01. American Presidents on Christianity. 1
02. World Scholars on Christianity. 3
03. Christianity and India. 7
04. Immoral Popes. 11
05. Christian & Muslim Cosmology (Theory of Creation) 11
06. Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian. 16
07. Hatred Passages from Bible. 18
08. Hatred Passages from Qoran. 19
09. Quotes on Islam.. 21
01. American Presidents on Christianity
President George Washington – 1st President
Father of the Nation
"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." (Treaty Of Tripoli, 1796)
President John Adams – 2nd President
"Where do we find a precept in the Bible for Creeds, Confessions, Doctrines and Oaths, and whole carloads of other trumpery that we find religion encumbered with in these days?"
Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President (1801 – 09) & Author of Declaration of Independence (1762 – 1826)
“History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose.”
2. "The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites."
3. "I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."
4. “Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man”
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a Virgin, will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter“
"The incomprehensible jargon of Trinitarian arithmetic, that three are one and one is three“
7. "I consider the book of Revelation, the ravings of a maniac”
"The gospel history of Jesus consists of fabrications, superstitions and fanaticism“
9. "Due to Christianity, millions of innocent men, women and children have been burnt alive as witches“
Thomas Jefferson (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826)
James Madison -4th President (1809 – 1817)
Father of Constitution (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)
“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”
"In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people. Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."
The Madisons by Virginia Moore, P. 43 (1979, McGraw-Hill Co. New York, NY) quoting a letter by JM to William Bradford April 1, 1774, and James Madison, A Biography in his Own Words, edited by Joseph Gardner, p. 93, (1974, Newsweek, New York, NY) Quoting Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments by JM, June 1785.
President Abraham Lincoln (American 16th US President (1861-65), who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. 1809-1865)
"My earlier views at the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them"
“The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession.”
William Howard Taft – 27th President
"I do not believe in the divinity of Christ and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe.“
Barack Hussain Obama – 44th President
I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.
I can't imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.
That's just not part of my religious makeup.
02. World Scholars on Christianity
George Bernard Shaw Quotations (1856 – 1950) Nobel Prize 1925, Oscar 1938
1. "The bible is a false book, that must be burned and buried"……......................................................
2. "The bible is full of fairy tales and anyone who believes in the bible is unfit to be a parent or vote"..............................................................
3. "Jehovah is no God, but a barbarous tribal idol"……………..........................................
Bertrand Russel (1872 – 1970) UK Nobel Prize 1950 (Literature)
1. "The clergy objected to giving pain killers to women during child birth, lest she escape pain ordered on Eve".........................................................
2. "Historically it is very doubtful that Jesus existed at all".........................................................
3. "The church opposed the abolition of slavery“.......................................................
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) UK"Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it"………………………………..............................………………………………......
H.G.Wells (1866 – 1946) UK"You can trust a devout catholic, less than a Nazi spy"..............................................................................………………………………......
"The most evil thing in the world today is the Roman Catholic Church"
Robert Ingersoll (1833 – 1899) USAThe real oppressor of the people is the Bible
Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) German"I call Christianity the one Great Curse”
Voltaire (1694 – 1778) French "Christianity is the most absurd and bloodthirsty religion"
Leo Tolstoy Russian
"What can be more absurd than that the mother of God was both a virgin and a mother".................................................................
"Really no religion has preached things so evidently incompatible with contemporary knowledge or so immoral as the doctrines preached by Church Christianity"
"What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith?"............................................................................................
"Among the detestable villains, that in any period of the world have disgraced the world of man, it is impossible to find a greater than Moses, if this account be true. Here is an order to butcher boys, to massacre the mothers and debauch the daughters"…………………………...................................................
"The Bible is the word of the Demon, not the word of God"
"Their naked privacies were probed to make sure they had the hymen intact, After this humiliation, they were sold into slavery"...............................................................
"Social work is the bait, but it is salvation that is the hook that lands the fish"........................................................
Charles Duryea Smith
"The Christians attempted to spread some of history's most non-violent teachings by force and violence Thus there were religious wars of unprecedented violence, history bending crusades of blood-shed, and the crushing cruelty of the inquisition, all in the name of the Carpenter from Nazareth".............................................
"The doctrine of the Virgin Birth brands every natural mother as impure“
"If we examine the Bible- both Old and New Testaments- we find that the Bible God is more a sadistic monster than a god of love. If he were to appear on earth as a human being, he would most likely be incarcerated in a mental hospital as a dangerous psychopath“
Matilda Joslyn Gage
"In 1854, an objector to women's rights cried out: First prove women have a soul, both Church and State deny it"..........................................................................................
"The sale of daughters was practised in England for seven hundred years after the introduction of Christianity"…………………….......................................................
"Burn all witches".....................................................
"Denying existence of witchcraft is denying the Bible"
Jomo Kenyatta, Father of the Nation, Kenya
"When the missionaries came, they had the Bible and we had the land (Africa). They said, 'Let us pray'. We closed our eyes. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible!"
03. Christianity and India
Colonel James Todd
"It is fortunate for Christians that Hindus have forgotten Portuguese atrocities in Goa and Gujurat"........................................................
'Goa is sadly famous for its INQUISITION, which is contrary to humanity as much as to commerce. The Portuguese monks deluded us into believing that the Indian populace was worshipping the Devil, while it is THEY (The Portuguese) who served him'.
It is Europe’s fortune that the Indians have forgotten this crime on them.
"It was the boast of the Hooghly Portuguese that they made more Christians in a year by forcible conversion than all the missionaries in the east in ten years"..................................................
Saint Francis Xavier (1506 – 1552) Spain - France "I destroyed hundreds of Hindu temples”
J.C.Baretto Miranda (Goa Inquisition)
"Every word of theirs was a sentence of death, and at their slightest nod, were moved to terror, the vast populations spread over the Asiatic regions whose lives fluctuated in their hands, and who, on the most frivolous pretext, could be clapped for all time in the deepest dungeon, or strangled or offered as food to the pyre"
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Former President of India
“The intolerance of narrow monotheism is written in letters of blood across the history of man from the time when the first tribes of Israel burst into the land of Canaan. The worshippers of the one Jealous God are egged on to aggressive wars against people of alien cults. They invoke Divine Sanctions for the cruelties inflicted on the conquered.
The spirit of old Israel is inherited by Christianity and Islam
Wars of Religion which are the outcome of fanaticism that prompts and justifies extermination of aliens of different creeds are practically unknown in Hindu India.”
Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation)
“This proselytization will mean no peace in the world.
ALL PROSELYTIZING Conversions are harmful to India.
IF I HAD THE POWER AND COULD LEGISLATE I SHOULD CERTAINLY STOP.
It was impossible for me to believe that I could go to heaven or attain salvation only by becoming a Christian. When I frankly said so to some
of the good Christian friends, they were shocked. But there was no help for it.
I developed a sort of dislike for it (Christianity). And for a reason. In those days Christian missionaries used to stand in a corner near the high school and hold forth, pouring abuse on Hindus and their gods. I could not endure this. I must have stood there to hear them once only, but that was enough to dissuade me from repeating the experiment.
Mr. Baker upholds the excellence of Christianity from various points of view, and contends that it is impossible to find eternal peace, unless one accepts Jesus as the only son of God and the Saviour of mankind.
Mr. Coats wanted to convince me that, no matter whether there was some truth in other religions, salvation was impossible for me unless I accepted Christianity which represented the truth, and that my sins would not be washed away except by the intercession of Jesus, and that all good works were useless.
'If this be the Christianity acknowledged by all Christians, I cannot accept it. I do not seek redemption from the consequences of my sin. I seek to be redeemed from sin itself, or rather from the very thought of sin. Until I have attained that end, I shall be content to be restless.' To which the Plymouth Brother rejoined: I assure you, your attempt is fruitless. Think again over what I have said.'
The ancient Jews regarded themselves as the chosen people of God, to the exclusion of all others, with the result that their descendants were visited with a strange and even unjust retribution.
"Change of religion is Change of nationality"..........................................................................................
“Conversion is not one Hindu less, but One enemy more".........................................................................................
Jawahar Lal Nehru
"The church burnt millions of women as witches"
“Conversions are to blame for some of the religious violence that erupts in the country. Conversions lead to animosity among religious groups. They also lead to retaliation by re-conversion. As a result, communal rioting, arson and looting follow. Induced conversions are a grave threat to national and world peace and harmony.” -- R. Venkataraman (Former President of India)
“Conversion is an act of violence: Aggressive religions have no God-given right to destroy ancient faiths and cultures.”
-- Swami Dayananda Saraswati (Head of Arsha Vidya Gurukul)
“Well-organized religious conversion can be a potential bomb TO EXPLODE CULTURAL VALUES, DISTURB POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS AND TORPEDO NATIONAL LOYALTIES.”
-- Laura Kelly (Author of “Conversions in India a Geopolitical time bomb”)
“Attempts at conversion should be considered a mortal assault on local cultures and should be totally banned. Conversions are forbidden by law in China. Here we take a lenient view of conversion and Christian bodies have been taking advantage of the Hindu sense of tolerance.”
-- M. V. Kamath (Renowned Journalist and Author)
Religious leaders from around the world call organized conversion a form of cultural imperialism and describe it as an aggressive act against indigenous cultures:
-- First World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity
Yogi Aurobindo,- on Islamic Rowdism, September 4 1906, Bande Mataram.
“The idea that by encouraging Mahomedan rowdyism, the present agitation may be put down, is preposterous; and those who cherish this notion forget that the bully is neither the strongest nor the bravest of men; and that because the self-restraint of the Hindu, miscalled cowardice, has been a prominent feature of his national character, he is absolutely incapable of striking straight and striking hard when any sacred situation demands this."
04. Immoral Popes
Popes who fathered Children after the Celibacy Law was passed in 1139 AD.
Pope Innocent III He was pope from 1484 to 1492 AD. He had several children.
Pope Alexander VI
He was pope from 1492 to 1503. He followed Pope Innoceent III.
He was worldly, ambitious and corrupt and fathered many children. 2 of his grand children were Cardinals.
Pope Julius II
He was pope from 1503 to 1513 AD. He followed Pope Alexander VI. He fathered 3 daughters.
Pope Paul III
He was pope from 1534 to 1549 AD. He had 1 daughter and 3 sons.
Pope Pius IV
He was pope from 1559 to 1565 AD. He had 3 sons.
Pope Gregory XIII
He was pope from 1572 to 1585. He had one son.
POPES WHO FATHERED CHILDREN
AFTER THE CELIBACY LAW OF 1139
YEAR OF PAPACY
1484 - 1492
Alexander VI – corrupt, worldly & Ambitious
1492 - 1503
2 grandchildren were Cardinals.
Julius – II
1503 - 1513
1534 - 1549
One daughter, three sons.
1559 - 1565
1572 - 1585
Kelly, J. N. D. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford Press. 1986.
H.C. Lea. History of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church. 1957.
E. Schillebeeckx. The Church with a Human Face. Crossroad, 1985.
U. Ranke-Heinemann. Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven. Doubleday, 1990.
A. L. Barstow. Married Priests and the Reforming Papacy. The Edward Mellen Press, 1982.
05. Christian & Muslim Cosmology (Theory of Creation)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
[The Muslims say hat the day of rest of God was a Friday, the Jews Saturday and the Christians believe it was a Sunday.]
4 These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
12 And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel: that [is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
06. Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian
10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!
6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."
3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.
07. Hatred Passages from Bible
Taken from King James Bible
And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that [will be] a snare unto thee.
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which [is] as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
[They shall be] burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling [also] with the man of gray hairs.
DEUTERONOMY 32. 24-25
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
He that is not with me is against me;
08. Hatred Passages from Qoran
YUSUFALI: And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do.
PICKTHAL: And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
SHAKIR: And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do.
YUSUFALI: But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
SHAKIR: So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
YUSUFALI: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."
PICKTHAL: I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
SHAKIR: I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
YUSUFALI: Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise.
PICKTHAL: Wed not idolatresses till they believe; for lo! a believing bondwoman is better than an idolatress though she please you; and give not your daughters in marriage to idolaters till they believe, for lo! a believing slave is better than an idolater though he please you. These invite unto the Fire, and Allah inviteth unto the Garden, and unto forgiveness by His grace, and expoundeth His revelations to mankind that haply they may remember.
SHAKIR: And do not marry the idolatresses until they believe, and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress woman, even though she should please you; and do not give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing servant is better than an idolater, even though he should please you; these invite to the fire, and Allah invites to the garden and to forgiveness by His will, and makes clear His communications to men, that they may be mindful.
YUSUFALI: (Abraham) said, "Do ye then worship, besides Allah, things that can neither be of any good to you nor do you harm?
PICKTHAL: He said: Worship ye then instead of Allah that which cannot profit you at all, nor harm you?
SHAKIR: He said: What! do you then serve besides Allah what brings you not any benefit at all, nor does it harm you?
YUSUFALI: "Fie upon you, and upon the things that ye worship besides Allah! Have ye no sense?"..
PICKTHAL: Fie on you and all that ye worship instead of Allah! Have ye then no sense?
SHAKIR: Fie on you and on what you serve besides Allah; what! do you not then understand?
YUSUFALI: Verily ye, (unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! to it will ye (surely) come!
PICKTHAL: Lo! ye (idolaters) and that which ye worship beside Allah are fuel of hell. Thereunto ye will come.
SHAKIR: Surely you and what you worship besides Allah are the firewood of hell; to it you shall come.
YUSUFALI: If these had been gods, they would not have got there! but each one will abide therein.
PICKTHAL: If these had been gods they would not have come thither, but all will abide therein.
SHAKIR: Had these been gods, they would not have come to it and all shall abide therein.
09. Quotes on Islam
Winstone Chuchill on Islam
Two times British Prime Minister (1940-1945 & 1951-1955) and winner of Nobel Prize in literature in (1953), Sir Winston Churchill said, “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet (Mohammed) rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child , a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”
V.S.Naipaul on Islam
“Islam is in its origin an Arab religion. Everyone not an Arab who is a Muslim is a convert. Islam is not simply a matter of conscience or private belief. It makes imperial demands. A convert’s world – view alters. His Holy places are in Arab lands; his sacred language is Arabic. His idea of history alters. He rejects his own; he becomes, whether he likes it or not, a part of the Arab story. The convert has to turn away from everything that is his. The disturbance for societies is immense, and even after a thousand years can remain unresolved; the turning away has to be done again and again. People (Muslims) develop fantasies about who and what they are; and in the Islam of converted countries there is an element of neurosis and nihilism. These countries can be easily set on the boil”. [In the prologue of ‘Beyond Belief—Islamic Excursion Among the Converted People,’ by Sir V.S.Naipaul, Little Brown & Co, London, 1998, p-1].