Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"How did Islam arise?"

"HOW did Islam arise? It was not, as our popular historical textbooks would have it, a "new religion." It was a direct derivative from the Catholic Church. It was essentially, in its origin, a heresy: like Arianism or Albigensians."

~Hilaire Belloc: Survivals and New Arrivals―V. New Arrivals.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, in its original form it likely was a species of Gnostic heresy at its very first and then evolved to rationalize the proclivities of its creators, and then further evolved from there.


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