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The Koran, Soldiers of God and Cartoonists
I just spent an interesting few hours reading the Koran - looking for quotes that would set the believer off on quests to destroy cartoonists and deli shoppers. The result brings up quite the opposite. Whereas Deuteronomy is clear about mans obligations to use violence in the real world to uphold the idolatry of God, The Koran seems much softer.
The Koran makes it quite clear that the battle with the infidels will be sorted out by God and not by man.
The Koran clearly places the Jews and Christians into the same underclass as run of the mill infidel like atheists.
There is no mention of it being an evil for an infidel to cartoon the prophet. It would seem the that the obsession with imagery is rather an internal thing to keep the believers from slipping into idolatry
While muslims may not harm us, there is no room for friendship with the infidel
The whole rationale for real world actions to defend the Prophets honour seems to come from the Hadith, books written centuries after the Koran. The Hadith is little more than the Christian Liturgy or the Jewish Talmud – a means the priests of the church use to hold its structures together. As the years have turned to centuries, these subsidiary man-made books have been split and rewritten to suit whoever was in command. Basically they are little more than man made adjustments when the true word of God did not suit the wishes of the powerful. One man's hadith is another man's heresy, and thankfully none of it is the word of God.
An Atheist always has the inside track on getting into heaven. With God the creator as my merciful saviour, I would always be able to claim that I have lived my life with the integrity of reason using the tools that he alone gave me. All God had to do if he wanted us to believe in these fairytale books was bend creation just a tad so as to give us just one shred of evidence. Credit to Betrand Russel for coming up with this one.
Thankfully the hottest parts of Hell seems to be reserved for those Abrahmists that have been unfortunate to choose the wrong branch of the faith. For whereas we Atheist infidel are simply blind or ignorant, the laspsed or misguided Abramistist infidel is guilty of having slapped the face of a God that he has actually seen.
Enough of my opinion lets hear the word of God himself, The Koran translated of course from his native Arabic language:
But if ye do it not, and never shall ye do it, then fear the fire
prepared for the infidels, whose fuel is men and stones.
PC - Men are used for their fat content not instruments of wrath. Stones the statues of false Gods, not of projectiles.
And fight for the cause of God against those who fight against you:
but commit not the injustice of attacking them first: God loveth not
Fight therefore against them until there be no more civil discord,
and the only worship be that of God: but if they desist, then let
there be no hostility, save against the wicked.
And obey not the Infidels and Hypocrites yet abstain from
injuring them: and put thou thy trust in God, for God is a sufficient
When thy Lord spake unto the angels, "I will be with you:
therefore stablish ye the faithful. I will cast a dread into the hearts
of the infidels." Strike off their heads then, and strike off from
them every finger-tip.
This, because they have opposed God and his apostle: And whoso
shall oppose God and his apostle. Verily, God will be severe in
God doth not command you to take the angels or the prophets as
lords. What! would he command you to become infidels after ye
have been Muslims?
PC- “Note the distinction between men and Angels. God does not empower men to fight his battles for him. He reserves angels for the grizzly bits like fingertip removing”
Infidels now are they who say, "Verily God is the Messiah Ibn
Maryam (son of Mary)! Say: And who could aught obtain from
God, if he chose to destroy the Messiah Ibn Maryam, and his
mother, and all who are on the earth together?
Infidels now are they who say, "God is the Messiah, Son of
Mary;" for the Messiah said, "O children of Israel! worship God,
my Lord and your Lord." Whoever shall join other gods with God,
God shall forbid him the Garden, and his abode shall be the Fire;
and the wicked shall have no helpers.
They surely are Infidels who say, "God is the third of three:" for
there is no God but one God: and if they refrain not from what
they say, a grievous chastisement shall light on such of them as
The Messiah, Son of Mary, is but an Apostle; other Apostles have
flourished before him; and his mother was a just28 person: they
both ate food.29 Behold! how we make clear to them the signs! then
behold how they turn aside!
And remember when Abraham said to his father Azar,
Takest thou images as gods?
Verily, I see that thou and thy people are in manifest error.
PC- Clearly cartoonists are not trying to create graven images, quite the opposite. They seem clearly innocent of any crime of promoting graven images. Either way God has assured the believers he will personally deal with thee issues directly or with angels and not with vigilante groups interpreting his will.
4) Reference to dialogue with the Infidel
O believers! take not infidels for friends rather than believers.
Would ye furnish God with clear right to punish you?
PC- This I disliked the most, but it should explain why arabs always get given the best promotions in petrol companies and why it is so difficult to date muslim women.