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Bastile to Shahriar Rahman

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Nov 30, 2007 at 13:01

I refer to your original post on this issue. Forgive me for I had not read completely the other replies and counter-replies between you and others.

You called for a reply, and here's mine. You said that "People are fallible, but the faith is not." Allow me to point put the falacy of your argument. You claimed that the downfall of Islam's Golden Age was attributable to the mistakes of muslims at that time. Yet you attributed the rise of the same Age to your faith. That's your fallacy. The rise and fall are both of the same cause - people. This is a typical muslim thinking. All bad things are caused by Satan, the West, and misled muslims. All goods things are caused by Allah, Islam and the noble muslims. Fallacy #1.

You started by saying that Islam will soon replace Judaism and Christainity as the world's largest religion. You put it as though it is THE REASON why your faith is the correct one. If that's the case, why don't you follow Christianity now, since IT IS the largest? Fallacy #2. Please stop bragging about your 1 billion muslims. Most have them exist in destitute environments and cannot compete in this Age where Human Capital is about knowledge, skills and talents. Furthermore, if Islamic history serves correctly, your 1 billion muslims are more likely to kill each other than infidels.

Your fallacy #3 is to believe in the Faith that is noble that you have overlooked the founder of it. Your holy book contains divine verses that allowed your Prophet to have sex with anyone he pleases is SO WRONG that he cannot be the model for all mankind. What model would he made, having a long record of having sex with a 9-year old girl, daughter-in-law, war slaves, wife's slaves, numerous wives and concubines? Of all the prophets mentioned in holy books of all, Mohammed has the worst record - sexual crimes of all sorts, assassinations, raiding caravans, spewing curses and profanities. Read it all - it's in the Quran and Sunnahs.

Your fallacies are numerous. Defend them in your reply if you wish.

Your prophet Mohammed

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