01 February 2011

Surah 4:136-176 -- Jesus wasn't really crucified, it just looked that way

The end of Surah 4 contains a bit of news about Jesus, something you may not have heard about before.

Here it is: Allah and Jesus worked together to make his death appear to be a bloody crucifixion, but it was all just a fancy magic trick. Jesus didn't really die, it just looked that way.

Oh sure, the Jews like to brag about killing the Messiah (we've all heard them do that), but they didn't really. Allah tricked them, just for the heck of it.

And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them. 4:157a

Allah and Jesus faked the whole bloody mess. Jesus beamed up to heaven and had some stand-in* do the crucifixion for him.

And lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. But Allah took him up unto Himself. 4:157b-8

The rest of the section repeats the same old stuff that we've already heard and have grown tired of. Allah will neither help nor forgive disbelievers or apostates (4:137-143), but purposefully misleads them so that he can burn them in hell after they die (4:167-170). Muslims should not have them for friends (4:144). Oh, and women are worth half a much as men (4:176).

There is one other verse that I should mention, though. Here it is.

Do not exaggerate in your religion. 4:171

There's a name for people who don't exaggerate in their religion. They're called atheists.


* The gospel of Barnabas (a 16th century forgery) claims it was Judas.

3 comments:

Marcus said...

I guess the supposed Jesus Christ would have had kept around some doubles a la Saddam, Kissinger, etc.

RaptorJesus said...

Ah yes! I heard this while I was in Iraq. That jesus didn't die on the cross, but fake his death with allah's help.

The quran comes accross to me as a rip off of the bible, and I don't just say that to be an jerk.

The quran has segments that are stolen from that bible like the laws regarding women, and kane and able, just to name a couple. And they are nearly word for word!!! o.0

The muslims say you need to read the quran in Arabic to fully understand the book, ok thats fine, but when the book says the same thing over and over, the use of that paper-defense of "you can't understand it unless you read it in Arabic" doesn't hold much water, I don't think the scribe and translators goofed up that bad!

To be honest I don't know nearly as much about the quran as I do about the bible, but thats the way both the christains and the muslims help supprt their argument in the hope that you are ignorant of the "holy book".

But for me, I mostly deal with christain fundamentalist rather than muslims.

skanksta said...

Ahh, The Gospel of St. Barnabas...
You learn something every day !