I’m sure they do know what their creed teaches. So what? It doesn’t make them right.
This was my point. Refer to authorities to know what a certain teaching is, but do your own independent study to find the truth.
It does. Verifiably so. See http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm
I looked at the creator of the website, Steve Wells, yet I could find no credentials which would make him qualified to talk about religion.
As one Encyclopedia of Philisophy states:
“You appeal to authority if you back up your reasoning by saying that it is supported by what some authority says on the subject. Most reasoning of this kind is not fallacious, and much of our knowledge properly comes from listening to authorities. However, appealing to authority as a reason to believe something is fallacious [color=blue]whenever the authority appealed to is not really an authority in this particular subject, when the authority cannot be trusted to tell the truth”
Now, that doesnt mean we COMPLETELY IGNORE HIM, but we should take caution.
I am also not going to bother myself too much about this when I have statements from qualified scholars like these:
1. Maurice Bucaille, famous French doctor who undertook a scientific study of the quran. His conclusion was:
“I knew then that the Quran was the “Work of Allah” and had not been authored by any human being. I was also convinced that Mohammed (S.A.W.) was a true Prophet of God.”
“The Church acknowledged and accepted these researches of Dr. Bucaille to be a
valuable contribution to human knowledge and the author became famous all over the world”
2. France Edward Peters, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Religious Studies
“there was little opposition from either inside or outside Islam—both Jewish and Christian dhimmis had learned their Arabic at the Quran’s knee, so to speak—to the Muslim Book’s
Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians
3. . Darius Atighetchi Professor of Bioethics in Italy
“referring to human reproduction, the Koran shows several notations in agreement with the latest discoveries of embryology”
Islamic Bioethics: Problems and Perspectives
I appreciate that you are trying to be fair, but lets please not try to insult other faiths. Lets have a fruitful, constructive conversation without hurting anyone .