Islam is dreadfully unique in the fact that it is not just a religion, but a political system and complete way of life to those that follow it. The truth can be hard to accept but the sooner we accept it, the sooner we can reform the religion and actually tackle the problem than simply being ignorant about it, just because the truth is uncomfortable to hear.
Islam: The True Religion of God?
Islam holds great political power. Muhammad was not only a religious prophet but also a temporal ruler and warrior. Islam was spread by both the word and the sword. For many Muslims, Islam is not just a personal faith but also a blueprint for organising a perfect society. The Western notion of separating religion from politics is regarded as nonsensical. Muslims regard their religion as God’s final revelation and the Quran as his actual word. Some groups thus tend towards literalism. Muslim reformers seek to play down the “sword verses”—eg, “slay the idolaters wherever you find them”—but jihadist ideologues dismiss this as fake Islam.
According to the Muslims, the Quran contains the words of God. Quran is to be read as if God Himself had spoken these words stated in it. It is important to emphasize this point because if the Quran is the word of God then it should not contain any errors and it should hold true for all times. However, such is not the case.
The Quran makes the claim that it’s the word of God and that it’s miraculous, and so do Muslims. Just ask any average Muslim for a proof of that, they will straight away tell you that the Quran is a linguistic miracle as it claims, that no other book is like it, that the Arabs at the time of Muhammad – who regarded language, poetry and eloquence in the highest regards, could never produce anything like it in its beauty. Yet ask the same person for a single example, and then watch them stand there with no answer, simply because they just repeat what they were told.
I get this attitude often among theists, this belief that we are right, everyone else is wrong, our imaginary friend is stronger, our tyrant in heaven is the only one and true dictator, our scripture is holy, everything else fake, our book has scientific evidence, we are better than you, our one soldier is equal to a 100 of yours, we are the chosen ones, we are destined to rule the world, we have God on our side and we have better chics and cuisines.
Islamic Reasoning: Wheel of Excuses
That is circular, you’re a Muslim because you believe in the Quran and you believe in the Quran because you’re a Muslim. Why do you believe in the Quran and why are you a Muslim?
Why are you right and everyone else wrong?
-Because as Muslims we believe that we are right?
So you are right because you are a Muslim?
Why are you a Muslim? And how does that make you right?
-I am a Muslim because I believe in Allah and The Prophet and The Quran.
Why do you believe in Allah, Mohammed and the Quran?
-Because I am a Muslim
-I don’t know, I always was a Muslim. I was born into a Muslim family.
Ahh there it is, you are a Muslim just by chance of birth.
Would you have been a Muslim if you were born into a Hindu family… you would have been advocating Hinduism and worshipping a monkey God (Hanuman)? You are advocating death for anyone who chooses to think on his own rather than side with his parents’ religion.
Listen anyone who has been a Muslim would know it is the right religion.
How can a newborn know that? Tell me something, Quran criticizes the infidels of Mecca a lot, do you know why? Because according to the Quran “they refused to let go of the religion of their forefathers even when the truth was evident to them”. What makes you think you’re not making the same mistake? Who is following the religion of their forefathers and who is making his own mind here? Who is the Momin and who is the Kafir here?
Claims of receiving divine messages from “God” is not a new concept, in 610 prior to Muhammad’s “revelations”, an Arab salesman attracted a small cult of credulous fanatics by claiming to be a prophet. Although his “revelations” were self-referential and contradicting, he was ultimately successful in manipulating his followers with promises of “heavenly reward” for following his messages. The truth about Prophet Muhammad is likely to be no different and Islam is just another religion like others which is full of mythologies and fairy tales such as:
A man riding a beast to heaven to meet God, moon being split in half, angels performing open heart surgeries, pieces of steak bringing dead bodies to life, God throwing thunderbolts to kill people, sticks turning into snakes, an ocean being split in half, guy seeing an angel floating in the sky seated on a chair with 600 wings, nonsensical rituals of Hajj like throwing stones at Satan or running between two mountains, going around a black box and praising God, shooting stars are flames thrown at Satan, humanity began because two nudists ate from a tree they weren’t supposed to, women are created from man’s ribs, the existence of hell and the gruesome torture that would embarrass the most ambitious psychopath, a prophet marrying a 6 year old girl while he himself is 54, slavery and sex slavery is permissible, people turned into apes and pigs, unbelievers are impure filth dogs donkeys worse than animals, angels sitting on people’s shoulders, Gog and Magog are a mysterious race hiding somewhere on Earth that will devour everything, a beast (Al-Masih ad-Dajjal) will rise from the earth and mark the believers, a false Messiah is coming with one eye to take over the world, Jesus will descend from heaven, floating mountains and springs of water appearing from rocks, during revelation Muhammad snorts like a camel and has sweating and headaches which look more like a seizure than anything divine, invisible beings called jinn made from a smokeless fire, a man (Noah) lived to the age of 950, seven people slept in a cave for 300+ years, food descending from heaven, a dead donkey and man coming back to life after a century, stories of teleporting jins and a flying king, a human understanding a conversation of ants, some other guy (Jonah) being swallowed and living in the belly of a whale for 3 days and surviving, God’s throne was floating above water before the creation of the universe, an army of birds throwing pebbles on an army of elephants to protect a black box full of idols, God sending showers of meteors to punish homosexuals, Satan sleeping in people’s noses and peeing in their ears and farting when it hears the call to prayer, pieces of chopped birds fly together and come back to life, some guy hears God talking to him through a burning bush, a man talking to birds, mountains and birds singing with a man, another guy (Abraham) sees a dream and actually tries to slaughter his son, virgins giving birth, a fire that doesn’t burn, dead humans and clay birds coming to life, a shirt brings back the vision of a blind man, people being stoned to death for having sex, people’s hands being chopped off for stealing a shield or a rope or even an egg, angels fighting in battles, God sending angels to teach mankind black magic, evil eye is a fact.
Please be honest with yourselves! Do you really believe this to be the product of an omnipotent and omniscient God or humans living in the pre-scientific era of superstition? Do you actually think this is the best God could come up with in his last ever communication with mankind? Do you realize that you can’t prove any of these and yet assert absolute certainty in it? You realize how weak the case is for Islam being true, especially without any evidence. Out of respect for your own brain, please start thinking critically. Stop surrendering your intellect to 7th-century myths. Stop believing in absurd nonsense.
Religion is the result of the craftsmanship of man. Nobody in heavens ever dared invent this tool, nor devised this method, to put people into the labyrinth of religiosity. People ask to provide solid proof to justify, but they themselves badly fail to prove the existence of God. If only holy scriptures are presented to tell about the existence of God in the universe, then obviously a skeptical person will challenge their authenticity. He will fail to accept the argument about the holy books being the word of God.
We live in a twisted world, where right is wrong and wrong reigns supreme. It is a chilling fact that most of the world’s leaders believe in nonsensical fairytales about the nature of reality. They believe in Gods that do not exist, and religions that could not possibly be true. We are driven to war after war, violence on top of violence to appease madmen who believe in gory mythologies.
Religion claims that their Sharia is applicable until the very last day of this whole universe. It is quite childish, and today only an imbecile can believe that. This is as absurd as throwing a big rock and claiming that the earth won’t attract it. Since the advent of the modern industrial and scientific world, we have not seen even a single successful Muslim state on earth. In the past, whatever Muslim warriors achieved or grabbed was the result of barbaric invasions and ruthless massacres. What is the main reason that developed countries never ever thought of applying an Islamic system of government in their countries? The capitalist and socialist ideologies have been very well applied there. An exodus of Muslim people from their countries to other developed countries provides the biggest proof that it’s not dogma, creed, or belief that carves out the state system. It is political wisdom, love for science and rationality, respect for common citizens and sincerity with the main cause of nation-building that guarantee the success and growth; not the teachings of any holy book, or the sayings of any prophet, or spiritual and religious mentor.
It is quite clear that the practical implementation of Islamic Law and Shariah on the countries will play unprecedented havoc. It will be like journeying many millennia back to the stone ages. Now the people will have to decide whether they will like to join the hands with those who wish for a safer, more rational and scientific society; or with those whose agenda is to make this beautiful world a hell-fire place