reply to post by DarknStormy
As an atheist, I find all
religious belief and practice somewhat pernicious.
However, Islam is by far the nastiest of all the great world religions. As Ibn Warraq (referenced earlier) points out, the political philosophy of
Islam is totalitarian. 'A thousand years of tyranny,' says a tenth-century Islamic commentator, al-Marwadi, 'are preferable to one night of
For evidence, one has only to read the Koran. It is a literary mess, due to the fact that the verses are not set in the order that Muhammad dictated
them, and because Muhammad himself changed his opinions and prescriptions as he grew older, more powerful and more despotic in his rule over his
followers. Just like the Bible, only more so, the Koran contradicts itself, appearing to say one thing here and another there. In spite of all this,
however, the basic thrust is clear: Allah knows, what Allah says goes, and Allah is basically an angry old man who hates people, apart from a favoured
One of the last things Mohammed said or wished for was the women to be protected.
Yes, indeed he did. How one protects something depends on what it is and what is one's relationship to it. In Arab society (as in many other
societies of the period), women were essentially property, and they were protected as property is protected—meaning, protected against 'theft' by
others and entitled to necessary repairs and maintenance. This has absolutely nothing to do with protecting their human rights, their feelings or even
their bodies—they could be infibulated, raped (within marriage), impregnated and beaten without their consent, and Islamic scholars since the days
of the hadith
have repeatedly endorsed all these actions. The Koran itself specifically advises husbands to beat recalcitrant wives.
Having said that, though, I should like to add that I know dozens of Muslim women and loving Muslim couples to whom such domestic horrors are as
foreign as Mormon underwear.
The Koran gives everyone a very good description of what this antichrist will be, look like, even some signs to lookout for. Well guess what? I
have found a couple of them and they lead straight back to Israel.
I don't believe in the Antichrist, any more than I believe in the sort of God worshipped by Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Koran, just like the
Bible, is a tissue of fabrication and distorted historical fact.