1. Robert Morey - the man behind the moon-god theory
An oft repeated canard among Christian fundamentalists is that Islam is basically the worship of an obscure Arabian moon god. Another variant of the
claim is that Islam worships a god named "Hubal". Christian fundamentalists will make these claims at any given opportunity. However, what they don't
realize is that they are parroting the fabrication of a charlatan called Robert Morey
who also happens to be preacher and a writer. Though most people may not have heard of Robert Morey himself, his ideas have been extremely influential
in Christian circles.
Although theories about the God of the muslims and Hubal / moon god were originally speculated by a German archaeologist named
in the early 20th century, it was only in an academic context and the theory has
been dismissed by recent scholars.
However, the moon-god ideas became popularized in Christian circles through the works of Robert Morey, who seems to be obsessed with spreading lies
and fabrication about Islam through his books. He first wrote about it in his 1994 book Moon-god Allah in the Archeology of the Middle East .
Islam’s origins have been traced back by scholars to the ancient fertility religion of the worship of the moon god which was always the dominant
religion of Arabia. The moon god was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day, making an annual pilgrimage to the Kabah which was a
temple of the moon god, running around the Kabah seven times, caressing an idol of a black stone set in the wall of the Kabah, running between two
hills, making animal sacrifices, gathering on Fridays for prayers, giving alms to the poor, etc.. These were pagan rites practised by the Arabs long
before Muhammad was born.
Either this guy has a time-machine or he is just good at fabricating "facts" about ancient pagan Arab practices.
2. Robert Moreys fake academic qualifications
Morey is more than just an inventor of stories and fabricator.
He also happens to be a proven fraudster, making bogus claims of academic qualifications, that too specializing in Islam.
He claims that he holds an honorary doctor of divinity (D.D.) in Islamic Studies
from the Faith Theological Seminary, located in Pakistan. The
Seminary in question denies this and even ordered him to remove the "qualification" from bio and even threatened legal action. They also called his
claim to the degree as being "illegal and fake".
He also claims that he holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the Louisiana Baptist University (LBU)... an unaccredited institution that is not
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Even further, he claims the PhD he holds was for
... a course that is non-existent in the LBU's curriculum.
Another point to note is that LBU, where he got his "PhD" is listed in Steve Levicoff’s book Name It and Frame It?: New Opportunities in Adult
Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by “Christian” Degree Mills
- a book about institutions offering bogus degrees for money.
This fraudulent charlatan, with his fake degrees happens to be the primary source of the moon-god theory. Christians rely on this guys fabrications
when they say they have evidence that Allah is a moon-god.
3. Robert Moreys character - "Bomb Mecca and Medina"
It keeps getting worse.
Robert Morey has called for the bombing of the Kaaba, Islams holiest site. He claims he had advised the State Department to bomb Mecca and Medina in
order to win the war on terror. He believes the State Department are full of "wusses" because they did not take his "advice" to bomb these muslim
cities... with a combined population of over 3 million. I wonder how many other Christians agree with him.
Then there are also allegations of financial fraud, misusing church funds and abuse of authority by his own church, for which he was booted out. I
won't get into those details here (as they don't concern the main topic), but I think the character of Robert Morey has been established. I'll leave
you with relevant links at the bottom of this post.
4. Now, that the truth is out...
Fraudulent, sleazy pastors are pretty common in Christianity (or any other religion, for that matter).
The problem begins when such frauds begin to influence minds... and unfortunately Robert Morey has, without a doubt, been extremely influential on the
minds of Christians who have taken his fabrications as "fact" and waved them around in discussions and debates. Ideas based on Moreys fabrications now
regularly appear on Christian websites and publications such as Chick Tracts.
Christians who value intellectual dishonesty have to
realize that the idea of the God of Islam being a moon-god / Hubal is the fabrication of a
fraudulent, morally questionable "pastor" holding fake degrees.
Logic dictates that Allah cannot be a moon-god because He forbids the worship of the moon... and that Allah cannot be the same as Hubal, because
Mohammad was fighting the worshippers of Hubal and made a distinction between Allah and Hubal. Mohammad himself had the Hubal idol destroyed after his
conquest of Mecca in 630 AD.
When Abu Sufyan wanted to leave he went to the top of the mountain and shouted loudly saying, 'You have done a fine work; victory in
war goes by turns. Today in exchange for the day (of Badr). Show your superiority, Hubal,' i.e. vindicate your religion. The apostle told ‘Umar to
get up and answer him and say, God (Allah) is most high and most glorious. We are not equal. Our dead are in paradise; your dead are in
Despite these facts, Christians would have to be utterly obstinate to still insist that the God of the muslims is the moon-god or Hubal. The facts
about the man behind the ridiculous moon-god theory have been presented, and its now up to the reader to re-assess the matter... and more importantly,
Further reading :
Morey, The Fake Doctor Behind the “Allah is the Moon-God” Theory
Robert Morey Thrown Out Of His
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