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Disarming (I mean logically) Islam is really easy

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), May 1, 2021 at 21:22

Dear Dr Pipes. AVCR thanks me profusely for my writings on this message board. I thank her back but the fact of the matter is that my job is really easy. Islam stands on a very fragile ground and, therefore, is extremely easy to disarm (on a logical basis). There are at least three reasons why one does not need too many elaborate arguments to refute Islam:

First of all, Islam is shamelessly asymmetric. The inventors of Islam did not even remotely understand what golden rule is and why it has any virtue. Even five year old kids understand that there is some virtue in treating others ithe way you want to be treated. Islam understands none of that. They want democracy all over the world but create theocracies whereever they can. Go figure!

Secondly, Islam is not based on very complex theological arguments. The inventors of Islam did not do much thinking about anything. For example, Hindu and Buddist philosophers thought deeply about God, thought about mind and consciousness, thought about many different duties of the humans, thought about the theory of Karma and so much more. As a result they formulated very complex arguments which are deservedly complex to understand and also difficult to refute. Christian philosophers also spent a lot of time thinking about complex theological issues and responding to criticism. Islam would have none of that. They did not do much thinking. Their entire thrology reduces to a few simplistic ideas: Allah is very merciful but punishes very harshly. Whatever Muhammad said or did is the only right behavior but Muhammad can contradict himself whenever he wants to. and Islam is the only answer and Quran is the final book. And, no further analysis needed or allowed! How dificult can it be to refute such a simplistic theory?

Finally, to their credit, Islam is fully written and can never be changed. So, you do not have to read 200 books to falsify Islam. You just need to read one book and a few Hadiths. And, to make yor life even easier, this book claims to be 100% correct. How difficult can it be to refute a theory that needs to be 100 percent correct? It is not very difficult. A small fender-bender demolishes the entire argument.

So Islam is like a house made of a pack of cards. My strong recommendation for Muslims is to be less stubborn and more flexible but, of course, they don't listen to any one. They leave them defenceless by trying to defend a very fragile theory.

I invite people to critique Islam politely but firmly. We cannot run this world with one set of rules for everyone else and another for Muslims. We cannot extend any protection to a religion that is fully and completely amalgamated with a political and legal system. We owe it to ourselves to speak the truth about Islam.

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