(Copied and Pasted from my previous site)
When you become indoctrinated into faith of religion and God in any way, you develop ways to defend that faith internally from skepticism. You research highly knowledgeable preachers being asked the same tough questions you are asked or ask yourself: “Who created Allah? Why did Prophet Muhammad have sex with 9 year old? If men get 72 virgins in heaven what do women get? ” These preachers give you an answer that you may not feel subconsciously satisfied with, but you tell yourself that these people know better, and this answer will work in those fierce debates with Atheists and other Non-Muslims.
The following are quotes from a recent article I wrote: “Things Faithful Muslims Say To Ex Muslims.”
Shaytan puts atheistic arguments in your head and makes it seem rational
- Human capacity to understand is limited. Maybe that’s why science hasn’t found heaven or hell
- “Science and evolution. How do you know they’re not shaytan teaching society lies?”
- “If Allah doesn’t bring light into your heart, you’ll never realize the truth behind the Quran.”
- Allah made people like you to test our resolve in the faith
- “We know what games you’re playing you (exmuslim) people”
- “I know who are your masters”
- “You are trying to create fitna”
- [This is] Proof day of judgment is near
- “The TV is changing you!”
- “Happiness is not for this life, happiness is for the hereafter. This is just a test. We suffer and struggle now so that we can be rewarded later. I fear for you and am afraid if you do not come back to Islam we will not be together in the afterlife!”
- “Yes I believe Muhammad spoke to an angel in a cave and went on a flying horse to jerusalem, pfft”
- “You’re possessed by a jinn”
- That is not you. That is Shaytan speaking through you
As you will see from these quotes, there is a general denial of logic, critical thinking etc. According to a faithful Muslim, thinking critically is supposed to lead to Islamic faith because that is Allah’s righteous path. When your critical thinking leads to doubt of Islam, you are perceived as someone who is intellectually corrupted by Shaytan and lost.
Even if you show a faithful Muslim that it is morally unsound that God Asked Abraham to slaughter his son in the middle of the desert or that Prophet Muhammad clearly borrowed ideas from his exchanges with Monotheists he would meet in his journey; the Muslim aggressively denies these possibilities. They will tell you that God simply wanted to test Abraham’s faith and dedication and in the end, Abraham’s resolve proved strong and his son was switched with a lamb anyway. They will tell you that Jewish and Christian texts were originally aligned with the Quran because God had sent it to them as such, but people have distorted them and began calling themselves; Jews and Christians.
A faithful Muslim clings to their belief so aggressively that they will call scientists who search for scientific discovery, and attempt to answer existential questions using evidence agents of Shaytan. They will label their own critical thinking as Satanic and internally shame themselves for thinking freely.
It’s as if they have a defense system set up internally. They have traps for every ounce of doubt.
Commencing Lockdown sequence… “Why did Allah allow my mother to be raped in front of my very eyes when I was 3 years old and my father to be castrated in the same event?”
Code red. Status: Answer available.
Answer: “Allah does things which we can not understand as humans. Maybe there is a larger picture for mom. She did become faithful afterwards didn’t she? Because she remained faithful in such a difficult experience, she is rewarded more by Allah. You should thank Allah for giving her such a test and preventing your father from potentially committing adultery. Now you can enjoy in heaven yay!”
“Oh… yeah that works!”
WHAT COMPLETE FUCKING BULLSHIT IS THAT LOGIC??????????????
You’ll see from the above list many irrational claims: conspiracy theories of Ex Muslims being part of an Anti-Islamic plan, accusations of the Ex Muslim at hand being possessed by a Jinn, degrading human intellect: calling human intellect too limited to truly understand the universe therefore we could not see heaven or Hell. Some even said that Ex Muslims’ existence is proof the day of judgment is near.
They will tell themselves all these irrational, illogical things, take large leaps of faith just to maintain their attachment to their deity that they were brainwashed into.
I remember when I was religious, I was a philosopher type. So I would attempt to answer questions of “Where God Comes from” using logic while still remaining within the tenets of faith. I am still impressed by some of my attempts even now. I am very impressed with 15-19 year old me, religious but making sense of it. Though I would put up similar intellectual barriers back then, calling doubt as a Satanic temptation and whisper. In that sense, I had limited my exploration (at that time.)
What is the point of this? To dissect some of these claims made by Muslims that really prove their internalized denial as a result of being brainwashed by the masses. The truth is, it is pointless to have rational debates with Irrational people. You can bring up science, then they will say “well it’s all speculation, like religion.” They are so used to treating religion like religion, that they treat science like religion and not like science.
My question is why? Why give life to a deity that we can not prove even exists? Why not let yourself think freely and think critically? That… is for another time.
As I end this observation of these quotes by Muslims, I’d like to refer you to two other articles of mine that are relevant: