Surah 2 is the longest surah in the Quran, so it's going to take a while to get through it. I can only take so much of this stuff at a time.
It starts, as many surahs do, with three Arabic letters.
Alif. Lam. Mim. 2:1
No one knows what they mean or why they are there. But I have a theory.
The mysterious letters (Alif. Lam. Mim.) are the Quranic equivalent of W.T.F.
Allah is wise, mysterious, funny.
But he has a serious side, too. Take the next verse where he says:
This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt. 2:2a
The Quran is true because the Quran says it's true, just like the Bible and the Book of Mormon. There is no doubt about it.
It's useful to those that "ward off evil," believe unseen things that Muhammad reveals to them, and are absolutely certain that they will survive their own death.
You know, the successful people. The Muslims.
[The Quran is] a guidance unto those who ward off evil. Who believe in the Unseen .. And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) ... and are certain of the Hereafter. ... These are the successful. 2:2b-4
As for the other people, the disbelievers, Allah has already taken care of them. He has "sealed their hearing and their hearts" and put a covering on their eyes so they won't be able to believe.
As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. 2:6-7a
So if you don't believe by now, you never will. Allah has hardened your heart and blinded you to the truth. There's nothing you, or anyone else, can or should do about it.
And what happens to the disbelievers?
Theirs will be an awful doom. 2:7
You see, to Allah unbelief is like a disease. And he increases the disease. He's a spiritual anti-doctor.
In their hearts is a disease, and Allah increaseth their disease. 2:10
So if you don't believe in the unseen things that Muhammad revealed, you're pretty much out of luck. Allah has already blinded your eyes (so you won't be able to see unseen things), hardened your heart (so you'll think it's cruel for Allah to "doom" disbelievers for not believing things that he prevented them from believing), and increased your disease of unbelief. Yours will be an awful doom. Sorry about that.
Allah has made it impossible for you to believe as the foolish believe.
And when it is said unto them: believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? are not they indeed the foolish? But they know not. 2:13
And after you die he'll torture you forever for it.