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.
FATHER ZAKARIA BOTROS
I have had the odd Christian tell me that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor. I would invite them to the challenge that if you can prove that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor I will become a Christian on the spot no questions asked, no ifs ands or buts. But if you cannot prove that Mohammad was a fraud –and for sure you cannot prove that Mohammad was a fraud– then you will become a Muslim on the spot no questions asked, no ifs ands or buts. Put your dignity where your mouth is! So far I have had no takers. This invitation is open to any and to all Christians and to anyone and everyone else who claim that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor).
Whereas Jesus was a prophet of God (and was honorable as prophets of God are) as Allāh revealed in His Qur’an, according to the Bible Jesus was a hypocrite a liar and a fraud. (Details later). And Jesus was a Muslim and taught Islam.
Even if the Qur’an contained errors yet 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.
Mosab Hassan Yousef –aka Son of Hamas– wrote: “an old Coptic priest named Zakaria Botros…He was systematically performing an autopsy on the Qur’an, opening it up and expo-sing every bone, muscle, sinew, and organ, and then putting them under the microscope of truth and showing the entire book to be cancerous.” “Factual and historical inaccuracies, contradictions –he revealed them precisely and respectfully but firmly and with conviction.” (Son of Hamas, p. 227). (Wonder what Father Zakaria Botros had to say about the Qur’an’s teaching about Jesus and his mother, Mary).
No examples of Father Botros’ “autopsy” on the Qur’an are given.
Charges against the Qur’an have been debunked five thousand ways to sundown. (See Qur’an-comments & errors; Qur’an-evil verses; Qur’an-satanic verses).
It would serve Father Zakaria Botros extremely well to perform “autopsy” on his Bible (which I will do for him and all Christians shortly).
Father Zakariya Botros “systematically performing an autopsy on the Qur’an”: This is most amusing. This man follow doctrines that have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason; follows a religion that is hate, evil, intolerant, backward and brutally misogynistic; follows a Book –Bible– “written in several languages over a period of more than nine hundred years, based on oral traditions” and the Gospels written by people who “were not eye-witnesses of the data they recorded,” that is full of contradictions and errors; that was “tampered” with, and contained some “50,000 errors.”
Father Zakariya Botros does not even know the name of the God he follows, and for over 2000 years he and his forefathers have been wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus is and who God is.
Whereas Muslims know who Jesus is –a messenger of Allāh, God, sent to the Children of Israel–(Qur’an 3:48; 43:59; 61:6. Matt. 10:5-6; 15: 24; 19:28. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9)– and know who God, is –the Lord of the worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful; The One and Only; the Eternal; Absolute; Who having no consort begets not; Who being the First and Creator of all and could not have a mother is not begotten; of Whom there is none like unto Him; the God Who is the most Loving, Merciful, Compassionate, and Forgiving; Who forgives sins without the need for human blood sacrifice as “satisfaction;” the God Who invites us to forgive us our sins; and the God Who does not incarnate–(Qur’an 1:1-2; 112:1-4; 6:12, 54; 7: 156; 39:53; 14: 10; 42:51).
In contrast. After two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the field of darkness as to who God is and as to who Jesus is. In fact, Christians do not know what Jesus’ mission was:
-whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, Jehovah’s Witnesses say he is only son of God. Whose belief is right?
-whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin, Mormons say he died for committed sin. Whose belief is true?
-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”–(Y. Ali, Qur’anic comm. 663.
And these declarations were made by Christians closer to Jesus in time. Given the humanness of the Bible/Gospels 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! Allāh, God, truly is Great! Subha-na Rabbayyal-A’laa! ). Islam is superior to all other religions
Christians do not know whether Jesus is God, son of God or prophet of God –claiming that Jesus was the prophet like Moses–(Deut. 18:15, 18-19).
Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical”
And Father Zakariya Botros is finding phantom faults with the Qur’an. These Christians are pathetic!
How aptly Allāh has informed us about these Christians, and in the very opening chapter of the Qur’an, that they are astray–(Qur’an 1:7; 5:72-77. Bokhari Vol. 6, Ch 2. Tirmidhi 44:2)–and that Christians and Jews will not rest till they turn Muslims away from Islam: “And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor the Christians, until thou follow their religion. Say: Surely Allāh’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance”–(Qur’an 2:120). Christian misery loves company.
Whereas Muslims know the name of God is Allāh; Christians do not know the name of their God: Jehovah is not a scriptural name of God–Jehovah does not exist.
In his book Jesus in Heaven on earth, Khwaja Nazir Ahmad has noted numerous forgeries, alterations and interpolations in the Bible. For example, regarding the birth of Jesus, Khwaja exposes:
“In Matthew the phrase originally was: And Jacob begat Joseph, and Joseph begat Jesus of Mary. But the simple phrase: and Jacob begat Joseph, and Joseph begat Jesus of Mary was soon changed into: And Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Discussing this change in this verse Rev. C. J. Scofield in his Reference to the New Testament had to admit: “The changed expression was introduced to convey that Jesus was not begotten of natural conception.”3 One of the copyists made another alteration. He changed the phrase to: And Jacob begat Joseph, and Joseph, to whom was married the virgin Mary, begat Jesus.”4 The introduction of the word virgin clearly, but rather awkwardly, exhibited the object for which the alteration was made; and the Church was compelled to disown it.”(While manuscripts of Luke do not permit scrutiny as Matthew’s, Khwaja notes):
“But that it has been changed is self-evident and sufficiently proved by the reading of the relevant verse: And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph…5 The words as was supposed are in brackets and betray an addition, as Loisy justly observes: “to abrogate the idea of natural sonship which the text of this passage originally suggested.”” (pp.123-125/153-155.
It is hardly believable that devotee(s) of God will mutilate God’s Book and lead others astray. For more on Christian’s jugglery over Jesus’ birth see Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix.
Let Father Botros and the Christian apologists explain why these forgeries were made. Will Father Zakaria Botros inform the world about the falsity of Divinity of Jesus, virgin birth, inherited sin and vicarious atonement?
“God’s anger is revealed from heaven against all the sin and evil of the people whose evil ways prevent the truth from being known” –(Rom.1:18).6
“Let them bear, on the Day of Judgment, their own burdens in full, And also (part) of the burdens of those without knowledge, whom they misled. Alas, how grievous the burdens they will bear”–(Qur’an 16:25).
“Keep thee far from a false matter…And thou shalt take NO GIFT: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous”–(Exodus 23:7-8).
That Allah/Islam requires all disbelievers be killed is perhaps the most over-abused verse of the Qur’an by critics of Islam (see Qur’an-evil verses item #16).
In contrast, here are some of the gems of Father Botros’ Bible:
-to burn the daughter who commits “whoredom”–(Gen 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-God killed “all the firstborn in the land of Egypt”–(Exod. 12:29); God “is a man of war”–(Exod. 15:3); God orders that the “firstling of an ass” –a helpless and blameless animal who had no say in the order in which he/she was born– that is not redeemed with a lamb to “break his neck”–(Exod. 34:20); God also orders “All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem” (and if not, what? break their necks?) and “the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me” (in sacrifice?)–(Exod. 34:20; 22:29);
-God sanctions slavery–(Lev. 25:44); God punishes children for their parents “whoredoms”–(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23); God answers prayers to have Jews “utterly destroy” peoples’ “cities”–(Num. 21:2-3. See also Deut. 3:6; 7:2; 20:17; Joshua 6:21; 10:28-43; 12:1-24; and several other places in the Bible);
-God delights in decapitation: “And the Lord said unto Moses. Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun”–(Num. 25:4);
-God requires young male prisoners and matron women to be killed and the young virgin girls become concubines: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves”–(Num. 31:17-18); to kill disbelievers–(Deut. 13:12-16);
-to cut off the hand of the wife who, trying to help her husband in a fight, grabs the “secrets” (genitals) of the other man–(Deut. 25:11-12); God smite people “with the emerods (hemorrhoids)…with madness, and blindness”–(Deut. 28:27-28. See also 1 Samuel 5:6, 9);
-God enjoins cannibalism: “and thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters”–(Deut. 28:53, 57. See 2 Kings 6:28-29: “So we boiled my son, and did eat him”);
-God ordering to slay even the “infant and suckling”–(1 Samuel 15:2-3); God taking men’s wives and giving them in adultery: “Thus saith the Lord, Behold…I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun”–(2 Samuel 12:11); to take prisoners and “cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes”–(2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Chron. 20:3);
-God smiting adults and children, with an “incurable disease”: “And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of they bowels, until thy bowels fall out” even to the point of death–(2 Chron. 21:14-19);
–it is happiness to mutilate “little ones”: “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones”–(Psalm 137:9); “There children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished”–(Isaiah 13:16); even the fetus is not spared: “Everyone that is found shall be thrust through; and everyone that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword,” “and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children,” “Samaria…shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up”–Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16; perhaps these are the verses that inspired some so-called “Israeli’s” to draw the picture of a pregnant Arab woman with a bulls-eye on her belly with the caption one shot two kills! what a sick, depraved mind; and they howl about Hitler);
-daughters committing “whoredoms” and had their “breasts pressed” and “bruised the teats of their virginity,” and “multiplied her whoredoms” and “doted upon their paramours, whose flesh (penis) is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue (discharge) is like the issue of horses”–(Ezek. 23:2-3, 19-20);
-God telling people to bake cakes “with dung that cometh out of man” and then substituting “cow’s dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith”–(Ezek. 4:12-15);
-(Whether literal or figurative God will expose nakedness and pelt feces): “I will discover thy skirts upon thy face (i.e. lift your skirts to your face), and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock”–(Nahum 3:5-6); God “will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces”–(Malachi 2:2-3);
-to stone to death the blasphemer, the apostates the married damsel without the “token of virginity,” and the virginal damsel who lies with a man other than her “betrothed,” and the adulteress–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; Deut. 22:20-21; 22:23-24; John 8:3-5);
-to put the witch to death, one who curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality–(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-torching both, a man who takes a “wife and her mother”–(Lev. 20:14);
-sends to earth a “sword” and “fire” and “division” instead of “peace”–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49, 51); to slaughter enemies opposed to rule–(Luke 19:27); to condemn those who do not share your views as being “against you” (and a person can be neutral)–(Matt. 12:30. If these two statements of Jesus–Luke 19:27 and Matt. 12:30–were to be implemented some eighty percent of the world would be slain); loading dumb, innocent swine with devils causing them to drown, and the owners loss of property and finance–(Matt. 8:28-33. Wonder what the SPCA would say about this cruelty);
-to hate family circle: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”–(Luke 14:26);
-to view non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26); to speak in parables so non-Jews would not understand and be forgiven: Jesus explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables, “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins be forgiven them”–(Mark 4:9-12);
-men and women to remain in their marriage regardless of how loveless and miserable or risk being guilty of “adultery;” and the divorced woman to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in single-hood or her new husband is charged with “adultery” –(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18);
-servants to obey their masters “with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart as unto Christ;” and to “obey (them) in all things” “not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God” (wonder what the master will do if the servant is an atheist; and as servants are to obey their masters as “unto Christ,” and as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God then Christians are to bondage their fellow Christians–Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22);
-man was not created for the woman but that woman was created for the man–(1 Cor. 11:9); woman is an object for sex: “It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let everyman have his own wife”–(1 Cor 7:1-2); woman is the transgressor: “And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression–(1 Tim. 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). (More on women later).
As detailed on our site the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –trinity, divinity of Jesus (Jesus as God; son of God), inherited sin and vicarious atonement– have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason. These cardinal doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths.
Moreover, Christianity is evil, intolerant, backward, naked hate, and misogynistic; Christians lie on God they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil; and the Gospels portray Jesus as liar, hypocrite, and fraud:
–Christianity has no Divine foundation –these cardinal doctrines of Christianity were not revealed by God: they are not expressed in the Bible. As they delineate between Heaven and Hell, cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed: they are not to be left to the function of interpretation (much like a person embarking on a journey would require that his trip be clearly mapped out lest instead of arriving at Kennedy Airport he ends up at Kennedy Space Centre (Cape Canaveral).
–Christianity has no prophetic foundation –these cardinal doctrines were not taught by Jesus. These doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths.
–Christianity has no logical foundation –God being the First and Creator of all could not have a mother or be born; God having no consort could not have a son; God being Omnipotent and Omniscient and Omnipresent does not need to take form(s) to accomplish any matter; God being Just would not suffer the innocent for the guilty (even human governments strive not to punish the innocent for the guilty); God being merciful and forgiving does not need any “satisfaction,” least of all human blood, in order to forgive sins. (Notably, Jesus did not forgive his enemies; he asked God to forgive them; Jesus commanded that his enemies be brought to him and slain–(Luke 19:27). Unlike Mohammad who actually forgave his enemies and asked God to forgive the dead one).
-Christianity is repugnant to reason –God, the ultimate in Purity and Perfection, would not confine Himself in the womb of a woman He created, spend nine months inside the unclean abode (leaving the universe without a God) nourish on her liquid, pass through the various stages –from a sperm into a clot, a lump of flesh, taking on bones, and into a babe– emerge from her vagina, suckle her breast, have Himself pin in diapers, be circumcise, eat, drink, sleep, and answer the calls of nature, and nail to a “pole” (which is blasphemy of the highest order).
Since a son is one that succeeds his father, God being the Creator and the First and Last and the Eternal could not have and does not need a son (or daughter) to succeed Him. (Son of Godis a metaphor for honor; The Biblical God has a legion of sons and daughters; even Satan seems to be son of God; and David is crowned “begotten son of God: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be his father, and he shall be my son;” “I will declare the decree: the Lord saith unto me (David), thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14. Psalm 2:7). Why then single out Jesus and crown him God’s “only begotten son?
–Christianity is evil –it teaches to hate parents and family; sends sword, fire, and division instead of peace, love, and unity: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword;” “I am come to send FIRE on the earth;” “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth, Nay; but rather DIVISION: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; and the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law”–(Matt. 10:34; Luke 12:49, 51-53); “If any man come to me, and HATE NOT his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”–(Luke 14:26). (What kind of a God and son of God is this? And what manner of “love” is this? Mohammad forbids us from disobeying parents and exhorts us to have good relations even with our pagan parents–Muslim Vol. 3, #’s 4257, 4260; Bokhari Vol. 3, #789).
Christianity curses a helpless and blameless fig tree–(Mark 11:12-21); has disregard for the property of others: sends devil into swine causing their death and loss of property of the owners–(Matt. 8:28-33);
Christianity says to agree with your adversary, which would include bearing false witness–(Matthew 5:25-26); go another mile with your compeller: so after the compeller have you rustle Jane’s hens you point out to him that John has a set of well-rounded hogs or that he can knock off the corner store as well–(Matt. 5:41); servants are to obey masters as they obey Christ/ God, instead of freeing the poor souls–(Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22).
As noted, Christianity advises to agree with your adversary: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt. 5:25-26. Which agreeing would entail lying in every matter the adversary requires –that Moses says not to bear false witness is superseded by Jesus who is said to be God/Son of God and who came centuries AFTER Moses– and God, whom Christians say is Jesus, used “a lying spirit” to deceive Ahab into getting him killed–1 Kings 22:12-23; and Paul “lied” to bring people to worship God–see Allah and Jesus or Paul.
Jesus saying to agree with the “adversary” could not be about, or restricted to, a law-suit; Jesus clearly says to give the suer your cloak as well as coat–Matt. 5:40. A suer would not necessarily receive judgment in his favor so that one would have to agree with him. Unless he likes jail, seems only a crook would wait till he is jailed before paying every “farthing” he owes–(Matt. 5:25-26).
Christianity is guilty of the monumental sin of being disrespectful to mothers and disowning parents and siblings: “Woman, what have I to do with thee”–(John 2:4. Jesus is here addressing his mother as “Woman” plus the rude expression “what have I to do to thee”); “Then one said unto him (Jesus), Behold, thy mother and thy brethren….But he answered and said, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren?” (and he gestured to his disciples) “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother”–Matt. 12:46-50). Mary could not have been guilty of neglecting God so that Jesus should dishonor her; Mary was chosen over all women because she was “highly favoured” by God, and “blessed”–(Luke 1:28). In fact, Christians honor Mary as “Mother of God.” And, to this day, as Christians claim, Mary makes appearances and even cure/give power to people so that they are canonized as saints).
–Christianity is intolerant –it commands burning of daughters who play the “whore”–(Gen. 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-killing of apostates–(Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5); the rebellious son–(Deut. 21:18-21); damsels that do not bleed on their wedding night (honor killing)–(Deut. 22:20-21); the adulterating damsel and her mate–(Deut. 22:23-24); the witch–(Ex. 22:18); one who curses his father or mother–(Lev. 20:9); the adulterer–(Lev. 20: 10-12; Deut. 22:22; John 8:35); homosexuals–(Lev. 20:13); a man who takes a “wife and her mother”–(Lev. 20:14); and the blasphemer –(Lev. 24:11-16, 23);
–and orders to not preach to non-Jews: “Go NOT into way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”–(Matt. 10:5-6); “I pray for them (JEWS): I pray NOT for the world”–(John 17:9. Mohammad preached to all and prayed even for his dead enemy).
–Christianity is backward –it teaches to give away fortunes; not to store treasures on earth; God will send as He sends for the birds: thus there is no need for knowledge and progress; no wonder the Church, as its history attests, has always been an enemy to knowledge7–(Matt. 6:25-34).
–Christianity is naked hate –it sanctions slavery–(Lev. 25:44. And Christ came to uphold the Mosaic law–Matt. 5:17-18); regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine;” those not with Christians as being against Christians (and a person can be neutral); and to slay enemies against their rule (though they may not militate against her. Here we have people who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are insulted because of their nationality –a factor they had no choice in. They are excluded as being “dogs” and “swine” then they are expected to be with them; and when they are not with them, not by choice but by rejection, they are further castigated as being against Christianity –they are forced to be against Christianity then they are charged as being against Christianity. Talk about catch 55. On top of that these “dogs” and “swine” are considered enemies decreed to be slain–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26; 12:30; Luke 19:27); speaks in parables so non-Jews will not understand and be forgiven: what a ghastly horribly sickening thing to do–(Mark 4:9-12).
–Christianity is falsehood: teaching doctrines –trinity, God incarnate, divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement- in the name of God that God did reveal and Christ did not teach is falsehood.
–Christianity is misogynistic: (Christians may not be practicing it but their God/Scripture demands it, and heaven/paradise lies in obeying the commands/God.
Muslim women who convert to Christianity believing that Christianity ameliorates their lot are woefully deluded –these Muslim women know even less about Christianity than they do about Islam. To trade Islam for Christianity, or for any other religion, is like trading the superior of an item for an inferior one; no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam. No system can be shown to be more equitable and just than Shari’ah.
Whereas Islam has ennobled women and given her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to paradise, Christianity has woman mired in the bog of disgrace and degradation from birth to death and even beyond.
Here are the Biblical gems on women:
▪ “And if a man SELL HIS DAUGHTERto be a maidservant”–(Exodus 21:7).
▪ “Unto the woman He (God) said….thy desire shall be to THY HUSBAND, and HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE” –(Genesis 3:16).
▪ and “Let the woman learn in SILENCE with ALL SUBJECTION. But I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH, NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN but to be IN SILENCE–(1Tim. 2:11-12); “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. The man being told to love his wife does not mean she is free from bondage. People also “love” their dogs and other pets and even bequeath fortunes to them. And Paul also instructs masters to be kind to their slaves–Ephesians 6:9; Col. 4:1).
▪ “And Adam was not deceived BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESSION”–(1 Tim. 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).
▪ “he (man) 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 Cor. 11:7-8), and “Neither was the man created for the woman; BUT THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN–(1 Cor. 11:9), “It is GOOD for a MAN NOT TO TOUCH A WOMAN. Nevertheless, TO AVOID FORNICATION, let everyman have his own wife”–(1 Cor 7:1-2. Allāh tells us that He created man and woman of the same substance and that they are mates of the other, has established marriage between them, that he might find peace and comfort in her, and has put between them love and compassion; that men and women are friends and protectors of the other; that husbands and wives are garments to the other and have mutual rights and spiritual equality, and will reside together in Gardens in the next life–(Qur’an 4:1, 3-4, 25; 7:189; 16:72; 25:54; 30:21; 9:71-72; 2:187; 2:228; 3:194, 197; 4:124; 24:30-31; 33:35; 36:56; 43:70; 49:13; 57:12, 18, 19).
▪ “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK; but they are COMMANDED to be under obedience, as also saith the LAW. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at HOME: FOR IT IS A SHAME FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK IN THE CHURCH”–(1 Cor. 14:34-35. Today this law is violated and women are preachers in the Church). Clearly, permission to employ whatever methods are necessary to “rule” over the wife and to bring/keep her in “silence and in “all subjection’ are inherent and enshrined in these words of God and Paul. To take the matter further, authority for employing corporal punishment to discipline the rebellious wife who does not desire to be “ruled” over in “silence” and “all subjection” may be gleaned from the Biblical verses on child-rearing. God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, then Jesus) says: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes;” “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying;” “Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beatest him with the rod, he shall not die, Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (and without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn/rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”)–(Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14). A Bishop is to be “One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with ALL GRAVITY”–(1 Tim. 3:4). Even God beats and scourges His sons into obedience and those who are not are “bastards”: “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT, whereof all are partakers, then are ye BASTARDS, and NOT SONS” –(Hebrews 12:6-8). Thus one can imagine what latitude the Christian husband is allowed to bring/keep his wayward wife in all subjection and for him to become a “Bishop” and even to get into heaven to sit “on the right hand of God.” A survey of wives of all Christian sects can be conducted to find out how many were “beaten” into “silence” and “all subjection.” Surely, not all the “battered” wives in Western countries are non-Christians.
▪ Perhaps the ultimate Christian indignity towards women is during her menstrual period. He is forbidden to eat, drink, and sleep in the same bed with her; in fact, he is not allowed to touch anything she touches. The Biblical God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus) says: “When a woman has a discharge, if her discharge in her body is blood, she shall continue in her menstrual impurity for seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Everything also on which she lies during her menstruation impurity shall be unclean, and everything on which she sits shall be unclean. And anyone who touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. And whoever touches any thing on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. Whether it be on the bed or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. And if a man actually lies with her, so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean”–(Lev. 15:19-24). Contrast this Christian’s treating the menstruating woman like a leper to that of Islam in which Allāh says about menstruation that “they are a hurt and a pollution. So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean”–(Qur’an. 2:222). This injunction to not approach the menstruating woman does not mean that she is unclean; only that the flow is unclean and to not have sex with them. This is made clear by the Prophet Mohammad who is reported to have said in explanation to the above quoted verse of the Qur’an: “Associate with them (wives) in the houses and do everything except sexual intercourse”–(Abu Dawud Vol. 1, #258). And, “‘Aisha said: I would eat flesh from a bone when I was menstruating, then hand it over to the Prophet (may peace be upon him) and he would put his mouth where I had put my mouth; I would drink, then hand it over to him, and he would put his mouth (at the place) where I drank”–(Ibid. #259). Again, “‘Aishah said: The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) would recline on my lap when I was menstruating, then recite the Qur’an”–(Ibid. #260). And the classic: “‘Aishah said: The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) said to me: Get me the mat from the mosque. I said: I am menstruating. The Apostle of Allāh (may peace be upon him) then replied: Your menstruation is not in your hands”–(Ibid. #261. Also #’s 267-273). And whereas the Christian who has sex with his menstruating wife is “unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean,” the Muslim who has sex with his menstruating wife (while it is unlawful to do so) needs only give charity–(Abu Dawud Vol. 1, #’s 264-266).
▪ And the Christian woman’s marriage misery: “I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of un-chastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery;” “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18. Unlike Allāh/Islam which allows amicable divorce when the parties can no longer live together the Christian woman is doomed to a life of marriage misery and to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in a loveless and even brutal marriage or risk being labeled “adulteress” (who are required to be stoned to death in Judeo-Christian law) from earth all the way to next world. And so does the man who should marry her. And whereas Allāh allows a divorced couple [who were married and divorced from their second or more partners] to remarry each other the Bible does not and considers the woman as being “defiled” [but the man is not “defiled;” talk about rabid misogyny]. And while the Muslim woman can initiate divorce, there is no mention of the Christian woman being able to do so. Here is what the Bible says about the divorced couple remarrying (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus forbids the former couple remarrying): “When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he had FOUND SOME UNCLEANNESS in her: then let him WRITE HER A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT, and give it in her hand, and SEND HER OUT OF HIS HOUSE….And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand….Her former husband which sendeth her away, may NOT take her again to be his wife, after that she is DEFILED; for that is ABOMINATION BEFORE THE LORD”–(Deut. 24:1-4. Talk about “easy” divorce. This takes the crown. Interestingly, whereas Deut. [Moses] says a man can divorce his wife if he finds some “uncleanness” in her, Jesus, the Christians God and son of God, says that if anyone divorces his wife for any reason except “un-chastity” makes her an ‘adulterer’ yet he [Jesus] tells his people to do whatever the Scribes and Pharisees bid them do because they sit in Moses’ seat; and the Scribes and Pharisees follow the Mosaic law which says you can put away your wife for some “uncleanness.” Talk about a circle of confusion. Again the Mosaic law teaches an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but Jesus says to give the other cheek instead, yet he says to do what the Scribes and Pharisees says to do and the Scribes and Pharisees follow the Mosaic law which requires an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Another circle of confusion. The contradictions in Christianity are “staggering.” Matt. 23:2; Ex. 21:24; Matt. 5:38-39).
Regarding the saying that woman is “defiler” of man, the Book of Revelation (7:4-8; 14:1-4; and Matt. 19:28) states that 144,000 who will be JEWS (non-Jews, note well), and will all be MEN –consisting of 12,000 from each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel– will sit with Jesus in the next life judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel. About this 144,000 it is said: “These are they which were not DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb (Jesus) whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” (God created man and woman to “fill the earth” and instilled in them passions for companionship to affect this; but Christians view this Divine scheme as sacrilege. A classic woman-hater). Regarding the 144,000 who will be with Jesus, one Christian apologist on the Internet suffered tremendous labor pains trying to baptize these literal “VIRGINS” into metaphorical ones. These 144,000 MEN are said to be the ones who remained “faithful to Jesus” by being celibates/”virgins” as Jesus was, as the Gospels say. That these are literal “virgins” “not defiled” by literal “women” is substantiated by the Bible itself. Jesus says in Matthew 5:32 that whoever marries a woman that is divorced for other than fornication “commits adultery.” Thus, woman here, even though she be married to the man “defiles” the man into an adulterer. Paul makes the matter clearer, he states that, but for avoiding “fornication,” “It is GOOD for a man NOT to touch a woman.” Why not? Because, as Paul says, “He that is UNMARRIED careth for the things that belong to the LORD, how he may please the LORD: But he that is MARRIED careth for the things that are of the WORLD, how he may please his WIFE”–(1 Cor. 7:32-33). In other words, when a man takes a wife his caring for God is compromised by his caring for his wife –or she “defiles” him or causes him to be “defiled.” Further, Paul declares that as the wife has no power over her own body but the husband has power over her: “likewise also the husband hath NOT POWER of his own body, but the WIFE (has power of him)”–(1 Cor. 7:4). These Biblical teachings show that sexual contact with a woman “defiles” the man spiritually; and no amount of the Christian apologist’s literary gymnastics can flip this fact over. These 144,000 “virgins” are physical “virgins” who were ”not defiled” by physical “women,” and as they were not married, and therefore had no “wifely” constraints, they devoted their entire life to the pursuit of the spiritual and were the true followers of Jesus who, as the Gospels show, lived a life of celibacy. The Good News Bible understands this and states: “The 144,000 people stood before the throne…. They are the men who have kept themselves pure by NOT having SEXUAL RELATIONS with WOMEN; they are VIRGINS.” The Gideons Bible concur: “These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are CELIBATES.” (See Christianity-144,000 virgins & Jesus).
▪ The Bible and the Christian’s God (Jesus) condemns woman as a betrayer of man. The Bible says: “Behold, everyone that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee (Jerusalem), saying, As is the mother, SO IS HER DAUGHTER” –(Ezek. 16:44). As Christians view woman as the “transgressor” (by virtue of her/Eve violating the command of God and eating of the forbidden fruit), and as she betrayed the man/Adam by giving him the fruit to eat, then according to this teaching of the Bible, every woman is a betrayer of man. In fact, according to Christianity every woman to be born and all the way to the Resurrection, is a betrayer of man. (Islam abrogated these teachings on women).
▪ The Christian’s God (and as Christian’s say Jesus is God, Jesus) even took a peek at the Jewish daughters “private parts” because of their flaunting: “Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their SECRET PARTS”–Isaiah 3:16-17).
From its declarations Christianity is not only misogynistic; Christianity is brutally and rabidly misogynistic. Whatever lofty status the Christian Woman is enjoying is due only to the dictates of modern culture. In contrast, as stated, Islam has ennobled women, liberated her, and given her rights unparalleled in the history of religions –it has given her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Jannah. She has nothing more for which to strive.
Islam is the Great Liberator of Woman!
Islam is the only Liberator Woman has known!
-Christians lie on God –that God incarnated Himself as Jesus; that God gives everyone to Judgment Day Adam’s sin then loads everyone’s sins on Jesus’ head (attributing injustice to God), and say that God sent Jesus to be killed for these sins (making God complicit in murder); they forged His Book and say it is God’s Word (see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
–Christians lie on Jesus –by making forgeries in the Bible and feeding them into Jesus’ mouth; and teaching doctrines that Christ did not teach. (See Bible corrupt & obsolete).
–Christians blame the Devil –by saying that the Devil pre-empted the prophets’ prophecies about the advent of Jesus by having pagans copied Jesus’ life and mission centuries before Jesus’ birth. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din after revealing the legion of “virgin born” sons, notes:
“In this connection Justin Martyr again comes with the same interesting apology when writing to the Emperor Adrian (Hadrian?) the Devil being the only prop on which he could lay his hands to strengthen him in his beliefs. He says:––“It having reached the Devil’s ears that the prophets had foretold the coming of Christ (the Son of God) he set the heathen poets to bring forward a great many who should be called the sons of Jove. The Devil laying his scheme in this, to get man to imagine that the true history of Christ was of the same character as the prodigious fables related of the sons of Jove….By declaring the Logos, the first begotten of God, Our Master Jesus, to be born of a virgin, without any human mixture, we (Christians) say no more in this than what you (Pagans) say of those whom you style the sons of Jove. For you need not be told what a parcel of sons the writers most in vogue among you assign to Jove. (Just as the Bible assigns a legion of sons to God)….As to the Son of God, called Jesus, should we allow him to be no more than man (note well, it is Christians who “allow” Jesus to be “more than man”), yet the title of the son of God is very justifiable upon account of his wisdom (then this “wisdom“ should make Einstein at least super son of God), considering that you (Pagans) have your Mercury in worship under the title of the Word, a messenger of God….As to his (Jesus) being born of a virgin, you have your Perseus to balance that….if Jupiter could send a parcel of sons out of virgin mothers; the Father in heaven assuredly could do the same at least in our case.””8 (True He could, but He did not). If this is how easy it is for the Devil to “shanghai” the Christian God’s purpose, the Devil must be doing the “tango”9 throwing “a” voice around,10 giving visions of the non-existent “Virgin,”11 and having Christians speak in yet to be identified “tongues.”12 (Did the Devil also “set the heathen poets” to copy the Passion Play so that Jesus’ Passion Play should mimic the Passion Play of Baal?) And yet Christians expect to sit with Jesus “on the right hand of God”–(Mark 16:19).
Jesus–a Biblical hypocrite:
-Jesus says leave the dead to bury the dead but he resurrected Lazarus, the widow’s son and Jairus’ daughter–(Matt. 8:22; John 11:43-44; Luke 7:12-15; 8:41-56. And even false Christs and false prophets can perform miracles: Mark 13:22);
–Jesus says bless them that curse you but he cursed a helpless fig tree;it is a sin to curse a thing that has no control over itself–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21);
–Jesus says love your enemies and forgive seventy times seven but he ordered his enemies be slain– (Matt. 5:44; 18:22; Luke 19:27);
–Jesus says love your neighbor but he labels people “dogs” and “swine” and spoke in parables so that they would not understand and be saved: “all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at anytime they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them”(what a horrible, despicable, thing to do; even worse for a God/son of God to do)–(Matt. 22:39; 7:6; Mark 4:10-12);
–Jesus says honor parents but he disowns his mother, this is not only hypocrisy but one of the worst sins–(Matt. 19:19; 12:46-50. Mary could not have been guilty of neglecting God so that Jesus should dishonor her; Mary was chosen over all women because she was “highly favoured” by God, and “blessed”–(Luke 1:28);
–Jesus says give the other cheek but commanded his followers to sell their garments and buy swords– (Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36);
–Jesus says go another mile with your compeller but he boots his compellers –the bird-sellers and money-changers– out of the temple– (Matt. 5:41; 21:12); Jesus says bear not false witness but also says to quickly agree with your adversary lest you are thrown in jail (and which agreement with your adversary may include bearing false witness)–(Matt. 20:18; 5:25). (See Jesus-absurd doctrines).
Jesus a Biblical liar: Jesus told his followers: “Go ye up unto this feast, for my time is not yet full come,” “But when his brethren were gone up, then went he alsoup unto the feast,not openly, but as it were in secret”–(John 7:8-10. Clearly, Jesus did not want to go with them, and lied that he would be going later; and soon as they had gone from him he left for the feast).
Jesus–a Biblical fraud: Jesus said no man hath seen God–(John 5:37); but many saw God –Jacob wrestled with God, and declared “I have seen God face to face”– (Genesis 32:24-30); “Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel…saw the God of Israel;” also “the nobles of the Children of Israel…saw God”–(Exodus 24:9-11); Isaiah saw God: “I saw also the Lord…for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”–(Isaiah 6:1-5. A true God/son of God, as Christians claim Jesus to be, would know that these people have seen God).
Jesus says: “no man hath ascended up to heaven”–(John 3:13); yet “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven”–(2 Kings 2:1, 11); and “Enoch was translated that he should not see death…God had translated him”–(Heb. 11:5; Gen. 5:24). If Kings and Hebrews knew that Elijah and Enoch went to heaven then definitely it is expected that the Christians’ God and “son of God,” Jesus, would know that these individuals have “ascended up to heaven.” (Whether it is First heaven or Seventh heaven, heaven is heaven). Thus, from the Biblical perspective, Christians are following a hypocrite, a liar, and a fraud.
What then would impel Christians to follow not only doctrines devoid of Divine foundation but doctrines that are opposed to reason (the factor by which God requires us to govern–Isaiah 1:18; Qur’an 16:125)? The reason seems to lie in the following; Thomas Arnold notes in his The Preaching Of Islam (p. 74):
“A Muhammadan writer of the fourth century of the Hijrah has preserved for us a conversation with a Coptic Christian which may safely be taken as characteristic of the general mental attitude of the rest of the Eastern Churches at this period:– “My proof for the truth of Christianity is, that I find its teachings contradictory and mutually destructive, for they are repugnant to reason and revolting to the intellect, on account of their inconsistency. No reflection can strengthen them, no discussion can prove them; and however thoughtfully we may investigate them, neither the intellect nor the senses can provide us with any argument in support of them. Notwithstanding this, I have seen that many nations and mighty kings of learning and sound judgment, have given in their allegiance to the Christian faith; so I conclude that if these have accepted it in spite of all the contradictions referred to, it is because the proofs they have received, in the form of signs and miracles, have compelled them to submit to it.”
This Christian attitude of blindly following his leader is similar to that of the idolatrous Arabs blindly following their fathers: “And when it is said to them, “Follow what Allāh has revealed,” they say: Nay, we follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no sense at all, nor did they follow the right way”–(Qur’an 2:170; 5:104; 31:21).
This Christian attitude reminds me of the Prophet Mohammad in his discussion with the Christian deputation of Najran, in the matter of the alleged divinity of Jesus. Even after the Prophet had convinced them that Jesus could not be God or son of God the Christians “insisted on their false belief.”13
And it is also reminiscent of M.H. Haykal who notes: “It was this materialistic ambition for wealth, worldly prestige and social eminence that caused Abu Harithah, the most learned of the people of Najran, to tell a friend of his that he was perfectly convinced of the truth of which Muhammad was teaching. When that friend asked him why he did not then convert to Islam, he answered: “I cannot do so on account of what my people have done to me. They have honored, financed, and respected me; and they insist on differing from him. Should I follow him, they would take away from me all this that I now have.”14 (The Prophet Mohammad is reported to have said that whoever wants to be honored let him build his house in the Fire).
Significantly, the Coptic Christian in the above discussion states that he follows Christianity because of others through “the proofs they have received, in the form of signs and miracles.”
Does anyone know what Mary looked like to say that the “sightings” is a picture of her? And even false Christs and false prophets can perform miracles, and even to the extent of almost “seducing” the religious leaders, mush less the seducing of nations and kings–(Mark 13:22).
Moreover, Hindus also claim to have signs from God; the idols of two of their Gods, Shiva and Ganesh, were said to have drunk milk.15
Whose signs are true, Christians or Hindus? And notably, the Hindu doctrines of karma and reincarnation run counter to Christian’s resurrection and judgment. Whose doctrines are true, Christians or Hindus? Did God give conflicting doctrines and sightings to man?
The worst sins are the worship of other(s) than God –in the Bible God has decreed death for this sin– and to teach falsehood in the name of God; as Jesus said: “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath NEVER forgiveness, but is in danger of ETERNAL DAMNATION”–(Mark 3:29).
Jesus aptly admonishes: “fear him which is able to destroy BOTH soul and body in hell;” the “everlasting fire” that “never shall be quenched;” the “furnace of fire” in which there shall be “wailing and gnashing of teeth”–(Matt. 10:28; 18:8; Mark 9:43; Matt. 23:14, 33; 13:42. Those who do not have teeth shall bear it on their gums).
Whereas Muslims know that Allāh is God and Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh–(Qur’an 20:14; 58:21; 33:21; 13:36; 18:110; 33:40), two thousand years after Christ Christians are yet wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus was and his mission.
-whereas some Christians say that Jesus is God some say he is only son of God;
-whereas some Christians say that there is trinity some say Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine” that can come only from the mind of “Satan the Devil;”
-whereas some Christians say that Christ died for inherited sin some say he died for committed sin;
-whereas some Christians 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.”16 (And these Christians being closer in time to Jesus would know better than modern-day Christians);
-whereas some Christians say Jesus’ birth was virginal some say it was not17 (“virgin” birth is a forgery in the Bible, see Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix).
Significantly. As Jesus came to uphold the law of the Old Testament so much so that heaven and earth shall pass, as he declared, but not one jot or title shall not pass till they all be fulfilled–(Matt. 5:17-18), (and considering that Christians say that Jesus is God then the commands of the Old Testament are given by Jesus’), thus if Jesus/Christianity was lording America or Europe or any place else:
-men would be able to commit incest with their daughters, as Lot–(Gen. 20:11-12; Gen. 19:30-37);
-slavery will be revived–(Lev. 25:44);
-children will be punished for their parents “whoredoms” –(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23);
-decapitation will be allowed: “And the Lord said unto Moses, take ALL THE HEADS of the people and HANG THEM UP before the Lord against the sun”–(Num. 25:4);
–disbelievers will be killed –(Deut. 13:12-16);
-the wife who tried to defend her husband by grabbing the testicles of her husband’s opponent will lose her hand–(Deut. 25:11-12);
-cannibalism will be legal–(Deut. 28:53, 57; 2 Kings 6:28-29);
-it would be legal to terrorized, slay, poison and feed worship-pers of false gods to beasts: “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);
–it will be legal to mutilate enemies: (The Israelites asked God “Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them”) “And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand…and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men…and they pursued after him (Adonibezek), and caught him and CUT OFF HIS THUMBS and his GREAT TOES. And Adonibezek said, THREE SCORE AND TEN kings, having their THUMBS and their GREAT TOES CUT OFF”–(Judges 1:1-7. Islam only allows a defensive fighting and certainly not to “go up” and kill people to occupy their lands);
-it would be legal to slay even the “infant and suckling” in war–(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
-it would be legal to take men’s wives and give them in adultery because of their husband’s infidelity–(2 Samuel 12:7-11);
-as Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” there will be unbridled polygamy and con-cubinage–(1 Kings 11:3);
-Christians would be allowed to feed mischievous children to bears: “there came forth little children…and mocked him (Eli-sha). 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);
-it would be happiness to mutilate “little ones” and ravish the wives of others–(Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:16);
-it would be legal to kill fetus during war–(Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16);
-Woman would be seen and not heard and her daughter bondaged–(Gen. 3:16; Ex. 21:7; Ephesians 5:22-23, 33);
-wives will have to learn in silence and subjection, and to not “usurp authority over the man”–(1 Tim. 2:11-12);
-women and children will be beaten with “all gravity” to bring them into obedience and into silence and subjection–(Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14. 1 Tim. 3:4; Heb. 12:6-8. And without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn and rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”);
–daughters who commit “whoredom” will be burned–(Gen 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-blasphemers, apostates, married damsel without the “token of virginity,” and the virginal damsel who lies with a man other than her “betrothed,” stubborn and rebellious sons, and the adult-eress would all be stoned to death–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; Deut. 22:20-21; 22:23-24; 21:18-21; John 8:3-5);
-the witch, one who curses his father or mother, the adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality would be put to death–(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-a man who takes a “wife and her mother” both would be torched–(Lev. 20:14);
-(as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God) Christians are to bondage their fellow Christians–Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22);
-Christians can walk “naked and barefoot” and can lead prisoners and captives, “young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered –(Isaiah 20:2-4);
-Christians would agree with their adversaries which would include agreeing with all kinds of injustices–(Matt. 5:25; perhaps this is what the Church and Christian Europe were doing when the Nazis were holocausting Jews);
–those who do not share the Christians’ views would be labeled as being “against” them, and enemies opposed to rule would be slaughtered–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27; the Crusades will now be rolling out of America to secure Jerusalem for Christ’s landing; we might even get an American “Hitler” to avenge the killing of the Christian’s God/son of God);
–men and women would have to remain in their marriage regardless of how loveless and miserable or risk being guilty of “adultery;” and the divorced woman would have to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in single-hood or her new husband will be charged with “adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18);
-woman would be reduced as an object for sex, good only “to avoid fornication–(1 Cor 7:1-2); viewed as inferior to man–(1 Cor. 11:7-9); as the transgressor and betrayer of man–(1 Tim. 2:14; Gen. 3:4-12; Ezek. 16:44); as “defiler” of man–(Rev. 7:4-8; 14:3-4);
-as no one would be allowed to shovel treasures into earthly storehouses and would have to depend on God as he sends to the birds and flowers and thus no need for knowledge America will plummet like a lead-ball from the pinnacle of progress into the black-hole of backwardness–(Matt. 6:19, 25-26);
-the Geneva convention on war would have to be re-written, for it would be legal to slay all the soldiers of war as well as slay all the male and matron women and take the virgin girls as sex slaves (and as Christians say Jesus is God this is what Jesus commanded): “And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses….And Moses said unto them…Now therefore kill every MALE among the LITTLE ONES (of the captives), and kill EVERY WOMAN who hath known man by lying with him, but ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, that have not known a man by lying with him (virgin girls) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES….and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000”–(Numbers 31:1-53). (See item #18).
Non-Christians are to go down on their hands and knees and forehead and thank Allāh that America and nowhere else is governed by Jesus/Christianity. They would have to high-tail it out of America or kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix or have their heads lopped off, or in the case of Jews in 1400’s Vienna face the furnace.
If Islam/Mohammad (not to be confused with Muslims though Muslims are to reflect the teachings of Islam) was lording America (or any place)
-women and men would be observing a dress code (which probably all disciplined organizations have) –women, the Hijab/Head covering and jalaba and men, (the minimum) the area between, and including, the navel and the knees and half of the chest–
-women will be given all the rights due to her and leave her nothing for which to strive;
-there would be limited polygamy to alleviate female pre-ponderancy;
-non-Muslims would be governed by the laws of their scripture (to an extent);
-there would be no Alcohol (one does not need intoxicants to have a good time; in fact intoxicants do not give a “good time”: the best of times are had in sobriety);
-there would be no Gambling; no pornography; no prostitution and thus no pimping;
-thieves (depending on the reason for theft and cost of item) will lose their hands (law-abiding citizens will be much safer and secure, and wouldn’t need to imprison themselves in gated communities);
-drug-lords and pushers and rapists and other “dead-weight” of society who strive to make mischief in the land and prey on the vulnerable of society run the risk of getting the maximum sentence of crucifixion;
-men will not be saddled with alimony payments for his ex-wife’s unmarried life; there will be one law for the commoner as well as for the elite (there will be no diplomatic immunity);
-adulterers and fornicators will be publicly flogged (there is no death for adultery, apostasy and blasphemy, and no honor killing in Islam. See Islam-Shari’ah.
For a woman’s testimony being half of a man’s, wife-beating, women’s movement restricted, woman’s inheritance half of a man’s see Islam-women. For a refutation of charges against the Qur’an please see Qur’an; Qur’an-comments & errors; Christian-critics; and Qur’an-satanic verses.
Only the occupier/usurper, the oppressor, the exploiter, the transgressor, those ignorant of Islam, those dedicated to falsehood and those dedicated to living off the blood of others are terrified of Islam.
Whereas Jesus was only a messenger of God sent only for Jews to call them to “repentance” and “forgiveness”, Christians consigned Jesus to the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity and made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin; and whereas David was material king Christians make Jesus spiritual king of future-world. (See Jesus-like David; Jesus-foretold; Jesus-1000-year rule).
Jesus says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (from lies, falsehood, and blasphemy). And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God and “THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLĀH; MOHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLĀH!”
1. Encyclopaedia Biblica, p. 1880, Section G., Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in the Original Greek, Appendix).
2. The Bible/Christ is for Jews only until the coming of the Comforter at which time Jews are to follow this Comforter who will guide them into “all truth”–(John 14:16; 16:13). Previous to this teaching of Jesus, God had decreed that kingship and prophethood would depart from the Jewish people at the advent of Shiloh–(Gen. 49:10); Moses foretold that God will raise up a prophet like him (Moses) whom the Israelites are to follow–(Deut. 18:15, 18); and Jesus further said that the kingdom of God shall be taken from the Israelites and given to another people–(Matt. 21:43).
And this Shiloh, prophet like Moses and the Comforter have been shown to be the Prophet Mohammad. (See Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud –the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani– Muhammad in the Bible; and Abdul Haque Vidyarthi, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1). In Deut. 18:18 of the Bible Moses made it clear that God says all those who do not follow this prophet like him that, “whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him” (i.e. they will have to answer to God for not following this prophet–Mohammad). And in what seems to be a reflection of this decree of God, the Prophet Mohammad is reported as having said: “he who amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell”–(Muslim Vol. 1, #284).
While all prophets taught Islam, Islam was perfected only through the Prophet Mohammad: “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion”–(Qur’an 5:3). Thus, as Islam (as taught by the Prophet Mohammad) is superior to all religions, whoever needs another religion it will not be accepted: “Surely the (true) religion with Allāh is Islam;” “Seek they then other than Allāh’s religion? And to Him submits whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him they will be returned;” “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”–(Qur’an 3:19, 83, 85).
The Qur’an comprises of the best teachings given to other prophets as well as teachings not given to other prophets: “We narrate to thee the best of narratives, in that We have revealed to thee this Qur’an, though before this thou wast of those unaware;” “And certainly We have set forth for men in this Qur’an similitudes of every sort that they may mind;” “We have not neglected anything in the Book;” “A Messenger from Allāh, reciting pure pages, Wherein are (all) right books”–(Qur’an (12:3; 39:27; 6:38; 98:2-3).
Thus the Qur’an comprises of, exceeds, and supersedes all other Scriptures.
3. Scofield, The New testament and Psalms, 2.
4. Conybear, Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila, 16. See also Peake’s Commentary on the Bible, 701.
5. Luke 3:23.
6. Good News Bible, Canadian Bible Society.
7. The view that Muslim religious freedom in the West is due to Christian tolerance is a grand illusion. This tolerance is the result of the disempowerment of the Church and the empowerment of secularism –Europe may be the offspring of Christianity but she is not an adherent of the Church. The Church has always been an enemy to knowledge and to the “Other.” Her history is testimony to this –from the slaughter and forced conversion in the Holy Land and Spain to the Americas; and on the intellectual front, the panoramic pen of Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, responding to the Bishops Of Salisbury & London in the early 1900’s):
“It is all very well for your missionaries to point to the great charitable institutions, hospitals, schools, etc., for suffering humanity run on Christian lines. “But one fails to see why these charitable institutions should be ascribed to a religion which could not give birth to them for more than seventeen hundred years. They are the growth of modern culture and owe their origin to quite different external causes, the greatest among them being Islam in Spain. Islam speaks highly of these charities in its teachings, and brought them into existence in all Muslim countries within two centuries after its birth. Islam can claim superiority to modern culture in one respect–Muslim Universities opened their doors at Baghdad in the days of Nizam-ul-Mulk, and in Granada in the days of Abdul Rahman to students without distinction of caste, colour or creed, where they were looked after, boarded and lodged at the public expense.”a
….the greatest opposition that the rise of culture received in the West, at each stage, came from the Church camp. Perhaps you will say that it was an outcome of the mediaeval savagery and ignorance. But such is not the case. The teaching of the Bible, I am afraid fanned the fires of opposition. The Church saw the justification of their hostility to science in the sacred writ.
The Christians, who were the inheritors of the civilization of the ancients, pace the teachings of Holy Writ, not only did not continue the researches of their predecessors, but destroyed them, so that, as Draper points out in his book, A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe,b nearly two thousand years had to intervene between Archimedes and Newton, nearly seventeen hundred years between Hipparchus and Kepler, nearly twenty centuries between Hero, whose steam-engine revolved in the Serapion, and James Watt who revolutionized the industry of the world. What a fearful blank!
Dogmatized Christianity placed an embargo on freedom of thought. The Church destroyed all that it believed it could not turn to its own advantage. History can multiply in support of this characteristic of the Church, but I would content myself with quoting one–the destruction of the invaluable library of Serapis, at Alexandria in 389, by the Archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria. Gibbon says, in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empirec: “The valuable library of Alexandria was pillaged and destroyed, and nearly twenty years afterwards the appearance of empty shelves excited the indignation of every spectator whose mind was not totally darkened by religious prejudice.”
Exaggerated miracles and superstitions–those mental cankers–together with persecution and suppression, represented the sum total of what was offered as a substitute for the learning and scholarship of the ancients –and full one thousand years had to pass before Europe once more attempted to scale the same heights from which mankind had been pushed back down into the deepest abyss of mental depravity.
Instead of turning the mind of the people towards intellectual development and thought, the Church –the pious intolerance of the Church– on the contrary, penned it in, within very close, narrow boundaries, to transgress which was nothing less than a sacrilegious crime against the sanctity and holiness of the words of Holy Writ, which was regarded as infallible, and everything spoken against it as tantamount to heresy.
Now let us search the pages of Holy Writ and we would see that it is in them that lie embedded the baneful seeds of pious persecution, of the branding of learning as magic to be punished like treason, of a justification for sending Galileo to prison, Bruno to the stake, and of the murder of Hypatia, the renowned commentator on Plato.
Neither the theory of evolution, nor geography, nor geometry, nor mathematics, nor astronomy, nor the science of education–in fact, nothing that could be classed as knowledge and which we in the twentieth century are proud of–escaped the ravaging hands of the Fathers of the Church, who found a fertile field for persecution in the words of Holy Writ.
There are two conflicting descriptions of the Creation as contained in the first and second chapters of Genesis, and they have led some to believe in the six-day theory, and others in the instantaneous idea. Luther declared, “the world, with all creatures, was created in six days,” but he also believed that it was done in an instantaneous way. Calvin preached the six-day idea. The Church presented the Bible as infallible, and all ideas regarded as against the cosmogony of the Bible were punished severely. A certain Vanini had the misfortune to believe in the theory of evolution. He was at once branded as atheist; and on the evidence of De Francon, the Judge de Catel in the tribunal of Toulouse, found Vanini guilty and sentenced him to have his tongue torn out from his mouth and to be burnt alive. …..
The spheroidicity of the earth is denied by the Bible. There are many passages which uphold the geocentric theory, i.e. that the earth is the centre of the solar system and that the sun and the stars revolve around it.
“The world also shall be stable, that it be not moved” (1 Chron. 16:30).
“Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever” (Psalm 104).
“And after these things, I saw four angels, standing on the four corners of the earth” (Rev. 7:1).
“The Devil taketh him (Christ) up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world” (Matt. 4:8).
The Christian Fathers taught that Jerusalem was the centre of the world, and quoted Ezekiel 5:5, which reads: “Thus saith the Lord God: This is Jerusalem, I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.”
“St. Paul taught that the Gospel had been preached to all nations, and that, therefore, there were no more nations to be discovered. This teaching discouraged any attempt at geographical investigation and the finding of new continents. It was to the Muslim universities in Spain that Columbus learned that the earth was spheroid, for one of the Muslim educational appliances was the globe. Columbus was convinced of the spheroidicity of the earth, but the Bishop of Ceuta showed him his error by quoting from the Bible, and a Bull was issued by Pope Alexander VI, in 1493, to the same effect, but he was not deterred from his aim. The idea that there were people on the opposite side of the earth had long before been taught by Cicero and Pliny, and believed by many in Greece and Rome, but when it was taught in Christendom, it was met with the severest criticism. Lactantius, speaking with reference to the heretical doctrine of the globular form of the earth, said: “Is there anyone so senseless as to believe that the crops and the trees on the other side of the earth hand downward and that men have their feet lighter than their heads? If you ask them how they defend these monstrosities, how things do not fall away from the earth on that side, they reply, The nature of things is such that heavy bodies tend towards the centre, like the spokes of a wheel, while light bodies, such as clouds, smoke and fire, tend from the centre, to the heavens, on all sides. Now, I am at a loss what to say of those, who, when they have once gone wrong, steadily persevere in their folly and defend one absurd opinion by another.”
St. Augustine quoted the Scriptures to prove that there could be no Antipodes. He said that the Almighty would not allow men to live on the opposite side of the earth because they would not be able to see Christ at his second coming. He said, “Scripture speaks of no such descendants of Adam.” He quotes the 19th Psalm and St. Paul’s saying that Gospel has been carried “to the ends of the world,” and contended that as the teachers had not gone to the opposite sides of the earth, there was no such place. He quotes Job 26:11 about “the pillars of heaven” in support of his argument.
The new ideas were denounced as “empty and false.” “The miserable fiction of Eusebius had subverted the chronology of Manetho and Eratosthenes, the geometry of Euclid and Appolonius was held to be of no use, the geography of Ptolemy a blunder. …” (Draper). In 1316 an Italian physician, named Peter of Abano, was called to account for the new heresy of the spheroidicity of the earth by the Inquisition; he fortunately escaped the torture by the intervention of a natural death. Cecco d’Ascoli, a noted astronomer, was compelled to vacate his professional chair at Bologna, and was burned alive at Florence, 1327.
Cosmas said: “The earth is a parallelogram, flat and surrounded by four great seas. At the edges of these seas rise immense walls, closing in the whole structure. These walls support the vault of the heavens, whose edges are cemented to the walls; walls and vault shut in the earth and all the heavenly bodies.” He supports his description by many passages from Holy Writ, e.g. “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,…that stretcheth out the heavens like a curtain, and spreadeth them out like a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22).
Passages in the Bible, as, “The earth standeth fast for ever,” “Sun, stand thou still upon Gideon, and thou moon, in the valley of Ajalen,” made the Fathers of the Church uphold that the earth was in the centre of the solar system. Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher (580-500 B.C.), taught what is known as the heliocentric system of astronomy. His system placed the sun in the centre and around it in circular orbits the planets revolved in the following order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. Philolaus and Aristarchus followed with the same theory, but it was not heard of again till the fifth century A.D. when Martianus Capella resuscitated it. Then it disappeared for another thousand years, till it was rediscovered and established by Nicholas Copernicus. Its sporadic appearance and disappearance as due to no other cause but Holy Writ. Copernicus’s book, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies (The Qur’an 21:33; 36:40 inform us about this truth in the 7th century), was first published in 1543, when the author was on his deathbed. The great astronomer had not dared to publish it for thirty solid years, for the bloodthirsty vengeance of the Church loomed large before his eyes. He sent it to a friend, Osiander, who wrote a soporific preface to the book, whereby he sought to camouflage the views of the author by saying that they were to be taken rather as fiction than as fact. The book, when published, was placed in the feeble hands of the astronomer, who smiled and died in peace. But in spite of the lulling precautions taken by Osiander, it was seized and condemned and excited furious comments. Fromundus, from the Cathedral of Antwerp, said: The Copernican theory cannot be true, because the wind would constantly blow from the east; we should with great difficulty hear sounds against such a wind; buildings and the earth itself would fly off with such a motion.” Martin Luther wrote: “People gave ear to an upstart astrologer, who tried to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens, or the firmament, the sun and the sun….this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy, but Sacred Scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand and not the earth.” Calvin was equally loud in his denunciation of the Copernican theory.
Among the many poor victims of the Church, who took up the Copernican theory and advanced it, was Giordano Bruno. He was hunted from country to country. From Italy, his native land, to Switzerland, France, England, Germany, his persecutors ever on his trail. Upon his return to Venice, he was apprehended, and imprisoned in the Piombo for six years. During his travels, he had delivered lectures in England and written many books, and had criticized the teachings of the Bible. He said: “The Bible teaches that the earth is a flat surface supported by pillars; that the sky is a firmament –the floor of heaven. But the truth is that the universe is infinite, and that it is filled with self-luminous and opaque worlds, many of them inhabited; (Allāh says there are beings in the earth as well as in the heavens–Qur’an 19:93-95; 42:29); that there is nothing above and around us but space and stars.” Bruno was transferred from Venice to Rome on the demand of the spiritual authorities and handed over to Cardinal San Severino. He was arraigned before sixteen cardinals, who put him several questions and demanded a recantation. Bruno replied, “I neither ought nor wish to recant.” They tried to exact a recantation through torture, but they failed, for mental strength cannot be broken by material weapons. They declared this magnificent character to be an “impenitent and obstinate heretic” and sentenced him to death in 1600 by a fire made slow, to increase the torture. How time has mocked at the Church is shown by a splendid statue of Bruno, unveiled by the Rationalists in 1899, on the very spot where he was burned alive.
Galileo Galilei, who adorns the list of the Church victims, was another well-known martyr to the cause of science. His crime was that he had demonstrated the truth of the Copernican theory. The Church was set, also, against mathematics, and had denounced the geometry of Euclid. Caccini was promoted by the Church for his brilliant denunciation of geometry and Mathematics, such as “geometry is of the devil” and “mathematicians should be banished as the authors of heresies.” Pope Paul V, fortified by his archbishops and cardinals, condemned Galileo and his teachings. They said: “If there are other planets, since God makes nothing in vain, they must be inhabited; but how can their inhabitants be descended from Adam? How can they trace back their origin to Noah’s ark, and how can they have been redeemed by the Saviour?” (As noted above, Allāh says there are beings in the earth as well as in the heavens–Qur’an 19:93-95; 42:29).
Galileo was summoned to Rome by Pope Paul V in 1616, where he tried to convince them by requesting the Fathers of the Church to look through the little telescope which he had invented. Many declined, and those who did “denounced the satellites as illusions of the devil.” Father Clavius declared that “to see the satellites of Jupiter, men had to make an instrument which would create them.” Another bold statement made by Galileo was that the moon shines by reflected light. (Allāh tells us this in Qur’an 91:1-2; 25:61; 71:15-16). The wrath of the Church knew no bounds, for this statement of his contradicted the “truth” of Genesis that the moon ‘is a great light.” He was tried by the Holy Inquisition and his opinions condemned. In defence Galileo said that the Bible was not intended to serve as a book science. But it seems this is what they wanted the Bible to pass for. And should we blame them for this, in view of the fact that they did nothing else but give their due to the infallible words of Holy Writ? Pope Paul V issued a decree in the following words: “The doctrine of the double motion of the earth about its axis and about the sun is false and entirely contrary to Holy Scripture.” But again, in 1652, Galileo published his book, the Dialogo, thinking that the new Pope Urban VIII would be more tolerant than his predecessor, but he was just as bigoted. He placed Galileo and his book, the first edition of which had been exhausted and had found great favour with thinking minds, in the hands of the Holy Inquisition. Galileo had a friend, named Castelli, who had to forfeit his benefice for trying to save his friend Galileo. The aged Galileo as thrown into a dungeon, and forced to recant in the following words: “I, Galileo, being in my seventieth year, being a prisoner and on my knees before your Eminences, having before my eyes the Holy Gospel, which I touch with my hands, and abjure, curse and detest the error and the heresy of the movements of the earth.”
What else could the broken-hearted, aged Galileo do under the circumstances? He recalled to memory how the Church had burned Bruno alive, and that if he would not recant the same fate awaited him. What the Inquisition was he knew well!
Nevertheless the Holy Inquisition was not content with a mere recantation. It sent him into exile for the rest of his life, persecuted his friends, suppressed his writings, and went so far as to torture those, like Campanella, who had the temerity to write in defence of Galileo.
Now let us see what it was which the Church wanted the people to believe instead. Cardinal Barberi says: “Animals which move have limbs and muscles; the earth has no limbs or muscles, therefore it does not move. It is angels who make Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, etc; turn round. If the earth revolves, it must also have a centre to set it in motion, but only devils live there; it would therefore be a devil who would impart motion to the earth.”
The Bible dabbles in anthropology as well! The Bible contains a so-called chronology, childish as it is, by which it is claimed we can trace the antiquity of man and his pedigree. The Christian Fathers were generally agreed that man had his beginning about six thousand years ago, and would not tolerate any other view but that Adam was the first man. The advancing of any other view was looked upon as a contradiction of the apparent chronology of the Bible, and its criticism a crime. When La Peyrère, about the middle of the seventeenth century, published his work, Pre-Adamites, in which he claimed that men existed before Adam, the Parliament of Paris burned his book. La Peyrère was imprisoned by the Grand Vicar of the Archdiocese of Mechlin until he retracted the statement.
(Pre-Adamites: Allāh tells us that there was a long time over man when nothing was known of him–Qur’an 76:1. And Muslim scholars are of the view that there were many Adams before our Adam. That this Adam was not the first man seems to be borne out by the fact that after Cain killed Abel, Cain is said to have gone to the land of Nod where he knew his wife who conceived–(Genesis 4:16-17). Since Cain and Abel were the only two children, and there is no mention of any other children so that Cain could be said to have taken a sister as wife, where then did Cain find this woman for wife if there were no other human beings on the earth? As noted, the verses of the Qur’an are either of basic or allegorical in meanings–Qur’an 3:6).
The pagan world of the Greeks and Romans had made a beginning in geological knowledge, but when Christianity appeared on the world’s stage all such beginnings were nipped in the bud. In the middle of the eighteenth century Buffon published the results of his studies in geology. The faculty of Sorbonne compelled him to make and publish a recantation, which ended with these words: “I abandon everything in my book respecting the formation of the earth, and generally all which may be contrary to the narration of Moses.” But a century later the tables were turned, and the power of the Church had waned in 1830, for by this time science had made so much progress, and people had begun so far to recover from the Christian blight, that Charles Lyell, the author of Antiquity of Man (1863) and Principles of Geology (1830), was not made to suffer from the Holy Inquisition.
Gregory I–who has won the attribute of the Great– distinguished himself by his rage for destruction, for his enmity towards all higher education. This “Slave of the Slaves of God” had one principle in view: “Ignorance is the mother of devotion”; and with this standpoint not only did he commit to the flames all the mathematical studies of Rome, but also burned the precious Palatine Library, which was founded by the Emperor Augustus. He destroyed the greater part of the writings of Livy; he forbade the study of the classics; he maimed and mutilated the architectural remains of the ancient days–(Draper, vol. 1, p. 357).
The schools of philosophy were closed, the last of them in 529. The renowned commentator on Plato, Hypatia, was cruelly put to death by St. Cyril, in 414, in the open market of Alexandria, Draper says: “She was assaulted by Cyril and a mob of many monks, stripped naked in the street, she was dragged into a church and killed by the club of Peter the Reader. The corpse was cut in pieces, the flesh was scraped from the bones with shells, and the remnants cast into the fire. For this frightful crime Cyril was never called to account–(Draper, vol. 1, p. 324).
The hatred of learning was such that, in the words of Draper, “every manuscript which could be seized was burnt.” Throughout the east, men in terror, destroyed the libraries for the fear that some unfortunate sentence contained in any of the books should involve them and their families in destruction.”
But to ascertain the truth of our statement, we need not go so far back. We can always expect the Church to live up to its historic past. It is in our own living memory that Francisco Ferrar was murdered in 1909, in Spain, for the sole offence that he wanted to educate the people. And the Church hated education, as it has always hated it. It is said he was stood against the prison wall, and before the shots were fired he said in a clear and fearless voice: “Aim straight, my brothers. Long live the modern school!” No regretting, no cringing, no recanting ever escaped his lips. And the fact that only very recently one of the Italian cities has decided to remove the street name of Francisco Ferrar from one of its thoroughfares, intensifies the truth of this statement that the Church is the same to-day, yesterday and for ever. The only condition is opportunity.
There is one thing that is remarkable in the history of material science in relation to Christianity and Islam. In the case of the former, as long as religion kept its hold on its adherents, Europe made no progress in any way, but when the Western mind became emancipated from canonical rule and Church thralldom, civilization came in leaps and bounds in every form. On the other hand, Islam, at its very advent, gave a tremendous impetus to science and culture. In its various departments, modern civilization owes its salient factors to Islam, but unfortunately, in modern days–notably in the last two centuries– our mundane prosperity and success began to prove too intoxicating to keep our steps sober and steady; we ceased from treading in the footprints of our ancestors, and turned our backs on Muslim principles of life.”
“The Western nations made their present progress when they liberated themselves from the hold of Church religion and began to think independently for themselves on Islamic lines.” (a- b- c)(Open Letters To The Bishops Of Salisbury & London, pp. 45-56, 147. a Three Great Prophets of the World, by Lord Headley, p. 14. b Vol, I, p. 387. c Chap. xxviii, p. 132. London (Dent’s). Emphasis/color added).
As late as 2008, the Pope is accused of being “hostile to science”–(Toronto Star, Sat; Jan; 19, 2008, p. A21). Rather than bemoan Muslim presence in Europe, Pope Benedict XVI should be singing praises to Muslims. But for Muslims “Christian” Europe would yet be waltzing around with flint tools and torches.
8. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity. p. 37. KK quotes from Adol, I. Ch. xxii. (Emphasis in brackets added).
9. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
10. Matt. 3:16-17 states that after Jesus was baptized “a voice” came from heaven saying that Jesus “is my beloved Son.” Christians believe that this “voice” is the voice of God; yet Jesus says “And the Father… Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37). Since the “voice” of God has never been heard at any time, to whom then does this “voice” that came from heaven belongs? Is it the “voice” of Satan claiming Jesus as his “beloved Son” –Who other than Satan has such power?
11. The correct meaning of the word halmah of Isaiah 7:14 has been explained to mean “young woman” not “virgin.” Jesus was not of “virgin” birth; see Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix.
12. I recall reading some time ago a report about Christians in a certain congregation speaking in a language that was never heard before.
14. Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 197.
15. Toronto Star, Friday, September 22, 1995, p. A2.
16. Yusuf, Ali, Qur’anic comm. #663. .
17. Ibn Warraq notes in his book Why I Am Not A Muslim: “Martin Luther (1483-1546), writing in the sixteenth century, conceded that “We Christians seem fools to the world for believing that Mary was the true mother of this child, and nevertheless a pure virgin. For this is not only against all reason, but also against the creation of God, who said to Adam and Eve, ‘Be fruitful and multiply.’”” p. 144. (For a refutation of Warraq’s book see Why I am Not a Muslim-Ibn Warraq.