Sunday, August 7, 2011

Magic Honey - another story of naivity abused


As I say in my introduction, many Westerners are converting to Islam because (or partly because) of the "miraculous" signs revealed in the Qur'an. It never ceases to amaze me how people can be so utterly trusting and naive, but as a wise man once said, "Noone ever got poor overestimating the stupidity of the public".
I came across a particularly sad example the other day. A young woman in America runs a blog relating her journey into Islam and how wonderfully happy she is. That's fine (except of course her poor parents aren't so happy, but that's perhaps beside the point...) I asked in her comments section what made her convert.
She replied there were "certain scientific miracles (signs) found within the Qur'an, such as the medicinal properties of honey, embryology, etc. [...] The Qur'an is 1400 years old -- older than the discoveries of some of these scientific miracles the Qur'an touches upon -- and has not changed since then. So how can one uneducated man know these things that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of scientists have spent many years working on?"
Does the poor woman really believe nobody knew of the "medicinal properties of honey" until Allah spelt it out for them???? Has she not even bothered to google it? If she had, she's have discovered the ancient Egyptians, and almost every other ancient culture where honey is produced knew of its curative qualities.
Are people so desperate to believe they happily leave their brains behind when Islam is mentioned?
Rant over.

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