Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mohammed pads his rhetoric

I read something interesting today. The length of the Koran could be cut by almost 50%, if we took Mohammed's 27 versions of the Exodus from Egypt, and his 28 versions of Noah's Ark, all written in the first 57 chapters of the Koran, and reduced them to one account each.

And, I gotta tell ya, if I, as all good muslims do, had to memorise the Koran, one version of each would be plenty. Especially since most muslims don't know they're repeating the same story over and over and over again because most muslim don't know Arabic, the language in which the Koran is to be memorised.

2 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

That's not entirely true about the Arabic. Arabic may not be the native tongue of many Muslims, but most of them do speak at least basic Arabic.

Also, Arabic is the lingua franca of the Middle East, even for those that don't speak it natively, much like English is in the West.

And doesn't the bible contain two different versions of Genesis.

Makarios said...

Well, I was only repeating what I'd read. As to the Bible, Genesis One tells about the creation of the cosmos. Genesis Two tells about the creation of man-kind. Both have overlap. If you want repetition much of the OT is talking about the exile into Babylon from different perspctives.