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4.0 out of 5 stars A good summary of a really boring book, 17 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Koran Curious - a guide for infidels and believers (Kindle Edition)
This is a good summary of the Koran, which it turns out is a really boring and repetitive book. At least the Bible has some interesting stories. Basically you do as you are told and go to heaven (gardens, streams) or you don't and burn in hell (miserable place). Forever. This we are told over and over again in the various Suras or chapters which are summarised in the second half of Koran Curious. Praying is good, so is charity, being gay is definitely a no-no. The first half of Koran Curious is more interesting, being a history of Mohammed and the early years of Islam. Knowing the context helps explain some of the more aggressive passages in the Koran, but it is easy to see how they can be cherry-picked to justify acts of terror in the modern world. As someone who has a moral problem with a God who deals in eternal torture, Islam holds no more appeal to me than Christianity or Judaism. but Koran Curious is written in a non-judgemental way so I guess it would be a good introduction to Islam for both believer and non-believer.
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