"Good to see you brother ARC .
(The following) IS a direct quote from the Messenger of Allah, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He has issued a challenge to the wisest men on the planet to prove that one word that he teaches is other than the truth; I have yet to see anyone take him up on the offer, and I have yet to be able to find any evidence that disproves ANYTHING that He has taught us. (parentheses mine)
"I’ll tell you the true meaning of Christian which refers to us, the Muslims.
"Christian" means to be crystallized into one. Christians are not yet crystallized into one. They say,
"We are followers of Christ; that is why we call ourselves Christians."
Where are your works if you are following Christ? And who is Christ? They say, "Jesus Christ."
What Jesus Christ? Jesus wasn’t even a Christ back then, 2,000 years ago.
According to the meaning of ‘Christ’ that name means One coming in the Last Day or Crusher - He Crushes the wicked; Christ, the Crusher.
Jesus didn’t do that. That is the Mahdi who will do that today; the One whom we are representing to you; The Great Mahdi; the Restorer of the Kingdom of Peace on the Earth.
~~ Our Savior Has Arrived - The Knowledge of God Himself (Saviour’s Day, February 26, 1969)
In my studies of religion, and/or religious philosophies, I have found that there is one constant that invariably rings true: That is the intrusion of subjective reasoning into the debate to some respect. Once that intrusion has taken place, it is nearly impossible by means of scholarly discussion to arrive at absolutes. It is for this reason that I hold that "the greatest enemy to truth isn't the lie; its the myth."
Over and over again I have seen the equation of subjective reasoning + circular reasoning + social economic relativism = RELATIVE TRUTH. I have seen this in my studies and conversations with everyone from Catholics to Christians, from Jews to Jehovah's Witnesses, from Mormons to Muslims, and from New Thought to Nation of Islam proponents.
While I find myself in agreement with the premise that America's white civil, and even religious structures skewer truth relatively to fit there own social, theological, and economic agenda, I don't think the appropriate response is to skewer it relatively in a direction that better suits my social, theological, and economic agenda. I have found that all this does is misdirect our efforts from the true battle, which is a battle for objective truth, because only objective truth is absolute truth.
Now to the challenge of Mr. Muhammad:
It isn't now, nor has it ever been my intention to prove Mr. Muhammad wrong. Proving wrong the belief system of someone doesn't validate the truthfulness of the belief system of he who undertakes such a task. Quite the contrary, from a logical mindset, both could be in error. Instead, it is my contention that Mr. Muhammad's surmisings concerning Christianity lack the support of objective evidence, and thus while true relatively to him, they are incorrect absolutely. I don't say this to offend, but because I believe, and believe that I can prove this to be true; objectively."