The Militant Atheist: Quran Notes

The Quran is quite explicit in teaching that the 'merciful' Allah tortures non-believers for eternity using supernatural methods to inflict pain that are not even possible in this life. There is no reason for a believing Muslim to think that Allah would disapprove of a far more temporal and limited practice against those whom he has destined for such anguish. In summary, Islam is not fundamentally opposed to torture in certain circumstances, as long as it is the Muslim party applying it.

Look at our failed religious society where nobody reacts to a woman being beaten by her husband. However, if these two people would kiss and show love for each other all hell would break loose. We live in a failed immoral religious state.

Skeptics Annotated Quran

  1. Talking hands, talking feet 24:24

  2. Talking ears 41:20

  3. Dissected birds 2:260

  4. The earth existed before stars 41:12

  5. The moon emits light 71:16

  6. The moon was split into parts 54:1

  7. Elephants turned into chewed grass from stones dropped by birds 1-5:1, 105:3

  8. Noah 29:1-4

  9. Body was formed a clot of blood 96:2

  10. No evolution 7:189

  11. Men turn to apes 2:65

  12. Quran has no mistakes 4:82

  13. Viruses made for our delectation 4:29

  14. From smoke the earth was formed 41:11

  15. Worms in communities 6:38

  16. Milk from cows bellies 16:66

  17. Semen comes from between backbone and ribs 85:5-7

  18. Night is a veil casting darkness beneath 7:54

  19. The dead can be raised with slices of beef 2:72-73

  20. Distribution between relatives 4:11-12

  21. Moon follows the sun 91:1-2

  22. Sun/Moon sets in the mud 18:86

  23. The earth is spread flat 20:53

  24. The stars fall as they should 81:2

  25. The Quran is easy to understand 54:22

The one I have researched most thoroughly. The sun rises and sets at particular places on the [presumably flat] earth. At the westernmost point on earth, the sun sets in a muddy spring. (Quran 18:86, 90, confirmed by Sahih Hadith: Sunan Abu Dawud 3991)

The Earth is flat [literally: "It is he who spread out the Earth] (Quran 13:3, 15:19, various other sources)

God created a man first, then a woman from the man, and all humans descended from them. [Implies no human evolution] (Quran 4:1, 7:189)

Homosexual acts are condemned as unnatural. {Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?} But these acts are common in many non-human species. (Quran 7:80-81)

The sun (according to the Quran) orbits the earth.(Quran 13:2)

Adam was a 90 foot giant. This is historically incorrect and scientifically impossible due to impossible bone density [Square-Cube Law] (hadith: Sahih Bukhari 4:55:543, :Sahih Muslim 40:6809 and Sahih Muslim 32:6325)

The sun stays under Allah's throne from sunset till sunrise. (Sahih Bukhari 4:54:421)

According to Muhammad, the embryo spends 40 days as a drop of sperm, 40 days as a clot, and then 40 days as a piece of flesh. In reality, by day 56 the fetus is essentially a complete, though tiny, human being with all organ systems in place, and all tissues developed. (Sahih Bukhari 4:54:430, See also: Sahih Bukhari 4:55:549, Sahih Bukhari 8:77:593, Sahih Bukhari 9:93:546, and Sahih Muslim 33:6390)

Gender is not determined until 80 days after conception. It is actually determined AT conception and the sex organs develop around the 6th week (as opposed to the 12th). Sahih Bukhari 8:77:594, See also: Sahih Bukhari 4:55:550, and Sahih Muslim 33:6397

Child inherits appearance from the parent that discharges first during sex Sahih Bukhari 4:55:546

Satan pees in your ears if you oversleep (Sahih Bukhari 2:21:245)

Non-Muslims eat in 7 intestines while Muslims eat in 1. (Sahih Muslim 23:5113

Noon heat is from hell-fire. (Sahih Bukhari 1:10:513)

Looking at the sky during prayer causes blindness (Sahih Bukhari 1:12:717). I can personally confirm this is false.

Fever is caused by the heat of hell (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:619, 1:3262)

Water from truffles cures eye diseases (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:609)

Black dogs (in general) are the devil. (Sahih Muslim 4:1032)

Crowing is caused by seeing angels, braying of donkeys is caused by seeing devils. (Sahih Bukhari 4:54:522)

Eating 7 dates cures poison (Sahih Bukhari 7:65:356)

Pharoah used crucifixion as a punishment. Crucifixion is a Roman punishment, unknown in Egypt at the time this story supposedly occurred. (Quran 7:124) There's more, but I'm only listing these 20 for now.

Moral Issues: 1. [Slavery/Rape] Men are allowed as many slaves as they want, and are entitled to sex from them. (Quran 4:3, 33:50, 70: 29-31)

[Slavery] Muhammed had a Christian slave [1 of 4] named Mariya Al-Qibtiyya, and had a son with her named Ibrahim. Muhammed received her as a gift. (Can't find a primary Islamic source outside of biographies written by famous Sheikhs. This is an uncontroversial fact, however.)

[Injustice/Merciless/Slavery] If someone kills one of your slaves, you kill one of his slaves. Male for male, female for female. This is as if slaves were objects and not people. (Quran 2:178)

[Misogyny/ scientific error] Menstruation is a disease and you should stay away from women until it's over and they have "purified" themselves. (Quran: 2:222)

[Misogyny] Men are a [literal translation] "degree above women." (Quran 2:228)

[Misogyny] Men have twice the testimony of women (Quran 2:282), and are allowed to strike women after repeated disobedience (Quran 4:34)

The verses listed above are because women have "half the intelligence of men" [Literal Arabic: half the brain of men], and most of hell is made of women. (Sahih Bukhari 1:301, 3:826)

[Arbitrary Restriction] It's haram to play chess. (Sahih Muslim 28:5612)

Allah created the earth before the stars: Quran 41:9-12

The Qur'an refers to Allah as the Lord of the Worlds. ... Muslims claim to reject anthropomorphic descriptions of Allah, yet the Qur'an describes him as speaking, sitting on a throne, and having a face, eyes and hands.

  • A man was sitting in a cave minding his own business.
  • A very bright flash of light appeared.
  • A voice spoke out one word: "Read!" The man felt like he was being squeezed to death. This happened several times.
  • Then the man asked, "What should I read?"
  • The voice said, "Read in the name of your Lord who created humans from a clinging [zygote]. Read for your Lord is the most generous. He taught people by the pen what they didn't know before."
  • The man ran home to his wife.
  • While running home, he saw the huge face of an angel in the sky. The angel told the man that he was to be the messenger of God. The angel also identified himself as Gabriel.
  • At home that night, the angel appeared to the man in his dreams.
  • Gabriel appeared to the man over and over again. Sometimes it was in dreams, sometimes during the day as "revelations in his heart," sometimes preceded by a painful ringing in his ears (and then the verses would flow from Gabriel right out of the man), and sometimes Gabriel would appear in the flesh and speak. Scribes wrote down everything the man said.
  • Then, one night about 11 years after the first encounter with Gabriel, Gabriel appeared to the man with a magical horse. The man got on the horse, and the horse took him to Jerusalem. Then the winged horse took the man up to the seven layers of heaven. The man was able to actually see heaven and meet and talk with people there. Then Gabriel brought the man back to earth.
  • The man proved that he had actually been to Jerusalem on the winged horse by accurately answering questions about buildings and landmarks there.
  • The man continued receiving the revelations from Gabriel for 23 years, and then they stopped. All of the revelations were recorded by the scribes in a book which we still have today.

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