Chapter 41

ISLAM IS THE TRUTH?


You have to be a strong believer or have little knowledge and/or little sense of logic to be able to believe that Islam and the Quran is the Truth. Far too much is wrong in the Quran, and in addition not one single central point or claim is proved - there only are tales and loose claims.

You have to be a strong believer - or have little knowledge and/or brain - to be able to overlook all the errors, etc. in the Quran, and believe it is the truth or from a god.

###01 9/29h: (Islam is) ”the religion of Truth”. It is not 100% - an understatement - the truth with that many mistakes, etc. in the Quran. That the Quran is the truth, is just a claim, not a proved fact. Actually it is a proved fact that much is wrong in that book. The difficult additional question is: With that many mistaken facts - are there also mistakes in the religious claims? And in addition there are the facts of “al-Taqiyya” (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing), and broken oaths and deceit - how much in a religion using such means is true? Much simply is proved wrong +: With all those errors, etc. it least it is not made by an omniscient god.

####One may wonder why one so seldom meets the slogan "Islam is the Religion of Honesty" from Islam and from Muslims. But it is as well, because it would not be possible to claim both that Islam is the religion of truth and that Islam is the religion of honesty, without being dishonest. Yes, it is not even possible to claim that Islam is the religion of honesty without being dishonest - remember, al-Taqiyya, Kitman, Hilah, the accepted use of deceit and betrayal, and not least the accepted disuse of even oaths (2/225, 5/89, 16/92, 66/2).

####One also may wonder how it is possible for Muslims to believe that a man who introduced and practiced such rules for the use of dishonesty, never deceived them a little to gain and keep power. F.x. by claiming that the religion nobody had heard about before, but which was his platform of power, was "the religion of Truth".

#####02 61/9f: “- - - the Religion of Truth - - -”. See 13/1g and 40/75. It is also worth to remember that normal people of today - and earlier times – would be reluctant with trusting or believing in a man with a CV like Islam tells Muhammad had: Robbery, extortion, women, lies, broken oaths, incitement to hate, incitement to suppression of all opponents, assassination of opponents, murder of opponents, mass murder, rape, betrayal, (30 opponents from Khaybar invited to peace conference under promise of safe return - but 29 murdered on the slightest excuse, the last one managed to flee), incitement to war - and lust for women and for power. We have met Muslims excusing him with that he was a hard man living in a hard time, and that he was no worse than other warlords. May be so, but he definitely was no better either, and he pretended (?) to represent a good and benevolent god. And as for the truth - the Quran at best is partly true.

That the Quran is the truth, is just a claim, not a proved fact - actually all the errors, etc. in it prove the claim wrong. Besides: Islam is the only one of the big religions accepting the use of dishonesty in many cases - yes, even advices you to use it "if necessary" to defend or promote the religion.

For errors, etc. - included at least some lies - see "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran", Book A. How much in the Quran is truth and how much is not? There normally is a difference between propaganda and reality.

And not least: Islam is the only one of the big religions which by means of all the mistakes, contradictions, etc. proves that no god is behind its claimed holy book, and thus no god behind the religion - and thus that things are seriously wrong with the religion: A religion without a god behind it, is a made up and pagan religion.


 

This content was posted with assistance from M. A. Khan, the editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islam Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery" (available online)