Friday, January 8, 2010

Dwindling In Unbelief: 1

You have to mention and offer solutions to all mankind illness and happiness in a rhyme, almost like a song that also includes scientific discoveries yet to be unfold for another decade or two, only then you have answered God's challenge of coming up with your own version of a holy book. Not forgetting historic events and explanations of the human questions. Did I mentioned Arabic and no plagiarism? Well, to be fair, I would exclude this requirement. Could you give a link of your so called book of truth. Thanks. Hope this got through. Sorry for the belated comment. Just caught your blog tonight.

Sadly the comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog author. Let see if Steve is what he said he is. Let's put his name to the test. Slumber is grasping me. 1.34 AM in the lands of the Malay. The frogs haven't stopped singing their lullaby.

This is my comment on

By Steve Wells

{More on the Quran's surah writing contest

In my last post, I forgot to mention the other places in the Quran that challenge skeptics to a surah writing contest. So here they are.

And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave (Muhammad), then produce a surah of the like thereof ... Quran 2:23

And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented ... Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say: Then bring a surah like unto it.... Quran 10:37-38

Or they say: He hath invented it. Say: Then bring ten surahs, the like thereof.... Quran 11:13

As you read these verses, you'll notice that the challenge isn't clearly stated. Will one surah that is better than the Quran's suffice (as in the 2:23 and 10:37-38 challenge), or must we come up with 10 superior surahs (as in the 11:13 version)?

Either way it should be easy to show that the Quran is not the revelation of Allah -- or any other god. There are plenty of atrocious surahs in the Quran.

Here is surah 111 (Palm Fibre) for example.

The power of Abu Lahab will perish, and he will perish.
His wealth and gains will not exempt him.
He will be plunged in flaming Fire,
And his wife, the wood-carrier,
Will have upon her neck a halter of palm-fibre.

And here is a surah that was written in response (I'm not sure who the author was, but I saw it first in Waterrock's commentary on Surah 10:31-52.)

In the name of Marvin, most-merciful, all-compassionate:
Damn both hands of my neighbor Sam; damn him!
His money and children will not save him!
He will be burnt in a blazing flame --
Sam and his dame, who is also to blame.
As she was carrying wood to her home,
She put some thorns in the path where I roam.
So she shall suffer a torment most dire,
Dangling in hell from a noose of palm-fibre.}

To be fair this post was posted on 07 May 2008. But I still hope he could still sense my comment.

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P.S. - Like with Foolster41, this is not my quest of showing how true I am or how wrong everyone else is. It is only a struggle of the truthseekers. Nothing more, nothing less. They are all just like me and you. Seekers of the truth.

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