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The Quran has no scientific miracles

May 11, 2011

(Some Quranic) verses say that we develop in four stages – a drop of semen, a blood-clot, a piece of chewed flesh and a stage in which bones are clothed with flesh (sura 22:5, sura 23:13). In trying to identify precise points in human development that these stages relate to, Muslim scientists have totally overlooked the fact that Galen, writing at Pergamun in Turkey (Rev 2:12) in AD 150 claimed that humans go through these four stages of development.

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no man will be slain this day fighting against them with steadfast courage advancing not retreating but God will cause him to enter Paradise

December 24, 2009

Muhammad strode among his troops and issued a momentous promise —one that has given heart to Muslim warriors throughout the ages: “By God in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no man will be slain this day fighting against them with steadfast courage advancing not retreating but God will cause him to enter Paradise.” One of the assembled Muslim warriors, ‘Umayr bin al-Humam, exclaimed: “Fine, Fine! Is there nothing between me and my entering Paradise save to be killed by these men?” He flung away some dates that he had been eating, rushed into the thick of the battle, and fought until he was killed. In a similar vein, another Muslim warrior, ‘Auf bin Harith, asked Muhammad, “O apostle of God, what makes the Lord laugh with joy at His servant?” Muhammad answered: “When he plunges into the midst of the enemy without mail.” ‘Auf threw off his coat of mail and plunged into the thick of the battle, fighting tenaciously until he was killed.

Ibn Ishaq, 300, in Robert Spencer, The Truth about Muhammad, (Regnery 2006) p.105

Ideas have consequences. Islam does have its version of assurance of salvation: to wage ‘Holy’ War (Jihad) in fighting unbelievers.

Jesus and Muhammed compared

September 2, 2009

Jesus Christ was foretold, Mohammed was not. Mohammed slew, Jesus caused his followers to be slain. Mohammed forbade reading, but the apostles commanded it. In short, the difference between them is so great that if Mohammed followed the path of success, humanly speaking, Jesus followed that of death.

Pascal