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The Omniscience Trap

From a long comment on Neo-neocon’s post about the terrorist resupply mission foiled by Israel:

I’ve reached the conclusion that Islamic radicalism is a symptom not a cause. Regrettably, I’ve been forced to conclude that the cause is Islam itself.

I base this assessment upon Islam’s holiest and most fundamental theological tenet, which when fully appreciated inexorably leads to the logical conclusion that it is Islam itself, which makes war upon Israel and the West.

That tenet compels Islam to do so and allows for no deviation from that path. It also allows for no internal reform of Islam, makes reformation impossible and accounts for the silence of ‘moderate’ Islam.

That tenet is simply this; Muhammad didn’t write the Qur’an (Koran) GOD did…

Muhammad made this most extraordinary theological claim in establishing his religion, which led to certain immutable assumptions from which Islam cannot retreat because to do so, would destroy Islam’s theological foundations and collapse the entire theological rationale and edifice.

Muhammad claimed that the Archangel Gabriel physically visited him and directly transmitted God’s words directly to Muhammad for transcription. That Muhammad merely took dictation and that Gabriel was there to make sure that he got it exactly right.

Thus, the Qur’an is the perfect word of God, directly from the ‘big guys’ mouth and therefore inviolate.

Theologically, to change even one word, even one comma is to distort God’s own, perfect words and that, no man may do.

Christians, with whom I am far more familiar, are always challenging and defending the Bible. Is it literal or allegorical? How much was altered over centuries of translation and transcription?

Jews have had even longer to debate their scripture. The Divine Law is open for interpretation by imperfect men.

Islam allows no doubt and no argument over its foundational text. The schools of Islam vary due to interpretations of Hadith, which is essentially Muhammed’s notebook from the time after he received the word of Allah.

If Neo’s commenter is accurate, the followers of Islam are trapped (liberated?) by a fixed law in a changing world. When an immovable object meets an irresistible force, there will be violence.