Gabriel, and that Gabriel gave the Qu'ran to man.
2:97 Say, "Anyone who opposes Gabriel should know that he has brought down this (Qu'ran) into your heart in accordance with GOD's will, confirming previous scriptures and providing guidance and good news for the believers"
So unless Gabriel is a demon, Pastor Holt is talking out of his ass again. Which shouldn't really come as a surprise to those that know him. I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't be too pleased with his hateful rhetoric. I mean, he did teach the concept of loving one another, even if they're mean to you, didn't he?
There's also the offensive line there that implies that all Muslims are out to get Christians. He's totally right about that. Muslims are pure ebil, and their religious goals involve killing Christians, Jews, and kittens. I mean, the Qu'ran says so:
2:62 Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians and Sabians, whoever believes in God and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve
Oops, no it doesn't, I must have misread. It says that you shouldn't hurt Christians and Jews. I believe it refers to them as "People of the Book."
I suppose the only logical conclusion here is that Pastor Holt is about as familiar with the Qu'ran as he is with the bible: not at all. I do have to wonder how he managed to survive into his 40s in the United States with such a poor grasp of basic reading comprehension.