In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
APOSTATE’S REASONS FOR LEAVING ISLAM
One individual on the Internet lists 23 points why he left Islam and 10 points why he accepted Christianity (which we will address shortly). Not surprisingly, his reasons highlight his poor knowledge of Islam and even poorer knowledge of Christianity.
Even if the reasons were valid yet this would not make Jesus God (and Jesus said only God is to be worshipped);
Or make Jesus one in a Trinity with God (which puts God into the belly of Mary and brings Him out her vagina and had the Jews circumcised Him –reducing God to son of a woman and making woman mother of God– and which, as the Bible shows, is blasphemy, and Trinity was invented by the Church 300 years after Jesus.
Notably, the pagan Romans had Trinity –Juno, Jupiter and Minerva. And Hindus have Trinity –Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. And the Romans and Hindu Trinity pre-date the Christian Trinity. In which event it may be advanced that Christians copied the Pagan Romans and/or Hindu Trinity. The assertion gains full traction considering that the tree of Christian theology is firmly rooted in the soil of ancient mythology (see Jesus-1000-year rule).
Or make Jesus Son of God (and Jesus is only “called” son of God, and God has a legion of sons and daughters; and as there is no literal “son of God” to die for literal “inherited” sin then the entire edifice of Christianity crumbles into a heap of rubbish.
If Jesus is God and if Father (God) Son (Jesus) and Holy Ghost are one, and as Mary “conceived” Jesus through the agency of the Holy Ghost”1 then JESUS EFFECTED HIS OWN CONCEPTION; and WITH HIS MOTHER. See Jesus-had s-x with his mother);
Or make Jesus vicarious atoner for inherited sin (attributing injustice to God as loading Adam’s sin onto every person, and attributing more injustice to God and making Him complicit in murder by having Him shift everyone’s sin onto innocent Jesus and have him killed; and which inherited sin and vicarious atonement were devised by St. (?) Paul to entice pagans into accepting Jesus).
Whether inherited sin or committed sin, the God that puts one person’s sin onto others and even have the innocent killed for the guilty is not worthy of adoration. Not even honest humans suffer the innocent for the guilty. (In this matter, even Hinduism is superior to Christianity2).
Moreover, Jesus declared that God sent him only for Jews; and he considered non-Jews “dogs” and “swine “and preached in “parables” so they would not understand him and be saved (which is a horrible thing to do). Clearly, The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry).
Contrary to Christian teachings that heaven lies in accepting Jesus as Redeemer from inherited sin, Jesus taught that heaven lies in following the Ten Commandments until the arrival of the Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and will “abide for ever.”
As the Comforter will give “all truth” and “abide for ever” then being devoid of all truth the Bible is obsolete and Jesus not giving “all truth” and not abiding “forever” Jesus is redundant.
It is the Comforter who will “abide for ever” (and as shown by Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– in his insightful book Muhammad In The Bible, p. 6; the Prophet Mohammad is this Comforter).
Equally significant. That Jesus says to preach the Gospel to all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are “forgeries” in the Bible.
It is astounding that even in the face of God’s dictum to govern by reason and Jesus’ admonition to seek truth, Christians take Jesus’ clear teachings –that he sent only to Jews and that eternal life lies in observance of the Mosaic law until the coming of the Comforter– and toss them behind their backs and take Jesus’ metaphorical sayings (and even taking them out of context) –that he and his Father/God are one, among others– and suffer labor pains trying to birth Jesus as God, Trinity, son of God and vicarious atoner.
Reza Aslan a Muslim who had converted to Christianity and reverted to Islam after investigating Jesus has shown in his scholarly presentation Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth that the Gospelic Jesus is not the historical Jesus; that “the gospels are not about a man known as Jesus of Nazareth who lived two thousand years ago; they are about a messiah whom the gospel writers viewed as an eternal being sitting at the right hand of God;” that
“Despite two millennia of Christian apologetics, the fact is that belief in a dying and rising messiah simply did not exist in Judaism.”
“In the entire history of Jewish thought there is not a single line of scripture that says the messiah is to suffer, die, and rise again on the third day….To the Jews, a crucified messiah was nothing less than a contradiction in terms. The very fact of Jesus’s crucifixion annulled his messianic claims.” (pp. 133- 134; 165; 177-178. Emphasis added).
As David was earthly king the Church crowned Jesus a heavenly king and ruler of future-world. Teachings based on the mythology of others:
“One of the most pervading and dominant mythological themes to be noted in the New Testament and the writings of the subapostolic church (late 1st–early 2nd centuries) was that of the ages of the world. Derived from Indo-Iranian (or Indo-European) sources and transformed through Jewish concepts of history, the theme of the ages of the world that most influenced Christianity came from the apocalyptic speculation that flourished during the period of the rise of Christianity.…It was Iranian mythological concepts of the ages of the world, translated though Jewish apocalyptic views, that most influenced Christian views of time, history, and man’s ultimate destiny.” (Emphasis added. For reference and more on this topic see Jesus-1000-year rule; Armageddon, Gog & Magog).
Reason dictates that as no one can take food or drink or medication to free us of hunger, thirst or constipation –Vicarious Refreshment– then no one can die to free us of our sins. Your doctor chopping off his head will not cure you of your headache.
If every person inherited sin from Adam whether we believe in him or not, then Jesus “dying” for this “inherited” sin should free every person of it whether we believe in him or not. (As shown in Jesus-inherited sin to ascension John 3:16 is not about inherited sin and crucifixion).
Belief is to be based on reason: “Come now, and let us REASON together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”–(Isaiah 1:18); and on facts/truth: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (from lies, falsehood and blasphemy)–(John 8:32).
Here are the individual’s reasons and our “answers.” For ease in reading we have colored the individual’s words in “brown.”
1-Mohammed’s actions were unholy and immoral. He was brutal and a lecherer.
ANSWER: What would you do if for twenty years your neighbors subjected you (and your family) to persecution, siege, tried to assassinate you, forced you into exile, pursued you to this other place and made war on you? Would you be unholy and immoral for fighting them for self-preservation?
Was God (and as Christians believe Jesus is God was Jesus) unholy and immoral for slaughtering thirty kingdoms, old and young men women and children and even the ox and ass? and having bears eat children just for teasing a man about his bald head?
Was Jesus unholy and immoral for ordering that his enemies who did not want him to rule over them be slain (even though these enemies might not militate against him)?
A “leherer” is one who indulges in excessive sexual activity. (After two thousand years Christians are yet obsessed with Mohammad’s, in the words from Ibn Warraq, “particularly active sex life”). Who can decide what is “excessive sex?”
Many of Mohammad’s wives were widows, elderly and with children. The only wife Christians try to denigrate Mohammad about is ‘Aisha, (for a response to this see ‘Aisha & Mohammad). And the Bible allows sex with prepubescent girls.
Was Solomon and his son Rehoboam “lecherers” for having between the two of them nearly 1100 wives and concubines?–(1 Kings 11:3; 2 Chronicles 11:21).
Did God encourage “lechery” by giving soldiers little prepubescent virgin girls as sex slaves?
Is God a promoter of “lechery” for giving David his master’s wives and for giving David’s wives to his neighbor–(2 Samuel 12:7-11)?
Though the Prophet Mohammad had some “fifteen” wives; it is significant to know his reasons for his multiple marriages. Which reasons are manifold:
(1) Social–married Safiyyah, a high-born Jewess captive of war to maintain her social status.
(2) Federal–to effect unity between tribes; one such marriage was to Hafsa; the Prophet’s marriage to ‘Aisha was three-fold: Divine revelation–(Bokhari Vol. 7, # 15; to effect unity between tribes; and to put an end to marriages with pre-teen girls.
(3) Diplomatic–accepted Mary, the Coptic, as gift from ruler of Egypt, (Solomon also engaged in diplomatic marriages: “To secure diplomatic and commercial treaties Solomon contracted marriage with various princesses”–Ency. Brit; 15th Ed; Vol. 2, p. 913).
(4) Religious expediency–married many widows of war,
(5) Divine instructions–married Zainab as per Qur’an 33:36-37. (Regarding the critics so-called “scandal” see Zainab scandal, and Hafsa scandal. And for the critic’s charge that Mohammad was a “child molester” see‘ Aisha & Mohammad).
For twenty-five years Mohammad lived a life of celibacy. For twenty-nine years, from 25-54, he lived in a monogamous marriage with a woman fifteen years his senior. Only from 54 did he enter into multiple marriages. After the death of his first wife, Khadijah, Mohammad married Saudah, “a widow of advanced age;” then ‘Aisha; Hafsah, a widow; Zainab, “daughter of Khuzaimah,” a widow; Umm Salmah, a widow; Zainab, the former wife of Zaid; Umm Habibah, a widow; Juwairiyah, Maimunah, and Safiyyah, three widows taken as war captives, whose marriages “in each case” “led to the union and pacification of a whole tribe;” and in the case of his marriage to Juwairiyah “a hundred families” of her tribe, “the Bani Mus-taliq” “was at once liberated by the Muslims;” and Mary, the Coptic. (Muhammad Ali, comm. Qur’an 33:50).
2-Millions of black people are currently enslaved in Muslim countries; that is inexcusable.
ANSWER: True. But why blame Islam? Do you blame Jesus Christ for the Christian priests sodomizing young boys? (see Internet).
Whereas Allāh requires that state funds be used to free slaves. It is the Bible that allows slavery and Christ said nothing about it; he left Mohammad (the Comforter) to abolish it. (See Islam-slaves/slavery).
In contrast Christianity counsels reverence to this baneful institution. In the words of Paul:
-“Servants, be OBEDIENT to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with FEAR AND TREMBLING, in singleness of your heart, AS UNTO CHRIST ”
–“Servants OBEY IN ALL THINGS your masters, according to the flesh, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in single-ness of heart, fearing God”–(Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; 1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 2:18).
Note well: as the text shows these are not ordinary “servants” like a maid and butler who are not ruled over by their master and are free to leave their master’s employ. And as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God, Christians are allowed to bondage their fellow Christians).
3-Khadijjah and Mohammed’s Quraishi tribe both said he seemed possessed.
ANSWER: He was “possessed” by determination to serve Allāh (just as Abraham and Moses and Jesus and all prophets were “possessed” by determination to serve Allāh); he taught us to imbue ourselves with Divine attributes –love, mercy, compassion, etc;– and he tells us that to love Allāh we must love His creatures.
If you mean Mohammad was possessed by the devil then the devil gave him the best Book in Scriptural history. Jesus’ people said he was possessed by the devil. (John 8:48, 52), and that he exorcised devils through “Beelzebub”–(Luke 11:14-16).
Any one can say anything. Dignity lies in substantiating claims.
As stated above Abraham and Moses and Jesus and all prophets were “possessed” by determination to serve Allāh.
Regarding Allāh, Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– notes in his revealing book Muhammad In The Bible:
“If the Christian priests and theologians knew their Scriptures in the original Hebrew instead of in translations as the Muslims read their Qur-an in its Arabic text, they would clearly see that Allah is the same ancient Semitic name of the Supreme Being who revealed and spoke to Adam and all the prophets”–(pp.12-13. Emphasis added).
4-Mohammed got his divine inspiration from the angel Gabriel. Why not God instead? If he is God’s prophet, why is he getting his divine inspiration from an angel.
ANSWER. Why did God not go Himself to give Zachariah revelation about the birth of John the Baptist? Why did God not go Himself to Mary to give her revelation about the birth of His “only begotten Son” and birth of Himself as Christians say Jesus is God?
(Putting aside the fact that the authors of the Gospels were not eyewitnesses to the account of which they wrote). Where in the Bible is it recorded that God gave revelation directly to Jesus or that Gabriel came to Him?
Allāh does not speak directly to man: “And it is not: vouchsafed to a mortal that Allāh should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a veil, or by sending a messenger”–(Qur’an 42:51). And Jesus said about God: “Ye have NEITHER heard his voice at ANY TIME, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37). (And if Jesus is God, God will be speaking to Himself; and also praying to, thanking, forsaking, and ascending to Himself. See Jesus as God).
And as no one has ever “heard his (God’s) voice at ANY TIME,” as Jesus declared, whose “A” voice was this that was heard at Jesus’ baptism and “transfiguration”? Who else had such power to throw his voice but Satan? to lead people astray).
Whether Mohammad spoke directly with God or not is immaterial. What is significant is that Mohammad brought the best Divine Message in Scriptural history. Prove otherwise if you can!
5-Mohammed’s prophecies in his time did not come true.
ANSWER: (Christians are obsessed with prophecies and Miracles as if they are proofs of Divinity; and even inanimate objects performed miracles. Also, many of the prophecies that Christians claim refer to Jesus’ birth are fantasies, see Jesus-foretold).
Mohammad not only made prophecies of which many came true in his lifetime, and gave teachings on science; (which Jesus did not give), and gave teachings on many other items which Jesus did not give (see Jesus-is not the answer).
Mohammad also tells us about Alzheimer’s disease (dementia) which was recognized only in recent times; said the magnificent Messenger of Allāh through Divine revelation: “And Allāh creates you, then causes you to die; and of you is he who is brought back to the worst part of life, so that he knows nothing after having knowledge”–Qur’an 16:70; 22:5. Please note, numbering of verses may differ among translators).
6-There is no age of consent in Islam. Marrying a female baby is not uncommon and sheikhs approve the practice.
ANSWER: There is no Divine consent for homosexuality in the Gospels. But Christian men marrying men is not uncommon and seemingly the Church “approve(s)” this practice and even sanctifies them as vicars of Christ.
While in Islam consent is dependent upon one’s maturity of intellect, there is no marriage of minor in Islam. Child-marriage in Mohammad’s society came to an end when the Prophet received Divine revelation on marriage. (See Age of sexual consent).
It is the Bible that allows sex with prepubescent virgin little girls. (See ‘Aisha & Mohammad; Christianity-sex slaves & prepubescent girls).
7-Some experts say the Quran predates Mohammed and I believe them because of the rich Pagan pre-Islamic history that was pervasive back then.
ANSWER: How do you conflate the Qur’an pre-dating Mohammad with “Pagan pre-Islamic history”?
Child sacrifice to the fire-God Molech-(Leviticus 18:21; Judges 11:29-40) pre-dates the Bible and the Gospels, does this mean that Judaism and Christianity teach child sacrifice?
What proof(s) did these ‘experts” give? Please state them. That practices in the Hajj are paganism have already been debunked. (See Hajj/pilgrimage) There is no paganism in Islam.
In contrast, as we have shown on our site, Christianity stands on the firmament of paganism. (See Allāh and Jesus or Paul).
8-Why is there a crescent moon on mosques and moreover why is the cycle of the moon important in Islam. I think there are pagan undertones here.
ANSWER: Are Muslims the only people to whom the cycle of the moon is important? What are these “pagan undertones” that you “think” there are in Muslims decorating Masajids with the crescent moon?
Why are Christian monks shorn of hair –imitating the disc of the sun– on their heads? why is Christ represented as “Fish” –see paganism for both and several others. (For Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity, contact www.muslim.org).
The cycle of the moon is important to Muslims (and to the world) because it is used to calculate the length of the month (of which the beginning and ending of the month of Ramadan, the month of Fasting, is most important): “He (Allāh) has made….the sun and moon for reckoning”–(Qur’an 6:97): “And the moon, We have ordained for it stages till it becomes again as an old dry palm-branch”–(Qur’an 36:39).
Allāh tells us in His Qur’an 16:12 and 41:37 “He has made subservient for you the night and the day and the sun and the moon,” “Adore not the sun nor the moon, but adore Allāh Who created them.”
In the face of such clear precepts it would be poor cerebration to entertain that Muslims worship the sun and the moon or that “there are pagan undertones” in Muslims having the “crescent moon on mosques.”
Moreover when Allāh has put the sun and moon under our control: “And he had made subservient to you the sun and the moon, pursuing their courses”–Qur’an 14:33). Man can only be master over the sun and moon when he uses them to his benefit not when he worships them as his master. (See Allāh is a pagan moon God).
9- Idolatry of the rock at Mecca.
ANSWER: See Black Stone at Ka’bah is paganism
10-Mohammed’s character matches Allah’s.
ANSWER: It should. The characters of the entire world should match Mohammad’s and Allāh’s then man would have found his utopia!
Didn’t Jesus’ character match God’s? (See Jesus or Mohammad-best system; Jesus-a Muslim taught Islam).
11-Allah promises carnal rewards to its devout. What for? What use are 72 virgins when I am a soul and have no sex drive.
ANSWER: If you would be a “soul” (spirit) why do you need a “mansion” in heaven that Jesus was not certain “if” he was going to prepare for his followers (though those who adhere to Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are NOT followers of Christ but followers of the Church and Paul. Which means that Christianity is more correctly Churchianity or Paulianity and the followers Churchians or Paulians).
The Bible says that sons of God (who were spirit) came to earth and had sex with the daughters of men–(Genesis 6:1-2). Since these heavenly spirit and earthly flesh can have sex, and as flesh and flesh (earthly man and woman) can have sex, why can’t souls/spirits in heaven have sex –don’t Christians say God can do anything: which would include making soul/spirit have sex? (For the Muslim rewards in Paradise see Heaven or Paradise).
And do not worry about not having “sex drive,” there are no virgins in Hell: only “wailing and gnashing of teeth,” as Jesus says.
12-Allah contradicts himself and is bipolar.
ANSWER: There is no contradiction in the Qur’an: only people’s poor reasoning on verses of the Qur’an.
Please give proofs that Allāh “contradicts” Himself and is “bipolar.”
It is Jesus (and as Christians say Jesus is God) who “contradicts himself and is bipolar” (see Jesus vs. Jews. With such waffling, contradictions, and hypocrisy (and hypocrisy is a sin) it is hardly any wonder that Jews did not, and to this day do not, accept Jesus as God or Son of God and not even as prophet of God.
Perhaps Jews paramount reason for not caring about Jesus was because of Jesus’ pronouncements that they adhere to the Mosaic Law and that his mission was only to find the missing Tribes of Israel whereupon they realized right then that as eternal life lies in following the Mosaic Law THEY DID NOT NEED JESUS. And as we have shown Jesus-redundant).
13-The Quran instructs Muslims to kill Christians and Jews. What for if the Quran alleges they serve the same God?
ANSWER: Where does the Qur’an say to kill Christians and Jews? The Qur’an allows fighting a defensive war against transgressors and without being aggressive, and to stop fighting when the transgressors seek peace:
-“Permission (to fight) is given to those on whom war is made, because they are oppressed,”
“And fight in the way of Allāh against those who fight against you but be not aggressive. Surely Allāh loves not the aggressors,”
“So if they withdraw from you and fight you not and offer you peace, then Allāh allows you no way against them”–(Qur’an 22:39; 2:190; 4:90).
If these transgressors are Jews and Christians then they have no one to blame but themselves. If someone comes to kill you will you let him –you would be a fool if you do. Even dumb animals fight for self-preservation. (That the Qur’an says to kill disbelievers wherever you find them see Qur’an-evil verses).
And if the Qur’an instructs Muslims to kill Christians and Jews, from where did Christians get their instructions for their murderous Crusades against Jews and Muslims and the natives of the Americas –from the Vedas? Try the Gospels. (See Jesus-no peace and joy; Jesus-Prince of peace).
14-Al-taqqiya is garbage. Why does a pure God think lying is permissible?
ANSWER: Allāh tells us to speak truth and to give justice even if it be against our own selves:
-“O you who believe, keep your duty to Allāh and speak straight words”–(Qur’an 33:70). “And mix not up truth with falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know”–(Qur’an 2:42).
-“O you who believe, be maintainers of justice, bearers of witness for Allāh, even though it be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives — whether he be rich or poor, Allāh has a better right over them both. So follow not (your) low desires, lest you deviate. And if you distort or turn away from (truth), surely Allåh is ever Aware of what you do”–(Qur’an 4:135).
In contrast, Jesus instruct his followers to agree with their adversary so the adversary would not throw them in jail; which agreeing with the adversary can end up sending an innocent man to jail; And God sent a “lying” spirit to deceive Ahab to have Ahab killed in battle. (See Islam-and lying; Allah humiliates & leads astray/deceives).
“Call to the way of Thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner”–Qur’an 16:125). Muslims do not have to lie and deceive to spread our religion. Our religion –Islam– is blessed with the Divine allure of reason; and its doctrines –Unity/Purity of God; Prayer; Zakaat/Charity; Fasting and Hajj– are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and observed by the Magnificent Messenger of Allāh –Mohammad.
It is Christians who lie and deceive to spread their religion. And they have assent for this from their God, Son of God and Paul, as noted above. (See also Allāh and Jesus or Paul; Bible corrupt & obsolete).
15-Women are possessions in Islam.
ANSWER: Christians try to use instances of Jesus with women to claim that Jesus/Christianity liberated/exalts women and gives equality of the sexes. Here are some:
(i) Jesus speaking with the Samaritan–(John chapter 4).
As the text shows, all Jesus was interested in from the woman was a drink of water.
As prophet of God, Jesus could not turn anyone away; but he could avoid them, and which he did, as is evident from his admonition to his disciples to not preach to non-Jews (and even Samaritans who also were Jews) whom he regarded as “dogs” and “swine” and from his preaching in parables so they would not understand and be saved.
Obviously, Jesus had no intention of indulging in argument with the Samaritan woman. But the woman was sharp and cornered Jesus into it. This is no liberation. Jesus was on self-defence. And as prophet he was obligated to give the best advice which is service to God. This could hardly be trumpeted as liberation or exaltation of women or equality of the sexes.
If the woman had said nothing, it is without doubt that Jesus would have taken his drink and left her to dwell as the “dog” and ‘swine’ she was without any hope of her understanding his preaching in parables and be saved. (See Jesus-only for Jews).
As with the Samaritan woman; Jesus had similar inter-action with a clever Greek woman–(Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30).
(ii) The first people Jesus “chose” to appear to after his make-believe resurrection was women–(Matthew chapter 28; John chapter 20):
Jesus did not “chose” these women. Jesus “met” these women who were already on their way to spread the news of his “resurrection” as the “angel” had instructed them; (angel hanging around sepulchre after a “great earthquake” to give instructions to mortals?) (Compare the four Gospels on this matter for their contradictions; especially the Gospel of John; And bearing in mind that Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:9-20 are “forgeries in the Bible).
Jesus “chos”ing these women could hardly be claimed as him having given worth to a woman’s “testimony” and elevated her “value.”
Aside from the fact that this scenario is dubious. Considering that there were no men around, Jesus had no alternative but to give instructions to these women. That Christian women have no witness worth is evident from Moses, and from Jesus’ own statement: (See Christianity-women).
(iii) Jesus taught monogamy: In answer to the Pharisees question “is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?” Jesus reminded them that at the beginning God made them “male and female.” “And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder”–(Matthew 19: 3-6).
(At the beginning there was only one man and one woman and no wars and widows and preponderancy of women over men). If this saying of Jesus is taken to mean “monogamy’ then, considering that women –widows of war and deceased husbands and the fact that females mature earlier than males, which would give a preponderancy of women over men– have feminine needs which can only be fulfilled in the carnal bed then society would be filled with adulterers and adulteresses who, according to the Bible, are to be stoned to death; and with armies of “bastard” children who will become orphans after their parents are stoned to death)..
It is rather intriguing that Jesus would condemn polygamy when God gave David “his master’s wives” (2 Sam. 12:8); and Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines (1 Kings 11:3. And Solomon is said to be “wise”); and Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, had “eighteen wives and three score concubines” (2 Chronicles 11:21 And as sex with these concubines is adultery, David, Solomon and Rehoboam would need to be stoned to death as the Jewish Law require).
Clearly, Jesus was only stressing that the relationship between a husband and wife is closer than child-parent relationship; he was not negating polygamy. (See Islam-polygamy).
It is also claimed that whereas Moses allowed a man to divorce his wife because “she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her”–(Deuteronomy 24:1), Jesus says “Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away (i.e. the divorced woman) doth commit adultery–(Matthew 19:7-9; Mark 10:11-12).
Thus, a woman who is not adulterous/fornicator is to waste her young beautiful self in a loveless marriage till death claims her.
And if a man has a lazy and hard-nosed wife then, barring adultery/fornication, she can make the man’s life an infernal misery and he can do nothing about it.
And how can anyone marry the divorced Christian woman when she is to be stoned for committing adultery? Or if “fornication” is taken to mean she was found without the “tokens of virginity” on her wedding night, then she is yet to be stoned to death for playing “the whore in her father’s house”:
“But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you”–(Deut. 22:20-21). As shown in the next topic Jesus did not abrogate stoning).
Contrast this confounding Christian law of divorce with that of Islam’s clarity which requires that if a couple cannot live in harmony they are to part in peace and civility (see Islam-divorce).
(iv) Jesus forgives the adulteress: In the Gospel of John, Jews brought a woman who they said had committed adultery which, according to the Mosaic Law, carried the punishment of stoning to death. They asked Jesus for his view in the matter. Jesus replied: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
After no one had cast a stone at the woman, Jesus said to the woman that as none of the Jews had condemn her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”–(John 8:1-11. Strangely, there is no mention of the man with whom the woman is said to have committed adultery. Neither did the woman confess to nor deny the charge, nor was she asked if the charge against her was true. Some justice!)
Jesus telling the scribes and Pharisees, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her,” does not mean Jesus forgave her (or that this statement abrogated the Mosaic law of stoning to death). If the woman was guilty and Christ did not stone her then Christ had simply failed to enforce the law of God.
There was no case to begin with; the woman’s accusers had all left without “condemning” her. Jesus, rightly, as he had no evidence in the matter, could not condemn her either; he telling the woman to “go, and sin no more,” is not a reflection that a sin (adultery) was committed. While this may be the best advice that Jesus could have given, it certainly was not “forgiveness.”
Aside from that, not only did the Jews not accept Jesus, Jesus was in no official capacity to execute judgment in the matter, and, therefore the case should have been decided by the very scribes and Pharisees that brought the woman to Jesus. Jesus must have known they were “tempting him that they might have to accuse him,” as John 8:6 says, and was only being clever with them in saying “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
It would have been interesting to note Jesus’ response if the scribes and Pharisees had said to him that since he, Jesus, was without sin for him to first cast a stone at her.
It is also said that Jesus forgives sins. So what! Moses’ brass serpent had power to preserve the life of those bitten by a snake–(Numbers 21:9). Jesus forgave sins through the power of God much as he performed Miracles through the power of God.
(v) Women of positive spiritual attitude: That Jesus spoke about the Queen of the south who came to listen to the wisdom of Solomon–(Matthew 12:42); and gave parables about wise women. (His parables also show that some women were stupid).
So what! Jesus did not liberate or exalt these women. Why should women not be as wise and even wiser than men. Allāh says man and woman were created from the same substance. And though man and woman are not equal they have equal rights. (See Woman and man not equal).
(vi) Jesus taught Mary, sister of Martha-(Luke 10:38-42).
The narrative is not clear as to what Jesus taught Mary. However, Jesus is not unique in teaching women. Mohammad went so far as to stress the educating even of slave girls: “The man shall have a double reward who has a slave-girl and he trains her in the best manner and he gives her the best education, then he sets her free and marries her”–(Bukhari Vol.; 3 #720; Vol 4 # 655).
(vii) Jesus refers to woman as daughter of Abraham –(Luke 13:16).
So what! If Jewish (and Arab) men are sons of Abraham then logically Jewish (and Arab) women are daughters of Abraham. As all people are created from the same substance then all have the capacity to be wise.
(viii) Jesus had women in his inner circle–(Luke 8:1-3).
As the narrative shows these women “ministered unto him (Jesus) of their substance.” (Perhaps anoint and wipe his feet with their hair, from him having sore feet from walking all day–Luke 7:37-38; John 11:1-2; 12:3. And to cook and wash for him and his disciples).
(ix) Mostly women present at Jesus’ execution–(Matthew 27:55-56; Mark 15:40-41).
So? Maybe they had never seen an execution and were curious. Or perhaps these women were the ones who supported the men who brought the trumped-up charge of sedition against Jesus and were eager to see him crucified.
Jesus was not “killed” for fulfilling prophecy or as vicarious atoner for “inherited sin. Jesus was crucified because he was a thorn in the seat of Jewish hierarchy. A fact to which Biblical scholars admit. The ‘Bible Dictionary’ notes as part of its explanation of the term ‘scribe’:
“Their familiarity with the law allowed the scribes to take on a role of growing importance in Jewish society –teaching in the synagogues, serving as judges, and becoming members of the Sanhedrin. Jesus refused to accept the mass of detail and the superficial technicalities which they affixed to the law, and He accused them of hypocritical interpretations of the law. For these reasons they opposed His teachings and were one of the groups, as were the Pharisees, that helped to plot His death–(Matt. 5:20; 21:15; Mark 10:33; 14:53; Luke 11:44; 20: 46; John 8:3; Acts 4:5; 6:12).”3
There is NO inherited sin. NO vicarious atonement. NO “ransom” for sin.
It is a contradiction of the most glaring kind that Jesus nullified the Divine command that a woman’s desire is to be to her man and to negate the Mosaic teachings on divorce and yet tell his people that heaven lies in observing the Mosaic Law (until the coming of the Comforter) and for them to obey the scribes and Pharisees because they sit in Moses’ seat. Any wonder Jews consider him an impostor or false prophet? (See Jesus vs. Jews).
While Christians dance left right and centre trying to conflate Jesus’ sayings on divorce and other matters to promote Jesus as liberator of woman and equalizer of the sexes, Paul, even though he counseled men to love their wives –and people also love their dogs and cats and even make them inheritors in their will– recognizes and categorically upholds the Divine decree that women be subjected to men.
●“Unto the woman He (God) said ….thy desire shall be to THY HUSBAND, and HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE”–(Gen. 3:16).
●“Neither was the man created for the woman; BUT THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN–(1 Corinthians 11:9). And that woman is an object for sex: “It is GOOD for a MAN NOT TO TOUCH A WOMAN. Nevertheless, TO AVOID FORNICATION, let every man have his own wife”–(1 Corinthians 7:1-2).
●Christianity condemns woman as the transgressor: “And Adam was not deceived BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESS-ION”–(1 Timothy. 2:14. Allah tells us that both Adam and Eve were deceived; and that they were forgiven–Qur’an–(2:36-37; 7:20-22).
●Christianity says that only man is the glory of God : “he is the IMAGE AND GLORY OF GOD: but the WOMAN IS THE GLORY OF THE MAN. For the man is NOT of the woman; but the WOMAN OF THE MAN”–(1 Corinthians 11:7-8).
●Christianity demands that wives submit to their husbands, and reverence their husbands as they reverence God: “WIVES, SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO YOUR OWN HUSBANDS, AS UNTO THE LORD” “As the Church is subject unto Christ, SO LET THE WIVES BE TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS IN EVERY THING” – “And the wife see that SHE REVERENCE HER HUSBAND”–(Ephesians 5:22-23, 33).
●“Let the woman learn in SILENCE with ALL SUBJECTION. But I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH, NOR TO USURP AUTHO-RITY OVER THE MAN but to be IN SILENCE–(1 Timothy 2:11-12);
●“but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth (to sit with Christ). These are they which were NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS”–(Revelation 14:3-4. For more on this see Christianity-144,000 virgins & Jesus).
Surely, to place women in subjection and bondage, to view her as an object of sex, as the transgressor and as defiler of men are hardly expressions of “liberation” and “equality” of the sexes.
Whereas Christians try to tinsel Jesus’ contradictory teachings with their colorful interpretations to project Jesus as liberating and exalting women. In contrast Allāh states decisively the lofty status of women in Islam, as He revealed to the Prophet Mohammad:
-He created man from a single soul and made woman from the same–(4:1; 7:189, this verse establishes that from the beginning women have equality with men). Man and woman being created from the same essence, both have the same faculties and potentials. If one develops himself/ herself and the other does not, then either may be superior to the other.
-He has put love and compassion between them–(30:21);
-that women are to be honored–(4:1);
-that men and women are garments to the other (to protect, comfort, beautify, and to cover each other’s faults)–(2:187);
-women have rights similar to those against her–(2:228);
-woman has rights to inheritance, and full control over her earnings–(4:7, 11, 177; 4:32);
-women have moral and spiritual equality with men–(3:194, 197; 24:30, 31, 55; 33:35; 49:13; 57:12, 18, 19);
-that women and men are protectors of one another–(9:71).
Woman is so highly enthroned in Islam that the Prophet Mohammad tells us that Paradise lies at the feet of mothers. Allāh has listed honor to parents, especially to mothers, after worship of Him–(Qur’an 6:152; 17:23; 31:14).
Whereas critics carp that a Muslim woman’s witness is only half of a man’s (and this is so only in the matter of business) the Christian woman has no “witness” right and the Christian man’s “witness” is less than that of the Muslim woman’s (see Islam-women)
Whereas Islam gives woman rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Paradise. Christianity is not only misogynistic; Christianity is brutally misogynistic (see Christianity-women).
16-Sharia law is fudging brutal. Public beheadings, dismemberment of limbs, and so forth. Gross.
ANSWER: There is no system on the face of this earth that is more equitable and just than Shari’ah. For dismemberment see Islam-amputation/dismemberment.
You want to now about brutal and gross, here is a brief list from the Bible:
- “And the Lord said unto Moses, take ALL THE HEADS of the people and HANG THEM UP before the Lord against the sun”–(Numbers 25:4);
- “When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her”–(Deut. 25:11-12).
- “there came forth little children…and mocked him (Elisha). And he…cursed them in the name of the Lord, and there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them”–(2 Kings 2:22-24);
- “They (Jeshurun and his children) have moved me (God) to jealousy with that which is not God…I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them…I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs”–(Deut. 32: 15-25);
- “Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones”–(Psalm 137:9);
- “Everyone that is found shall be thrust through; and everyone that is joined unto them (fetus?) shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished….Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb (fetus); their eye shall not spare children”–(Isaiah 13:15-18).
- “Samaria shall become desolate; for she had rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up” –Hosea 13:16). (See Jesus or Mohammad-best system).
17-Polygamy. Can’t you value one partner?
ANSWER: Polygamy in Islam is an exception rather than the rule (See Islam-adultery & flogging).
Apparently, Jesus (whom Christians say is God) did not think that man can “value” one partner that is why
- -he allowed Abraham to have a wife and concubine (as Christians say Lady Hagar was a bondswoman)-Gen. 20:11-12; Lev. 20:17; Gen. 16:1-4;
- -he allowed Lot to build two nations with his two daughters–(Genesis 19:30-38);
- -he let Jacob to joy with Bilhah and Zilpah, handmaids of his wives Rachel and Leah, and built tribes from their children–(Gen. 30:1-13);
- -he let Judah, his own grandfather, play hide-and-seek with his daughter-in-law, Tamar, and made her fruit–(Gen. 38:11-18);
- -he allowed Lamech two wives (Gen. 4:19);
- -he gave to David the wives of David’s master and gave David’s wives to David’s neighbor –(2 Samuel 12:7-11).
- -he allowed Solomon and his son, Rehoboam, almost 100 wives and “concubines” between the two of them (count them again and wail and gnash your teeth)–(1 Kings 11:3. 2 Chronicles 11:21. Whereas Christians and critics crab at Mohammad; when it comes to speaking and writing about the thousand wives and concubines of the prophet they believe in; and their sex-ploits Christians and critics become dumb and illiterate).
As noted above Jesus saying that a man is to forsake all and cleave to his wife does not negate polygamy. And as Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes in his book Introduction to the Study of the Holy Qur’an:
“Alexander the Great and his father Philip had each more than one wife….The Hebrews never objected to plurality of wives….Indeed, during the first two centuries polygamy was freely practised in Christendom.” Charlemagne “had two wives at one time, besides divorced ones and some concubines ….Philip of Hesse and Frederick William II of Prussia obtained the sanction of the Lutheran clergy for contracting bigamous marriages….The Anabaptists freely preached that a true Christian must have several wives; and the Mormons regard polygamy as a divine institution.”–((pp. ix, x).
Christians may not be practising polygamy (though they might be dallying in concubinage/adultery) and Secularism may frown on it and even criminalize it, but the Bible –Judaism and Christianity– allows polygamy.
Polygamy is not vice; it is virtue (see Islam-polygamy).
18-You can’t question Islam or else watch out.
ANSWER: Any one can question Islam. The following reference notes that Islam teaches that “Learning is a treasure-house. Its key is questioning: (Abu Naeem) MM1-361-112 W.” (i.e. Mishkat Misabih, Vol. 1, p.361, #112W).
It is Christianity that “You can’t question”:
-“He that is not with me is against me (and a person can be neutral) and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad”–(Matthew 12:30);
-“But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (though these enemies might not militate against him)–(Luke 19:27). (These must be the verses that gave birth to the murderous Crusades against Jews, Muslims and the natives of the Americas. And which tied the tongue of the Church while Christian Europe was “Holocausting” Jews).
19-You can’t convert to Christianity or else it is death for you.
ANSWER: Contrary to some Muslims belief there is no death for apostasy, blasphemy, adultery, and no honor killing, these are the Jewish and Christian Law (see Islam-apostasy)
20-Mohammed didn’t understand the Torah presented by Khadijjah.
ANSWER: This would not have been strange; Mohammad did not know to read and write. Seemingly Jesus knew how to read and write, yet even though he was God and son of God, he did not know that Elijah and Enoch had ascended to heaven (and did not know that fig was not in season. etc;) (see Jesus as God).
21-The genocides of Arab Christians and Armenians.
ANSWER: Can you please be specific? See Pope says Turkey guilty of genocide.
22-Allah requires our total submission whereas God gives us freedom of choice.
ANSWER: Doesn’t Yahweh require “total submission” –what is the Ten Commandments?
Where in the Bible does God gives man “freedom of choice”?
Allāh gives us freedom of choice:
-“Whoever does good it is for himself, and whoever does evil, it is against himself”–(Qur’an 45:15);
-“We have truly shown him (man) the way; he may be thankful or unthankful”–(Qur’an 76:3);
-“Have we not given him (man) two eyes, and a tongue and two lips, and pointed out to him the two conspicuous ways? But he attempts not the uphill road”–(Qur’an 90:8-10).
Whether we call Him Ishwar, Eli, Yahweh or Allāh God has given man freedom of choice. Though there is no absolute freedom. Every society and organization has laws that are to be followed. If we transgress them we suffer consequences.
-Where is the freedom of choice in: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (though the enemies might not militate against him)–(Luke 19:27).
-Where is the freedom of choice in: “He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed–(Exodus 22:20).
-Where is the freedom of choice in: “And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt….If thy brother…entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou has t not known, thou, nor thy fathers…thou shalt surely kill him…..” (Deut; 13:5-16).
-Where is the freedom of choice in: “If there be found among you…man or woman….And hath gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded…..Then thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman …and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.” (Deut; 17:2-5). (These are some of the Biblical laws the Qur’an has abrogated–Qur’an 2:106 16:101. See Qur’an-abrogation & collecting).
23-Mohammed copy-pasted the Torah and had the text edited to add his own commentary like Mormons.
ANSWER: Can you prove your commentary is correct and the Mormon’s are not? Prove it!
And what is this commentary that Mohammad added and what did he edit?
If a man has two sons and gave the second-born son the same teachings that he gave to his first-born son, can it be said that the second son copied from the first son? In fact, the second son may have remembered their father’s teachings correctly, especially if he had memorized and written them down as Mohammad had memorized and had the Qur’an written down upon its revelation; contrasted to the Bible which was “written in several languages over a period of more than nine hundred years, based on oral traditions”).
If Mohammad “copy-pasted the Torah” (and Bible), Mohammad should have been in error just as the Torah (and Bible). But he was not (see Qur’an-borrowed from Bible).
Reasons why I converted to Christianity.
1-Jesus was called good teacher, Jesus stopped his apostle and said only God is good. Jesus’ humility blew my mind away.
ANSWER: Jesus also said only God is to worshipped yet he accepted worship from his disciples. (Some may argue that this is hypocrisy instead of humility).
Considering that Jesus emphasized he was only a “teacher” why do you (Christians) elevate him to Godhood and as son of God and vicarious atoner? Especially so when he declared that heaven lies in observing the Ten Commandments and to follow the Comforter who will bring “all truth” and will “abide for ever?”
How aptly Jesus says: “Many will say to me in that day (of Judgment), Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY”–(Matt. 7:22-23).
Which words of Jesus finds consonance in Qur’an 5:116-117:
“And when Allah will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah? He (Jesus) will say: Glory be to Thee! It was not for me to say what I had no right to (say). If I had said it, Thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind (compare with Mark 13:32). Surely Thou art the great Knower of the unseen. I said to them naught save as Thou didst command me: Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord; (compare with Mark 12:29) and I was a witness of them so long as I was among them, but when Thou didst cause me to die Thou wast the Watcher over them. And Thou art Witness of all things.”
2-Love your enemies and turn the other cheek? Wow.
ANSWER: Jesus says “Love thine enemies”–(Matthew 5:44), but it was Mohammad who gave shape to “love thine enemies.” After decades of persecution he forgave his rabid enemies on his triumph at Makkah. Jesus was in no commanding position to forgive–he called on God to forgive–(Luke 23:34).
Love also has a stern face. Forgiveness to incorrigible offenders is not love and mercy: it is stupidity. If governments were to turn the other cheek society would be over-run by criminals. Wise people know there are times to give the other cheek and times to take an eye.
Jesus tells others to turn the other cheek but instructs his associates to sell their garments and buy swords (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36).
Whereas in one breath Jesus says to “Love your enemies,” bless cursers, reward haters, pray for persecutors, and forgive seventy times seven. In the next breath Jesus charged that those who are not with him are against him, and commanded that his enemies who do not want him to rule be brought and slain (which, arguably is hypocrisy); and he lambasted the people of Capernaum, Chorazin and Bethsaida for not believing in him (instead of loving, blessing, rewarding, praying, and forgiving them), which is hypocrisy–(Matthew 5:42; 18:21-22; 12:30; Luke 19:27; Matthew 11:20-24).
3-Jesus didn’t murder people and blessed his enemies.
ANSWER: True, Jesus did not kill anyone. But he advocated murder of his enemies who did not wish him to rule over them (though these did not militate against him. And he did not suffer the blade of the assassin, exile, pursuit, and persecution and war as Mohammad suffered).
And as Christians say Jesus is God then Jesus was complicit in the bloodiest episodes in Scriptural history, so much so that not even the dumb ass and ox were not spared the edge of the blade.
Mohammad, who was no transgressor, did not murder anyone –killing the transgressors who are dedicated to killing you before they kill you is not murder; it is self-defense. If you believe killing the transgressor before he kills you is “murder” go tell it to the Allies of World War II and to the Canadians over their 1812 War against American transgression.
Also instead of blessing his enemies.
- -Jesus tells others to love their neighbor, but labels non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 22: 39; 7:6);
- -Jesus tells others to bless them that curse you, but he cursed a helpless fig tree and ridiculed the Jews as “vipers” and an “evil and adulterous generation” (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21; Matt. 12:34, 39);
- -Jesus tells others to love their enemies and to forgive seventy-times seven, but ordered that his enemies be brought and slain, and that he came not to send peace but a sword (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Luke 19:27; Matt. 10:34);
- -Jesus tells others to pray for them that despise you and persecute you, but he upbraided the peoples of Capernaum, Chorazin, and Bethsaida for not accepting his miracles and reforming–(Matt, 5:44; 11:20-24); and instead of praying for the Jews, he ridiculed them as “generation of vipers;” “evil and adulterous generation;” as “fools” and “blind guides”–(Matt. 12: 34, 39; 23:16-17, 24);
- -Jesus cursed Jews with all the blood from Abel down to Barachias and consigned them to the greater damnation of hell; and as noted he cursed the people of Capernaum, Chorazin and Bethsaida–(Matthew 11:20-24; 23:31-35).
- -(As Christian’s say Jesus is God, Jesus) even cursed the Israelite children because of their parents “murmurings” against God to “wander in the wilderness forty years” bearing their parents “whoredoms” until their parents “carcasses be wasted in the wilderness”–(Numbers 14:17-33).
4-Jesus treated the most lowly of women like a human being. Incredible.
ANSWER: See number 15 above, item: Jesus speaking with the Samaritan woman from i-x.
5-Jesus was brilliant, a universal genius whereas Mohammed couldn’t read.
ANSWER: While a prophet of God is expected to be knowledgeable, the Gospels show that Jesus was lacking in knowledge when he states that no man has ascended to heaven, though Enoch and Elijah had ascended to heaven (and as he is said to be God, he is the one who took them to heaven) (see Jesus as God).
And for all the “universal genius” that he was, Jesus yet went to India, learning from the Hindu priests. At Juggernaut, “the white priests of Brahma made him a joyous welcome. They taught him to read and understand the Vedas, to cure by aid of prayer, to teach, to explain the holy scriptures to the people, and to drive out evil spirits from the bodies of men.” (See Jesus-18 missing years).
Mohammad did not need to know how to read to bring to mankind the best Book in Scriptural history; he was guided by the All-Knowing God, Allāh.
6-The God of Christianity is actually pure and has morality.
ANSWER: Whether we call Him Ishwar, Eli, Yahweh or Allāh the God of all religions is “pure and has morality.” However, according to the Bible
- God gave David’s wives to his neighbor to be sexually violated because of David’s adultery–(2 Samuel 12: 7-11);
- God had bears tear children for teasing a man about his bald head–(2 Kings 2:22-24);
- God killed the non-virgin women and male children of His people’s opponents and take their little virgin girls as war booty–(Numbers 31: 1-53);
- God have priests burn their daughters for being a “whore”–(Leviticus 21:9);
- God detailed that a fetus stuck his hand out his mother’s womb–(Genesis 38:27-28);
- God slew “woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass”–(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
- God reduces woman to an object for sex, good only “to avoid fornication and as “defiler” of man–(1 Corinthians 7:1-2; Revelation 14:3-4);
- God detailed that Aholah and Aholibah “committed whoredoms in their youth” in Egypt where they had “their breasts pressed” and “bruised the teats of their virginity,” and that Aholibah “doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses”–(Ezekiel 23:1-20);
- God slaughters pregnant women and impale the fetus–(Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16);
- God says that His devotees will be “happy” because they dashed the “little ones” of their enemies “against the stones” and “ravished” the “wives” of their enemies–(Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:16);
- God sells children into slavery–(Joel 3:8);
- God declared “I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls”–(Micah 1:8);
- God says to agree with your adversary before he gets you jailed (which would include agreeing with all kinds of injustices)–(Matt. 5:25; perhaps this is what the Church and Christian Europe were doing when Germans were holocausting Jews);
- God made Himself/Son a “sin;” “curse;” “lower” than angels–(2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 2:9);
- God tells man to eat cakes mixed with human “dung”–(Ezekiel 4:9-15. For details to this see Christians-eating cakes of human dung).
Such indignities could hardly be said to be “pure and has morality.
7-There is no promise of virgins in Heaven. Just common sense stuff:
ANSWER: “Common sense stuff” like watching the lion strip hay like the ox. (which would be a cruel joke on the lion, unless it will be outfitted with dentures of molars and bicuspids and equipped with a system for processing hay instead of raw meat).
Please detail these “common sense stuff. And Jesus gave no description about what heaven is like except that there are many mansions in his Father’s house. For the Christian, Hindu and Muslim heaven see Heaven or Paradise.
8-Christianity is a positive and good lifestyle.
ANSWER: Really? You are confusing Christianity with culture. The religion that teaches to depend on God for everything; that the rich can never enter heaven; to shovel treasure into heaven only; that sends fire, sword and division on earth and among family members; to consider those not with you as being against you (though a person can be neutral), and to kill people who does not like your rule (though they would not militate against you) can hardly be crowned as “a positive and good lifestyle.” (See Jesus-absurd doctrines; Jesus-no peace and joy; Christianity-enemy to knowledge).
9-Jesus protested like a champ in the temple.
ANSWER: While Jesus throwing the bird-sellers and money-changers out of the temple is commendable, his action may be argued as being hypocritical; seeing that he preached “going another mile with your compeller, whereas he booted his “compellers” out of the temple rather than practicing what he preached. (For more on Jesus’ hypocrisy see Jesus vs. Jews; Jesus-hypocrite, liar, fraud. Please note this is the Christian Jesus, for the Muslim Jesus read the Qur’an).
Notably, whereas Jesus booted the bird-sellers and money-changers out of the Temple, Mohammad defended the pristine Purity of Allāh God (as taught also by Moses and Jesus0 against deadly hordes of enemies for twenty torturous years and cleansed the Ka’bah, the House of God’s Glory, and first House of Divine worship on earth– of idolatry.
10-When Jesus was crucified, his true character shone where he blessed his enemies and forgave them. Ultra Super Hyper wow mindblown.
ANSWER: Jesus was in no position to forgive; he asked God to forgive them. In contrast, Mohammad, at his triumph at Makkah, was in a position to forgive, and he forgave those who, for twenty grueling years persecuted, besieged, tried to assassinate, forced into exile, pursued and warred against him in their determination to extirpate him. And the world, past and present, is yet to equal Mohammad’s magnanimity.
In contrast to Mohammad, Jesus ordered his enemies who do not want him to rule be brought to him and slain (Jesus advocates murder) though these enemies might no militate against him.
Mohammed was poisoned because he was an evil man.
ANSWER: Was John the Baptist beheaded because he was “an evil man”? Was Jesus persecuted because he was “an evil man”? Was Jonah tossed overboard ship because he was “an evil man”? was Zacharias son of Barachias slain because he was “an evil man”?
Mohammad was “poisoned” because the evil-doers hated the Divine Message of the Qur’an –they had no argument against the Message of the Qur’an so they resorted to murdering the Messenger.
Why do I think Islam is all the same? The source is influenced by Mohammed and because the source is rotten, you can’t have a really good religion.
There are many sects and so forth but the reality is the extreme violence written in the Quran and other Islamic works incite people to violence.
Most will not act on that violence but some will.
ANSWER: (That Allāh/Islam is evil and Islam is a violent religion is an ancient charge ruminated by many modern day Christians such as Jerry Falwell, Rev. Franklin Graham, Marvin Olasky, Pat Robertson, John Ashcroft, a former U.S. Attorney-General, and Rev. Jerry Vines (see Danish cartoons & Christian critics; Rev. Jerry Vines on Mohammad & Allah).
Unable to advance their beliefs through intelligent discourse –and there is nothing intelligent about God shifting sins around from Adam/Eve to everyone then loading everyone’s sins onto Jesus and making him everyone’s scapegoat into heaven; and of God, entering as a sperm into the womb of a woman He created and growing to human form and emerging from her vagina (and calling her “Mother of God;” God, the First and the Creator of all have a “Mother”? and is the son of Mary?– and not finding any argument against the lofty doctrines of Islam –as the Divine System is perfect; and the only thing Christianity has to offer mankind is the mythical blood and body of Jesus Christ (spiritual cannibalism) and a seat in the pew of pagansim– Christians resorted to their disgraceful practice of yesteryear: cloaking the Prophet Mohammad in the garb of terrorist and hedonist and attempting to demonize Islam.4
As shown, the charge that “the Quran and other Islamic works incite people to violence” is baseless (see also Islam-intolerance; Mohammad-killed opponents; Mohammad-Jews & raiding parties; Qur’an-evil verses). In fact, as shown, it is the Bible and Christianity that “incite people to violence.”
Islam which teaches not to take a greater recompense than the injury suffered (Qur’an 2:194; 16:126; 42: 40); instead of retaliation reconcile, be patient and forgive (Qur’an 42:39-43; 24: 22; 3:133); to return evil with better (Qur’an 23:96); to be merciful and forgiving (Qur’an 3:133); to fight only as long as there is persecution (Qur’an 2:193), and to make peace when the enemy desires (Qur’an 4:90; 8:61); for Allāh loves the doer of good, and the dutiful (Qur’an 2:195, 3:75) –could not be the religion that “incite people to violence.”
In contrast, Christianity that declares it came “not to send peace, but a sword”–(Matthew 10:34); instruct followers to sell garments and buy swords–(Luke 22:36); view opposers as enemies–(Matthew 12:30); and orders that enemies be slain–(Luke 19:27)– is the “violent” religion.
Rotten religion: From day one of his mission Mohammad was faced with war. It is unlikely that a general at war would instruct his soldiers on the price of soya beans and pork bellies rather than on how to subdue and eradicate the enemy.
Whereas the Qur’an does deal with fighting transgressors, its preponderating theme is the guidance of man for his moral, social, intellectual and spiritual upliftment. And, as Huston Smith points out: “Allāh’s compassion and mercy are cited 192 times in the Koran (correctly, Qur’an) as against 17 references to his wrath and vengeance”–(The Illustrated World’s Religions, p. 157. Brackets added. Allāh does not seek “vengeance” He requites man for his evil).
Whereas Mohammad fought a defensive war and only to stem persecution and was required to make peace when the disbelievers desired peace; and whereas Mohammad forgave his rabid enemies of twenty years upon his triumph over them.
In contrast the Bible sanctions the killing of some thirty “ites” kingdoms massacring young and old men and women and children and ox and ass just to occupy lands, and even assigns prepubescent virgin girls as sex slaves; and Jesus, who was not even at war, ordered the slaughter of enemies who did not want him to rule. Thus, it is Christianity that is the “rotten” religion.
Whereas Islam gives the poor and the rich equal access to heaven and advocate the pursuit of knowledge.
In contrast Jesus declared that the rich can never enter into heaven; to sell everything and give it away and to shovel treasures only into heavenly storehouses (and not even the popes do this: the Vatican has billions in assets; and there are legions of wealthy priests/pastors and Christians); and to depend only on God to send sustenance for you as he sends to the birds and flowers –if America and Europe should follow such dictates, instead of them being on the firmament of success and progress they would regress and plummet like a giant block of lead into the black hole of backwardness. Thus, it is Christianity that is the “rotten” religion.
Whereas Mohammad gave the Word of Allāh God clearly and to all. In contrast Christianity regard non-Jews as ‘dogs” and “swine” and preached in “parables” so these metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved –the real dogs and swine are the ones running around on all-fours going arf! arf! and oink! oink! Thus, it is Christianity that is the “rotten” religion.
Whereas the cardinal doctrines of Islam –Unity/Purity of God; Prayer, Zakaat/Charity; Fasting and Hajj– are clearly expressed in the Qur’an and are conducive to reason. In contrast, the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– are not clearly expressed in the Gospels and are not conducive to reason. Thus, it is Christianity that is the “rotten” religion.
In fact, Christians do not know who Jesus is and what they follow. Whereas Muslims know who Jesus is –a messenger of Allāh God sent to the Children of Israel– and know who God is. On the contrary. After two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the field of darkness and misunderstanding and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is
-whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, some say he is only Son of God
-whereas some Christians believe in Trinity, some hold Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine” that could come only from “satan.”
-whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin, some say he died for committed sin
-whereas some believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”–(Yusuf, Ali, Qur’anic comm; #663).
Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical.” Paul, who knows more than Christians and whom Christians follow, taught that Jesus had a human father; that Jesus was born from “seed” “according to the flesh” (and “seed” and “according to the flesh” is sperm and sexual intercourse)–(Acts 2:30; Romans 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:8).
As shown on our site, the cardinal doctrines of Christianity are NOT Divine Revelations -they are not clearly expressed in the Bible- these doctrines are assumptions.
Trinity was invented by the Church 300 years after Christ; and inherited sin and vicarious atonement were devised by St. (?) Paul.
In summary. Christianity is:
● Trinity –God growing in the womb, coming out the vagina and getting circumcised; and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
● Son of God –attributing the animal function of sex to God; as “fatherhood” requires the union of sperm and ovum; (and Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God-Luke 1:35); and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
● Inherited sin –God loading a man’s (Adam’s) sin onto innocent, helpless and mentally non-competent babies
● Vicarious atonement –God having a blameless man (Jesus) killed for the sin of others.
Which are gruesome, unGodly monstrosities!
What kind of God and son of God are Christians following that need to eat butter and honey in order to differentiate between good and evil?
What kind of God are Christians following that lived in the belly of a woman and came out her vagina and circumcised?
What kind of God are Christians following that puts one man’s sin onto innocent, helpless, and morally and mentally non-competent babies?
What kind of God are Christians following that had a blameless man killed for the sins of others?
This is the insanity that Christians have hundreds of thousands of missionaries plying the world and blowing billions of dollars (which could be utilized to eradicate/alleviate world poverty) for Muslims and others to nail our intelligence to the “cross” of lunacy and blind faith and follow.
Incidentally, Jesus is noted as saying: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (which would include the baboon)–(Mark 16:15; though this verse is a “forgery” in the Bible), and, regarding “the end of the world” Jesus says: “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and THEN SHALL THE END COME”–(Matthew 24:3, 14. Thus, if any nation(s) should ban the Gospel from its land the “end” shall NEVER COME).
Bluntly put, Christianity -Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement- is not only lies,, falsehood and blasphemy, Christianity is nonsense.
(Even Hinduism is superior to Christianity. Whereas both religions reduce God to “son” of a woman and make woman “mother” of God by placing God in the body of a woman and bring Him out her genital. Unlike Christianity which attributes injustice to God and makes God complicit in murder by shifting Adam’s sin around onto every person and then onto Jesus and having him murdered, Hinduism, does not attribute injustice to God and make Him complicit in murder; Hinduism gives to man an equal and opposite reaction to his action; though this renders God as being mercy-less, see Karma & Reincarnation.
Also, whereas Jesus/Christianity regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and preached in “parables” so these metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved, Hinduism does not regard non-Jews or non-Hindus as “dogs” and “swine” or preached in parables so they would not understand. The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “:dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry).
Given the humanness of the Bible and the clouds of conjectures surrounding the existence of Jesus, but for the Qur’an/Islam/ Mohammad Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends.
It is the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad that is keeping Jesus alive; and not only keeping him alive but has cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies of “bastard” and “adulteress,” respectively, hurled on them by Jewish Fathers, and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness, and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one-and-one-half billion Muslims.
And counting as Islam spirits on. Inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed! To prevail over all religions!
“He it is Who sent His Messenger (Mohammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists are averse”–(Qur’an 9:32-33; 48:28; 61:8-9).
Allāh God truly is Great! Subhāna Rabbayyal A’lā! Allāho Akbar!
No Scripture can be shown to be superior to the Qur’an and no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam–. Islam is superior to all other religions. And there is no system more equitable and just than Shari’ah.
If Mohammad wrote the Qur’an as critics claim then Mohammad had the wisdom to state explicitly the cardinal doctrines of Islam; in contrast to the Gods of karma and reincarnation and of Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement who clearly lacked this insight.
Muslims who have apostatized from Islam (instead of learning about Islam) have the grand opportunity, while you are alive, to return to Allāh; when you die –and no one knows the time of his/her death– there is no second chance: this grand opportunity evaporates like a dewdrop in Hell.
As stated, even if the apostate’s claims against Islam were valid yet this would not make Jesus God, Trinity, Son of God and vicarious atoner.
While one has the right to follow a belief of his choice, whoever desires to go to heaven and knows about Mohammad/Islam he and she has no choice but to bend his and her knees to Allāh; to “There is no God but Allāh; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!.
THE QUR’AN: MIRACLE OF ALL MIRACLES: by Dr. Zakir Naik: Though the two videos are similar there is additional info in one; and also in the question and answer section).
For Christians trying to trap Muslims to convert to Christianity and Muslims response: See Christians try to trap Muslims to convert
1. That Jesus effected his own conception and with his mother: The Gospel says that when Joseph found out that his wife, Mary, was already pregnant “with child of the Holy Ghost” and wanted to “put her away”: ”the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost”–(Matthew 1:18-20).
2. Even Hinduism is superior to Christianity. Whereas both religions reduce God to “son” of a woman and make woman “mother” of God by placing God in the body of a woman and bring Him out her genital.Unlike Christianity which attributes injustice to God and makes God complicit in murder by shifting Adam’s sin around onto every person and then onto Jesus and having him murdered, Hinduism, does not attribute injustice to God and make Him complicit in murder; Hinduism gives to man an equal and opposite reaction to his action; though this renders God as being mercy-less, see Karma & Reincarnation.
Also, whereas Jesus/Christianity regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and preached in “parables” so these metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved, Hinduism does not regard non-Jews or non-Hindus as “dogs” and “swine” or preached in parables so they would not understand. The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “:dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry.
3. King James Bible, Self-Pronouncing Edition, The World Publishing Company, 2231 West 110TH Street, Cleveland 2, Ohio, p. 77. (Emphasis added).
4. In late nineteenth century India, as Muhammad Ali points out in his book, The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement pp. 78-80.
“The preaching of the Christian missionary until a short time ago was of quite a different character from what it is today. In those days, the Christian missionary was under the impression that the darker the picture he drew of the Prophet of Islam, the greater would be his success in winning over converts from among the Muslims (and some ignorant ones were snared)…Some of the Christian controversial books of those days must indeed be ranked as the filthiest literature that has ever been produced, apart from the fact that the founder of the Arya Samaj and some of his blind votaries imitated the Christian missionary, and, later on, the Arya Samajist preacher even surpassed the Christian missionary in the art of vituperation.…To call the Holy Prophet an impostor, Dajjal or Anti-Christ, a deceiver, a dacoit, the slave of his sensual passions whose lust knew no bounds, and to attribute every conceivable crime to him became a habit with these Christian controversialists.”
In fact, as MA notes further, some of the materials were so “scurrilous” “even Christians began to complain of them”.