Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kadhafi Making Stuff Up?

I came across a reaction to what Kadhafi had said (link to reaction) (link to my own previous post on what Kadhafi had said).

Swordbearer writes:
Kadhafi, in a one hour lesson on Islam, to a paid audience, stated in regard to Jesus' crucifixion: "They crucified someone who looked like him." And his evidence is?????

This is just another example of an uneducated madman speaking about historical events he knows nothing about in order to deceive people into buying into more of his lies. ... But hey, if he either doesn't comprehend Islam which he professes or believes (in regard to women) he can make up his own rules, then why should we believe he wouldn't make up stuff about other religions?
This is kind of an ironic criticism. Kadhafi's evidence is the Koran. It's not good evidence, I agree - but Kadhafi is a Mulsim: he believes what the Koran says, and the Koran says that Jesus was not crucified:

Surat al Nisa 4:157-158. "And because of their saying: 'we slew the messiah Jesus son of Mary.' Allah's messenger-they slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared unto them, and Lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. But Allah took him up to himself."

The Koran is wrong, but that is standard Islamic belief. Some say that "it appeared to them" because there was a replacement who was crucified, and some say that "it appeared to them" because Jesus survived the crucifixion without dying. Both are views within Islam.

I don't know whether Swordbearer means to call Mohammed "an uneducated madman" pr whether he means to call Kadhafi that. I suspect the latter, but actually in this instance Kadhafi appears to be more familiar with Islam than Swordbearer is.

-TurretinFan

3 comments:

natamllc said...

TF,

seeing how easy you are to answer questions, hard or easy ones, :), I have a question for you.

Does delusional mean anything to you or me, [and yes, you can answer that question for me and I suppose countable others who visit your blog] with regard to Kadhafi?

Turretinfan said...

Kadhafi has some serious issues, no doubt. :)

natamllc said...

I will tell you a true account of him. My boss at my Tribe was in North Africa on business one time.

He was traveling on a lonely long desert highway when, as he puts it, the sounds of mighty rushing winds came barreling down on him and his driver. The driver looked through the rear view mirror as he turned his own head to look behind and see the cloud of dust bellowing towards them.

The driver immediately pulled over to the side of the road and they got out and stood as this mile long procession of limonsines and bullet proof vehicles zoomed by with two very expensive and fast helicopters in the lead.

After the fast moving escort went by my boss asked, "what in the world was that and who do you suppose that was"?

"Oh, it was Kadhafi. He's the only one who have so much going for him out here where no one else tends to roam!" or words to that effect.

I sure wish I could have traveled so well through the North african deserts when I was there! :)