Superstrike: "What lies have you been told?"
Where do I begin? Every apologist claim I have investigated so far has been lies after lies. The miracle of pharaoh, sea barrier miracle, Haman miracle, embryology miracle, spherical earth miracle, big bang miracle, lowest land miracle, the atom miracle, mecca is center of the earth claim, muhammad in the bible claim, ...When I was in doubt of Islam's theology, I decided to painstakingly investigate these claims individually and independently. In many ways it helped me to think critically and instilled in me good researching skills. That is how I found how every single one of these claims are just down right pathetic. Most are just misrepresentations that live on due to the gullibility and ignorance of Muslims who seldom check these claims.
I mean, take for example, the claim about the miracle of the pharaoh. Every, and I mean literally EVERYTHING about this claim is a lie. I have a detailed video on my youtube channel debunking it. These are many examples of such lies
Then we have utterly dishonest scumbags like Harun Yahya and Zakir Naik who make their living, lying. For example, when I was young I was shown by my parents one of Yahya's videos in which he claimed many things about evolution that was just ignorant and idiotic. Of course I did not realize any of this back then because I had not been taught anything about evolution and it was only after later studying that I realized what an amazing intellectual dropout Yahya.
One claim particularly that I remember is Yahya claiming that Charles Darwin stated that "one day a bear took a swim and it turned into a whale." Now many years later I read upon what Darwin actually said and of course he never said such a thing. What he said was he saw many bears who were swimming in the rivers and he hypothesized that if animals like bears were to adapt to the water environment for millions of years they can evolve into animals like the whales. And of course, as anyone who has taken a college biology course would know, the fossil record shows the gradual evolution of modern whales from a land mammal, which is why whales, unlike fishes, are mammals and have lungs and cannot breathe underwater.
And then last year, I went to read his book, titled "evolution deciet", i read one of the chapters on thermodynamics, He lists many claims about chemistry that as a science student did not make an ounce of sense. Thus I checked all the 5 references he had given in that chapter and every single one of them was a quote-mine. Especially ironic was that one of the references were to the blog of a physicist named, Cosma Shalizi. Now Shalizi seems to have been informed that her blog was listed by Yahya and she said the following about him, "I've just discovered a Turkish creationist (and anti-Masonic conspiracy theorist) has linked to this page, and mined my quotations here, to try to make it sound like self-organization is a "myth", and evolution is thermodynamically impossible. For the record, this is repugnant and I have nothing to do with it. His arguments about evolution and thermodynamics are century-old fallacies. And to go from the failure of Prigogine's theories to explain self-organization, to claiming that self-organization doesn't happen, is just (forgive me) bullshit. Self-organization can be demonstrated in the lab and in nature to anyone with eyes to see."
So this is the level of patheticalness that I saw among these so-called Muslim scholars. Harun Yahya gives a reference to a website that calls his arguments bullshit. YET innocent, credulous and gullible Muslims buy them and teach it to their children. Anyone like me who has respect for TRUTH will not stand up for such a display of dishonesty.
And Zakir Naik, i will let this video explain his incompetent stupidity, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xatECtUaJDk
And of course there are new kids on the block today, like Hamza Tzortzis. I am writing up a paper refuting his paper on embryology, and having read through his paper several times, I have to say that he has to be the most dishonest insincere scumbag on this planet.
And what other lies? How about the claim that Muhammad is the perfect example for humanity? Here is a man who had sex with a 9 year old, allowed the rape of captives, raped his captives, murdered communities collectively, ordered the assassinations of people who merely criticized or mocked him (all of whom ended up dead), ordered and executed the killing of those people who left his cult (And this law of apostacy still continues to today), raided and looted and conquered most of arabia, hated the jews and christians and stated they should be expelled from arabia, stated women are mentally deficient and they are the majority in hell, endorsed wife beating and subjugation of women, stated women are like soil and domestic animals, condemned 99.9% of humanity to hell and composed a holy book with a lot of hateful and divisive messages...
To call that man the perfect example for humanity is deeply OFFENSIVE to every decent human being on this planet including yourself. Yes sir, you would be offended by this claim as well if you were to drop your religious goggles and analyze this man's history objectively.
What other lies? that is all I can think of right now. Now my guess is that you would respond with the positive or the seemingly positive aspects of Islam and Muslims and Muhammad. Before you do so, I want you to know that I would agree. Of course, Islam has its positive notes. Every belief system does so...As a Muslim I certainly enjoyed the sense of community and family values that many Muslims uphold, I have always respected how they help each other out like they are brothers to each others, I also respect how most of them try to live their life as good moral citizens, yes these are all great.... I only wish they believed in themselves enough to recognize that they did not need Islam for any of those
Sorry if this post was offensive. I am only speaking my mind.