The Null Device

First came archæological and linguistic analyses of the Christian apocrypha and Gospels, and the resulting theories of their authorship, and now a new generation of scholars are turning their attention to analysing the origins of the Koran and the Islamic religion using similar methods. Their research has shown a number of things at odds with the official line (for one, they claim that the Koran was written over several centuries, and probably somewhere with more Jews and Christians than Mecca; and also, the thing about the 72 virgins is apparently an error of translation). However, many of them write under pseudonyms, as their occupation is a dangerous one; some unorthodox scholars have already been attacked or threatened with death by fundamentalist groups. (via Plastic)

There are no comments yet on ""