Hi everyone, welcome back to TheVeganAtheist. In this video I bring back, by popular demand, The Quran , a skeptical analysis. This series has undergone a name change due to recent videos being flagged as not friendly to advertisers. For those new to the series, each video exposes 3 outrageous or immoral passages found in the world’s second most popular book. If you believe in this big book of ancient fantasy then you ought to know about all the questionable and immoral things it has to say. Vote which verse you think deserves this week’s Golden Turd award in the comment section below. Now lets get our hands dirty!
“Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.”
Oh… did you miss that…. Yes instructions on getting married with a girl who has not reached puberty… in other words a child. These verses are outlining 3 categories of females and the rules of marriage for each. Category 1 are adult women who have either reached menopause or who do not menstruate. Category 2 are females who have not yet menstruated. “Yet” is the operative word here. These females are pre-pubescent girls. Children! An actual category for rules in remarrying a child. This blows my mind. A child can be remarried after a 3 month waiting period. If this doesn’t call for a swear word, nothing does. Fucking disgusting.
The last category are for already pregnant women. They are not allowed to be remarried until the give birth.
It saddens me to contemplate the number of people across the world who think that the Quran is actually a sacred book with divine authorship. They either have to accept that its okay to marry children, or they have to ignore verses like these to keep on believing. I can hear it already, some Muslim apologists explaining away these verses by appealing to cultural, regional and historical justifications. But there are no rational justifications for marrying a child. If Allah exists, and he wrote a book for humans to guide their actions, he ought to have written it for all of us for all time, not for a select group of desert nomads who happened to already practiced child marriage. An all powerful, all moral being ought to have known better.
“And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated! And We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the Allah-fearing.”
You heard that right. People (specifically the Jews) who broke the Sabbath were turned into apes. The imagery is funny alone, but its ironically funny for a number of other reasons.
1) humans are already apes, one of the great apes in fact.
2) The author of the Quran, clearly not an all knowing god, didn’t know that humans are apes
3) For some reason, being an ape is made out to be an insult. What the hell did a wild ape ever do to you?
It’s to be expected that an ancient book written by primitive men got basic biology wrong, but not if a god authored it. Its clear to those not indoctrinated into this religious nonsense that this book is just more evidence of Islam being full of shit.
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – fight until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”
A Quranic verse encouraging Islamic terrorism? Who’s shocked? For all those peaceful Muslims of the world… thank you for being selective in the verses you use to guide your daily actions. I will not deny that there are verses in the Quran that instruct Muslims to be good, peaceful loving people. But… you cannot rationally discount verses like these that instruct the polar opposite. The large majority of the 1.5 billion muslims worldwide cherry pick what passages they follow, just like the infidels of all other major faith traditions. It’s easier, as a believer to continue on believing, by putting the uncomfortable bits out of sight and out of mind… to pick the nice bits and ignore the nasty. But… that is not intellectually honest. If you claim to believe the Quran is Allah’s message to the world, then all of it is Allah’s message… and that is a seriously scary proposition.
There you have it. 3 crazy Quranic verses. Which passage would you vote to win this week’s Golden Turd Award. Would it be:
1) Instructions on how long you have to wait to marry a child
2) A recounting of when Allah turned Jews into apes
3) An encouragement to engage in Islamic terrorism
Leave your vote in the comment section below. Results will be made available on my Facebook page 1 week from this video’s release.
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This week’s guest:
The Eudaimonist (Link)