Comments in this book numbered by 3 numbers (included 00 or 0) a few places followed by one small letter = clear cases. Comments numbered by 00 or 0 followed by 1, 2 or 3 letters (big or small) = likely cases.
Loose claims, loose statements. So unbelievably cheap to make if you do not have to prove anything. And so totally without value. And so easy for naïve or primitive or uneducated - or brainwashed - people, or people imprinted with some ideas and imprinted to believe without thinking, to fall for. Especially if they want to believe. And even more so if the spinner of the tales is a charismatic leader knowing how to manipulate people.
And then - sometimes tales that people tell are true. Even unbelievable things do happen. What are you to believe?
Science has a very good rule-of-the-thumb: The more unbelievable the story, the stronger proofs are needed.
And in religion proofs should be easy - any god worth his followers is able to do a few miracles or foretell things.
But in spite of many requests for proofs, Muslims never got anything but fast talk, and loose claims and statements, many mistaken facts and other mistakes, etc.
On the other hand they have lots and lots of such loose claims and statements and mistakes - literally at least a couple of thousands. But not one single valid proof.
It can be said that when somebody is telling a story, such a story has to be composed of statements, descriptions, etc. To a degree it is true. But only to a degree. You have to be naïve or primitive or both to believe, and even believe the unbelievable, without proofs - and all the same people believe - - - just think about all the money waiting you from Nigeria “if only you pay a certain amount first” or other bluffs people fall for.
Of course it is easier to believe what you have been told from you were a baby, and even more so if you in addition are thought and imprinted: The leader and the imam always are right, and it is heresy, stupid and dangerous to think differently.
Muslim countries have a serious problem: They can not teach their children and youths critical thinking - because then they start asking critical questions, and Islam have many critical questions they do not want to hear. But on the other hand all progress is based on someone asking critical questions about this and that - is this true? - cannot that be different, or another thing done better? This may f. ex. be the simple explanation why the entire Muslim world registers fewer new patents a year than just the state of California. Ok. California is good - but there are top universities in the Muslim world, too. And the problem is unsolvable as long as one does not face the problems of the mistakes etc. in the Quran, and as long as the religious societies are strong enough to stop questions and certain kinds of education.
The Quran is built on calims and statements, “signs” and “proofs”, not one of them proved (as we said before: With the possible exception of some signs from the Bible that in case may be prove Yahweh). Plus a lot of psychology.
We will quote just some samples, as there are such an awful lot of them, and as they are so easy to see once you go looking for them and for the lack of proofs. We just quote some from here and some from there - there is an enormous choice.
001 1/2: “Praise be to Allah the - - - Sustainer of the Worlds”. A statement - but not proven.
002 2/2: “This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt - - -”. Two statements, both without proofs - and both doubtful.
003 2/16: “These are they who have bartered guidance for error - - -”. Proof is needed, especially as “guidance” refers to the Quran - - - a book with lots of mistakes.
004 2/22: “(Allah*) has made the earth your couch - - -”. May be Allah, may be another god, may be nature. Who can really know and not just believe without a proof?
005 2/25: “- - - (Muslims’*) portion is the Gardens - - -”. Well, it at least is stated like that. Where is the proof or at least the indicia?
006 2/29: “- - - He (Allah*) gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments (=heavens*) - - -”. Here one definitely needs good proofs, because this statement is very wrong - there exist no seven firmaments, only one, and even that one is an illusion, not a material heaven.
007 2/39: “But those (non-Muslims*) who reject Faith and belie Our (Allah’s*) Signs, they shall be Companions of the Fire - - -”. Just as well or as little documented as what was said about heaven in 2/25 above. Just words anyone can use - obey Baal or Zeus and go to Heaven, and disobey him and go to Hell. Anyone can say anything as long as he can evade demands for proofs.
08 2/46: “(Muslims*) bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord (Allah*), and that they are to return to Him”. All Muslims want to - and do - believe this. But they only have the words of an often brutal and at least sometimes unreliable robber baron and warlord for it. A statement without a proof - not valid, and of no value except for for politicians and cheaters. No judge had accepted such a statement as a proof in a criminal case. And a possible next life is much more essential than f. ex. a petty burglary.
009 2/65-66: “We (Allah*) said to them (bad people*): ‘Be ye apes, despised and rejected. So We made it an example to their own time and to their posterity - - -”. Transforming humans to animals is frequently done in fairy tales - and the Quran takes some of its tales from fairy tales. But to do the same in a presumed real story, takes some proofs. And here only is claim or a statement - nothing more. No proof.
010 2/87: “We (Allah*) gave Moses the Book - - -”. Also a loose statement built on cheap words, as Moses never had those books. He only had the Ten Commandments.(Well, the Bible tells he was told the law by Yahweh, and later wrote it down himself.) According to science that book (the Torah = first five “books” in the Bible) was written 500-800 years later. Strong proofs necessary.
011 2/98: “- - - Allah is an enemy to those who reject Faith (Islam*)”.
Of course it is possible to believe in it - even to believe it strongly in it. But it is just belief - right or wrong - not real knowledge. Like it or not.
012 2/107: “Knowest you not that to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens (plural and wrong) and the earth?” No. We do not. It may be true or it may not be true - We only have the words of a book We know contains many mistakes, handed down from a man we would not trust very much as a witness if we were judges in a court. Proofs are urgently needed.
013 2/109: “- - - Allah hath power over all things.” Perhaps - and perhaps not. At least he has never shown his power, not even when asked several times by his followers - and by sceptics - for a proof of his existence. Muhammad glossed it over with fast words - not all of them logical (f. ex. that a real proof of a god would make no-one believe anyhow - rubbish to be polite), and Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know it was untrue.
014 2/110: “- - - Allah sees well what all that ye do.” May be true. May be a smart trick by a cunning someone to keep you obeying at all times? It is not possible to know just on basis of a loose statement. To believe - yes. To believe strongly - yes. To know - no.
015 2/115: “For Allah is All-Pervading, All-Knowing”. Looking at the miserable state the facts and the “signs” in the Quran are in, strong proofs for this are urgently needed.
016 2/117: “To Him (Allah*) is due the primal origin of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -”. To Allah or to the nature? Science believes more in nature, and Allah never proved the opposite.
017 2/119: “Verily, We (Allah*) have sent thee (Muslims*) in truth a bearer of glad tidings (Muhammad*) - - -”. Muhammad never was able to prove his words came from a god. Without proofs Islam has had to degrade to terrorism to keep questions at bay. Muhammad is the weak link for Islam, and no - NO - sceptical questions or remarks are accepted. Proofs most urgently needed.
018 2/127: “And remember Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House (Kabah in Mecca*) - - -”. As it is extremely unlikely that Abraham ever visited Mecca, this unproven statement needs a real proof. Now it is like a certain sect stating that Jesus visited America during his last days on earth - just words.
019 2/137: “He (Allah*) is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing”. See 2/115.
020 2/139: “Will ye dispute with us about Allah, seeing that He is our Lord and your Lord - - -”. Islam likes to pretend or state that Allah and Yahweh/God is the same god. But both the gods and their teachings are very different - as said before especially if you compare the bloody god of war Allah was turned into in and after 622 AD after Muhammad came to need warriors for highwaymen and later for wars, with the far milder and benevolent God we meet in NT. The Quran makes a lot of statements, but not one single proof, even though it should be easy for Allah to prove something - at least his own existence. Besides: Read history - Muslim history like Ibn Ishaq if you want - and see what kind of a man Muhammad really was! I do not accept the word of a man with that kind of moral and ethical standards, without proofs - there have to be limits to being naïve.
021 2/140: “But Allah is not unmindful of what ye do”. Based on just a statement made up of words, that may be a hope. If it was proved, it had been a certainty. But Muhammad never was able to prove anything at all about Allah or the rest of his teachings. Not one thing.
As we said there were many, many such unproven statements - if somebody tells us there are some 2000 we will not be surprised. We have picked 21 just from the first half of the 2. surah, and we have just picked one here and one there from that half. There are 114 surahs (though no. 2 by far is the longest).
20-21 are more than enough to show you how it works - and it is easy for anyone to find most of the rest. Just ask yourself “is this sentence a statement or a fact” when you read the book. In any book - also facts book - there will be a lot of statements. But at least the main points in a story has to be more than just loose words and invalid statements, “signs” and “proofs”. That is not the case in the Quran - on the contrary: A lot of the “facts” it presents are even wrong. And not least: It is presented by a man of very dubious character striving for power.
Read the book yourself - but engage your brain and your knowledge when you do so.
We do not repeat the thoughts about hallmarks for cheats and deceivers from the Post Scripture of chapter IX. But we do repeat the name Joseph Goebbels.
NB: If you find any mistakes anywhere, please inform us. If it is a real mistake, it will be corrected.
NB, NB, NB:
1. Read first the 2 small chapters "Some Essentials for how the Quran is to be read and understood" (VII-10-1) and "The Quran is to be understood literally if nothing else is indicated" (VII-10-2).
2. http://www.1000mistakes.com is blocked by many Muslim authorities. To debate with persons in such areas, cut and paste what you want from the pages and send it under titles different from http://www.1000mistakes.com.
3. http://www.1000mistakes.com is one of 9 pages which Muslim organisetions warned especially against in 2008 and 2009 - it could make especially procelytes lose their belief in Islam; correct and "down-to-the-earth" information works. In this connection it is worth noting that in the "warning" http://www.1000mistakes.com was one of 3 which neither was accused of bringing wrong facts, nor of being a hate page.
4. Comment 141 (to verse 6/149) in “The Message of the Quran” (see point 5) explains (translated from Swedish) about Allah's claimed omniscience vs. man's claimed free will:
“With other words: The real connection between Allah’s knowledge about the future (and consequently about the unavoidable in what is to happen in the future*) on one side and man’s relatively (!!*) free will on the other – two statements that seems to contradict each other – lies outside what is possible for humans to understand, but as both statement are made from Allah (in the Quran*) both must be true”. Unbelievable. Blind belief is the only correct and intelligent way of life, even in the face of the utterly impossible!!
5. And an afterthought: In the book “The Message of the Quran”, certified by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy in Cairo (one of the 2-3 top universities in the Muslim world on such subjects) in a letter dated 27. Dec. 1998, it is admitted rather reluctantly that there are no proofs for Allah, and that it is not possible to prove him. An additonal point here is that if there is no proof for Allah and impossible to prove him, automatically there also is no proof for, and impossible to prove Muhammad's claimed connection to a god. And if there is no Allah and/or no connection between Muhammad and a god, what then is Muhammad? - and what than is Islam? - a made up, invalid religion?
6. Further: All the mistakes, contradictions, etc. in that book prove 100% that the Quran is not made by an omniscient god - no god makes such and so many mistakes, etc. If then Islam is a made up religion, what then about all the Muslims who have been prohibitted from looking for a real religion (if such one exists)? And where will they in case wake up after living and practising such an inhuman war religion like Islam is according to the Quran (and to Hadiths), if there is a second life somewhere? - Hell or Paradise?
7. NB and PS: No matter how sure you are about something, if it is not proved, it is not knowledge, only belief or strong belief, and can be wrong. Only what is proved or possible to prove is knowledge.
(As http://www.1000mistakes.com is blocked in many Muslim areas - which shows they are afraid of it and lack arguments (if they had real arguments for http://www.1000mistakes.com is wrong, blocking was unneccessary) - "cut and paste" whatever you want from it and send if you want to inform or to debate there. Remember to omit the name http://www.1000mistakes.com).
PS: If we are blocked centrally - f. ex. by spam (there is too much at times already from unfriendly sources) we will reopen with new address somewhere else, and announce the new address om f. ex. http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/islam. Also if your comments to us do not reach us, any comments posted on a thread with "1000 mistakes" in the title on that forum will be read by us - it is a big international debate page. We cannot answer on that page, though, as it is not safe enough - we have had death threaths (better to kill an opponent, than to check if a religion brainwashed into you only on the word of a man who even practised lies (f. ex. "war is deceit") and advocated breaking even your oaths if that gave a better result, is true ot made up - old beliefs are hard to question).
Please inform all and everybody and all relevant fora - f. ex. Internet pages for debate or information - about the address http://www.1000mistakes.com. It is information that is urgently needed by many, not least by Muslims. No god made a book with so many mistakes and other wrongs - and if the Quran and Islam are made up by humans or dark forces, where are the followers of this inhumanly dark and brutal war religion heading for in a possible next life?