Three distinct persons, sharing the same essence. We con’t comprehend it, true, but that doesn’t automatically make it illogical.
I: The Prophet of God and his Word. He said to him be and he was.
C: god? son of god?
If he was a prophet of God, and a good an honorable prophet as Islamic teaching seems to suggest, then how do you circumvent the fact that he LITERALLY said “I AM” in reference to himself, using the same language God used in revealing himself to Moses? Either he was not a prophet of God (claiming divinity for himself), which would mean that Muhammad was wrong about him; or he is in fact speaking the Truth, and therefore Muhammad was wrong about him. Either way, Muhammad was wrong about him.
I: The mother of Jesus. A virgin who gave birth to Jesus by the miracle of God without being touched by any man.
The best woman of all nations.
C: Mother of god?
Referring to the previous issue, if Christ is indeed God as he claimed, then Mary is, in fact, the Mother of God. There is nothing illogical about it; you simply can’t comprehend it. Fortunately, logic and reality are not dictated by a persons ability to understand them.
I: God is the creator and He created Jesus and the Holy Spirit and the universe, and He is the only one to be worshiped.
C: Is Jesus a creator or a creation?
Christ, being God, played a role in creation. God is still the only one we worship, we simply understand him to have three persons, begotten of a single essence. God the Father, whom begot Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There are a great deal of theological texts covering this; and once you’ve accepted that God is capable of anything, it ceases to be illogical, and rather becomes something we just can’t fully comprehend this side of eternity.
I: The word of God revealed to his final messenger Mohammed through Angel Gabriel.
The unchanged book.
A book with no author except God.
C: A false book?
The author is Muhammed?
A false religious text compiled from the teachings of a false Prophet; marginally better than Hindu scriptures or Buddhist teachings because they still acknowledge the God of Abraham, however imperfectly. OldCatholicGuy gave a much better summation of the issues with the Quran, so I’ll point you towards his post.
I: A revelation sent to Prophet Jesus as the Torah was revealed to Prophet Moses.
Muslims believe in all the revelations of God but follow the Quran only as God preserves it from change and corruption.
C: Was the Bible not changed?
Again, I refer you to OldCatholicGuy’s post, as it covers this better than I could.
I: God is perfect who does not need to eat or sleep or any human needs.
God does not die.
C: god eats and sleeps and dies too?
God, in his love for us and desire to see us redeemed, chose to take on the mantle of humanity and share in our sufferings. Through his perfect sacrifice, we are redeemed, and given the method through which we may enter into His presence for all eternity. Claiming that his choice to enter humanity somehow makes him less perfect is completely illogical, as it has no basis. Just becuase you claim its illogical doesn’t mean it is.
I: No one can forgive sins but God.
We seek forgiveness from God directly.
No mediation between a man and God.
C: god forgives sins after confessing to a priest?
Isn’t priest a man who can sin too?
Christ, who is God, instituted the system of reconciliation so that we may always have assurance of our forgiveness, and so that we may acknowledge our wrongs and obtain counseling for them. The sinfulness of the priest does not diminish the right and ability that God has instituted in them through their ordination because it is not the priest forgiving us, it is God Himself. He operates through the priest much as he operated through the priests of the OT, which you also accept as valid canon.
Images and idols
I: It is forbidden to make images and idols of God and his Prophets.
C: Images and idols of god are allowed?
Idols (and graven images) are things which were worshiped in the Pagan world. We do not worship our statues, paintings, carvings and other religious artwork; we admire them for their beauty and for the focus on God the inspire in us.
I’d talk about my issues with Islam, and about how abhorrently illogical its moral system is, but I am incapable of doing so without being perceived as uncharitable, so I will refrain.