The next part of my project into the Divine Code and other books about the seven laws involves the creation of a new religion, and it brings to mind another reason why I reject Mohamed, the man Muslims deem to be a prophet.
So the seven laws for humanity were given to Adam and then to Noah, the main fathers of the human race. These laws were then related via tradition to Moses and the nation of Israel and given a more permanent structure not to be added to or diminished; God give no further commandments to the nations.
And then comes Moe.
Because of Moe, now there are the 5 pillars of Islam.
- Shahadah – declaration of conviction that there is only one God and Moe is his prophet.
- Salah – five daily prayers, involving ritual washing and prostration in the direction of a certain black rock in the Middle East.
- Sawm – fasting, refraining from food and drink from dawn to dusk during a certain time in the year call Ramadan.
- Zakat – charity, where you take a certain portion (2.5%) of your earnings or wealth and give it to the poor.
- Hajj – a yearly pilgrimage to that black rock in the Middle East for worship.
To some, these may seem like good things to do, but for Muslims, because of the teachings of Moe, these are mandatory, compulsory, divinely commanded.
Now there is a principle, maybe a rational one, linked to the seven laws, that says the following.
The general principle governing these matters is: [Gentiles] are not to be allowed to originate a new religion or create divine commandments for themselves based on their own decisions. They may either become naturalised Jews and accept all the divine commandments or retain their laws without adding or detracting from them.chapter 10, law 9, Kings and Wars, Mishneh Torah
The fact is that God gave certain base-level commandments to Gentiles and no more. We’re supposed to live in those limitations and flourish therein, not claiming that God added more. There was no command to worship God or create religions or religious obligatory rituals. To add to such laws would necessarily make that person adding laws a liar.
Once Moe came along saying that now all the world, even Jews, must accept certain novel rituals, saying they are from some angel, the few who knew the seven laws of Noah would know something was suspicious. It may even be suspect to others that all of sudden God is changing the programme. Why now? No clear reason. And all on the word of Moe?
As I stated in another article, at least the Jews had a national revelation to buttress the historicity of their revelation those millenia ago. But now Moe is the single prophet to say God had changed everything??? His “revelation” pales in comparison.
The principle in Mishlei 30:6 stands as a universal testimony: don’t add to God’s word so you don’t get judged and found to be a liar. When the individual, Moe, says everything apart for his individual revelation is corrupt, and only he has the truth, it smacks of the arrogance of the Nazarene failure and Paul, the conman of Tarsus whose escapades highlight their own lies in adding and taking away from God’s law.
So I reject Moe and the religion he made based on the fact that they can only be some foreign addition. Miracles won’t make 2+2=5 or validate the supposed revelation of Moe.