I Found My Freedom
Dear Mr. Sina,
For the past month or so I have been having
many doubts and have been reading countless debates and so forth
regarding Islam, Christianity, Atheism, etc..etc. I just could
not create a clear explanation for myself, thus I kept searching.
I think everyone should do that until they for themselves figure
out the truth. I stumbled upon your site today after returning
from college and I have spent the last 5 hours reading material
from your site and other referenced places as well. I was born
a Muslim and at a point I was more devout than anyone in my family.
I just want to thank you for basically clearing things up for
me. I was a victim of Islam all my life and for once I feel that
I have moved away from something totally false. I am 19 and I
believe that I have discovered this truth at an early age. As
I look back at people who have passed away, I don't know what
to say. Now I don't questions people who have views like you about
religion. It all makes perfect sense now. I just think people
are truly blinded as you have mentioned so many times. I think
I am strong enough to move forward without Islam, but the only
aspect about it that concerns me is my family. I don't think I
will tell them, but as you know being a Muslim it is not easy
explaining to your family that Islam is false. You know what I
mean. I just know I'll have a hard time living my life without
the Islamic umbrella over my head. Ramadan is coming up and I
am glad I am away from home, which gives me a bit more freedom.
I just want to thank you again and hope you have the chance to
reply to my email. I look forward to speaking with you again.
I don't know how old you are, but I don't think your that brilliant,
I just think everyone else that believes in religion is stupid.
I don't think intelligence is measured by knowledge, or all of
these stupid Imams would win Noble prizes. Intelligence is basically
understanding of what is around you. I think if people are able
to do that, like you and I, they are also intelligent. Thanks
again and I look forward to hearing from you.
It is wonderful to
read your email. I am very happy that this site helped you find
your way. Yes you are very right. One does not have to be brilliant
to see the truth and certainly I never made such claim. Anyone
who opens his eyes and uses his brain can see it. It is really
Now, I disagree with
you that everyone who believes in religion is stupid. Of course
I have said it many times myself. What actually I mean is that
these people go to extreme lengths to believe in stupidities.
Everyone can be fooled and has been fooled at some point in his
life. This does not mean everyone is stupid. In certain cases
even the most intelligent person can be fooled. The belief in
Islamic gobbledygook is extremely foolish. Very smart people have
let themselves to be fooled and are Muslims. We had geniuses like
Rumi who became fooled by Islam. This does not mean they are foolish
all the time. They are just foolish in their belief in Islam.
The problem is that they accept premises that are baseless and
as the result come to conclusions that are false. Here is one
example. Yesterday I received an email from a Muslim friend, shaheed,
"It's me again,
your fellow human who is struggling profusely to convince you
that the life of this world is nothing but material deception.
Allah has said in the Quran Majeed that we humans may sometimes
desire that which is not actually good for us. We may reject that
which our creator has prescribed as a way of life for us because
it may not make sense to us now. After all oh rejector of faith,
if the almighty had made us to see and understand everything before
we believe in it, then believing wouldn't be such a challenge.
Remember by the way that some people will come out losers on the
day of judgement because they thought that what they were doing
The email is long
and I don't have time to respond to this friend. However, I share
this part of his email because it epitomizes the Islamic mindset.
The first false premise
is that he accepts whatever Muhammad said as the word of God and
quotes the Quran as if it is a book of authority. This is a false
premise. The first question we must ask is whether the Quran is
the word of God. Do we have any proof for such claim? Not at all!
On the contrary we have plenty of proof to show it is not. Quran
contains many scientific, linguistic mathematical, logical and
historic errors. We may not be able to see what is going to happen
after we die and whether those outlandish claims of paradise and
hell are true or false, but we can easily see that the Moon is
not above the stars as the Quran says, the mountains are not pegs
to hold the Earth from shaking, the sky is not a dome sustained
by invisible pillars, the stars are not lamps to adorn this dome,
the sun does not set in murky waters, the tale of the foetus as
explained in the Quran is nonsense, the fractions given by Muhammad
to divide the inheritance do not add up, Mary the mother of Jesus
was not the sister of Aaron and Moses, and countless other statements
of the Quran are false.
How can God make so
many mistakes? Muslims tend to close their eyes to all these inconsistencies
and despite them accept this book as a miracle, just because Muhammad
said it is. Far from being a miracle, the Quran is one of the
stupidest and confused books ever written.
Then we have the examples
set by Muhammad. We see a man who raided caravans and villages,
massacred unnamed people, looted them, enslaved their wives and
children, raped them and committed all sorts of atrocities worthy
of the worst gangsters. None of that affects the faith of these
believers. Nothing can shake them and wake them up.
Shaheed wants me to
believe that this world is just a deception and what is real is
what Muhammad promised. Shouldn't he check first the credentials
of Muhammad? What if Muhammad lied? We have evidences that Muhammad
lied! Not only the Quran is clearly a false book and cannot be
the revelations from the maker of this universe, we also have
Muhammad's own words encouraging his followers to lie if
telling the truth does not make them achieve their goals. Of course
he did not like anyone lie to him. He severely punished and warned
those who kept some of the stolen booty after the raids. But he
did not see anything wrong in lying to others for his own gain
or as he put it, in the cause of Allah. In fact he said "war
is a game of deception". How such person can be trusted?
With what we know about him, isn't it foolish to believe
in his tale of the afterlife? If he is shown to be mistaken in
almost everything that can be verified, how can we trust his description
of things we cannot verify?
Even though we have
not seen the other world, logically we can dismiss whatever Muhammad
said about it. He talked about a physical garden filled with carnal
delights, plenty of food, wine and sex. To him this was obviously
the utmost bliss. But the fact is that our bodies remain here
on earth and start rutting after we die. How can we enjoy all
these carnal delights when we have no body? If it is our soul
that survives and goes to paradise, our soul has no need for these
carnal pleasures. Sex and gluttony are functions of our bodies.
Our souls are affected by emotional sensations such as joy and
sadness. So even if there is a next word and the soul survives
the death, it must be a different dimension very distinct from
the material world. It is clear that the stories of Muhammad's
paradise and hell are ludicrous. It takes really a very stupid
person to believe in those fairytales. Yet we see many smart and
intelligent people buy into that nonsense and never question it.
As a matter of fact
Muhammad thought that the body will be resurrected, all the bones
and flesh will come together and form the body again and it is
this very body that goes to hell or paradise to be chastised or
rewarded. This is just plain stupid. The atoms that comprise your
body have been certainly part of the body of other animals and
possibly other humans of past generations. It is very likely that
atoms of our body will become part of the bodies of other humans
eons from now. All it takes for you to take the atoms of a dead
body into yours is to eat the fruits of a tree that grows over
his grave. Or those atoms could go through hundreds of digestive
systems of other organisms until they reach you. If all of us
have to resurrect, to whom these atoms belong? Furthermore the
atoms of our bodies are constantly changing. Suppose you committed
a sin ten years ago. Today not a single atom of that body with
which you committed the sin remains in you. Which body would be
brought back for punishment? The body that committed the sin or
the body at the moment of death?
If this paradise and
hell are physical as Muhammad believed, where are they? We have
a much better understanding of the universe than those ignorant
followers of Muhammad 1400 years ago. Even then he was derided
by the intelligent Meccans. Why when with our gigantic telescopes
we can see the borders of this universe, we are unable to see
this paradise of which Muhammad spoke?
Muhammad talks about
the Day of Judgement. In other words, all those who have died
so far are nowhere until that day come. They are neither in paradise
nor in hell. They are dust scattered on this Earth and some of
that dust may be in you, waiting to be resurrected in the Day
of Judgement, come back to life and receive their judgement. But
again Muhammad forgot about this and in the Quran he said those
who died in the way of Allah have already gone to paradise and
are sending messages that they are content there. How this could
be? What about the Day of Judgement? Do you see the inconsistency
and the stupidity of this whole matter?
Frankly I find Muhammad's
paradise disgusting. A luxury brothel, like the Playboy Mansion
is not my idea of bliss. I don't care for orgies and debauchery.
My idea of bliss is to be with one woman whom I love and who loves
me; whose company and conversation make my heart sing; to be around
my loved ones, friends and family; to have good books to read
and an Internet connection to fight evil while my cat takes nap
next to me. That is my paradise, not fornicating with 72 black-eyed
whores and bathing in rivers of wine. As for food, all I want
is freshly baked Tuscany bread with extra-virgin olive oil and
fresh tomato, a variety of good Italian cheeses and a glass of
good Italian wine. I find pleasure in simplicity, not in extravagance,
in love, not in orgies. I have no need for Muhammad's paradise
and pity his miserable soul for not knowing the meaning of bliss.
Shaheed says "if
the almighty had made us to see and understand everything before
we believe in it, then believing wouldn't be such a challenge."
He never pauses for
a moment to wonder why recognizing God should be a challenge?
If the consequence of disbelief is eternal burning, which in infinitely
sadistic, why should God make this so difficult? Is God insane?
Is He a psychopath? What Shaheed is saying is that God will prize
stupid people. Those who accept the gobbledygook of Muhammad without
questioning him, will be rewarded and those who use their brain
will be punished severely and for eternity.
Just think about it!
This Allah sends a man with no proof at all. Despite his claim
that he has come with "clear proof", there is not a
single proof about his claim. I have been asking Muslims to show
me one of those proofs. I promised them that if they come with
just one proof, I would remove this site and give them $50,000
dollars in rewards. Not a single person has been able to do that.
So there is no proof. Muhammad lied when he said he has come with
clear proof. He asked people to believe in him simply because
he said so and if they didn't, he ordered them to be killed. The
only proof given was the sword. In other words, "I am right
because I can kill you".
Now that is not all.
This Allah makes things even harder. Not only his words in the
Quran are sheer stupidities that anyone with a little bit of commonsense
can see, his prophet lives a life of a mafia godfather, engages
in assassinations, murder, genocide, rape, pedophilia, theft,
deception and all sorts of ungodly deeds. Are these things good?
Our inner being says no! Our intelligence says these are evil
deeds. Our conscience is repulsed by these satanic actions. But
that is not all. This so called prophet, ALSO says these things
are bad. If these things are bad and he also knew it, then why
he did such things? Why he perpetrated so many crimes? A group
of Bedouins stole Muhammad's camels and killed one of his men.
He sent people to fetch them; ordered their extremities be chopped
and left them in the desert sun to die a slow and a painful death.
If stealing was so bad that the thieves deserved such a sadistic
punishment, how come he got all his wealth through raiding, killing
and stealing? Those eight Bedouins killed one man and stole a
few camels (which he had stolen from others). Muhammad killed
thousands of people and stole all their wealth and even raped
and sold their wives and children. What punishment does he deserve
according to his own standard? Shouldn't he be the one burning
in hell for ever?
I have had Muslims
telling me in my face that we should not look at what Muhammad
did because after all he was just a man, but rather we must read
the Quran alone and from there get our guidance. In other words,
we should listen to his words but not follow his examples. Do
you see to what length some people are willing to go just to fool
themselves? If he was a liar, why couldn't he have concocted
the Quran? If he was a prophet, shouldn't he be the one to set
the example? Confucius said the greatness of a man is in how much
his words and his deeds match. A person who does not walk his
own talk is not worthy of trust. Muslims know Muhammad had sex
with a 9-year-old child, had sex with his own daughter in law,
raped the young women that he captured in his raids, tortured
people so they tell him where they had hidden their treasures,
assassinated his critics, etc. etc. Yet they want to be fooled.
They have decided that foolishness is good. It is comfortable
to believe in those stupidities. It is not that they can't
think rationally; they simply don't want to do it.
Muhammad did all sorts
of evil things and said follow my examples. Would really God choose
a despicable man like Muhammad to be the guidance to Mankind?
Does it make sense at all? Can the maker of this universe be so
stupid, so cruel, so sadistic, to send an evil man like Muhammad
who commits all sorts of crimes, fill his book of revelation will
hodgepodge and ridiculous tales and demand us to forgo our intelligence
and accept this evil man nonetheless or else we would face eternal
burning. ETERNAL burning??? Isn't this nuts? How can the
allegedly merciful God be so sadistic?
Do you see my friend?
People are not genetically or clinically stupid. But they allow
themselves to be fooled.
Muslims say these
are all tests of faith. What is it that God wants to tests us
for? How can we win this test? By being stupid? Is the person
who is most gullible and accepts every nonsense without questioning
the winner, the one who passes this "test"? In that
case Paradise must be full of stupid people. Why should anyone
with any degree of intelligence want to go and live among fools?
Living among stupid people is like living in hell.
Have you received
these emails known as "Nigerian Scam"? I receive at
least two every day. Obviously the scam must work otherwise they
would have stopped sending them. Someone writes to you and says
"she" is the widow of such and such African dictator
and has 40 million dollars in securities that she wants to transfer
to your account for safekeeping until she comes to your country.
As recognition for your cooperation she will gives you 25% of
that loot. Or that he is dying and wants to give all his inheritance,
in the tune of 20 million dollars to a "God fearing Christian"
like you to expend in charities on his behalf after his death.
The scam is that this con artist will ask you to send to him a
small amount of money for "building trust" or some other
silly excuse. Just a few thousands of dollars, nothing more. Hey
what is a few thousands of dollars when you are going to be a
millionaire overnight? This person is going to trust you with
millions of dollars after all. You send that money, he asks you
for more, you have to send because you can not back off now that
you have "invested" some thousands of your hard earned
money. Then he asks for more.... You become frustrated but feel
pressured to comply. I read that even smart people have fallen
for this scam and have lost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars
and even their lives. Sometimes these suckers are CEOs. They are
smart people and yet allow themselves to be fooled. Why? It is
because millions of dollars sound so attractive that they WANT
to believe, even though it has "scam" written all over
it. The temptation is so big that they intentionally silence their
own better judgement and let themselves to be fooled.
I read an article
about John de Ruiter. This charlatan claims to be God or Messiah.
He has gathered a few hundred followers and they are middle class
intelligent people. He was a shoemaker and totally uneducated,
but some of his followers are university professors. They have
allowed themselves to be fooled. His technique is silence. When
you pay and go to his seminars he sits there, stares forwards
and says nothing. Absolutely nothing! Then after 20 minuets, his
devotees, overwhelmed by his presence, burst in tears and create
a pathetic atmosphere inside the conference room. Some sob and
others remain silent as if they are in the presence of their maker.
Someone stands up and undresses his or her soul, confessing how
de Ruiter has changed his/her life and every one sobs. Someone
says you are the master of my life and I don't have any
more wills left in me except your will. He stares calmly and utters
a few words of cliche' like "truth speaks to you. Surrender
and listen to the truth" or something stupid like that.
His followers have
left their homes, their careers and their families to move to
Alberta and bask in his vicinity. He has orgies with two sisters
who are his followers and were introduced to him by their parents.
These stupid parents are delighted that God makes love to their
daughters and feel privileged. Probably this is how the great
fool Abu Bakr felt. His wife wizened up and left him after she
discovered his disloyalty. His foolhardy followers are not bothered
at all. They have rationalized everything and redefined the meaning
of sex to convince themselves what this degenerate charlatan is
doing is divine and not lust.
How can you explain
that? Isn't that insane? Yet you can't say these people
are clinically stupid. They have allowed themselves to be fooled.
Because they WANT to believe, they miss, and deliberately overlook
all the telltale clues that tell them this guy is a nutcase and
a narcissist. They want to be fooled because it feels good. It
feels good to surrender your intelligence to someone else that
gives you great promises of salvation, enlightenment, paradise,
or in the case of the savage Arabs of 7th Century, abundant food
and unlimited sex. Also they can not go back because they have
given up everything they possessed and have broken all the bridges
behind them. So because awakening is too painful, they will do
everything not to awaken.
Muslims want to be
fooled. They have the choice. They can find the truth with the
same ease that you and I found it. Of course we are not more intelligent
than all other Muslims. But you and I decided to see the truth,
Muslims don't WANT to do that. The believers WANT to be fooled
because it feels good. They cheerfully abandon reason because
in this abandonment they find serenity and peace. When you stop
thinking and forego your greatest human faculty, you enter in
a state of blissful stupidity. This is a state of "wakeful
somnolence", in this state you are physically awake, but
oblivious of the reality that is going around you. You enter in
the paradise of ignorance. You live in a make-believe world of
fantasies. You walk on this earth but your head is in the cloud
seven. It is like being drugged. This is the state of blissful
ignorance in which you rejoice in your stupidity and take pride
in your foolishness.
Martin Luther said:
"Reason is the greatest enemy that
faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but--more
frequently than not --struggles against the Divine Word...."
"Reason must be deluded, blinded,
and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense,
and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight
and ... know nothing but the word of God."
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