The Merchants of Vice

Lately, in the height of some key world events, the real news was put on hold for a “ground-breaking” one, which seemed to be equally (if not more) important to the mainstream media.

It was about some nude pictures released by a reality TV star described by the Huffington Post as “the queen of nude selfie” – Kim Kardashian. Of course, this is not the first time this lady would pull off such a stunt.

Kim rose to worldwide fame in 2010 with her leaked home-made sex videos, which earned her family a whopping $65 million.

Since then, she has gained more attention from her fans worldwide by re-enacting her rotten start with slight variations. She is not alone.

Years ago, porn actors were characters who preferred to keep their real identities hidden and strictly under guard, but as pornography is now being accepted on different fronts – music, fashion, adverts, TV shows – these actors are now becoming icons to millions of youths around the world, occupying a niche that media personalities or rock music stars used to have.

We may spend days, perhaps weeks, stoning these fallen men and women with endless editorials, but it will hardly push the envelope, because they are trading in a collective hypocrisy and depravity that exist in the society at large.

Each time they put their bodies and souls out there with indecent pictures or videos, what can’t be denied is the traffic of voyeurism that follows them.

Even those who will pass judgement on them first pause to feast their eyes on their erotic acts. Indeed, the issue is deeper than mere attention-seeking; a decadent lifestyle is being sold to the consumers.

The standard argument of porn advocates is that viewing pictures of nude women or men is not really pornography, especially since the performers enjoy what they do.

Some researchers actually state that there is no link between looking at porn and real acts of sexually offensive behaviour in people. Such a view neither squares with facts nor Biblical truth.

a) Porn is basically a material (photograph, video or writing) that is intended to sexually arouse the user. It involves lust of the eyes and the flesh.

Matthew 5:28 says that when a man looks lustfully at a woman, by God’s standard, he is guilty of adultery (or fornication). Therefore, viewing porn images, which often stimulate immoral desires, are offensive to God.

b) The term “pornography” is from a Greek word porneia which means “illicit sexual intercourse in general” (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).

It’s a word encompassing all forms of sexual immorality – fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, oral sex, anal sex – which are the acts being recorded and simulated in most porn materials.

Others include acts of bestiality, child sexual abuse, gang rape, bondage, brutalizing of women and sadistic torture which are sins condemned by God (and even human laws).

These acts mould people’s morals and thinking, since we all change into the images we behold.

Porneia, says Thayer, is also “used metaphorically of the worship of idols” in Scripture.

A study of ancient religions shows that the oldest idols people worshipped were representations of the male and female genitals, which is probably natural since they produced life and pleasure.

In the same way, modern porn is also a type of sex organ worship and it’s allied with the sin of masturbation.

The influence of porn leads to a morbid obsession with the sex organs and preoccupation with sex – a trend commonly observed among youths today.

Strong’s Concordance defines porneia (#4202) as “harlotry (including adultery and incest), whoredom derived from perna – “to sell off” a selling off (surrendering) of sexual purity; promiscuity of any type.”

Porn is a form of harlotry involving fantasy or mental imagery. It’s literally prostitution with the eyes and mind.

This is why a porn user seeks out more attractive models and “exciting” erotic acts from time to time the same way a person seeks out the next prostitute to offer a newer thrill.

Porn can thus result in lack of intimacy and unrealistic sexual expectations in marriage because when a man’s head is filled with pictures of various models, his desire for his wife wanes. The same can also affect a woman.

Porn is the selling off of the decency and purity of men and women to appease the base instincts of the viewers. Since it’s a market, it also has some profit. Most individuals who put up nude photos or sex videos gain fame and many hits on their Web sites.

A survey states that 30,000 people are viewing porn every second; nearly 2 hardcore porn videos are released in the U.S. every hour, and an average of more than 2 million porn movies are rented in the U.S.

In short, the global porn industry generates an estimated $100 billion (US) annually.

Music videos laden with graphic sexual imagery and porn TV channels also target for profit. Germany, the porn capital of Europe, has 60 porn channels while Britain has 36.

The Daily Mail reports that millions of British children view Freeview channels in their bedrooms, leaving most of them in danger of accidentally accessing porn.

Some reality TV shows like Big Brother Africa (and its European counterpart) also indirectly promote whoredom by enhancing and funneling the nudity and sex acts within the four walls of the perverse house to millions of subscribers.

It was recently reported that Big Brother draws in a salary of £60,000 through this spy business. Me thinks this “Big Brother” is some lecherous old man who goes about peeping at naked ladies through bathroom key holes with spittle running down his chin.

The money these folks are raking from sacrificing the morality and innocence of people are more or less “earnings of a harlot” (Deut. 23:18).

The Lord Jesus says a good tree produces good fruit (Matt. 7:17). If porn is so harmless as we are told, then why do we keep seeing its damage in the lives of the performers and users?

A study has shown that porn users, due to the frequent secret indulgence, tend to be secretive and deceitful, establishing a link between porn use and depression, anxiety, social isolation, shame, damaged relationships and suicidal tendencies.

A team of German neuroscientists from Chante University of Medicine, Berlin, scanned the brains of 64 healthy men noting the amount of porn they consume each week.

The study showed that the men who watched more porn have a smaller volume in their striatum (the reward region of the brain) and those who watched it the most had less activity in the striatum. This implies that a repeated exposure to porn dulls the brain’s response to intimacy (Psychology Today, June 5, 2014).

This shouldn’t be a surprise. “Porn studios aren’t sitcoms,” says Norm Kent, a porn director. “They aren’t places where actors develop ongoing, deep relationships.”

This highlights the damage that having sex with complete strangers for money does to the soul.

A friend to Michael Cohen, a porn actor who committed suicide recalls, “He laughed and joked about it when he could, but he was ashamed, frustrated, and angry, and it did a lot of damage to him emotionally. He was sensitive, and he couldn’t deal with it.”

Ex-porn actress, Jenni, clearly remembers her first experience:

“The porn star I was supposed to work with that day was there but she couldn’t do anything because of her health. Her insides were so damaged from porn.”

Contrary to what many viewers think, these actors don’t enjoy what is being done to them.

“When I did porn, I wanted it to be over as quickly as possible and it was all about the money for me,” adds Jenni. “You don’t have any respect for yourself or the person you’re with. It’s all about money, and getting what you can from the other person.”

Alex agrees, “Everyone wanted a piece of you. So you basically get rewired to think that is what you’re worth.” Though he booked as many shoots as possible to stay sane, he said, “It doesn’t go away, and that festering is what leaves people high and dry.”

The average life expectancy of a porn performer is 37.43 years whereas the average life expectancy of an American is 78.1 years.

That means untimely death is rampant in the porn industry. Below are some examples and their manner of deaths:

1. Pierce Daniels (36), died of AIDS.
2. Jon King (32), died from AIDS complication.
3. Karen Mereness (27), suicide by hanging.
4. Randy Potes (34), suicide by gunshot.
5. Christopher McLaughlin (22), suicide by drug overdose.
6. Rommel Hunt (31) suicide by gunshot.
7. Eve Valois (37), prescription drugs.
8. Elisa Bridges (28), heroin and meth overdose.
9. Jeanette Rogers (42) drug overdose while having AIDS.
10. Natel King (23), murdered after shooting an adult scene.
11. Tim Barnnet (37) committed suicide by hanging while in jail on rape charges.
12. Rex Hickok (40) committed suicide by jumping off a building.
13. Patrizia Grazzini (39), cancer.
14. Yumika (35), choked to death on her vomit while asleep.
15. Arpad Miklos (45), suicide by drug overdose.
16. Zac Stevens (25), suicide.
17. Mehran Chesnut (25), seizures caused by “poppers.”
18. Dimitri Kane (20), accidental drug overdose.
19. Holie Stevens (30), breast cancer.
20. John Weston (39), HIV.
21. James Erik (30), heart attack.
22. Marland Anderson (39), cardiac arrest during an attempted suicide.
23. Katie Kiong (20), suicide by unknown causes.
24. Joe Romero (40), HIV complications.

While certain suggestions have been made to explain this tragic menace, some Biblical truths stand out: “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction…” (Gal. 6:7-8)

When a person offers his/her body parts to sin “as instruments of wickedness,” he/she becomes a slave to sin which leads to death (Rom. 6:13).

It is these things that bring God’s wrath on the disobedient. “Therefore do not be partners with them” (Eph. 5:6-7). Romans 1:29-31 list out the lifestyles of people with “a depraved mind”:

“They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder strife, deceit and malice. They are … God-haters, insolent arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil … they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.”

Verse 32 says God has decreed that both those who actually practice these and those who support those who do deserve death.

The note of the Full Life Study Bible (published by Zondervan) in Romans 1:32 says:

Being entertained by watching other people sin and engage in ungodly actions, even while you yourself abstain, brings you under the same divine condemnation as those engaging in such evil practices… Those (and especially those who profess faith in Christ) who use immoral actions of others for entertainment and enjoyment are (also) directly contributing to public opinion favorable to immorality and therefore to the corruption and eternal damnation of an indefinite number of other people.”

In essence, when we share or view porn pictures or videos, visit their Web sites or subscribe to their channels, we are in the same category as those producing them and upholding their influence.

Every time we invest our time, money and emotions into immoral entertainment, we are partnering with the dehumanization, depravity and exploitation of these merchants of vice and courting the same sentence hanging over them.

Deriving pleasure from porn typifies feeding off human pain and degradation for selfish purposes.

Like David, our stance should be: “I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me” (Ps. 101:3).

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The Sufficiency of Christ

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On June, 20, 2016, Pope Francis tweeted:

 

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The Christian journey is based on what I will call the “coordinates of truth.” In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Then in John 17:17, He prayed to the Father, saying, “Your word is truth.

First John 5:6 also says: “It is the Spirit who bears witness [to Jesus Christ] because the Spirit is truth.

In essence, Jesus is the truth, God’s Word – the Bible – is the truth and the Spirit is truth. Any doctrine, no matter how dogmatic, that is not true to Jesus, the Bible and the witness of the Holy Spirit, is a deception.

In a certain Catholic article titled “The Protty Jesus,” the writer stated that the Catholic and Protestant Jesus “are not really related, beyond the most basic things.” Consequently, we non-Catholics “do not worship the same Jesus as Catholics do.”

He’s right.

One of the key areas where we differ greatly is on the sufficiency of Christ – solo Christos. And the best way to demonstrate this is by comparing what the Bible teaches with what Roman Catholicism teaches.

I know the visceral response of the Catholic will be, “We teach and read the Bible too!” Yes, that’s true, but there is a big difference between reading the Bible to learn what God has said in it and reading some contrived ideas into it.

It’s self-deception for one to think he is saved or looking forward to heaven if one believes untruths about Jesus who is the only Way to Heaven.

The stakes are too high and eternity is too real to allow sentiments or rigidity cloud this issue. Here are some examples:

Salvation by Christ or a Church?

The Second Vatican Council decree on ecumenism explains: For it is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone which is the universal help towards salvation that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained” (Catechism #816, p 215)

Looking at God’s Word on the subject of salvation, you will not find a single verse requiring one to go through a church to be saved.

What did Jesus Himself say?
“For what my Father wants is that all who see the Son and believe in him should have eternal life” (Jn. 6:40).

He says “those who hear my words and believe in him who sent me have eternal life … [they] have already passed from death to life” (Jn. 5:24). He says again “he who believes has eternal life” (Jn. 6:47).

Salvation from eternal condemnation is received by believing in Christ “but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God” (Jn. 3:18).

If the Catholic church was necessary for salvation, then Jesus was lying.

Apostle Paul wrote: “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9-10)

Nothing is said about being saved by a church here.

Paul defines the Gospel as how Christ died for our sins and His resurrection and says “you are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it.” (1 Cor. 15:2).

He says the Gospel “is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom. 1:16).

If salvation is obtained by joining the Catholic church, then Paul was lying and the Holy Spirit inspiring him was also lying.

Apostle John wrote: “Some, however, did receive him and believed in him, so he gave them the rights to become God’s children” (Jn. 1:12).

That’s the only condition to be saved and become a child of God. Therefore, if the Catholic church is the only visible and universal sacrament of salvation, then apostle John was lying, so was the Holy Spirit.

But Jesus is truth, the Bible is truth and the Holy Spirit is truth. The key to salvation is believing in Jesus, not joining a church – whether Catholic or Protestant.

When the Philippian jailer asked Paul “what must I do to be saved?” did Paul say “you must come to the Catholic Church?” No. He said “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31).

The moment one believes the Gospel – which is about the death and resurrection of Christ offering us forgiveness and eternal life – he is saved.

No church can offer salvation because the church is simply a community of the saved. The church is not the Saviour. Not a single person in the New Testament looked up to a church for salvation and why would they, when it’s clear that Jesus alone is the Saviour.

If the Catholic church is right about this, then the Bible was wrong and Jesus was mistaken.

The Sufficiency of Christ’s Mediation

For, taken up to heaven, she [Mary] did not lay aside this saving role, but by her manifold acts of intercession continues to win for us gifts of eternal salvation” (The Documents of Vatican II, p. 91).

Not a single verse of the Bible assigns a saving or interceding role to Mary.

Jesus said about His sheep: “I give them eternal life and they shall never perish” (Jn. 10:28).

He “is able, now and always, to save those who come to God through him because he lives forever to plead with God for them” (Heb. 7:25).

He has the power to “keep [us] from stumbling and to present [us] before his glorious presence without fault.” (Jude 1:24)

Why would the Bible emphatically declare that “there is no salvation through anyone else” and no “other name under heaven given to the human race” if Mary also dispenses salvation as Rome says? (Acts 4:12)

Both the Bible and Catholicism do not agree.

Jesus’ intercession is based on His Mediatorship. If Mary is also interceding for mankind, it means Jesus’ mediation is grossly insufficient. But God came down as Man to graciously establish His covenant with us.

Jesus, as the “mediator of the new covenant” (Heb. 9:15) intervenes between God and man. He represents God before mankind and represents mankind before God.

As the God-Man, He has “given us a ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). This ultimately disqualifies Mary or anyone else.

Jesus came to earth to save sinners. He kept inviting them “Come to Me” – not to Mary or a church for salvation (Mt. 11:28). At no point do we find a sinner being afraid to go to Jesus asking Mary to approach Him on his/her behalf.

We find examples of Nicodemus, Zaccheus, the woman at Bethany, the penitent thief on the cross and many others who came to Christ. They all approached Him directly without going through Mary.

He showed them love and care more than Mary ever did, so, to suggest that He has lost that superior and divine love and mercy for sinners, that we are now to go to Him through Mary is utterly blasphemous. It denies a central truth: “there is one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5).

The sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice

“Each time the Mass is offered, the Sacrifice of Christ is repeated. A new sacrifice is not offered, but by divine power, one and the same sacrifice is repeated … In the Mass, Christ continues to offer Himself to the Father as He did on the Cross.” (The New Saint Joseph Catechism, #2, 171)

But the Bible clearly teaches that Christ’s sacrifice must not (and cannot) be repeated.

He “does not need to offer sacrifices every day” (Heb. 7:27) because He “was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many.” (Heb. 9:28)

The offering of His body was “made once and for all” (10:10) and “By the virtue of that one single offering he has achieved the eternal perfection of all who are sanctified” (10:14).

Why would God persistently tell us Jesus’ one sacrifice is sufficient if it needs to be repeated?

After presenting these facts to a Catholic guy years ago, he paused briefly, then said “The original Greek couldn’t have said these. The English Bibles have been distorted!” When I asked him to prove this, he couldn’t. That was a lame excuse.

Jesus said “It is finished” (Jn. 19:30). The Greek word there is tetelestai which literally means “completely complete.” Jesus has offered a perfect and complete sacrifice to God by His infinite power.

To deny this is a blasphemous reduction of Jesus into a perpetual sacrificial victim in the hands of men.

The Sufficiency of His blood

From the most ancient times in the Church good works were also offered to God for the salvation of sinners … [by] the prayers and good works of holy people … the penitent was washed, cleansed and redeemed…” (Vatican II, Vol. 1, 65)

On the contrary, redemption (or salvation) was accomplished by Christ in His sacrifice upon the cross and is received by faith: “Christ entered once and for all into the Most Holy Place … [with] his own blood and obtained eternal salvation for us” (Heb. 9:12).

None of man’s efforts can add to it.

“For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven” (Eph. 1:7). There is no way our own good works can cleanse our sins or redeem us.

The penalty of sin is infinite and only God could pay it. To reject this one-way redemption provided by the blood of Christ is to remain in sin and eternal condemnation.

Romans 5:9 says “By his blood we are now put right with God…” The present tense used means that once a person repents and believes the Gospel, he is justified and receives eternal life that moment. He doesn’t have to merit it with good works, sacraments or rites.

“The gift of God is eternal life through Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). We don’t work for this gift of salvation, we only receive it by faith in Christ.

Salvation is received here and now and Jesus saves completely, He doesn’t save by half or instalmentally (see Jn. 3:16, 1Cor. 1:21, 2Tim. 1:9, Tit. 3:5).

It matters not how much lip service Catholicism pays to solo Christo, its doctrines explicitly deny it, and a truth-seeking Catholic has a choice to make: to take sides against Jesus, the Bible and the Holy Spirit in order to follow a religion or  humble himself/herself and agree with God’s truth and consequently reject the lies of men.

But one thing is clear: every false religion tries to take the glory away from Christ and diminish His work and place it on a human figure, false god or religious organization.

Murder of Apostates: A Dialogue

In January, I had a dialogue with Miriam, a Muslim lady. She contacted me again this past week, intending to continue her mission in “opening my mind to Islam,” but this time around, it backfired when she admitted what I have been saying all the while – that islam is a death cult.

This exchange reveals how “moderate” Muslims drop the mask when push comes to shove, showing us the spirit behind Islam.
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Miriam: May I ask why you write a lot against Islam on your blog?

Victor: I began studying about Islam in 2002 and was shocked at what I discovered. I had heard horror stories of mass murders of Christians by Muslims in northern Nigeria, but dismissed these as criminal acts of “Muslim extremists” or “bad eggs” of Islam.

But when I read some portions of the Quran and hadiths and how these acts were legitimised, I began to see Islam, Muhammad and the Quran in a totally different light.

Years later, I saw how Muslims were attacking and misrepresenting Christianity and began to respond to some of them. This led me to study Islam more and I finally realised that there is no way Islam could have been from God (or that Allah is God).

The image of Muhammad in the hadiths was not that of a prophet of God, but a wicked and unholy man. I realised the [eternal] danger my Muslim friends and loved ones were in if they followed Islam, so I began to write these articles to inform other Christians and open the eyes of Muslims.

Miriam: In fact, what you found is extremely untrue. Killing is not legitimised. The word “Muslim” means to follow Allah’s orders, and he strictly forbade murder in the Quran in 5:53 [Victor: Wrong verse] “whoso kills a soul, unless it be for murder or corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind…”

Then Quran 6:151 says “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” In this verse, murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by a state for a crime is permitted.

It is forbidden to attempt to impose Islam on other people. The Qur’an says “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error” (2:256).

Note that this verse was revealed in Medina in 622 AD and was never abrogated by any other verse of the Qur’an. Islam’s holy book forbids coercing people into adopting any religion. They have to willingly choose it.

Victor: That sura 5:32 has been addressed here. Only a person who has not read the preceding and proceeding verses would cite it as you did as “proof.”

That sura 6:151 gives an exception to the rule, that is, there are murders legitimised and permitted in Islam.

The sura 2:256 “no compulsion in religion” was recited by Muhammad when some Jewish women of the Bani Nadir tribe who had vowed to convert their sons to Judaism were being compelled to convert to Islam. Muhammad said they may not convert if they will pay the jizya tax.

This verse has been abrogated by later verses as Ibn Kathir stated:

“[T]his verse is abrogated by the verse of fighting [Sura al-fath 16, 9:73, 123] … therefore all people of the world should be called to Islam. If anyone of them refuses to pay the jizya, they should be fought till they are killed” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah al-Baqarah ayat 253-286).

By the way, how can the “no compulsion” in Islam be true when Islam mandates imprisonment or death for apostates (murtads)?

Miriam: Many Islamic scholars, but not all, consider apostasy as a Hudud (or Hadd) crime, that is one of six “crimes against God” a Muslim can commit, which deserves the fixed punishment of death as that is a claim of God.

First of all, don’t you see that this would make the one true religion that everyone should follow, like a shop or store which a person can enter when he wants and leave when he wants, and it may encourage others to forsake the truth.

This is someone who has known the truth and practiced the religion and done the rituals of worship, so the punishment is not greater than he deserves.

Moreover, such strong rulings as this are only applies to a person whose life is no longer considered to be useful, because he knew the truth and he forsook it. What soul can be more evil than the soul of such a person? He must be killed because he saw the truth then he became blind.

The establishment of the limit on the apostate is therefore not to be compelled to enter Islam, but to punish him for disbelief in Allah after that it becomes clear to him the true path.

Islam is a whole way to life. It is religion and state, the worship, the leadership, the Koran and the sword, and the spirit which is based on reason and logic, based on evidence and proof, not in his faith. So an apostate should not maintain his life.

Victor: 

1. Your support for people being killed for leaving Islam speaks a lot of volumes, and frankly, it is sheer wickedness. It’s a travesty of human freedom for people to be killed for following the dictates of their conscience.

God has given us the freedom to choose and that is why He doesn’t compel us to serve or follow Him. A god who can’t guarantee freedom of conscience cannot guarantee salvation of the soul.

If Islam is a “religion of truth” as you claim, then why should those who leave it be killed? If a person is convinced that a religion he had adhered to is a deception, he should be free to reject it.

Who is this deity you serve who rules over his kingdom with so much tyranny and sadism? It’s just like a king who claims to be the only true king on earth yet decrees the death of anyone who goes to another kingdom.

If a king has shown his subjects his love and grace, even when they find reasons to leave his kingdom at first, they will be eager to return – by their own volition – because he had shown them some qualities that another king couldn’t.

By decreeing the killing of apostates, it clearly shows that Allah is a false, insecure god who has many ugly secrets in his house.

If Allah is the true God he would seek after those who have walked away the same way a shepherd goes after a lost sheep, or a person searches for a lost coin or like father awaits the return of a prodigal son. This is a quality of the God of the Bible (Lk. 15:3-18).

How horrible to serve a god who slaughters backsliders! Allah is no different from Seth or Satan. And why should we forsake our loving God to bow to such a vicious deity?

2. You said an ex-Muslim deserves to be beheaded because he has “known the truth and practiced the rituals of worship.” Can this also translate this way: “if a person who has known the truth and practiced the rites Hinduism and then embraces Islam should also be killed.”

“Or a person who has known the truth of Judaism and then embraces Islam deserves to be slaughtered also because he left the truth.” Agreed?

The fact is, as humans, our ideas of “truth” can change. People change their views on different subjects for different reasons, whether based on emotion, conviction or experience, so to license death for leaving Islam should also translate to licensing death for embracing it. It ought to work both ways.

If a person is shown sufficient evidence that Islam is a false religion, or that Muhammad was a false prophet, he has every right to dump it. A religion that decrees the killing of apostates is deceitful and its rites are worthless.

Who gets to decides whose life is “useless”? By what criteria do you (or your religious leaders) decide that a fellow created by God is “useless” and should be exterminated like a laboratory rat?

This is what your much vaunted “religion of peace” actually boils down to – supporting cruelty and murder.

3. You said Muslims must “punish (an apostate) for his disbelief in Allah.” If Allah is God and he is so offended because one of his slaves no longer believes in him, he should be the one doing the “punishing,” not sitting back like a gangster godfather, relying on his brainwashed followers to do his dirty job for him.

If Allah has failed to prove his existence to his slaves, why should they continue to love and serve a figment of a man’s imaginations?

A true God should be able to defend his name and reputation, and a god who replaces reason with compulsion is not worthy of worship. The God of the Bible said: “Come now and let us reason…” (Is. 1:18).

But Allah doesn’t reason with anyone; his topmost priority is to have those who leave his religion killed. Then what makes his Islam different from Satanism?

I read an article today, that apart from football matches, another “public entertainment” in Saudi Arabia that makes Muslims gather outdoor, enduring the discomfort and harshness of the desert sun is beheading!

Both the young and old gather to watch a fellow human being decapitated by an executioner while chanting “Allah Akbar!” And people wonder why Muslims are quick to violence.

You have been so exposed to sheer evil and cruelty so much that you have become immune to it. This is psychopathy – when a person lacks human empathy and justifies every act of barbarity. It’s funny how these same people then come on social media to claim “ISIS are not real Muslims.” Yeah sure.

4. You said Islam is “based on reason and logic…evidence and proof.” This claim has lost its bite with your previous lines.

If Islam has a shred of proof or evidence for its beliefs, there wouldn’t be any need for the sword or jihad. If I tell you 2+2= 4 and you say “no,” I can easily prove my stance by placing two sticks on a table and adding two more to it. That settles it.

It becomes clear to everyone who is right and who is wrong. I don’t need to bring out a sword and say “You blasphemed my belief by disagreeing, so you must die!” Only loons do that.

Now where is the evidence that Muhammad is God’s prophet or that the Quran is God’s Word? These are fun topics. You prove Allah with Muhammad, prove Muhammad with Allah, prove the Quran with Muhammad and prove Muhammad with Muhammad’s own words.

You call that “evidence,” but we call that fideism – faith in faith.

Sura 5:101 says to you Muslims: “Ask not questions about things which if made plain to you may cause you trouble.” What is this, if not blind faith?

Reason and logic thrive where there are questions, criticism and scrutiny, but in Islam, you cannot question what you believe; you can’t doubt; you can’t reason and you are not even free to walk away! That’s bondage.

Miriam: You are misunderstanding Islam and searching for the dark sides. But our doctrine is complete and pure and the image is clear to us, but not to you.

Maybe it’s true that you searched and read a lot about Islam but what you’ve learned is extremely untrue. Maybe the books you read were written by islam’s enemies. Just because there are a lot of Muslims not applying islam and they don’t represent their religion.

Try to make your mind wide open, millions and millions are entering Islam every year, do you think that people didn’t think well or didn’t search about Islam before taking such an important decision? You [research] about Islam but your results are 100% false.

Victor: I have seen both the theory and practical of Islam and I understand them. The former are in the Quran and hadiths while the latter are seen in the savage, barbaric and subhuman atrocities Muslims are perpetrating in my own country and other nations of the world.

The recent Orlando massacre by the ISIS jihadist is just an example.

I don’t have to “see” Islam from your perspective because you are still trapped in the bubble and truth appears flurry from that end.

Anyone who justifies the murder of murtads first needs a human heart and a new spirit from God, before he/she can begin to see things from a Godly perspective.

My facts are based on the original sources of Islam. I’ve heard that accusation of being “spoon-feed by enemies of Islam” many times, but when I ask you Muslims to refute the facts being presented, you either run for the hills or change the topic.

And I’m putting it out to you to demonstrate my “100% falsehood” and I will publish it on my blog, so that everyone can read you expose my untruths or see who between us is peddling untruths.

It’s a good thing that not all Muslims are applying Islam. Imagine how awful this world would be if every Muslim was beheading people or flogging women for uncovering their hair. You have already shown me the spirit behind islam by your appraisal of death for apostasy.

You also said “millions are converting to Islam.” On which planet? By the way, if every religion incorporates death penalty for apostasy, will Islam have any figure to boast of?

To imply that a religion is true because many are embracing it is a fallacy of appeal to numbers. It’s just like telling me garbage is suitable for human consumption because so many flies are perching on it. That’s ridiculous. You think God is a respecter of numbers? Not at all.

The Bible says “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God” (Ps. 9:17). It means everyone who practices or justifies wickedness (beheading, stoning of rape victims, jihad etc.) is going to hell and “all the nations that forget God.”

There are many nations today wallowing in pits of rebellion against God. They sin boldly and even deny God’s existence.

There are also nations that claim to be religious but practice all sorts of evil under the shroud of religion. They rape captured women, destroy church buildings and kill others to appease a god who promised them a brothel paradise. They have rejected the true God as revealed in Jesus Christ. They will all face the ax.

God is not a respecter of human feelings. He is no respecter of men – their race, religions, philosophies or zeal. “He does not play favourites” (Rom. 2:11).

If nations will not be spared from hell, what makes you think millions of Muslims will be spared? Because false religions and sin have multiplied, so “hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure” to swallow more people (Is. 5:14).

Your only hope here and in eternity is to trust in Jesus Christ as your Saviour. It doesn’t matter how deep you have gone in Islam or how the fear of leaving it assail you, God will preserve you with His mighty hand.

Please think about this because there is no evidence that Islam is of God.