Here is a comment that is no so uncommon amongst those who wish to criticize Islam while being ignorant of their own history and religion:
Yeah the “prophet” Mohamed also said forcing little girls to be married at 6, and raped was ok. Fuck this posting and the politically correct bullshit behind it. What other religion advocates for rape, murder, terror, beheading, and the stoning of women simply because some guy is attracted to her? Fuck jihad.
I dislike all religions. That said, Mohammad never said that “forcing little girls to be married at age 6, and raped was ok.” Mohammad did marry several wives and he did marry a young girl named Aisha. Aisha was somewhere between the ages of 9 & 13. That’s bad enough. No need to go into full hyperbole mode on that one. He did not rape her. As was the custom in that age, he waited until her “first blood” to consummate the marriage. This was a custom in Europe at that time as well. This was not so unusual in America as recent as the late 1800s.
If one is going to criticize Mohammad, one should probably first look closer to home. There is a good chance that someone in your recent ancestry is guilty of the same behavior…AND thought it normal. If one is going to criticize something, one should have at least a basic understanding of that which one is criticizing. Otherwise, one simply looks ignorant.
No religion that I know of specifically advocates rape. However, both Islam and Christianity advocate murder, terror, stoning, etc. Also, Christians have raped and employed rape as terror. This happens today in Africa right alongside Muslim rapine. American “Christians” have been found guilty of raping young girls in all of our wars. What does Jesus say about motes and eyes, etc? Judge not, lest ye be judged. I know that Christians hate to actually use the Bible except as a weapon of mass distraction but it contains much wisdom if only Christians would actually read the damn thing.
Read the Bible. It is horrifically similar to the Qu’ran. As a matter of fact, much in the Qu’ran is plagiarized from the Bible.
Christians would know this IF THEY ACTUALLY READ THE fuckin’ BIBLE as opposed to the average Christian using it as a home decoration and nothing more. lol
It should embarass Christians that one such as I have read the Bible and written about the Bible at University, yet I am not Christian. While the majority of Christians have never read the Bible except in snippets and overheard soundbites from TV, their pastor or on the internet.
I am often irked to hell by Christians due to their ignorance about their own mythology. They ignore all of the horrors and atrocities committed by their own while castigating others for theirs.
Let’s take Jesus. Jesus talks about slavery in the Bible. Basically, he tells slaves to “honor” their masters. What does this say about the attitudes of Jesus Christ about/towards slavery.
1. Jesus thought slavery to be normal.
2. He didn’t think it a sin for one man to own another.
3. Female slaves were sold as sexual objects and subjected to rape on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.
4. Honoring one’s master is, in part, being obedient. Therefore, when female slave is told to bend over and allow her master to enter her anal cavity, Jesus had already commanded slaves to honor their masters.
Did Jesus think that slavery was ok. Did Jesus think that owning another human was just. Was Jesus telling female slaves that their rape at the hands of their master was good in the eyes of God. Probably not. I would like to think that Jesus thought that rape of slaves was bad. I would like to think that slavery was seen as an evil by Jesus.
The simple fact of the matter is that Jesus did not speak out for or against slavery. Was slavery simply not important enough a social subject for Jesus to speak of. Was slavery so unremarkable in the time in which Jesus lived that he simply felt it something about which there was no necessity to speak.
I can’t answer these questions. I can only say that Jesus said nothing about Slavery itself.
What does that say about Jesus the man? To me, it says that he was a man of his time. That, to me, is revealing. It says to me that he was a reflection of his times which means that he was mortal and not a God or a son of God any more than you or I. A God or a representative of God would not be affected by local or era customs. He would be above and beyond such things.
Yet, the West has spent nearly 2,000 years worshiping this man as well as murdering and conquering in his name.
And what does that say about us.