Maybe in 50 years, there will be no surprise when the loudest cheerleaders for Muslim presidential candidates and Supreme Court justices are evangelical Christians.
Of course no one with an ounce of common sense will be surprised due to the fact that both religions hate gays, apostates, atheists, and treat women as subjects/dependent/inferior to men. Since they have so much in common it will be only a matter of time…
My answers in bold.
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Thank you very much for your response.
Your are welcome.
Even if Islam or any other religon did not exist, there would still be chaos in the world. There are thousands of pedophiles in the world and yet they are not blamed on their religon.
True. No one said all evil comes from religion. But that does not excuse the evil things that do come from it (or that are justified by it) nor does it liberate us from the responsibility of rejecting and fighting such. And yes, we do prosecute pedophiles legally. Sadly in Islamic countries religion protects such abominable conduct. Just like the Catholic clergy has done all over the world.
You need to realize that people use religon has a excuse.
Or as the following of divine commands. If god told you to sacrifice your first and only born child, would you do it? If the answer is no then, was Abraham wrong? If the answer is yes, how would that be different from god telling you to fly a plane into a skyscraper killing all inside? Would you do it? Yes? No? Why?
Polygamy is only allowed in Islam with the wife’s permission and believe it or not many women ALLOW and SUPPORT their husband getting a second wife.
And you think that makes it ok? Really? You reminded me of the following quote I posted not too long ago on this blog: “When you are born a woman in Afghanistan you’re taught to hate yourself”. How sad that religion, in your case, blinds you to such issues as equality and justice as it applies TO YOUR OWN GENDER.
Yes, the Prophet did have multiple wives but Prophet Mohammad was not the only one. Many Jewish and Christian Prophets have many wives so they could have heirs and spread the word of God.
And you think that justifies treating women as baby factories so “they could have heirs and spread the word of God”? Really? The “prophet” was wrong for doing as such, just as wrong these other Jewish and Christian “prophets”. And let’s not talk about slavery as it relates to the Abrahamic religions. It gets even worse. I wonder what other “justifications” (more like excuses) can the religious like you come up with. Don’t you see that the same renunciation of logic you use in defense of polygamy is the same one other believers in your own religion use to defend pedophilia, and suicide bombings among many other evils?
Prophet Mohammad married mostly widowed women. He would take care of them by giving them money, food, a home. He took care of their children and made sure that they had the best life possible.
I donate to charities that help widowed women and children in Africa. I don’t have to marry them, much less have sex with them. I don’t pay for sex. Much less trying to disguise such payments as “charity”. That is so despicable and misogynistic that it escapes description.
Islam is not the main reason for the blood shed in the Middle East. The West is.
Sure, because the Shia and the Sunni started to kill each other just a few years ago. Right? Because the Jews (believing they have a divine land deed to Palestine) and the Arabs have always been peaceful throughout history till recently. Right? All these conflicts predate the west. And that is just fact.
Who gave Saddam weapons to kill millions of Iraqis and Iranians? The West
I don’t condone violence in any way, shape or form. But the point is this: Muslims killing other Muslims. Where the weapons come from makes no difference. Is like blaming the bullet for the murder instead of the person that pulled the trigger.
Who supports Israel’s terror on the Palestinians and gives Israel millions of dollars? The West
Who supports Palestinian suicide bombers and gives terrorist groups the means to execute such operations? Islamic organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. And your point is? Again, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict predates the West. Again, study your history first.
Who did Osama Bin Laden used to work for? The West. In fact he used to be an ex Cia agent.
Bin Laden fought against the Soviets. “Working” for the West? Not so much. More like the enemy of my enemy is my friend type of deal. Fighting the Soviets who were invading Afghanistan. Law of unintended consequences I guess. The fact of the matter is that when the terrorists hit the towers their last words were “Allahu Akbhar”. Their expressed intentions were clear. Look them up.
All of the dictators in the world are because of the West.
Sure. Because the Iranian theocracy is a West created and established system. Because the cutting of hands for stealing, stoning for adultery and death for apostasy (as established in Sharia Law) is all the West’s doing. How the Saudis treat women or how they act in Indonesia is all due to the West. Because there were no dictators before what we called the modern West existed. Right?
And for one reason only - oil.
Sure. That is why invading Iraq was such a great idea an oil right now is at one dollar per gallon. Right? The cheapest in history no doubt.
If there were no oil in the West, there would be no hate against Muslims.
I don’t know about hate. I don’t hate Muslims. But I can tell you that the legitimate critiques I make in this blog are not dependent on oil. They are environmentally responsible. :-) Nor can they be construed as hate in any way, shape or form.
Ironically, all of the Muslim terrorists began the EXACT SAME time when oil was discovered, which was like 100 years ago.
Check your history. There is nothing more terrorizing than Sharia law (right next to the laws in the Old Testament). It predates oil btw. Just so you know.
And even so, are you justifying suicide bombings? I personally prefer the Gandhi/MLK method of effecting change.
The fact of the matter is that there are no suicide Jainist terrorists. The more radical you become as a Jainist the more peaceful and non violent you become. The same cannot be said of Islam. Any idea why?
In Islam, killing one person is killing the world. Suicide bombing is not allowed. Whoever commits suicide, for WHICHEVER reason, even in the name of “Allah”, will spend forever in the fires of hell.
As you interpret it. Some “scholars” using the same texts you believe to be holy have arrived to a different conclusion. So different that the result of suicide in the service of god is nothing less that a whole bunch of virgins (truly a more misogynistic depiction of heaven you will not find). The fact of the matter is that such texts are not holy and we should not depend on them to know what is right or wrong.
Look, fundamentalist are not crazy. They are not any less crazy than the moderates. Remember that moderate dogma is as equally unsupported by evidence as the extremist kind. The difference only lies in the terrible behavioral outcomes of one in comparison with the other.
The solution to those behavioral outcomes can only come from rejecting irrationality and promoting evidence on all fronts. Moderates don’t get a free pass. Fact is that moderation can and does breed extremism because both moderates and extremists share the same irrational mindset. It is not in atheist conventions where radicalization occurs, but in moderate mosques and churches all around the globe. Have you asked yourself why?
For more on this topic check out point 8 on my FAQ.
Please don’t think that all Muslims are terrorist.
Never said so. Never even thought that is the case.
I hope one day you will see Islam for the religion it truly is - not as religion of terror.
I see all religions for what they are. A rejection of reason and an affirmation of superstition. We have seen its effects. humanity has seen it for thousands of years now.
Have a wonderful day.
May you and your family be blessed.
In reason always:
How sad. Muslims don’t know their own religion. Maybe if they did they wouldn’t be Muslims in the first place.
Here are some quotes from other fucking dumbasses, as described by shiawithin, that were closer to the events than me or anyone else today.
Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3310:
‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 65
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that ‘Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death).” what you know of the Quran (by heart)’
Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
9 years old /= late 20s. Simple.
Is it a surprise then that child brides are so prevalent in muslim societies? Of course not. Funny how the “misunderstanders” of Islam are those that know the source material more intimately than anyone else.
There is no such thing as Islamophobia. Bigotry and racism exist, of course—and they are evils that all well-intentioned people must oppose. And prejudice against Muslims or Arabs, purely because of the accident of their birth, is despicable. But like all religions, Islam is a system of ideas and practices. And it is not a form of bigotry or racism to observe that the specific tenets of the faith pose a special threat to civil society. Nor is it a sign of intolerance to notice when people are simply not being honest about what they and their co-religionists believe.
Here is a comment left in response to this post.
FA: Don’t try to interpret Islam, because you lack understanding of it. You don’t know the Quran and Sunnah, so it is impossible for you to make statements like the one you made on Sheikh Ibn Uthaymin’s fatwa regarding women covering their faces. The world has seen enough of these “overnight experts on Islam” like you, who are keen on making statements on Islam that are based on nothing but lack of understanding and mere ignorance. Your statements only prove your own ignorance, lack of knowledge - nothing more.
If you are an atheist like your username suggests - OK, there is no compulsion in religion. Which means, no one shall be forced to submit to this religion. This implies that we give you your freedom of religion, then why can’t you do the same? If you want to be fair, why do you interfere in other people’s religious beliefs that you don’t even understand and then mock them? This is foolish.
1) Am I the only on that notices how this nonsensical rant does nothing to address the valid points made before? I have found this to be the pattern with most if not all believers.
One does not have to be an “expert” in nonsense to be able to identify it as such.
2) When a statement is clear in itself, what would preclude others from commenting on it? I’m sorry but secularists like myself will never bow down to religious censure. Not now, not ever.
3) If there is no compulsion in religion, what does Islam say should be done with apostates? So much for “no compulsion”.
4) Where have I limited the freedom of religion of others? Freedom of expression does not limit anyone’s freedom of belief. Muslims truly have the right to profess their myth and superstitions, the same right I have to point them out as such. What is truly foolish is to try and censure people in the name of religious freedom. That is truly asinine. Thankfully I live in the US and not the Islamic Republic of Pakistan where blasphemy is a victimless crime punishable by death.
And Muslims where saying something about no compulsion in religion? Can anyone hear what was it over the deafening sound of the actions of Muslims all over the world?