I've had a very busy week, so this is going to be a short, no references, not frills post.
I was looking through a blog earlier called 30 Mosques in 30 Days and I don't know why, the thought occurred to me:
A lot of people say, and I've said it, that Mohammed didn't act like a prophet.
But really, if you're looking at the prophets/patriarchs/what have you in the Jewish/Christian canon, did Mohammed do anything that they didn't do? Was he worse or better than any of them?
I think they were all men who acted in accordance with their times: they did some things that were advancements in morality for the times and others that weren't. But we count the ones before Christ as prophets and Mohammed as a fraud or deluded because of the Christian belief that since Christ was God incarnate there's no further need for a Prophet.
Which, fine. That makes sense if you follow that thought process. But I don't know that saying, 'Well Mohammed didn't act like a Prophet. He was too...'insert adjective here'.' works, really.
/end tired, random thought post