A bit of a controversy started on FB based on my citing the Old Testament (OT) as proof of the violence and inhumanity of the Christian God, here.
A key question is: are Christians accountable for the Old Testament? Or is the “god” of the OT radically distinct to the “god” of the NT? Did Christ “bring” to the world a new “god”?
I’ve concluded, after a bit of further review, that the two “gods” are indeed the same. My interpretation (i.e. the Christians are accountable for their violent OT God – apart from the massive violence in the name of Christianity seen over the past 2000 years – except perhaps the past 5-6 decades) must stand. Christianity is a fundamentally a violent religion.
Some key proofs (in relation to the close relationship between OT and NT).
Her banned Facebook page: only a screenshot of the banned info is now available:
(search screenshot at 9:12 am on 30 June 2016 from Melbourne). Unfortunately, there’s no archive available on the wayback machine, as well. I do hope Dom has downloaded and retained her Facebook posts, in the hope that one day, a less oppressive Facebook may yet exist – but of course, then they can simply activate the page again. (It is truly shocking that Facebook has such an anti-free speech approach).
How credible is Dom Azares?
Well, should we listen to Dom? Is she speaking the truth? Does she really stand for the rights of women?
From my review of her work so far, I think she’s totally kosher. She’s not a “plant” by some Christian maniacs (but she should note that Christianity has been as violent – or more – than Islam; her defence of Christianity makes me question some of her work). She’s self-driven. And she’s genuine.
I think she brings the right kind of spirit to her work: to defend herself and women and everyone from maniacal killers (and worse) who are generated from the bowels of Islam. She is right to fight Islam, not Muslims. Muslims are as much a victim of Islam as anyone else.
However, she is a novice, and seriously deficient in her knowledge of the actuteviolence within Christianity. She needs to read up a lot more.
One fine day, not very far away now, religion will die. All religion – without a single exception.
Only the mentally sick and the dunces or the dupes still believe that religious texts are “true”.
But the question arises: how did these delusional texts become so powerful?
Initially, when man, the highly evolved monkey, became self-aware, he started asking questions about his origin. The mentally sick monkeys amongst us had some hallucinations about something they call “god”. That’s all a trick of a sick brain. (While “god” may well exist – there’s no way known to us to prove it; but anyone who has “sighted” or “spoken” with “god” or the “angels” was mentally sick, 100 per cent). Other mentally sick monkeys then decided to “believe” the other monkeys’ hallucination, without having seen it themselves.
There are over 100,000 different documented types of monkey hallucinations (religions).
Sooner or later, a “leader” monkey (i.e. king) was born who was either mentally sick or who – rationally – wanted to take advantage of a religious hallucination in order to gain personal power. And then that hallucination took off, it became “embedded” in society through the use of the leader monkey’s force.
Some of these hallucinations have now gone on for thousands of years because people were afraid to annoy the leader monkey (king).
But most children are born rational, even today. Society can’t operate if everyone hallucinates. These non-sick people always ask (when they are small) about proof. They ask: WHO in his right mind can possibly believe in these hallucinatory texts.
Hallucinations are flimsy imaginations that disappear through the sunlight of reason, through questioning. The thing (religion) is so pathetically weak in its foundations, it ALWAYS dissolves into thin air the moment people ask questions.
Religion therefore has NO HOPE. ALL children (excluding those who become mentally sick sometime in their life) will sooner or later reject it.
Islam is harder to kill, since it uses EXTREME FORCE to prevent people from leaving. But it, too, will ultimately die.
The day all people are liberated from religion, we can start living like humans for the first time, not like mentally sick monkeys.
Not a fan of any religion, Voltaire found Islam to be particularly abhorrent:
But that a camel-merchant [Muhammad] should stir up insurrection in his village; that in league with some miserable followers he persuades them that he talks with the angel Gabriel; that he boasts of having been carried to heaven, where he received in part this unintelligible book, each page of which makes common sense shudder; that, to pay homage to this book, he delivers his country to iron and flame; that he cuts the throats of fathers and kidnaps daughters; that he gives to the defeated the choice of his religion or death: this is assuredly nothing any man can excuse, at least if he was not born a Turk, or if superstition has not extinguished all natural light in him. [Source]
The viciousness of Mohammed and Islam is INEXCUSABLE.
I continue to build my notes notes re: Islam in my spare moments.
Here’s what David Hume – who had studied the Quran to an extent – found:
“Let us attend to his [Mohammed’s] narration; and we shall soon find, that he bestows praise on such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilized society. No steady rule of right seems there to be attended to; and every action is blamed or praised, so far only as it is beneficial or hurtful to the true believers.” – [Source]
The last sentence above reflects the fact that Islam is EXTREMELY VICIOUS towards non-Muslims.