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October 20th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

Muslim faithful converge for 2012 Hajj

(CNN)–A pilgrimage for millions of Muslims is under way at Islam's holiest site. CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Islam

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  1. Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

    To learn difference between Truth of Islam and hinduism, denial of truth absolute, please visit limitisthetruth.com.

    October 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  2. Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

    Rainer Braendlein
    Get some education in truth absolute, Saint is short of hindu Sanatan, pagan goon, and your article is nothing but hinduism, absurdity of a hindu, liar, spoken not of truth absolute but from hindu soul, filthy desire to promote hinduism, lies about Muslim's and Islam, by labeling hinduism, denial of truth some thing else, does not change a thing, but still, hinduism, denial of truth absolute GOD, hinduism, corruption of truth absolute you claim to have faith in , is nothing but hindu Mithra ism, pagan savior ism, labeled a Christianity, be honest, may be a hindu, lair like you have no knowledge of, but seek, call your hinduism, absurdity Christianity, by it's real name, hinduism, pagan ism and hindu Santana you mention as saint, was nothing else but a hindu Sanatan, filthy goon with his hindu ignorant view.

    October 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      your hindu filthy french is same as your hinduism, ignorance. hindu, ignorant.

      October 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    October 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • HeavenSense

      Hi prayerbot.

      October 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Islam is healthy for children and other living things

      Look at all those Muslims praying!

      Allah bless you.

      October 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • HeavenSense

      You best stay up wind of that mob.

      October 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      your hindu filthy french is same as your hinduism, ignorance. hindu, ignorant.

      October 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
  4. Meatwad

    You don't need a machine to make a rainbow. For rainbows are made of happy thoughts, and dreams, and chocolate unicorns, and gumdrops, and licorice sunsets, and fuzzy gumdrop bears, in chicken curly chocolate gumdrop land...

    October 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  5. This looks like a job for . . . ACHMED THE DEAD TERRORIST!!!!!

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go&w=640&h=360]

    October 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  6. Rainer Braendlein

    St. John of Damascus’s Critique of Islam

    Webmaster note: The following passage is from Saint John’s monumental work, the Fount of Knowledge, part two enti-tled Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin. It is usually just cited as Heresies. The translator’s introduction points out that Fount of Knowledge is one of the most “important single works produced in the Greek patristic period,…offering as it does an extensive and lucid synthesis of the Greek theological science of the whole period. It is the first great Summa of theology to appear in either the East or the West.” Saint John (+ 749) is considered one of the great Fathers of the Church, and his writings hold a place of high honor in the Church. His critique of Islam, or “the heresy of the Ishmaelites,” is especially relevant for our times.

    There is also the supersti-tion of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, [who] was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also called Saracens, which is derived from Sarras kenoi, or dest-itute of Sara, because of what Agar said to the angel: ‘Sara hath sent me away desti-tute.’ [99] These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabár, which means great. [100] And so down to the time of Heraclius they were very great idolaters. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, [101] devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.

    He says that there is one God, creator of all things, who has neither been begotten nor has begotten. [102] He says that the Christ is the Word of God and His Spirit, but a creature and a servant, and that He was begotten, without seed, of Mary the sister of Moses and Aaron. [103] For, he says, the Word and God and the Spirit entered into Mary and she brought forth Jesus, who was a prophet and servant of God. And he says that the Jews wanted to crucify Him in violation of the law, and that they seized His shadow and crucified this. But the Christ Himself was not crucified, he says, nor did He die, for God out of His love for Him took Him to Himself into heaven. [104] And he says this, that when the Christ had ascended into heaven God asked Him: ‘O Jesus, didst thou say: “I am the Son of God and God”?’ And Jesus, he says, answered: ‘Be merciful to me, Lord. Thou knowest that I did not say this and that I did not scorn to be thy servant. But sinful men have written that I made this statement, and they have lied about me and have fallen into error.’ And God answered and said to Him: ‘I know that thou didst not say this word.” [105] There are many other extraordinary and quite ridiculous things in this book which he boasts was sent down to him from God. But when we ask: ‘And who is there to testify that God gave him the book? And which of the prophets foretold that such a prophet would rise up?’—they are at a loss. And we remark that Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai, with God appearing in the sight of all the people in cloud, and fire, and darkness, and storm. And we say that all the Prophets from Moses on down foretold the coming of Christ and how Christ God (and incarnate Son of God) was to come and to be crucified and die and rise again, and how He was to be the judge of the living and dead. Then, when we say: ‘How is it that this prophet of yours did not come in the same way, with others bearing witness to him? And how is it that God did not in your presence present this man with the book to which you refer, even as He gave the Law to Moses, with the people looking on and the mountain smoking, so that you, too, might have certainty?’—they answer that God does as He pleases. ‘This,’ we say, ‘We know, but we are asking how the book came down to your prophet.’ Then they reply that the book came down to him while he was asleep. Then we jokingly say to them that, as long as he received the book in his sleep and did not actually sense the operation, then the popular adage applies to him (which runs: You’re spinning me dreams.) [106]

    When we ask again: ‘How is it that when he enjoined us in this book of yours not to do anything or receive anything without witnesses, you did not ask him: “First do you show us by witnesses that you are a prophet and that you have come from God, and show us just what Scriptures there are that testify about you”’—they are ashamed and remain silent. [Then we continue:] ‘Although you may not marry a wife without witnesses, or buy, or acquire property; although you neither receive an a-ss nor possess a beast of burden unwitnessed; and although you do possess both wives and property and as-ses and so on through witnesses, yet it is only your faith and your scriptures that you hold unsubstantiated by witnesses. For he who handed this down to you has no warranty from any source, nor is there anyone known who testified about him before he came. On the contrary, he received it while he was asleep.’

    Moreover, they call us Hetaeriasts, or Associators, because, they say, we introduce an associate with God by declaring Christ to the Son of God and God. We say to them in rejoinder: ‘The Prophets and the Scriptures have delivered this to us, and you, as you persistently maintain, accept the Prophets. So, if we wrongly declare Christ to be the Son of God, it is they who taught this and handed it on to us.’ But some of them say that it is by misinterpretation that we have represented the Prophets as saying such things, while others say that the Hebrews hated us and deceived us by writing in the name of the Prophets so that we might be lost. And again we say to them: ‘As long as you say that Christ is the Word of God and Spirit, why do you accuse us of being Hetaeriasts? For the word, and the spirit, is inseparable from that in which it naturally has existence. Therefore, if the Word of God is in God, then it is obvious that He is God. If, however, He is outside of God, then, according to you, God is without word and without spirit. Consequently, by avoiding the introduction of an associate with God you have mutilated Him. It would be far better for you to say that He has an associate than to mutilate Him, as if you were dealing with a stone or a piece of wood or some other inanimate object. Thus, you speak untruly when you call us Hetaeriasts; we retort by calling you Mutilators of God.’

    They furthermore accuse us of being idolaters, because we venerate the cross, which they abominate. And we answer them: ‘How is it, then, that you rub yourselves against a stone in your Ka’ba [107] and kiss and embrace it?’ Then some of them say that Abraham had relations with Agar upon it, but others say that he tied the camel to it, when he was going to sacrifice Isaac. And we answer them: ‘Since Scripture says that the mountain was wooded and had trees from which Abraham cut wood for the holocaust and laid it upon Isaac, [108] and then he left the as-ses behind with the two young men, why talk nonsense? For in that place neither is it thick with trees nor is there passage for asses.’ And they are embarrassed, but they still assert that the stone is Abraham’s. Then we say: ‘Let it be Abraham’s, as you so foolishly say. Then, just because Abraham had relations with a woman on it or tied a camel to it, you are not ashamed to kiss it, yet you blame us for venerating the cross of Christ by which the power of the demons and the deceit of the Devil was destroyed.’ This stone that they talk about is a head of that Aphrodite whom they used to worship and whom they called Khabár. Even to the present day, traces of the carving are visible on it to careful observers.

    As has been related, this Mohammed wrote many ridiculous books, to each one of which he set a t-itle. For example, there is the book On Woman, [109] in which he plainly makes legal provision for taking four wives and, if it be possible, a thousand concubines—as many as one can maintain, besides the four wives. He also made it legal to put away whichever wife one might wish, and, should one so wish, to take to oneself another in the same way. Mohammed had a friend named Zeid. This man had a beautiful wife with whom Mohammed fell in love. Once, when they were sitting together, Mohammed said: ‘Oh, by the way, God has commanded me to take your wife.’ The other answered: ‘You are an apostle. Do as God has told you and take my wife.’ Rather—to tell the story over from the beginning—he said to him: ‘God has given me the command that you put away your wife.’ And he put her away. Then several days later: ‘Now,’ he said, ‘God has commanded me to take her.’ Then, after he had taken her and committed adultery with her, he made this law: ‘Let him who will put away his wife. And if, after having put her away, he should return to her, let another marry her. For it is not lawful to take her unless she have been married by another. Furthermore, if a brother puts away his wife, let his brother marry her, should he so wish.’ [110] In the same book he gives such precepts as this: ‘Work the land which God hath given thee and beautify it. And do this, and do it in such a manner” [111]—not to repeat all the obscene things that he did.

    Then there is the book of The Camel of God. [112] About this camel he says that there was a camel from God and that she drank the whole river and could not pass through two mountains, because there was not room enough. There were people in that place, he says, and they used to drink the water on one day, while the camel would drink it on the next. Moreover, by drinking the water she furnished them with nourishment, because she supplied them with milk instead of water. Then, because these men were evil, they rose up, he says, and killed the camel. However, she had an offspring, a little camel, which, he says, when the mother had been done away with, called upon God and God took it to Himself. Then we say to them: ‘Where did that camel come from?’ And they say that it was from God. Then we say: ‘Was there another camel coupled with this one?’ And they say: ‘No.’ ‘Then how,’ we say, ‘was it begotten? For we see that your camel is without father and without mother and without genealogy, and that the one that begot it suffered evil. Neither is it evident who bred her. And also, this little camel was taken up. So why did not your prophet, with whom, according to what you say, God spoke, find out about the camel—where it grazed, and who got milk by milking it? Or did she possibly, like her mother, meet with evil people and get destroyed? Or did she enter into paradise before you, so that you might have the river of milk that you so foolishly talk about? For you say that you have three rivers flowing in paradise—one of water, one of wine, and one of milk. If your forerunner the camel is outside of paradise, it is obvious that she has dried up from hunger and thirst, or that others have the benefit of her milk—and so your prophet is boasting idly of having conversed with God, because God did not reveal to him the mystery of the camel. But if she is in paradise, she is drinking water still, and you for lack of water will dry up in the midst of the paradise of delight. And if, there being no water, because the camel will have drunk it all up, you thirst for wine from the river of wine that is flowing by, you will become intoxicated from drinking pure wine and collapse under the influence of the strong drink and fall asleep. Then, suffering from a heavy head after sleeping and being sick from the wine, you will miss the pleasures of paradise. How, then, did it not enter into the mind of your prophet that this might happen to you in the paradise of delight? He never had any idea of what the camel is leading to now, yet you did not even ask him, when he held forth to you with his dreams on the subject of the three rivers. We plainly assure you that this wonderful camel of yours has preceded you into the souls of asses, where you, too, like beasts are destined to go. And there is the exterior darkness and everlasting punishment, roaring fire, sleepless worms, and hellish demons.’

    Again, in the book of The Table, Mohammed says that the Christ asked God for a table and that it was given Him. For God, he says, said to Him: ‘I have given to thee and thine an incorruptible table.’ [113]

    And again, in the book of The Heifer, [114] he says some other stupid and ridiculous things, which, because of their great number, I think must be passed over. He made it a law that they be circu-mcised and the women, too, and he ordered them not to keep the Sabbath and not to be baptized.

    And, while he ordered them to eat some of the things forbidden by the Law, he ordered them to abstain from others. He furthermore absolutely forbade the drinking of wine.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • MennoKnight

      To long, give your synopsis of said article please.

      October 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Tut Tut

      While the text in the original is not copyrighted, the translation is. Failing to properly cite the reference, including but not limited to the name of the translator, is plagiarism. Rainer broke the law.

      Though of course nobody is going to read it. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too prolix.

      October 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • CNN Belief Blog Webmaster

      Rainer Braendlein, thank you very much for the note introducing your passage. Here at CNN, we are very concerned about what is posted on this blog and I personally read every post, the longer the better. Keep up the excellent work. You have excellent cut and paste skills.

      Webmaster

      October 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  7. Sam Yaza

    all praises to the black rock Alilat for she fell to the heavens to live amongst men lets us worship her from every were on the earth,...

    you know Muslims its amazing how much of your Pagan heritage you kept will trying to eradicate it, you to Christians.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      hinduism absurdity of a hindu, ignorant, visit limitisthetruth.com before spewing your hinduism, ignorance, hindu, ignorant.

      October 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      their was no Hinduism there, Just Arabic all Arabic, learn your heritage.

      October 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  8. Truth

    Archaic people doing archaic things.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  9. "Dreams From My Real Father" is now available on Netflix

    Watch it for yourself – Make your own decision.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  10. Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

    Mecca, rock nothing more, corruption of truth absolute GAWD, absurdity of Imams, Hakim's, goons.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  11. Theen Allah Fat Mullah (the original hinduism source.....)

    Mecca black box looks more like a commercial building.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      hinduism, absurdity of a hindu, denire of truth absolute.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  12. Islam-will-prevail

    Dear Rainer, thank you very much for your concern! We DO LOVE all people of all faiths, and we only wish we can help show them the truth to the truth about God!! And, NO, Islam does not call for the killing of those who do not accept Islam. It is clearly stated in the Holy Quran that there is no compulsion is religion!! Jesus is a great prophet of Allah (God) and he was born to the Vrigin Mary, who has a whole Chapter in Holy Quran in her name, an honor that NO other woman in Islam has, not the wife of the prophet Mohammed, nor his mother, nor any of his relatives. Why you might ask? Because the Quran is God's book to mankind, not only for some people over other! Islam is God's final message to humans. It is a miracle from God giving clear directions about how we as humans can spirpitually live and be happy and also giving us directions on how to worship God. God gains nothing from our worship and is not in need of our worship!! It is we who need it to keep that connetion with Him. As humans we act and do as our GOD tells us as He is the one who created us and knows what we need and what we are capable of. Simply following our own whims and wishes or interpretations of othr humans will lead people astray. I really pray to God for you that He may guide you and show you the real truth about Islam. I suggest you start by watching some of the many youtube vidoes of American converts to Islam. May peace be with you. You might be surprised to find that some of the most important people calling to Islam these days are ex-church pastprs or ministers.

    October 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • therealpeace2all

      @Islam-will-prevail

      Good luck between you and Rainer!! Rainer and his brand of christianity and islam could not be more diametrically opposed.

      But... good luck trying to pray for each other that allah and god will open each other's eyes.

      Peace...

      October 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Rainer Braendlein

      Dear fellow,

      we have the great preference to live so late in history, and the Islam has yet shown his true colors. Hence, there is no need to discuss about different metaphysical statements of the Koran and the Bible, because we yet have historical evidence.

      Now, what is Islam historically seen?

      It can be summarized in one word: BLOODSHED!

      Bloodshed is all about Islam, just consider the historical fact of the Muslim conquests when the Muslim Arabs conducted aggressive war agains the Eastern Roman Empire Byzantium.

      (don't blame the Christian Church for the Crusades which were conducted by the evil popes which were no Christians)

      October 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • Rainer Braendlein

      Hello Peace2all,

      nice to meet you again.

      How are you?

      October 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • "Dreams From My Real Father" is now available on Netflix

      "Dreams From My Real Father" is now available on Netflix

      Watch it for yourself – Make your own decision.

      Obama's real father is Frank Marshall Davis. Communist.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      Rainer Braendlein
      Not surprising, coming out of mouth of a hindu, denier of truth absolute God, dependent on hinduism, racism, and hindu Judaism, filthy secular including slighter of humanity like a hindu criminal beast, witnessed by history. Deserving nothing less, but what a hindu criminal beast deserve, elimination like his god Lucifer, secular, denier of truth absolute, constant, Allah. hindu's criminals have no place to go but to hind, hell, they deserve for their hinduism, terrorism against truth absolute GOD, "HIM" and truth full in following of truth absolute, ALLAH. THE MUSLIM'S. To learn more visit limitisthetruth.com

      October 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      Nothing but hindu Atheism, ignorant self center ism from a hindu darkened mind of a hindu, lair. Having no bases but sheer hind, BS of hindu's lair's hindu darkened mind.

      October 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      your hindu filthy french is same as your hinduism, ignorance. hindu, ignorant...

      October 20, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  13. Rainer Braendlein

    The General Creed of the mankind by the beloved Benjamin Franklin:

    "That there is one God, who made all things.

    "That he governs the world by his providence.

    "That he ought to be worshiped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving.

    "But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.

    "That the soul is immortal.

    "And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice either here or hereafter

    "doing good to man" of course means all men independent from belief, nationality, status, color, etc..

    October 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  14. End Religion

    Let the games begin!

    October 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  15. Rainer Braendlein

    Benjamin Franklin's, the great American, daily prayer:

    "Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme!
    O teach me what is good; teach me Thyself!
    Save me from folly, vanity, and vice,
    From every low pursuit; and fill my soul
    With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure;
    Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!"

    (I found that in his Autobiography)

    October 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  16. Rainer Braendlein

    Dear Muslims,

    let me tell you that I love you particularly when you honestly seek the Lord, the eternal God, who has made heaven and earth.

    Let me tell you that this glorious God is a righteous and a loving God who demands no more of us than to love him and our human neighbour. Hence, dear Muslims, if you really seek God's countenance then don't go to Mecca or Medina which is in vain but simply love everybody (every human being which lives on earth) independent from his belief, color, social status, nationality, etc.. Love your American, Christian neighbour, and also love your Buddhist neighbour from China and your Hindu neighbour from India. Be aware, dear Muslims, that God delivered his beloved Son, Jesus, for the mankind, and God requires us to love each other with the same love.

    Dear Muslims, Jesus died and resurrected for you and for me, in order to set us free. If you don't feel able to love Americans or Germans or Brits and the like, then simply believe that Jesus died for your sins and resurrected in order to be your righteousness, and get sacramentally baptized so that this all becomes metaphysical reality for you.

    Wish you well,

    Rainer (Jesus is a person of the Holy Trinity beside the Father and the Spirit)

    http://confessingchurch.wordpress.com

    October 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  17. Islam-will-prevail

    Mennoknight seems like you are an uneducated about Islam!! Please go do some reading about the truth about Islam rather than speaking out of ignorance. You just cannot understand why Islam is growing in the West like wildfire!! You can't understand why Chrisitians are leaving the church and converting to Islam. So, you resort to throwing these ignorant words about Muslims worshipping a rock!?? We worshop the ONE and ONLY GOD who created you and me and all the Heavens and Earth!! God who created Heaven and Hell and who promised Paradise to those who worship and follow Him and Hell-Fire to those who reject Him and worship others or associate partners to Him.

    October 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      IWP..it most probably will not it will self destruct. Education is actually the answer to the mind numbing antihuman religions that are currently infecting the human race, hence the talibans incessant attacks on schools. Islam will pervert, can you tell us, seeing as we are "not educated" about your religion if you can leave your religion and publicly claim it is wrong.. you will not be able to as you will be at risk.. and you know it.

      October 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Thank you brother and I was getting concerned that there was no article during Haj which has always been part of the five pillars of our faith. As we live in peace around the world there is no violence and there is also the ignornant thought about the metaphysical reality as some claim to know of. We live in peaceful times and Islam has been the most peaceful of all religions. As our prophet ,Allah Akbar!

      October 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • Islam Blasphamies Christianity

      tallulah13 what planet do you live on?

      October 22, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  18. Reality

    Saving my sister and brother Muslims from the hajj con !!

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    From Google Translate:

    إنقاذ أختي وأخي المسلمين من الحج يخدع!

    من دراسات ارمسترونغ، رشدي، علي هيرسي، والبيهقي ريتشاردسون ----–

    الخطوات الخمس لأبطل تأثير الخرافات من 1400 سنة الإسلامي:

    (-اتخاذ خطوات أقل من دقيقتين إلى دقيقة، والانتهاء ببساطة مذهلة-سنتين إلى إحلال السلام والعقلانية لأكثر من مليار نسمة، فقد لا تقدر بثمن!)

    هل أنت مستعد؟

    استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي جمعتها كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية وأحاديث نبوية ذات الصلة." أي ملخصا لطيفة من المعتقدات الإسلامية والقرآن الكريم.

    والخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

    "1، والإيمان بالله"

    وينبغي أن يضاف الملقب كما الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك لالخلايا العصبية الذاتية التطهير الخاص.

    "2. وإذا ما تصورنا أن كل شيء غير الله كان غير موجود. بعد ذلك، خلق الله العلي هذه الأمور لاحقا وجاء إلى حيز الوجود."

    التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عندما يبدأ الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر قبولا وينبغي إدراج "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "CREA-tionist".

    "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة".

    A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي vils-الإبداعات الأسطورية هي من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال Hitt خائبي، لشرح / تحديد الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة في ليالي الظلام، وما إلى ذلك لا "جميلة / UG-لاي ثينجيس افسح المجال ل" أو بزيارة أي وقت مضى تحدث إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو جوزيف سميث أو جو. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما airies-F و "كير القصدير يكون LLS-". وتصنف الحديثة دي vils كما دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

    "4. إذا ما تصورنا أن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا، ولكن بصرف النظر عن القرآن الكريم، كل الكتب الأخرى غير صالحة بعد الآن."

    آخر بندا رئيسيا في حذفها. لا توجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إن وجد) كما لا توجد الملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة كتب من قبل البشر للبشر.

    اخترعت من قبل الأنبياء الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير من الامم المتحدة والمتعلمين في الصف. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم مقابل لحن فرز الأصوات.

    كما نبوءات invali مؤرخة من قبل الهدايا الطبيعية / الله / الله من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

    "5. لنعتقد أن جميع الأنبياء صحيحة، ولكن ونحن أمرنا اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
    صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده. "

    قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل لقاءه الأول مع الله ويعرف أيضا باسم الله وما إلى ذلك من خلال "افسح المجال ل ثينغي جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من رقم 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع والجوع يحركها" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

    المشي هذه الخطوات الخمس ونحن نضمن انتعاش الكامل من طرقك الإسلامية!!

    للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "لمدة دقيقتين" هو عدم الحصول على علاج لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، وإرسال نسخة منه وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

    خطوات مماثلة متوفرة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية ..

    October 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      hinduism, absurdity of a hindu Atheist, filthy self centered, secular, denier of truth absolute, hindu, corrupter of truth absolute to hind, fool humanity to word's hinduism, denial of truth absolute. way of hindu Pharisees, criminal hypocrites in following of their hindu, criminal god Lucifer, Atheist, self centered, secular, also known as pig, a self centered.

      October 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Reality

      Putting the kibosh on all religions to include Hinuism and Islam:

      • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

      • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

      • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

      • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

      • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

      • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

      • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

      Added details available upon written request.

      A quick search will put the kibosh on any other groups calling themselves a religion.

      e.g. Taoism

      "The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism claims 31,286,000 followers.

      Legend says that Lao-tzu was immaculately conceived by a shooting star; carried in his mother's womb for eighty-two years; and born a full grown wise old man. "

      October 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      Nothing but hindu Atheism, ignorant self center ism from a hindu darkened mind of a hindu, lair. Having no bases but sheer hind, BS of hindu's lair's hindu darkened mind. a hindu, filthy wish of a hindu ignorant, never to be fulfilled.

      October 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  19. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    Worship is strange, but so much more so when the object is intangible and imaginary.

    October 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Eliminate hindu Judaism, Atheism, secularism, 'SELF CENTER ISM' for peace among humanity.

      intangible, for hindu's deniers of truth absolute, hind, blinded in hindu Atheism, criminal self center ism, secular ism, in following fo their hindu filthy god Lucifer, filthy Jew, self centered, secular.

      October 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  20. Mennoknight

    The Hajj is idol worship. Those doing the Hajj are circling the Kaaba to worship a special rock. They also bow down towards that rock five times a day and pray to it in the name of God.

    Muslims are idol worshipers.

    October 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • Mennoknight

      Muslims destroy other people's "holy" sites in the name of idol worship, but I wonder how they would feel if their idol was destroyed?

      October 20, 2012 at 11:52 am |
    • Sam Yaza

      you know i agree, but i don't have a heart to destroy Alilat; she is a wonderful goddess.

      stupid Yahist your worshiping a pagan god you hate

      October 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Pagans

      That they circle it counter-clockwise proves the paganism. The act of moving counter-clockwise provokes the natural course of the world and goes against it. This causes havoc, destruction, and in general negative things to happen.

      October 22, 2012 at 8:28 am |
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