Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kafir Girl

Will you marry me?

No? Ok, thats cool. I'll just get your father to marry you off to me. But wait... You ARE at least 1 year old, right? Anything less would be unlawful of course.

Kafir Girl is the creator of a most righteous blog about the Quran, the book of Islam. She takes on the monumental task of actually reading the book (because who actually reads the books they lead their life by?) and writing brilliant responses almost line by line to everything in it. And by brilliant responses, I mean this healthy dose of awesome at the start of chapter 2:

God pulls out the big guns right at the beginning.

"2. This is a book free from doubt and involution"

He just throws that out there: there is no doubt or complexity in this book. No doubt. No complexity. In my opinion, the validity of this entire book absolutely hangs off of this claim. If there is any doubt or complexity in this book, it’s all a sham. I mean, that’s a serious claim there. It doesn’t take long for things to fall apart. A few verses later comes the abrogation clause:

"106. When We cancel a message (sent to an earlier prophet) or throw it into oblivion, We replace it with one better or one similar. Do you not know that God has power over all things?"

God, who is omniscient and all-powerful, makes a neat little loophole for himself, so he can suddenly change his mind and cancel out previous revelations and replace them with newer, better revelations. …I don’t even know what to say.


Mohammed was one clever summabitch. A merchant life was wasted on that guy, he should have been a lawyer...

As you probably guess she is not a muslim, and assuming her quotes are legit, I don't understand how anyone could be when you really think about how nonsensical the verses and ideas sound.

Anyway, head over there if you want a very well written athiest's view on the Quran. ...or if you just want some entertainment. There are 114 chapters in The Holy Quran and she is only on 8, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up.

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