Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?



These are some points made by the book with my own thoughts.

This book says that the Muslim Tradition, not the Quran though, asks if God prays and God says he does and God prays to Muhammad saying he prays to him with his angels. This tradition comes up in reference to a commentary on Quran 33:56 by Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

Quran 7:172 that the “children of Adam”, all people, are born Muslim but it is parents who make you something else. Sahih Muslim 33:6426 says that no baby is born non-Muslim – it is the parents who have him as a polytheist or Jew or Christian. Talk of converts to Islam offends the Muslim faith. It is reverts not converts.

God commands hate in Quran 2:65 where he says that heretics bet told that they are apes and despised and hated by all. That is a command that they be told the truth – it is a command that everybody really must make this curse true by hating them!

This is also a rejection of evolutionary theory if understood as saying man is a species of ape.

Nearly all Muslims hold that Jesus did not die on good Friday so it can be considered a core and essential doctrine of the religion.

The book covers how the Quran says that Jesus (we will ignore how this figure is not Jesus Christ as such) or Issa did not get killed by the Jews, nor did they even crucify him but another who looked like him to them.  He was the one who they did this to.  It says the crucifixion and death are mere assumptions. See Quran 4:157. The Jews are quoted as saying, “We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.”

The Jews here sound like the Jewish Christians. No Jew called Jesus Messiah or messenger of God. The book fails to notice that the blame for murdering Jesus is put on what is essentially Christianity. The Jews did not like to refer to Jesus as the son of Mary – they believed he was the son of Roman soldier.

The Quran saying that they did not kill him nor did they crucify him is an interesting order.  It is stressing first and foremost that Jesus was not murdered and he was not crucified either.  The implication is that neither happened.  Jesus did not come down from the cross for he was never on it.