Advocates of Absurdities
Can poison be food to someone? Until
scientists discovered the photosynthesis of trees, many may not have believed
that it was possible. A person would die in a room full of carbon dioxide; yet
trees blissfully absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which, of course,
helps other creatures to survive. Michael Dombeck, a former forest service chief
, estimated that a tree with 18 inches in diameter may generate enough oxygen
for a family of four.
Everyone knows this simple science. What
people don’t know is that Titus Lucretius Carus (c.99-55 BC), a Roman poet and
philosopher, predicted the whole phenomenon 2000 years ago. I am fascinated by
Lucretius’ anti-religious comments. He wisely stated, “So potent was
religion in persuading to evil deeds.” Anyway, it’s not about his religious
conviction but his prophetic comment in regards to photosynthesis. He foretold,
“What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”
I take full responsibility of making
this story up, as ridiculous as it can be. This logic has no merit and it does
not make any sense unless we perceive the situation with an Islamic mind.
Yes, many pseudo-scientists of Islam
purposely find scientific formulas in the Quran. There is one, Harun Yahya,
whose spontaneous explanation of Quranic verses in the light of science would
make my story authentic. Harun Yahya, whose actual name is Adnan Okter, claims
to have ‘intel inside’, making him an intellectual. We, the apostates of
Islam, have a reason for hiding behind phony names. After all, there are
people--believers of a 7th century Samurai, wearing black ninja dress with
double-edged sword-- looking for us. It’s not clear why Adnan Okter started
with a fictitious name. Only one explanation makes sense: most likely he was not
confident of what he was writing, and he feared that people would throw rotten
eggs after reading his Qi-fi (Quranic fiction) books.
Harun Yahya wrote hundreds of books and
Muslims received them with great enthusiasm. After gaining enough confidence,
Adnan Okter, aka Harun Yahya, came out from the dark and became a well-known
author. He also maintains a website where a great many articles are published,
explaining the hidden meanings of the Quran.
In one of his articles, “The
Information Network in Dolphins is
to the Internet”, he cites the study of a
researcher who discovered the communication system of animal communities.
Lusseau, the researcher, observed a group of dolphins and compared the method
with the Internet network system. Harun Yahya, without hesitation, claimed,
“….the flow of information on the Internet shows the existence of a superior
intellect that regulates the information network in dolphins and many other
similar living things in nature. There can be no doubt but that this superior
intellect is that of the Omniscient, Almighty God.”
Now, the question is which God? Is it
the God of Muslims, is it the God of Hindus, or is it the God of Christians?
Harun Yahya tries to prove his God, Allah’s handy work on the information
network, and picks one verse from the Quran that says, “"Truly your Lord
is the Almighty, the Most Merciful" (Qur'an, 26:9). How does this verse
relate to the discovery of the New Zealand researcher?
In another article, “The Secret of How
Spiders Walk on Ceilings”, Harun Yahya explains how spiders hang from the
ceiling. A human head holds about 100,000 hairs but there are 600,000 hairs
under a spider’s foot. These hairs with triangular tips create an adhesive
force, enough to support 173 times of its own body weight. To support his
argument, Harun brings another verse, “God created every animal from water.
Some of them go on their bellies, some of them on two legs, and some on four.
God creates whatever He wills. God has power over all things” (Qur'an, 24:45).
Three cheers for scientist Allah! Until
Quranic verses were revealed, no one knew that animals walk on four legs, humans
walk on two legs and alligators walk on their bellies! Probably an infant of the
Stone Age knew these facts, yet Yahya gives credit to Allah for his miraculous /
ridiculous statement. Interestingly, Allah even forgot to mention spiders, that
hang from the ceiling and have more than four legs, but Yahya quotes this verse
while keeping a straight face.
More importantly, according to all
Muslims, credit goes to Allah but it never has been proved that Allah has done
anything for mankind. It’s like the rooster who claimed that the sun would not
rise until he crows. Our Muslim intellectuals never realize that the sun will
rise whether Mr. Rooster crows or not. Likewise, life goes on whether Allah
brays or not.