Problems in the Quran ....
- From: "Kangarooistan" <kanga@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:07:46 -0500
Say: 'God - He guides to the truth;
and which is worthier to be followed --
He who guides to the truth,
or he who guides not unless he is guided?
What then ails you, how do you judge?
-- Sura 10:35
You would sure agree, that this verse argues that we should follow only God,
because he is the one who guides to truth. And any other can only guide to
truth if he himself is guided. Therefore, why rely on any other and not
directly follow God?
But, this argument only holds water when we can indeed trust that God leads
to truth those who trust him and doesn't deceive those who follow his words
That they said (in boast)
"We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary the Apostle of Allah";
but they killed him not nor crucified him
but so it was made to appear to them
and those who differ therein are full of doubts
with no (certain) knowledge but only conjecture to follow
for of a surety they killed him not.
-- Sura 4:157
WHO did make this appear to them as if Jesus was crucified? Isn't it clear
that that is God's acting? Now, in this verse God does both deceive the
onlookers about what is happening and then "complain" about the fact that
the people believe what he has made them believe.
God made it appear as if Jesus is crucified and killed, but God shifts the
blame of being ignorant and full of doubt on those who believe in what is
the deed of God himself.
This testimony about God given in the Qur'an doesn't inspire much confidence
in this God and his revelations. After all, how do I know that at any time,
he isn't currently deceiving me? But taken together with 10:35 which says
that God is the one who guides to the truth, that is a contradiction.
Sura 10:35 does NOT say He guides to truth EXCEPT in a few circumstances.
"God guides to truth" is an ABSOLUTE statement. And it is wrong, because in
4:157 he does make believe people in something that is false. And the
problem is, he mislead also those who want to follow God, not only those who
are his enemies anyway. Or how do you explain that the disciples and all of
early Christianity believed in the crucifixion?
Allah leads astray whom he pleases,
and he guides whom He pleases, ...
-- Sura 14:4
And how do we know in which of Allah's categories of pleasure we fall? How
sure can a Muslim be that he is one of those guided right and not one of
those led astray? Indeed how do we know that all of Islam is not the
"leading astray" category and Christianity is the right one?
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