19th October 2015
Quran is 100 per cent man made (and so are Vedas, Bible and the lot). And no, I don’t care about your propaganda.
An angry Muslim reader of my blog has unsubscribed. His grievance: that I don’t wish to read a website that he sent me (http://www.harunyahya.com/).
I actually do read voraciously – thousands of pages each month. Tens of thousands of pages each year. But these are mostly from peer reviewed journals or VERY high quality books. Someone has to be a world-class thinker for me to spend time on his/her work.
Now this is what happened in this case:
Mohammed Shahid Shaikh wrote by email:
This has reference to your open challenge :
Kindly refer to the site www.harunyahya.com for your reply.
Now I challenge you if you have the guts, to reply with an open mind without imposing your views which lacks any justification.
I wrote back:
Didn’t I say – send PEER REVIEWED SCIENCE JOURNAL ARTICLES?
Don’t send religious propaganda. That’s pure nonsense.
Mohammed Shahid Shaikh wrote:
This isn’t religious propaganda . but rock solid scientific proof where Darwin and followers of Darwinism are decimated.
You should have the guts to read the facts before pronouncing the verdict.
Sorry, ONLY scientific journals. If you write to me again without such journal references, I’ll mark your email to spam.
Mohammed Shahid Shaikh’s response:
I ‘m unsubscribing from your blogs and posts.
No need of your blogs.
That’s fine. I didn’t force you to subscribe. You are most welcome to leave when you think I don’t add any more value to your way of thinking.
Let me repeat: Quran is 100 per cent man made (and so are the Vedas, Bible and the lot). And no, I don’t care about your propaganda.
Now, I’m not denying your right to delude yourself (religion). It is a fundamental freedom. Everyone must have it. But my standard of proof is very high. You can’t send me a general URL of a propaganda site and expect me to read it. Send me a solid, peer reviewed science journal if you wish me to even consider the possibility that your delusion/s may be worthy of any respect.
Respect has to be earned. I respect you as an equal human but I have no respect for your false beliefs. Please understand, I don’t live for today. I live for the TRUTH. And the truth is for ever.
I will never propagate anything that is not going to rank alongside other true things 1000 years from now.
All your religions will be treated as interesting writings; poetry or literature 1000 years from now. Not ONE person will “believe” them. But the truth will go on. And on. And on.
Satyameva Jayate. The truth always triumphs. And it doesn’t need any force to triumph: it is so powerful that falsehoods just disappear.