Hello everybody, this is my first blog post here

A few days ago I decided to read my religion's book, the Quran, as to become a more enlightened atheist, and also because people here believe in Jen and witchcraft so much I began to question myself.
and every time I call bullshit, someone tells me but it's in the Quran!!

I'm really bothered by loads upon loads of threats of going to hell if you didn't follow that or this, I mean maybe if we eliminated the threats the Quran won't more than 10 page.

now in Quran said that anyone who dies and not in Islamic religion is considered an atheist and will go to hell, how could that be? and how biased is that? isn't Gawd suppose to be omniscient and omnipotent and all that, why would he create two religions before Islam, does he not know what is best for human kind or he is just too damn stupid and he throwing religions at us and see what sticks, wouldn't it be easier if these is only one so called heavenly religion?

That's all I have for today, until I read more.

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Comment by Pat on February 4, 2014 at 4:06pm

Hello Masry. Pleasure to see you here. As to your question about creating 2 religions before Islam, I think Dennis is correct. God didn't invent religion, people invented god in their image, based on the circumstances they found themselves in. Joan makes an excellent point. Someone,a  very long time ago, asked the thunder to either stop, or strike their enemy (or whatever natural phenomena happened at the time). When their wish came true, they correlated their request with a god or spirit answering them. The magic words they used became codified, and voila, a religion was born. People didn't just invent two religions before Islam, there were hundreds, if not thousands. Judaism plagiarized various myths and stories from older civilizations, and borrowed the idea of monotheism from Egypt's cult of Aten. Christianity did the same, while also plagiarizing Judaism.  Islam plagiarized all of them. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 4, 2014 at 3:58pm

I suspect Michael is referring to the Skeptic's Annotated Bible ... and indeed, it is a wonderful resource for demonstrating just how SCREWED UP the bible, quran and book of mor(m)on are!

Comment by Michael Penn on February 4, 2014 at 3:51pm

The god you are talking about is not "he." This god, and any other god, is simply myth. Man made up god and invented him. Jen and witchcraft are also invented along with any belief that you actually have a "soul."

I recommend going to the site Skeptic's Bible" on the Internet. They also cover the Quran as well, and you can search the writings and get answers to the many contradictory things that might be bothering you. Many do not know how much scripture says two different things, and also bizarre things. This has helped me in getting away from belief.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2014 at 12:17pm

Masry, you wrote, 

"does he not know what is best for human kind or he is just too damn stupid and he throwing religions at us and see what sticks, wouldn't it be easier if these is only one so called heavenly religion?"

Imagine, if you will, you are in a little village four thousand years ago where everybody is related to everybody else. You are taught by your parents and village people that your responsibility is to protect and defend your people even to the point of giving up your life. A clap of thunder occurs, and you imagine it is some super power that is either out to get you or to get your enemy. You aren't quite sure which one. So you get down on your knees, clasp your hands together a speak words into the winds asking for help or forgiveness. The clouds move away, you assume your prayers were answered. You run and tell your kinfolk what just happened, they marvel at the majesty and power of that energy and explain the thunder is on your side. A couple of hundred years later that story is written and named sacred scripture, whether bible or quran. 

Now jump ahead to 2014 and people tell you that you will go to hell and burn for an eternity if you do not follow the quran. Even 99.9% of the population tell you that, does that make the story fact or fiction? Who decides? Do you have the faculties to think and reason and make a decision that the story is, in fact, a story? Threats made against you do not change the reality of that story being fiction.  

Some think might makes right. Perhaps might makes wrong! Are you strong enough physically and mentally and emotionally to stand firmly in your conviction, even in the face of threats?

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