Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?

Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?

Compiled by Michael Copeland

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. — Winston Churchill

…utterly incompatible with civilised society. — David Hume

…they beat out each other’s brains from generation to generation. — John Wesley

It is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in [their] world — Alexis de Tocqueville

…undistinguishing and exterminating war… against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. — John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States

…ferociously intolerant. — George Bernard Shaw

…the most fatal enemies of Civilization, Liberty, and Truth, which the world has yet known. — Sir William Muir

…the enemies of civilization. — Theodore Roosevelt

…unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of the world. —Bertrand Russell

It has always been about hate. It has always been about violence… a militant cult that is based on violence — Amil Imani

[They] refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. — Oriana Fallaci

There never was such scum as these people. — Lord Weidenfeld

…their systematic criminalization of free speech; their suppression of inquiry and creativity; and their unending intertribal fights — are the reasons their people have remained in the seventh century. — Uzay Bulut, Turkish journalist

…a unified message of triumphalism, otherworldliness, and religious hatred — Sam Harris

Degrades our society with hate-based crime.
Subverts our education and politics.
Undermines our laws.
Disparages our culture.
Infringes our liberties with intimidation.
Promotes antisemitism and discord with bigotry.
— Jack the Ripper, comment

…an inferior cult that must resort to violence to be spread. It cannot win in the marketplace of ideas
so it must suppress all criticism.
beyond partisan comment

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9 thoughts on “Quiz: Who is Being Referred To?

    • You had a wrong translation of the manual…
      and one can not translate the book, and islam means peace, though one can not translate classic arabic, but however, Turk and Uigur illiterates do understand that language.Irony off.
      Why do I think of Los Alamos in this matter?When will ” Operation Green” be launched?

      • This reminds me of Star Trek:

        “You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon. ”

        A few years ago the turkish comedian Kaya Cahit used the same excuses for nazis that were used for muslims like
        You never read Mein Kampf
        You have read the wrong translation.
        You must read Mein Kampf in the austrian original.

  1. A cult that raises lying from a sin to an act of virtue, raises murder to a good deed, and rape to an act or worship.

  2. It is easy to prove the bible contains much better evidence than the koran that God will intervene against murder. Jeremiah 30 says the most murderous assault against Jews in their history is near the end of the era of killing of Jews. Psalm 68 contains a judgment fulfilled in the 1960’s against those who recently tried to drive the Jews out of Israel. They were judged guilty of attacking the Messiahship of Jesus because the same prophets who provide evidence Jesus is the Messiah say their must be many Jews in Israel.

    Amos 3 states the dreams of the biblical prophets will play a role in ending the killing of Jews in Samaria. This is a third way the bible interacts with the killing of Jews to try to produce optimism for the future. In order for this word of Amos to be true, there needs to be numerous words of the other prophets which were dedicated to the purpose of prompting an intervention by God. It also would help if there was evidence God was participating in an intervention against murder. If these features were not present, there would be little reason to believe Amos. Joel 2.30 says God performs around killing events in the air and on the ground before the judgment day of the Lord. This is a great maneuver by the prophets because it gets God involved in a direct assault against the murderers of the world. This action is there for God to show how knowing He is when people are being killed in the world. This word in Joel is here because it is necessary for God to show He is more talented than people at knowing when people are being killed. It is an ominous activity for those who participate in unjust slaughter.

    When God performed the acts in Joel 2.30, the murder of John the Baptist, Jews murdered by Herod, and Christians murdered by Rome was used in a petition. God responded numerous times by showing how knowing He is when people are being killed. God also mixed in a judgment against abortion by showing aborted being are raised from the dead. Since the prophets say God knits life in the womb, abortion is an attack against God. Raising little ones who died in the womb from the dead gives God the authority to judge abortion and overthrow this attack against Himself. God likes using the murder of all those mentioned here to play a role in getting Him to intervene.

    The murder of John the Baptist was used to prompt God to fulfill the decisive word of Joel because the father of John claimed his son would help end the murder of Jews. The only way this is possible is for John’s murder to be used in a petition to God to fulfill the word of Amos and Joel. Psalm 42, the story of John’s murder in prison, says he will be remembered like this after he is killed.

    Many of the other prophets have a related word that gets fulfilled when the word of Amos is being realized. One such place is Isaiah 18, where he describes the characteristics of the country where the warning about the day of the Lord takes place.

    The koran contains very few prophecies. There is an unfulfilled statement that an inviter will come. Another says God will perform an act of rage far from the Arab world. There were not any other prophecies for anyone to prove they are playing the role of the inviter, or to show when God has done anything. This is very different from the bible, where dozens of Jewish prophets who never met before participate in a well coordinated effort to induce God to intervene against murder. The koran has the prophetic outcome one would expect it to have after it perverts the testimony of the murdered men of the bible, while the bible uses a petition to God over the murder of one of these men to initiate an intervention from God. This is a perfect strategy to overthrow the activity of the koran. The fact the bible contains evidence God will intervene against murder, and the koran contains no such evidence, means people are perfectly justified in rejecting the koran.

    The followers of Jesus really need to learn how to use this prophetic material to their advantage.The bible contains obvious recent activity in the holocaust of Jeremiah 30 and the recent Israeli war in psalm 68. It also contains words in Joel 2 that people will die in the air in the future. This prophecy and the warning written of in Isaiah 18 would be useless without miraculous technology. They show amazing technology was needed to fulfill the scripture at the time the bible was written. Now that technology is here. These facts prove those who attack bible believers without noting these biblical realities are dishonest. Their obvious lack of research shows they are not at all the reasonable people they pretend to be.

  3. Perhaps it’s worthwhile to note that even back in the Golden Age, Hollywood was careful not to offend Muslims. For one example, in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1935), the heroes clearly state that their battle is with the violent rogue Surat Khan, not the entire tribe. DeMille’s “The Crusades” from the same period is similarly compromised. The reason: Hollywood films were popular exports to Middle Eastern countries. As they say, follow the money.

  4. “The Koran teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others, murder as a legitimate means for the dissemination and preservation of this satanic doctrine, it talks ill of women, classifies people into classes, calls for blood and ever more blood. Yet, that a camel trader sparks uproar in his tribe, that he wants to make his fellow citizens believe that he talked to the archangel Gabriel; that he boasted about being taken up into heaven and receiving a part of that indigestible book there, which can shake common sense on every page, that to gain respect for this work, he covers his country with fire and iron, that he strangles fathers, drags away daughters, that he leaves the beaten a free choice between death and his faith: now this is certainly something that no-one can excuse, unless he came as a Turk into the world, unless superstition has stifled any natural light of reason in him.”
    Voltaire (1694-1788)

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