Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Describing sin

One interesting assertion I have heard several Muslims make is that the Bible is "vulgar" because it describes sin graphically, whereas the Quran does so in "noble" or flowery language. All right. Here is my question: If sin is what separates us from God (the worst thing that can happen), why does it enjoy the exalted status of being described in "noble" language in the Quran? IMO, the Bible does better justice to it, describing it like it is.

2 comments:

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

yes, the koran is poetry, but the bible is the true word too....yet, in genesis, my eye will scold thee, i think they mean't spare thee...please read religious aliens...

Nashida Hakim said...

Your comment puzzled me, RLS. The first sentence in particular sounds odd coming from someone with a Jewish name such as yourself. Do you accept the Old Testament (Torah and Prophets), the New Testament, and the Koran as all being "the true word"? My previous post addresses that question to your satisfaction, I hope.