That’s right! Christianity is a hoax (the greatest hoax ever, I might add). And what is the proof of this? The Bible of Barnabas, of course. You know, the one that most scholars date as written in the 16th century that foretells the coming of the prophet Mohammed? Don’t let that deter you, you just have to have faith that this gospel was written around the time of Jesus. Set aside all that scientific and historical mumbo-jumbo, because it says that “Allah is God, and Mohammed is his Prophet.”
“The discovery of the original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority and will revolutionize the religion in the world,” said Basij Press in Iran. “The most significant fact, though, is that this Bible has predicted the coming of Prophet Mohammad and in itself has verified the religion of Islam, and this alone will unbalance the powers of the world and create instability in the Christian world.”
Islam would certainly love to get rid of us “people of the Book”, as it calls for in their Qur’an, even by death (Qur’an chapters 2, 4, and 9). So this Bible of Barnabas is in Turkey, and the Vatican has asked to see it, which I highly doubt they will have a chance, since it is a forgery from roughly the 16 century.
The god of Islam is more and more becoming the boy who likes to burn ants with a magnifying glass. We are to believe that Jesus came, and failing to send the message of Islam, the Son of God either ignorantly or willingly deceived his followers and billions more to come throughout the ages into a false religion of Christianity.
What Islam is asking is for us to suspend disbelief, and my intelligence becomes more insulted daily as I read the Qur’an. Here are the mind-deadening questions I am asked by Islam:
1. Forget what Jesus actually taught because we don’t have the original gospels to prove what he taught.
_I answer: You know nothing about oral tradition or the thousands of works written just decades after the death of Jesus. If one or two of them added up, that would have been coincidental, but because thousands of writings are in line with the gospels becomes miraculous and statistically improbable at least.
2. Islam didn’t change the Judeo-Christian faiths, the Judeo-Christian faiths have always been wrong.
_I answer: No God would allow thousands of years of error in His name to go on so fruitfully. But this if fitting that one would have to say this in order to preserve his own faith. So, like Mormonism, if this one man is wrong, the entire faith is wrong. I say he is wrong for the simple fact that Islam contradicts all prior understandings, truths, and history. Truth does not contradict prior truths. Only error can, and so can Islam.
3. Mohammed is the last and greatest prophet.
_I answer: He is no prophet. All prophecies ended with the coming of the Son of God, the Messiah, who fulfilled all prophecies; therefore, there are no more prophets (not even a Joseph Smith). There is no new message or way of life to preach after all that Jesus taught, and after his final and greatest act, his most perfect sacrifice. There have been miraculous visions and messages throughout the ages, but none of them contradict Jesus or the Church, but create further understanding of our faith, or encourages the faith, i.e. Our Lady of Fatima or Guadalupe.
4. People of opposing beliefs must be dealt with.
_I answer: I agree! With prayer, love, and charity. But, if we take a look at how Christians and Jews are treated in the Middle East, we will see that opposing beliefs are dealt with persecution, imprisonment, and death. Again, I will make clear, the god of Islam is a cruel god, and is not the God of love, mercy, and justice.
I have suddenly realized that I could go on quite some time with enumerating the many inconsistencies and untruths about Islam, so I will stop here. It is not my goal to tear down Islam or persecute Muslims in any way. I pray for Muslims and love them as God surely does. But, I will not stand idly by as a man-made religion attacks my Church and my God, and insults my every being in the process.
I hope Turkey and the Islamic world stops sitting on this Barnabas Bible and come out with it so the world can see how absurd they sound as they grope for straws, almost shamefully hoping to find an occurrence throughout salvation history and scripture of a prophecy or connection with Islam. It is shameful.
I am angered right now, but I will not be for long, because I know great, kind people who are Muslim, and they are not at fault for what their leaders do, and they typically are Muslim because that is their faith and family cultural tradition. Separating Islam from the follower is like separating white from rice, no matter what is said or proved in opposition to their faith.
Absurdities will always exist because there are absurd people among us. Lies will always be said to be true because truth oftentimes is not as flattering or appealing as the lie. Islamic leaders hope to reach the youth with this lie, to convince them that their religion is true and everyone else’s is false.
I would say to Islamists everywhere, if you have to open every prayer with asking not to be like the Jews or Christians, and if you have to spend your life finding a way to fit into history, prophecy, or religion with your beliefs, you might want to be truthful with yourself and know that Islam is unfounded prior to the 7th century after Christ.