As I haven't yet opened the official website or blog, I will post my article here for the time being.
As I am sure most of you are already aware, I am the creator and owner of the 'Quran miracles debunked' youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheIslammiracle
The site consists of a 50 part series, with a separate 30 part sub-series, all devoted to responding to claims made by muslims to either support the Quran or Islam itself.
So far we've managed to get around 50% of the way through and currently have 100,000 video views; So its time that we analyse the muslim responses that we've received so far:The number of muslims who comment.
Despite the channel being over a year old and having 6-digit views spanning over 40 videos, one cannot be surprised at the sheer lack
of comments / responses from muslims.
It seems rating down the video is easy enough (far be it incredibly futile in comparison to its up-ratings), but even receiving a single comment per video from a muslim is often a miracle in itself.
Research demonstrates that the videos appear under a large number of searches terms connected with Islam, muslims and the videos which propose the claims I am responding to, so there can be no argument that 'muslims don't come across them'.
For a person who is supposedly entirely wrong about the subjects at hand, I don't seem to receive evidence of this.
However, to give credit where it is due, I do receive some comments which fit into the following categories...'You're Wrong and Islam is right'.
As expected, the mast majority of comments are composed of this.
All that can be said here (as I don't wish to waste valuable energy on such people) is that none of such people provide any evidence that they have even watched the video, nor do they provide evidence to support their position even where asked.'These claims are false'.
To most people on the forum Islam=Dishonesty and nothing is more evident of this reality than what is found in the comments of this nature.
In an incredibly perplexing thought process, it is presumed that the claim I am responding to is false and that I have also made it up myself
(Essentially concluding that I make up a claim, debunk myself and make a video about it)
Ofcourse this isn't the dishonest part of the comment(s), but rather the variation of it..
Where as such people listed above quickly shut their mouths as soon as I ask them to paste the key words of the video into google or youtube etc etc, some commenters instead decide to agree with me that:
1) There are no miracles in the Quran of this nature.
2) The claims are wrong anyway.
So where does the dishonesty come into it?
The dishonesty shows up when I then direct them to a video listed in the side bar from a muslim who makes the claim that I am responding to. My position on the matter is always indicated clearly which goes like this:'You agree with me that the claim is false, here is the video that I am responding to; *gives link*. It is made by a muslim, so please go onto it and make this point clear to him in a comment. Thankyou.'
I have done this a total of 15-20 times now. Care you guess how many have done so? Zero.
Never once has a muslim completed this request, nor have I ever seen a muslim respond to another in this manner on any video proposing the claims (and I check all of them), even when a conversation has arisen and the request has been made several more times, the topic is immediately changed or outright ignored. I even once received a direct refusal.
It seems that with muslims the ends justifies the means. It's ok for muslims to lie -- just as long as its for the greater good (to encourage more people to follow Islam); This guarantees that such claims will be forever uploaded/claimed and posted without challenge , yet any response on my part immediately renders myself to be the bad guy who is either somehow lying or just some person with a position that won't be supported by some, even when they know I am correct.
I have decided to leave my responses to muslims comments about muhammads illiteracy for a future video instead.
You would like to think that there would be more to write than this, but sadly there isn't.
The above comments make up around 95% of all comments from muslims and it's becoming quite clear that this trend is going to continue.
My only response to muslims at this stage is: 'I'm intellectually kicking your ass and there is clearly nothing you can do about it..and I'm coming for you next'.