While visiting with friends at the Islamic Study Center in Rochester, I spoke with the imam about why Moslems must learn Arabic. The Koran, I was told, was written in Arabic. When translated into other languages, it looses its meaning and hides the nuances of the text. All Moslems, forming unity no matter what their native tongue, must read, study and worship in Arabic. The Bible is like that to a point. Written in Hebrew and Greek, some meanings can be clouded by poor translation into a receptor language. BUT it is the "power of God unto salvation" and even a poorly translated Bible (or even a paraphrase) whether from 1400 or 2004 can be used of the Spirit of God and people born again. That "living" aspect of the Bible compared to the dead formalism of the Koran, is a remarkable contrast.