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Darren's Question

Darren asked me on 23 June 2009 17:22. From your profile: "the Prophet Muhammad sought to improve Christianity by rejecting the Trinity and articulating with greater clarity and detail what we must do in order to get along with others in this life, as well as how to stay well and safe." I'm curious: could you expand a bit on this?

Thank you, Darren, for reading my stuff carefully enough to want to know more.

Muslims regard the Koran as a warning and a reminder [of how to avoid sin, error, pain and hell] and regard the Koran as the final and best version of monotheism.

Its punishments are not as harsh as those found in the Old Testament and its ideas are more clearly stated than in the New Testament.

Islam is therefore a complete guide for living since it pronounces on aspects of personal, social, legal economic and political issues.

It is political precisely because those who understand even a little about politics and the legal system know that who gets to control the interp…