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A Couple Things That Don't Add Up

Reader comment on item: [Ex-Muslims:] The Challenge to Islam It Has Never Faced

Submitted by David Ryan (Brazil), Jan 11, 2022 at 00:36

One is fact and one is opinion.

"In the United States, a poll found that about 55 percent of ex-Muslims become atheists, about 25 percent Christians, and the other 10 percent are not known."

That only adds up to 90%. I would suppose another 10% become Hindus, Zoroastrians etc.

My opinion is that leaving rather than reforming Islam is both necessary and inevitable to ending the threat of "radical" Islam. The text of the Quran and hadith is radical, demanding the subjugation of Christians and Jew (Quran 9:29-30) and the murder of every last Jew (hadith Sahih Bukhari 2925-6, 3593 & Muslim 2921-2). I generally "attack" the Quran to non-Muslims simply by quoting it. I believe that the coincidence of the very recent decline of "radical" Islam and the rise of apostasy is no accident. If 10% of Muslims are "radical", that for every 1 who is deradicalized, 9 will leave the faith altogether because rejection of the radical texts delegitimizes the rest. With the reform of the last "radical" Muslim, the last 9 "moderate" Muslims will convert, leaving the former radical to turn off the noor ("light") (of Islam). That's how it adds up to me.

A bonus thing that does not add up is "Christian" churches that accept homosexual practice (as distinct from homosexual persons). That simply contradicts the Old Testament (Leviticus) and New Testament (Romans). I think it is also no accident that selective rejection of the Bible goes hand in hand with complete Christian apostasy.

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Thank you for the percentage correction.

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