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The Product Manual for a Way of Life,
This review is from: The Koran (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
When you buy a product it's best to know what you're getting. With Islam on the rise - powered by the demographic tends of mass immigration and high birth rates - many parts of Britain are now facing the choice to accept Islam or not. For this reason, many people from non-Muslim backgrounds have taken to read the Koran for guidance not of the spiritual kind but of the practical kind.
Although I give this book only one star, I highly recommend it to all non-believers for the very same reason that I read it, to find out what Islam is about and what it has in store.
My impressions are that Islam is a religion with two main themes - the punishment of the enemies of Islam and the reward of its followers. It's very stick and carrot. There are countless passages describing torments in Hell, while the passages describing the joys of paradise have a naive literal quality. This seems to make Islam both risible at the same time as it is formidable.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2008 23:37:52 GMT
Sally Wilton says:
Great review - well done for sticking your neck out. Like the breeches and wig, disguise is always a good idea when criticising I....
Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:18:20 BDT
"My impressions are that Islam is a religion with two main themes - the punishment of the enemies of Islam and the reward of its followers" Isn't that the same principle of christianity though, you go to heaven if you follow there religion and you will burn in hell for eternity if you don't. To be honest there is so much violence in christianities history, but thats perfectly acceptable in western society for some reason. Also it's not like muslims are sat there forcing you to believe in there religion, people have there own mind and choose if they want to believe whatever the hell they want, I personally don't believe in any god and think theres an invisible tea pot circling the sun. Prove me wrong. Anyway you don't have to accept islam as a faith just because more people in britain believe in it, you just have to accept the fact that people believe something different to you. It's not a big deal.
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 21:34:53 BDT
Robin White says:
So you're saying that it's exactly the same as the bible then? Equally as risible, though I'm afraid, somewhat less formidable these days.
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 07:28:43 GMT
I find it slightly misplaced that a commenter introduces aspects of the Christian faith, and blames the reviewer for not doing so, considering the reviewer ONLY mentions islam.
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