Prager, no. Mohammed was said to have contracted for the marriage when Aisha was nine; under the tribal law, the contract became a marriage when it was consummated, which was when she was fourteen or fifteen, young by our standards but commonplace in the rural South of our own country by mid-twentieth century. He married women (the only way of associating with them without scandal) for their talents, having among them physicians, social workers, military strategists, and- in Aisha- a budding legal mind (she became a judge after his death). I don't know if he ever married an ugly woman, but according to tradition, he never married a dumb one
7/19/2012 9:33:43 AM
Remember, in Islam Muhammad is a Canon Sue. You have to take all legends about him with an entire shaker of salt.
7/19/2012 9:44:51 AM
Christianity : Islam - fairy tale : myth.
So who cares?
However, Muslims do tend to ask a nice little question: "why does God need a son?"
True, the answer is totally irrelevant, but it's still nice to hear.
7/19/2012 10:12:58 AM
It's funny how the Muslim bashers always go on about Mohammad marrying young girls. As if none of their ancestors did the same thing. Wake up and face reality - child brides have been common in nearly every culture in human history up until the Englightenment. Oh and how old do you think the 'Virgin Mary' was?
7/19/2012 10:32:10 AM
Well, this shit hasn't been happening since time immeomrial.
7/19/2012 10:35:12 AM
Mohammed was just an illiterate charlatan.
Satan isn't real.
7/19/2012 10:36:45 AM
It wasn't Satan, it was the Decepticons with the help of the Easter Bunny whom they tortured into submission.
Why won't anyone believe me? ... but you'll believe that other moldy old bullshit.
"Satan wrote the Koran by plaguirizing parts of the Holy Bible."
And "God" ..."wrote" the 10 Commandments by plagiarizing the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
7/19/2012 12:20:03 PM
Are you saying Satan is a plaguirizt?
7/19/2012 4:03:48 PM
@Filin De Blanc
Because they care more about the frills than the essence. Which is an attitude Jesus hated.
7/19/2012 10:21:14 PM
Here Jodie is referring to her brain!
7/19/2012 11:48:25 PM
You do know that xtianity plagiarized the Torah, don't you? Of course not. So...
Jeezus will prevail, soon(tm)
Do you really want to go there about Mohammad and his bride? OK.
Well, at least he did not rape a young girl who was already betrothed to someone else? Did your god pay the requisite silver?
7/20/2012 5:10:11 AM
And hey, we know that Satan offered Jesus all those things, and he refused...and just look how he ended up.
Makes it sound like one of those chain-letters.
"Muhammed copied this teaching to all of his followers, and was rewarded with 72 virgins. Jesus of Nazareth refused Satan's teachings, and was crucified. Send this to all your followers or you will be nailed to a cross"
7/20/2012 10:33:22 AM
It's very amusing to those of us on the outside of them, to see the different Abrahamic religions all accusing each other of being Satan. To quote George Carlin, "Somebody's wasting their time. Could it be... everyone?"
7/21/2012 12:21:08 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
" ... Satan wrote the Koran by plaguirizing parts of the Holy Bible to gain credibility; however, the Koran gives the exact opposite message that the Bible gives. ..."
So it was plagarized (which means word for word recopying) but still came out the "exact opposite." How does that work?
7/21/2012 10:16:49 AM
Funny, my dad says the exact same thing, jesus christ.
7/21/2012 11:45:46 AM
...however, the Koran gives the exact opposite message that the Bible gives.
Ah, so 'He that is not with me is against me' as Matthew 12:30 says.
I'll just ignore Luke 9:50 '...for he that is not against us is for us' then.
7/21/2012 6:11:02 PM
In conclusion God once again fails to stand up and do anything about Satan.
Too busy lounging on the God couch in front of Jersey Shore I guess.
7/29/2012 8:55:16 PM
Satan is a myth for the dismally stupid.
8/5/2012 5:49:51 AM