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Unformatted text preview: Hist 2530 Professor Powers Section Response #2 9/11/08 The beginning of this koranic excerpt strikes me as very forward and non tranquil. As I read it I was a bit uncomfortable, especially with all the references to what is right and wrong. It seems that everything mandated by god, as told to us by Muhammad, is clear cut and holds no room for flexibility. In addition to this rigidity of law, it seems that any deviation from the explicit teachings would result in harsh punishment. This especially pertains to unbelievers whom are portrayed as evil beings whom need to be addressed with the harshest of measures. One of the major underlying themes of this excerpt of the Koran is issue of the non-believers and their apparent evil doing. In the text it seems that any violation or deviation from the teachings of the Koran will result in deadly consequences. If one does not follow the teachings of the Koran, it is Koran will result in deadly consequences....
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This essay was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 253 taught by Professor Powers, d during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '08
- POWERS, D