the Spinnin’ Wheels Spin
no matter what their religious beliefs may be, will have a simple answer when
asked, “Why do you believe this?” That
answer is: Faith.
When having a
discussion with a follower of Islam, the definition of simple faith is not
accepted. If a Christian does not
believe every word exactly as put down in the Old and New Testaments that is
proof to a Muslim that Christians are weak in their faith and ignorant of
To have an
understanding of why Muslims feel this way one must realize how Muslims view the
Quran. Muslims believe that every
word in the Quran was given to Mohammed from Allah himself.
They believe this because Mohammed said it was so.
Mohammed told his followers that he went to rest and meditate in a cave
and the Archangel Gabriel appeared to him and from this vision the Quran and
Islam sprang. It isn’t just the
words that are sacred, but the very book itself.
The slightest doubt expressed about the Quran or Mohammed is considered
Muslims are so
strong in this belief that hysteria drives them when it is reported that any
copy of their Holy Book, the Quran, has been mishandled.
The later-proven-to-be-wrong report in “Newsweek,” claiming Quran
prison set off riots in
that cost the lives of at least 15 people.
Rage, driven by a mob mentality ingrained in Muslims from birth by the
Quran itself, caused a type of temporary insanity simply because this mob
thought some water splashed on a copy of the Quran.
Misuse of the
Quran is not the only thing that will cause Muslims to turn into a murderous
lynch mob. Recently in
, Muslims rioted because it was rumored that Christians had watched a play that
somehow was offensive to Islam. Had
the Egyptian police, many of whom were injured in the fray, not been successful
in stopping the mindless, raging mob, the Christians hiding in the church,
probably would have been killed. One
person died and many were injured because of a rumor.
But a rumor is enough to send a mob of Muslims into a rage that often
leads to someone’s death.
will tell you repeatedly that Islam has only tolerance of others, their actions
demonstrate otherwise. If a
Christian were to stand in the middle of the street in
and yell, “The Quran is nothing but a pack of lies,” his life expectancy
would probably be about three minutes. In
an Islamic county, even the slightest blasphemy to Islam, real or imagined,
would be considered “suicide by Muslim.”
If one asks a
Muslim how he knows that the Quran is perfect and is the word of Allah, he will
answer that he knows this because Mohammed proclaimed it.
When you ask a Muslim if he can prove that Mohammed actually heard the
Angel Gabriel in a cave, he will say that it is proven in the Quran, which was
dictated by Mohammed. If you are
puzzled, you are not alone.
Muslims claim the Quran is perfect because Mohammed said so and Mohammed is a
prophet because the Quran says so. There
is a circular pattern of “he says, it says,” that is completely illogical to
anyone who is not Muslim.
several passages in the Bible that state that Jesus is the Son of God. When
Jesus was asked if he was the Son the God, Jesus is quoted as saying, “I
am.” If Christians use these passages as proof that Jesus was the Son of God
and not just a prophet as stated by Mohammed, Muslims will say that is not good
enough. They want more proof.
Yet, when they are asked to produce some evidence that Mohammed actually
had a visit from an angel in a cave, they are outraged. To even question Mohammed
or the Quran is blasphemy and triggers the irrational thought patterns that
often leads to riots and death. Mohammed
seems to have placed within the Quran a very effective self-defense mechanism.
this miraculous event is fact because the Quran says so and the Quran is perfect
and how dare anyone question the Quran. To
Muslims, this is not faith, it is fact. The
Quran was written by Allah through Mohammed because the Quran says so and that
is all the proof that anyone should need. Muslims
are genuinely bewildered that non-Muslims don’t also accept the Quran as
perfect but have no problem with labeling as rubbish the passages from the Bible
that indicate Jesus was the Son of God. Muslims
seem to believe that anyone who reads the Quran will immediately see its
perfection and convert to Islam as if the words are hypnotic.
For the children who must mechanically memorize the Quran, it is
unravel the logic, or complete lack of logic, that seems to govern many Muslims,
is challenging. That challenge
brings to mind the song by Blood, Sweat and Tears titled, “Spinning Wheels.”
you find the directing sign on the
Straight and narrow highway
Would you mind a reflecting sign
Just let it shine within your mind
And show you the colors that are real
Often, when in
a conversation with a Muslim, all one is doing is spinning wheels.
If only it were possible to show Muslims a reflecting sign that could
shine the light of logic into their minds. Muslims
cannot make the simple statement that they believe the teachings of Mohammed and
the Quran because of faith. This
would be a sign of lack of complete belief in the teachings of Mohammed and the
Quran teaches Muslims that they will be severely punished for having doubts.
Doubts might cause one to ask questions, and that is not allowed in
Islam. Questions require answers
that Islam does not have.