Posted: Jan 29, 2013 12:18 pm
by Shrunk
lyingcheat wrote:I would also question this part of the argument, in relation to the use of the word 'coherent'.
termina wrote;
...and yet, each surah (ie, chapter) is coherent with an other; in asmuch they convey, or are compatible with,the idea of existence of an all-powerful, all-just, merciful Creator...


It is not particularly 'coherent' to claim an "all-just, merciful Creator" is responsible for the many recommendations for mass genocide and individual slaughter contained within the Quran.
I note it's the same claim made by the other Abrahamic religions, with the same lack of coherence.


Besides which it is a totally banal claim. You could just as easily say "Each chapter of The Lord of the Rings conveys, or is compatible with, the existence of hobbits and an evil. powerful ring that must be destroyed."