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The aforementioned Sura spends most of its time, as does much of the Koran, ranting about how one should fear the coming end of the world and the day of destruction. Although the Sura may be named after Mary, it deals with her primarily in the beginning, and then for the rest of the chapter returns to the repetitious we're-all-gonna-die claptrap. (Yes, I've actually read it, and the entire Koran.) You'd be surprised how much of the Koran sounds like a street preacher yelling at people about Armageddon. Almost every chapter has at least several pages about the rewards for those who obey, and the fire and destruction for those who do not.
Mohammed copied from the holy texts of Judaism and Christianity because he wanted to convert their people and take their lands. He did a little of the first, but a lot of the second. The Middle East used to be populated primarily by Jewish people, Christians and pagans. Then came the rise of Islam, with its warlord leader. Much of what Mohammed has to say about Jesus and Mary has a strong resemblance to the beliefs of heretical Christian sects such as the Nestorians and others. Why is that? Because he took it from them. It's been speculated that he may have even been raised as one of them, before his 'vision.' :rolleyes:
Quantity doesn't matter; quality does. What Mohammed says about the Virgin Mary and Jesus may sound pretty, in parts, but it isn't the truth. What the Bible has to say, is. This is why even though the books in the Bible may not be as long as some parts of the Koran, they carry infinitely more weight.
Quite brunt, but I like this response very much. It's interesting to read your perspective on the Koran. It gives some insight. I would like to read the Quran one day.
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk