Re: The Quran
I have read some of it and it is basically one more fork of petulant, counterfeit Judaism taken to inevitable conclusions in a war-thirsty, nomadic environment as the ancient sheiks and assassins lived in. Always examine the wellspring from which religious books flowed.
As an Objectivist I don't believe that God exists, nor accept word or scriptures and evidence, but in theory, if one did exist, the most plausible yet of course, unprovable explanation I would consider would be that it was an impersonal God that created the universe and of whom we don't know and may never know, and nothing more. I would not even theorize whether it did so as a choice or spontaneously because I needn't go that far.
I am firmly rooted in scientific basis. Yet even in that realm there is man's bigotry when it is used for the propaganda of another, but this is not science to blame, it is a collective "I think I'm better than you because" force using scientific knowledge as their tool, deep in the heart this is the main problem of all these matters since civilizations time forgot.
Religion, politics, and even bias of the color of one's skin is the world of children trapped in a confused state where rationalism was never endowed. As soon as you are passing judgment and execution because their culture doesn't fit yours, you have entered the stage of an insane beast using force; the only way you can justify it is a promise (really a gamble) of heavenly paradise in return.
Die Matte Ist Heilig.