Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aren't all Muslims Mentally Ill?

Channel 4 presenter Fatima Manji - Does she believe that the Koran is the direct revelation of God? If so, what does that say about her? 

By "Muslim" here, I mean someone who has freely made an informed choice to accept the teachings of Islam - perhaps someone like Fatima Manji, above. Because Islam is a totalitarian ideology that thrives on ignorance, intimidation and fear, that condition probably applies only to a minority of Muslims. The rest are more or less victims.

Many Muslims are mentally ill, or at least so we are told. Often we are told this after the Muslim in question has just shot, stabbed or slashed some random group of people, sometimes while shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

Skeptics complain that the "mental illness" attribution is often merely a strategy to deflect attention from the real problems - a preoccupation with death and violence, among other things - with the Muslim religion. I agree, of course, but here I would like to look at things from another angle. Let's take the mental illness claim seriously.

Consider:   

You read, perhaps in translation, a 1400-year-old book, originally written in classical Arabic, that claims to be God's ultimate and eternal revelation. It was supposedly dictated by God (through the mediation of an angel) but contains all sorts of odd mistakes, arrogant boasts and prominent "abrogations" and corrections, many of which are to the obvious benefit of the man whom God supposedly dictated the book to.

That man was a caravan raider.

One of the verses in God's ultimate and eternal revelation informs the caravan raider's wives that they should stop sniping and snipping at their husband for having sex with slave girls. He can have sex with whomever he wants. God later says that if his wives have a problem with that, it would be best if their husband divorced them. 

In a number of places in the book it is explained that if you kill "unbelievers" - people who reject the claim that the book was dictated by God - and you die in the process, you will  be instantly transported to heaven where, if you are a man, you will be able to have sex with 72 virgins forever, interspersed with sherbet breaks. The book is unclear about what you get if you're a woman, but elsewhere the caravan raider is on record as saying that there aren't many women in heaven anyway.

You affirm that this book is God's ultimate and eternal revelation, and thus confidently proclaim yourself to be a Muslim.

You wear your hijab with pride.

Aren't all Muslims mentally ill?

11 comments:

  1. To believe in Muhammad as a prophet, much less the final prophet, is an act of madness, and act of irrationality. If you don't know about Muhammad, it is an act of madness, and if you know about Muhammad, it is an act of madness.

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  2. One of my favorites is the Mohammedan notion that the Holy Trinity of Christianity comprises God, Jesus, and Mary. Let me get this straight: You can't get a straightforward empirical fact right, yet you want to behead me for not believing your cobbled-together nonsense religion?

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    1. Yes. And after getting that wrong, "God" has a hissy fit about it: "Say, not THREE, ONE!!!"

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  3. How much of the Koran is demonically inspired (angel?)
    And how much of it is that pervert murderous nut job Mohammed just projecting?
    And, what's the difference?

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    1. Good question. It seems like out of every billion or so people that are born, you get a sort of mad genius who is both clever enough and dedicated enough to start a false and often dangerous religion - whether it's Muhammad, Joseph Smith or L. Ron Hubbard. So maybe all Satan needs to do is sit back and watch the fun, not precluding giving the occasional nudge for good measure.

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  4. Agree on the craziness of it all. I wonder how many of the 10 Commandments are broken by strictly following the Koran? Islam is not a civilized "religion" and should be outlawed as it is subversive to our Constitution and inhumane.

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  5. Far from"hijacking" islam, the Jihadi terrorists are the most faithful followers of Mahomet, the perfect man in Islam; although, to be fair to Mahomet, he was also a caravan robbing jew-killing psychotic pedophile who peed like a girl and drank camel urine with his milk and yet still found plenty of time to drool and babble incoherently

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  6. One would think that Muslims might gather that all of this was bad P.R. and put a stop to it before the public starts taking matters in their own hands.

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  7. Well, you people believe that drinking blood and eating flesh of 2000 years old man will make you live forever. Stones, glass houses, etc.

    Not to bash your faith, just to remind you how it looks from the outside.

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    1. That point is well taken, antimony77. The issue perhaps deserves a follow-up - "Aren't All Catholics Mentally Ill?" Give me a few days.

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    2. Several in His own time turned away from the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity because they could not accept that He was telling them to eat His body and drink His blood. (John 6:55). Either you have faith in this Jesus, or you don't antimony77.

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