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Some quotes that leapt out at me from this chapter
... Islam is at once the most and the least interesting of the world's monotheisms ... apparent unity ... mask for ... insecurity ... Muhammad ... deeds and words ... corrupted into incoherence by self-interest, rumour and illiteracy. ...prophet died in the year 632 .... first account of his life was set down a full hundred and twenty years later ... David Hume's unavoidable question ... transmitter of god ... or ... believe himself to be... Koranic scholarship. No serious attempt has been made to catalog the discrepancies ... 'soft' consensus' among almost all the religious ... claims at face value .... faith is helping to choke free inquiry and the emancipating consequences ...
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