The Quran is basically just a book of threats (against pretty much everyone)

My Muslim roommate gave me a copy of the Quran, telling me that if I read it I will “surely become a Muslim, as everyone who studies religion will find the truth in this book.” I spent two evenings reading it in its entirety, but after only two minutes I noticed something peculiar and grabbed my orange highlighter.

It's soiled because even my cat (tail pictured) thinks it's BS. So he knocked over my water while I was reading it.

It’s soiled because even my cat (tail pictured) thinks it’s BS. So he knocked over my water while I was reading it.

The image above shows two typical pages in the Quran. The highlighted sections are passages in the Quran that espouse violence against nonbelievers, calls them idiots, or promises that Allah will torture them in fire forever. This, quite literally, takes up about 60% of the Quran.

Nonbelievers (also called “enemies,” “wrongdoers,” and “mischief makers” in the Quran) are identified as Atheists, pagans, polytheists, Jews, Christians, and spiritualists who have heard even a “partial truth” from Muhammad, but who “refuse” to acknowledge “what they know is clearly true.” Of particular note, Muslims who kill Muslims are condemned to hell, but are still treated better than nonbelievers because Allah will pardon them after Jesus is resurrected and Allah commences his final judgement.

Why does the Quran say these things? Well, it elaborates. According to the Quran, because I’ve read even a single word from the Quran, I am now a Muslim and a believer. But because I refuse to acknowledge that, I am disobeying Allah.

Sorry Quran, but I’m still 100% atheist.

But really, a book should stand on its own merits, not empty threats. And the Quran is filled to the brim with empty threats. More than half of the damned thing is passages condemning disbelief. Could it be that it contains so many threats against nonbelievers because Muhammad made the whole thing up and felt insecure?

Finally, I suggest that everyone read the Quran. It’s pretty hilarious!

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17 Responses to The Quran is basically just a book of threats (against pretty much everyone)

  1. Denine Taylor says:

    I haven’t read it, but that doesn’t sound like the so called “peaceful religion” they keep telling us it is then?

  2. oogenhand says:

    Threaten them back. Hell is eternal, Hell is eternal, Hell is eternal…

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  4. albinogoth says:

    Oh, but you aren’t *really* a muslim yet, because you haven’t read it in the original Arabic! :p

    • Rayan Zehn says:

      I don’t know why it took me over a week to reply to this. In any case, you win the Rayan Zehn awesome comment of the month award. My roommate told me the same thing once: “You cannot see the truth because Muhammad’s words are lost in translation.”

      To me that sounds more like a problem for Muhammad than a problem for the rest of us.

      • jean44428887 says:

        The ultimate timeless Atheist was OFFearawn m king THREATS.
        In the Isis darkness trilogy at Sunset. The woman of pharaoh was called the Sunrise. The sun each day prostrated at the Throne of Allah. Hadith qudsi:

        Allah is Time. So do not abuse time.

        hadith Qudsi: Allah is Beyond the Most Evolved Thought of Man.

        : Said Abraham to the Tyrant of Time before tracing the Door to the Valley of Kings the temple of Thebes of one thousand doors when Threatened with death and permission to be sought to live: My Lord caused the sun to rise in the east, do you then cause it to rise in the west?


        the day musa threw his stick swallowing up all that pharaoh ramisis ii faked of his godhead.

        About the eloquence of muhammad translated, the sun n ah! Mad.

        the elephant in the room,4442

      • jean44428887 says:

        I hope it was not one comment allowed pick and choose where athesit knocked out what they hate: Allah was not great, greater nor greatest for ?.ALLAH does not eat, that was a syncretism from Hinduism where brahmin sat on the Hill as the supreme power being served the food wrested by Isis from the untouchable, mUS..m the genesis of sectarianism, racism, misanthropy, misogyny, mistake.

        jean louise dell’Aquila.e4443

      • jean44428887 says:

        JEAN, /ean means the framework for a seal. the american oxford dic.

        wiki: the valley outside of jerusalem was known as jehannam, hell.

    • jean44428887 says:

      the world goddess, better the Essene that taught JESUS, at least i’ll get my essentials there and not the folly of bollywood another Isissetup, never do I want to set up Isis with the like again of Hitlers SS another 1000 year reicht stag by name Isis Seti Darkness the struggle to rule by terror, demolishing pharaohs crown: removing the sun, daylight and space by blocking light traveling773.

  5. Anonymous says:

    There’s more than 1 billion Muslims in the world. They have all the funds from rich Muslim countries to promote Islam and portray Quran as a book of peace, which they try to do by flooding the Internet with all the good things about Quaran or Islam (although it is evil), even though the Muslims have been creating trouble around the world almost in the all the countries. You don’t need to do critical thinking to come to a conclusion that Muslim is not a religion of peace as wherever they go they have trouble, they can’t assimilate to the local culture, they will try to bring Sharia law, they need halal food (even though they have been consuming non-halal food for almost a century when they were new to another country, they will look for separate states, they need to cover their women in that black ghostly-looking clothes, and finally they will need to get rid of people who are not Muslims by becoming suicide bombers. Quaran had never been and will never be a book of peace.

    • jean44428887 says:

      all men come to Allah as Slaves either willingly, islam,: or UNwillinGly which was the SLAM of Isis Darkness Seti for the thousand year Reign of Terror. It took socrates a thousand years to climb to the top of the cave and behold the glimmering of light on the earth and im talking physical light, sunshine,: such was scepter the struggle between darkness and light.888

      • jean44428887 says:

        hadith qudsi, holy and as the Jews say there was no sacred in their religion’3:

        ALLAH Exiled his Oppression and FORBADe oppression for HIMSELF and forbadE Oppression for His Servants.

        Thats what EXisTENce336 was about where ten countdown was blastoff: pharaoh aten whence your @sign for A..6667

        called by Isis the heretic pharaoh because he did not use images.
        in fact pharaohs house was so sacred that no pharaoh had ever been seenuntil ramisis.
        what you seeof the monolithic staues of pharaohs are SLAVES that held the great house of Kings meaning the title FAI.rawn. , with Joseph Yousuff ering it became fareawn o my two companions of the prison, world,: what was better many lords differing among themselves, which was isis darkness terror tyranny, or the one supreme, loving and by that IRRESI.sTIB.l.e.

        le crayon

    • jean44428887 says:

      what does islam mean is never the two LAMs of mary..where the state of being the present infinitive was built into the arabic language and left U.n.sAID as true of the ancient roman language to where they utilize the term est whence establishment, L ..logout for isis ramisis..died ramesses a mess, but my most generous lord allah made the first mess halls for the army, public.88888888886

      • jean44428887 says:

        hadith: if you dont thank men you cant thank Allah.

        thank You Rayan Zehn for the grace of space and thank you allah for the time of day.

  6. muslim says:

    add “al azif” to “al quran” and u have 100% of islam.

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