Saturday 9 November 2019

Not all religions are the same

Musims”?? What the L ?....
Uncomfortable for many.  Nonetheless true.  Societies ordered under Christian principles are different from societies ordered under Islamic principles.  The former is better.  For all concerned.  I’m an atheist, worked in Christian and Islamic countries. I’ll take the Christian one any day. This is William Kilpatrick writing on a site I’ve never heard of before, LifeSite:
According to the Declaration of Independence, all men are created equal, but are all Supreme Beings equal? The Declaration states that men are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights," but which Creator is the Declaration referring to? It would make no sense to claim that Allah would qualify for the position, because in Islam all men are not created equal. Muslims, who are described in the Koran as "the best of people," are considered to be decidedly superior to non-Muslims. For example, under Shariah law a Muslim who kills another Muslim may have to pay with his life, but a Muslim who kills a non-Muslim need only pay "blood money" to the murdered man's relatives. Islamic charity isn't dispensed equally, either. It's only meant for other Muslims. During the recent flooding in Pakistan, police and local clerics refused aid and shelter to Christians and Hindus, despite the fact that the majority of relief money and supplies came from non-Muslim countries. "With charity toward all" is an alien concept in much of the Muslim world.The Supreme Being as depicted in the Koran is an entirely different sort of being from the one depicted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Although a lot of Christians like to say that "We all worship the same God," the Koran explicitly rejects Christianity and the Christian notion of God. It does this on several occasions and in no uncertain terms. The Jesus of the Koran, for example, seems to have been introduced into it for the sole purpose of denying the claims of Jesus of Nazareth. etc....
These are not cherry-picked. The sentiments are shot through the Trinity of Islam, the core texts of Islam: The Koran, the Hadith and the Sirah (life of Muhammad). Moreover they are carried out in practice: eg Pakistan, as above; and to cap it off, Islamic sacred jurisprudence is codified in the Sharia (best summary: The Reliance of the Traveller).
See for example, my posts on “What Sharia says about charity” and “What Sharia says about non-Muslims”.  More generally, “What Sharia says about.... They show that William Kilpatrick is correct in his summaries. There are good exceptions....  Then again, they’re not all that keen on the LGBT thing in Islam.  Though slavery, fine... (it’s not just ISIS).

ADDED: Yasmine Mohammed talks about these issue in her recent podcast with Sam Harris (12 Nov 19)