Psychology is junk science

Warning: Psychology Ahead
Aw, psychology. If ever there was a useless profession while making too much money, it’s this. The only thing more worthless (in a practice sense) than a psychiatrist is a psychologist. The only thing more worthless than either of those are counselors.

Just ask them and they’ll tell you: Everyone needs psychiatric assistance. Why? Because that’s what they are taught and force fed, and also because most of them probably do need actual help. Any person I have met who was going into the field or was thinking about going into the field all fed the bullshit, “Everyone needs psychiatric help.”

No, not everyone needs psychiatric help, you idiots. What most people want is someone to talk and bitch to. The problem is these power hungry assholes have gone from trying to identify truly dangerous conditions and warning signs, such as a child burning cats alive while also beating the crap out of people he knows, to cashing in on people who have no one to talk to.

When I purchased my home, the lady who lived there prior was a psychology student. The teacher encouraged them to keep a journal according to her writing. She left it by mistake after she moved out. I could literally read as this woman’s life was torn to hell by the very schooling she was attending due to what they were telling her was normal. Oh, and big surprise here: She repeated the mantra of “everyone needs psychiatric help” many times in different forms throughout her journal. At one point she even was asking herself in the journal how her life ended up so out of control and in the pit it was in now. Well, I can tell you it’s when she started that stupid program.

Oh, and did you know every mass shooter in recent history was taking psychotropic drugs, as admited by the International Society For Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry?

You need help because I say so!Before any of you morons start going on about the pseudo-science behind psychology, yes, I have been to a psychologist, no it wasn’t for being crazy, no it wasn’t my choice, no I wasn’t ordered to go because I needed help. The reason I went was because my past career required it before hire and after firearms related incidents. I even had to attend a few sessions before being let out of the military at the time because of the missions I undertook. Also, yes, I have known other people who got into psychology/psychiatry and I broke off all relationships with them because they turned into even bigger douche bags.
 
 
Normal is what they claim
Aside from their popular mantra, the other major reason I can’t stand these people is how they only believe what is taught to them to be normal. Back in the day, it was normal for children to be attracted to ten things going on during recess and play with eight things at once…now it’s fucking ADD. Hell, even now adults have ADHD because they find it hard to concentrate on boring ass meetings rather than sit there and listen. News flash: Being bored is normal and human! Children need to learn how to multitask and play with many things at once until their brain develops. Thinking about hot naked people on a tropical beach as you see yourself sipping a drink when you’re actually reading through TPS reports is perfectly normal! Everything is a damn disorder to these idiots. For those of us here in America, we have a lot of fun things we can be doing, so when you’re staring at five days of mind numbing paperwork and wishing you were playing Battlefield 4 instead, it’s not a disorder.

This day in age if you’re angry about something, you have a disorder. If you’re sad about something, you have a disorder. If you’re bored, you have a disorder. If you write, paint, or make movies about strange things, then you have a disorder.

I'm angry...I must have a disorder!Guess what? Anger is a normal response to something which pisses you off. Want to know why something pissed you off? Who cares! You’re upset about it and you have a right to be. Now, if you’re flying off the handle because someone is writing about how psychology is bullshit on the Internet, you have some deeper rooted problems you need to figure out and you aren’t expressing yourself correctly during your life. Fix that shit! You don’t need a psychology “expert” to tell you if you bottle up everything you’ll explode.
 
 
One personal experience
I know you’re all probably interested in what the whole incident with me regarding psychologists is about. Well, I was a police officer for some years and when I went into the hiring process, I was required to undergo a polygraph and psychological exam. That psych test was the biggest bullshit waste of time I have done in a long time for a job application. If you’re wondering, you’re an idiot, because I was obviously hired.

Basically, what happened is I get to the place and am given a colored packet with a number. I could have had between 316 questions and 1,699 questions to answer. No shit. This is known as the IPIP-Neo (International Personality Item Pool
Representation of the NEO PI-R™) in order to decide what kind of person you are. I lucked out and only had 316 questions to answer, but it still took me a few hours to do because I was given two other packets to answer questions with. When I finished, I had to wait again to see if they wanted to then do an actual person-to-person psychological exam. Yeah, you heard me right: a computer decided if I warranted a conversation with a human to be screened as a cop.

So I finally get in to see a real person and it’s this reasonably attractive woman who greets me. I’m not kidding…this is exactly how it happened:

Her – “Hello, Sunrie (she used my real name). I’m just going to ask you a series of questions and ask you to clarify things if I have to.”

Me – “*shaking hear hand and walking in* Oh, okay. Well as you know my name is Sunrie (used my real name). I am 5’9″ tall, 145lbs, blue eyes, dark brown hair. I like a wide form of music, hiking, fishing, and long walks on the beach back when I was in California. I like red heads, but don’t discriminate. Sense of humor is a must.”

Her – “*slowly writing on her pad* I guess we have all the answers then. *sits down on her chair*”

Me – “Oh, awesome, I passed! *laughs*”

Her – “*continues to write and motions to the chair while not looking at me* I didn’t say anything about passing.”

Me – “Oh…in that case, my name is Michael Begario and I want to thank you for shopping at BestBuy!”

Her – “*says nothing and keeps writing*”

Me – “Uhm…should I just sit down then?”

Her – “*finally stops writing, looks at me and nods* Please.”

I just kind of shrugged and sat down, stretched bit and then told her I was ready to start. I was asked some strange and bizarre questions, a few which shocked me, which is difficult to do. At the end of the application process I ended up in front of the chief who then went over all the results of the polygraph (another junk pseudo-science) and the psych exam. What did it say? Well, her interpretation of my results were this: Egotistical personality stemming from narcissism which can lead to extreme risk taking and suicidal tendencies; Severe problem with authority. I looked at the chief and let him know I wasn’t suicidal.

If you’re interested, at the bottom of this entry is a copy my results, which are kind of funny. I found the exact test I took back then and retook it.
 
 
Why you should be concerned
Some of you may be thinking, “Well, that’s all good and funny, but I don’t have to deal with it.” WRONG! When you apply at almost any company these days they have you take a psychology test. They call it a “personality test” or a “placement test” and even claim “This is not a psychological evaluation.” That statement is pure bullshit, because every 8 out of 10 of the questions on there come from the IPIP-Neo exam!

Typical Liberal piece of shitOn top of that, you have many of these crazy people trying to say you’re crazy for being normal. Did you know that if you believe in the right to defend yourself and use the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, you have a mental illness? Yep! Simply for owning a gun you’re now mentally deficient. Like reading children’s stories and you’re an adult? You’re also mentally deficient! You liberals aren’t off the hook, either. Did you know Liberalism is also considered an mental illness? Yep, it’s a sub-group of narcissism.
 
 
Some fun proof psychology is bullshit
So, for a little fun and to laugh at the moronic field of study this has become, I took a few of the psychology tests they give people to check if they’re okay. Let’s start off with me taking the Personality Disorder Test. …shut up…


Borderline Personality Disorder Test
So, this one I figured would be pretty funny to take because I had a feeling it was going to tell me I had a personality disorder. Why? Remember the psychological mantra: Everyone needs psychiatric help!

So, I go about and answer the questions…here’s the result:

Current score is: 2

Scoring Borderline Personality Disorder Test:
0-4 (You may have symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder)
5-10 (Higher likelihood you have Borderline Personality Disorder)

Do you see that?! Even if you score a god damn zero you’re being listed as possibly having a personality disorder! Are you thinking maybe this is just something a person made and put online as one of those silly tests, like on Facebook? Nope. This is on the bottom of the test:

This Borderline Personality Disorder test is based upon Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 4th Ed.) criteria for BPD. 2004.

Yep. Psychologists believe you may have a personality disorder simply be being alive. Sure my score was reasonably low, but I think I’m a little upset it wasn’t higher.


Schizophrenia Screening Test
Yes, I know I’m kind of stretching here, but let’s see what the test results say. Now, mind you, I find myself a little able to see paranormal activity, so some of the questions I answered honestly to, but might not apply. Still, here’s the result:

Current score is: 10

Scoring the Schizophrenia Screening Test:
0-9 (No schizophrenia)
10-14 (Possibility of early signs of schizophrenia)
15+ (More signs schizophrenia)

This one is slightly more forgiving stating if you have 0-9 then you don’t have schizophrenia. However, why even have a 15+ when 10 or more says it’s early signs of schizophrenia? Why not just tell people if you have 10+ to print this out and see a doctor, wasting thousands of dollars?

Once again, the bottom of the test claims this is actually from a real thing:

This schizophrenia test is based upon Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 4th Ed.) criteria for schizophrenia. 2004. All rights reserved.


Adult ADHD
Alright! Let’s get to something a little more serious and common! So, do I have ADHD like almost every psychologist/psychiatrist wants me to believe? Well…I do hate to and find it hard to concentrate on really boring paperwork…I like to day dream when I can…I have a very active imagination…

Current score is: 26

Scoring:
70+ (High probability of Adult ADHD)
50-69 (Moderate Adult ADHD)
35-49 (Mild Adult ADHD)
25-34 (Boderline Adult ADHD)
0-25 (Adult ADHD unlikely)

People with similar scores have great difficulty concentrating on a single task, and cannot pay attention in meetings, discussions, or stay ‘on task’.

Are you kidding me? So I have “borderline Adult ADHD” simply because I don’t like certain things, I’m easily amused, boring things don’t hold my attention, and annoying people piss me off?

What’s with 70+ being a high probability, but under that you DO have it, unless you’re 25- which is simply “unlikely”?

Yes, folks, because you’re too free willed and have a sense of individuality, you have ADHD and need medication. You aren’t shutting up and letting people tell you what to do, and you aren’t sitting down quietly to just do your mundane tasks, so you nee to be medicated.

Sie werden sich hinsetzen. Sie werden ruhig sein. Sie werden die Psychologie nicht beleidigen! Sieg heil! Sieg und wholstand!

You nor I have fucking ADHD! We are adults with other things on our mind besides some bullshit someone claims is important, but isn’t. Know what’s important? A cop stopping an armed robbery. Know what’s important? A paramedic saving a dying mother from bleeding out on the way to the hospital. Know what’s important? A fireman saving a child from a burning building. Know what isn’t important? Making sure the shelves are stocked with the newest Dove soap. Know what isn’t important? Making sure your spreadsheet is full of the updated parts information for satellite receivers. You may think it’s important, and it may be for the company, but in the grand scheme of life, it isn’t important.

Oh, once again:

Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Larry Jasper & Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD Screening Examination for electronic distribution.


Alcoholism Test
This is by far my favorite…even more than the result for being bi-polar! What you should know about me is I hardly ever drink. The last time I actually went out for a night of drinking was my bachelor party on September 26th. My guys got me pretty wasted. Before that? It was my birthday the previous year. I drink what could be considered heavily once every four to twelve months. I’m lucky to average one bottle of beer every month and a half. I just don’t drink that much. Combined the fact of not feeling like it with almost always being armed all the time, it just doesn’t happen.

Well, what does the test say about me?

Current score is: 9

Scoring the Alcoholism Test:
0-1: (alcoholism a possibility)
2: (alcoholism a strong possibility)
3+: (high chances of being an alcoholic)

There are many different forms of treatment for alcoholism. The important thing to remember: there is help available.

Yep! Looks like I’m an alcoholic! The questions ranged from things like, “Do you feel a drink helps calm you down?” to “You always need a drink during certain times of the day.”

According to this fucking thing I am a high chance of being an alcoholic, which is completely and utter bullshit. After all, I’m addicted to video games…and boobs.

Sorry…when I took this one I forgot to copy the information on who originated the test…


Bipolar Test
I was looking forward to this one. It became my favorite just slightly behind the one for alcoholism. Like the one having to do with schizophrenia, some of my answers may not apply, but they’re the truth. So, what does it have to say about me?

Current score is: 8

This bipolar test automatically tallies the score for the MDQ, Mood Disorder Questionnaire:
0-6 points: Your responses do NOT meet the criteria that suggest a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
7 or above: Answering “Yes” to 7 or more of the events in questions #1-13; Answering “Yes” to question #14, and answering “Moderate Problem” or “Serious Problem” to question #15 is considered a positive screen for bipolar disorder.

Help is available through bipolar medications and therapy for bipolar disorder. Please print out your bipolar test and score and share it with your doctor or therapist.

Ha! Take it for what it’s worth, but this says I’m bipolar. I know for a fact I’m not. Notice the suggestion about printing it out and getting medication plus therapy for it? Yep, spend more stupid amounts of money while getting medicated.

Want to know the worst part? Let’s say I was concerned about this and went to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Not only would the former give me the medication “just to be safe”, but I’d lose all my Second Amendment rights as well. Let’s pretend I actually am a bipolar person with a gun and now I’m afraid to lose it. What’s worse? Someone not taking the medications or the one who is?

Well…actually the person taking the medications. Every mass shooter in recent history was taking psychotropic drugs, as admited by the International Society For Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, remember?

Here’s who came up with this test:

Derived from Hirschfeld RM. Am J Psychiatry. 2000:157(11):1873-1875.


Social Anxiety Disorder
I figured this one would be null and void given my personality, but as it turns out, things are just not cut and dry in the world of psychology.

Current score is : 4

Scoring: The symptoms you are experiencing indicate you might have Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).

Wha..wha…whaaaaaat?! I’m the guy, you probably call him the annoying asshole, who strikes up conversations with random people in line, dancing on the table completely sober at parties (even family ones) and jumping into the middle of a group of people to get attention…but I have Social Anxiety Disorder?! What the fuck!?

I was confused, so I read on and the following is the description of the disorder. Surely I must just be misunderstanding something…

In patients with SAD, feared social or performance situations typically provoke an immediate anxious reaction ranging from diffuse apprehension to situational panic.

Well…that still doesn’t fit my personality nor how I feel.

How do I get help for it, though?

Help is available through anti-anxiety medications and various therapies for Social Anxiety Disorder.

Yeah…of course…

Where it came from:

This social anxiety-social phobia test is based upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 4th Ed.) criteria for social anxiety disorder. 2004. All rights reserved.


My Personality Test
This is what some of you were waiting for! I’m an ENTJ…whatever the fucking hell that means. I don’t know what the percentages next to everything means and I don’t give a a damn.

It does but it doesn’t describe me…Hey, kind of like fortunetelling!

ENTJ
Extravert(33%) iNtuitive(50%) Thinking(75%) Judging(22%)

You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (33%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (50%)
You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (22%)

Extraversion
Domain/Facet……….. Score
EXTRAVERSION……………93
..Friendliness………….45
..Gregariousness………..93
..Assertiveness…………98
..Activity Level………..75
..Excitement-Seeking…….95
..Cheerfulness………….81

Your score on Extraversion is high, indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You prefer to be around people much of the time.

Agreeableness
Domain/Facet……….. Score
AGREEABLENESS…………..1
..Trust………………..1
..Morality……………..1
..Altruism……………..1
..Cooperation…………..0
..Modesty………………0
..Sympathy……………..1

Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others’ needs Than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising.

Consciousness
Domain/Facet……….. Score
CONSCIENTIOUSNESS……….72
..Self-Efficacy…………89
..Orderliness…………..67
..Dutifulness…………..27
..Achievement-Striving…..93
..Self-Discipline……….80
..Cautiousness………….24

Your score on Conscientiousness is high. This means you set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.

Neuroticism
Domain/Facet……….. Score
NEUROTICISM…………….23
..Anxiety………………11
..Anger………………..75
..Depression……………20
..Self-Consciousness…….4
..Immoderation………….44
..Vulnerability…………20

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.

Openness to Experience
Domain/Facet……….. Score
OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE…..50
..Imagination…………..87
..Artistic Interests…….58
..Emotionality………….7
..Adventurousness……….71
..Intellect…………….84
..Liberalism……………8

Your score on Openness to Experience is average, indicating you enjoy tradition but are willing to try new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual.


Well, there it all is! Psychology is junk science, known as pseudo-science. It looks like real science, but it isn’t. It’s just like fortunetelling or using magnets on your wrists to have better balance.

For some fun, here’s the good kind of psychiatrist…A Frontier Psychiatrist!

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Islam peace? Muslims same as Christians and Jews? (s)

I’m so sick of people saying that either I or anyone else needs to be educated. I am well educated and I’m about to OWN YOU.

Please pass this around and help to educate everyone on our enemy in this war, why we fight this war, and what to expect if we simply run away.

This is all straight from the horses mouth! Islam itself!


Islam

Introduction
It has been said that knowledge is power. Certainly, we can know that ignorance (the lack of knowledge) renders one absolutely powerless. The truth of the Word of God shines out on American Christendom in the light of Hosea 4:6:
“..my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”

This is indicting us for our complacency and laziness in educating ourselves about the trends that present themselves in these latter days. One of these is the rise of Islam in the United States and the Western world. How much does your average professing Christian even know about the religion of Muhammad? How can church-goers know how to sort through the varying images and claims which present themselves to us about Islam? What is truth, and what is falsehood, as far as is being told to us about the Muslim religion? How can we know the lies that will invariably be told to us, and avoid them?
 
 
 
Explanation of terms:
Qur’an – The primary religious text in Islam. It is held by Muslims to be perfect, complete, and heavenly. The Qur’an forms the primary and most important source of authoritative doctrine in orthodox Islam.

Ahadith (sing. Hadith) – Collections of sayings, teachings, and doctrines formulated attributed to Muhammad, narrated by several of his companions, and collated by various compilers. Also considered a source of authority for doctrine, as they contain the sayings of Allah’s prophet, Muhammad. Many Muslim scholars even refer to several of what are widely held to be authentic ahadith as “second inspiration”, and place them nearly on par with the Qur’an as sources of doctrine and practice. Among this body of hadithic literature, the collections of Bukhari, Muslim, Malik, Tirmzi, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah are the most widely viewed as authentic, and therefore canonical. However, examination of the ahadith and the sunnat (below) over the past few decades have cast serious doubt onto the absolute authenticity of these traditional records and commandments. The evidence put forth by scholarship suggests that at least a large portion even of the canonical collections listed above were probably invented, or at least embellished, during the socio-political struggles between Muslim factions which occurred in the two centuries following Muhammad’s death. Therefore, when the records of the ahadith are used to support a point made about Islamic dogma or practice, it must be implicitly understood that this work does not rely on these sources for their absolute authenticity. Rather, they are looked to because they serve as a record of what the views, beliefs, and actions of Muslim tradition were ideally meant to be in the eyes of the Muslim reciters and collectors who attempted to give their creations added legitimacy through appeal to the authority of Muhammad and/or his Companions.

Sunnah (pl. Sunnat) – Very similar to the ahadith, these are collections of rules which were said to be laid down by Muhammad, and which he lived his life by. The ahadith, on the other hand, are narrations about Muhammad’s life which provide object examples for Muslims. The Sunnah are very important to most orthodox Muslims, and they are also considered to be a prime source of Islamic jurisprudence. Most orthodox Muslim teachers consider both the Qu’ran and the sunnah/ahadith to be indispensable in the lives of good Muslims.

Surah (pl. Surat) – A division of the Quranic text which most closely approximates the concept of “chapter” in Western literature. There are 114 surat in the Qur’an as it now exists. Each surah is named after a different topical heading, though this is not necessarily related to the main point of the surah.

Ayah (pl. Ayat) – A subdivision of the surahs, an ayah is approximate to a verse as found in the Bible. Together, references in the Qur’an are most commonly given in the form of (Surah number:ayah number)

Jihad (ji(-häd’)
–noun
1.) An individual’s striving for spiritual self-perfection.
2.) A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels.
3.) A crusade or struggle

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The origins of Mecca
In Old Testament times, Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. When the popularity of the Moon-god waned elsewhere, the Arabs remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods. While they worshipped 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god. The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Hubal (or Allah) by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.
 
 
 
Facts about pre-Islamic Arab pagans

  1. Pagan Arabs in pre-Islamic times worshiped over 300 gods.
  2. The pagans Arabs worship the sun, moon and the stars.
  3. Arabs built temples to the Moon-god.
  4. Different Arab tribes gave the Moon-god different names/titles.
  5. Some of the names/titles given to the Moon-god: Hubal, Ilumquh, Sin, Al-ilah, Allah.
  6. The variable names (Sin, Hubal, llumquh, Al-ilah) of Moon-god were used by various tribes of pagan Arabs.
  7. The title “al-ilah” (the god) was used as the Moon-god.
  8. The word “Allah” is derived from “al-ilah”.
  9. The pagan “Allah” was the high god in a pantheon of deities.
  10. He was worshipped at the Kabah.
  11. Allah was only one of many Meccan gods.
  12. Pagan Arabs placed a statue of Hubal (Ilumquh, Sin, Al-ilah, Allah) on top of the Kabah.
  13. At that time Hubal (Ilumquh, Sin, Al-ilah, Allah) was called the Moon-god.
  14. The Kabah was the “house of the Moon-god”.
  15. The name “Allah” eventually replaced that of Hubal as the name of the Moon god.
  16. They called the Kabah the “house of Allah”.
  17. al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat were called “the daughters of Allah”.


 
 
 
Facts about Islam

  1. The Qur’an at one point told Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat In Surah 53:19-20.
  2. Those verses have been abrogated out of the present Qur’an.
  3. Those verses are now called “The Satanic Verses”.
  4. “Islam” means “to surrender”. “Muslim” means “those who submit”.

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Observations of Islam
Ever since the Attack on America on September 11, 2001, we have heard a never-ending chorus of voices from government, academia, and the media assuring us that the Islamic terrorists who attacked the Trade Towers and the Pentagon are not repre­sentative of “true Islam.” We have been likewise assured by spiritual leaders — even some Christian spokesmen — that Islam is a religion of peace, and that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews.

“Our war is not against Islam,” we have been told repeatedly. “Our war is against terrorism.”

Well, what about it?

  • Are Muslims the spiritual brothers and sisters of Christians and Jews?
  • Do we all worship the same God?
  • Are the Islamic holy scriptures, known as the Qur’an, inspired by God?
  • Is Islam another path to God by which one can attain eternal life?
  • Are the Islamic fundamentalists representative of true Islam, or are they a terrible aberration of an otherwise peace-loving religion?
  • Is our war really a political one against international terrorists, or is it a spiritual battle against a demonic, intolerant, militant, and imperialistic religion known as Islam?

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A Historical Perspective on Islam
Let’s begin our consideration of these questions with some historical background.

Muhammad, the man who dictated the Qur’an and gave birth to Islam, was born in Mecca in the Saudi Arabian peninsula in 570 A.D. His father died before he was born, and his mother died when he was six years old. He was raised first by a grand­father and later by an uncle.

Muhammad was illiterate throughout his life. Until the age of 25 he worked in caravans. During his extensive travels, he encountered many Christians and Jews. Through his conversations with them, he picked up bits and pieces of both Judaism and Christianity.

His life was radically changed at age 25 when he met a wealthy widow 40 years old who fell in love with him. Their marriage enabled Muhammad to live a life of leisure from that point on.
 
 
 
Muhammad’s Call
Fifteen years after his marriage, at age 40, Muhammad had a visitation from a spirit. Supposedly, this spirit told him that he was called of God to be a “prophet” and an “apostle.” It is interesting to note that there was no tradition in Arabian religions of either prophets or apostles. These terms were obviously used by Muhammad to appeal to Jews and Christians.

Muhammad continued to have spiritual visitations. They would throw him into a trance, and his utterances during the trances were written down by scribes. These ethereal statements became the Qur’an, but they were not compiled until after Muhammad’s death. When the compilation was made, the utterances were not organized either chronologically or by subject matter. The result was a jumble of disorganized and often incoherent sayings which are frequently contradictory.

For example, the Qur’an gives four conflicting accounts of Muhammad’s call to be a prophet [the word, Sura, means chapter]:

1. Suras 53 and 81 — God, or Allah as he is called in Arabic, personally appeared to Muhammad.
2. Suras 16 and 26 — The call was from the Holy Spirit.
3. Sura 15 — Angels issued the call.
4. Sura 2 — Gabriel was the one who appeared to him.
 
 
 
Muhammad’s Revelations
At the time Muhammad received his initial visitation, there were over 300 gods being worshiped in Mecca by pilgrims who came there each year to pray at the Ka’aba, a small cubic building that housed a black meteorite and effigies of the various gods. One of those gods was Hubal — or Allah, the Moon-god.

Muhammad proclaimed that there was only one god — and he selected Allah as that god. That’s the reason the crescent moon became the symbol of Islam. Muhammad also proclaimed that he was the prophet of Allah.

Initially, Muhammad expected both Jews and Christians to receive his new revelation. Thus, early passages in the Qur’an speak admiringly of “the people of the Book.” These are the passages that Muslims in the West quote in their effort to prove that Islam is a tolerant religion. An example is Sura 5:82 which says, “You will find that those who are nearest in love to the believers [Muslims] are those who say, ‘We are Christians.'”
 
 
 
Muhammad’s Rejection
But when Jews and Christians rejected Muhammad, he turned fiercely against them, and later passages in the Qur’an speak of them disparagingly:

  • Sura 5:51 commands Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as friends.
  • Sura 9:29 commands Muslims to fight against Jews and Christians until they either submit to Allah or else agree to pay a special tax.
  • Sura 2:65-66 and Sura 5:60 contain references to Jews as “apes and swine to be despised and rejected.”

Jews and Christians were not the only ones who rejected Muhammad’s new revelations. The people of his own tribe, the Quraysh, also rejected him. In response, Muhammad succumbed to the temptation to appease his tribe by announcing that it would be okay for them to worship the three daughters of Allah — named Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Ma­nat.

This declaration led to the infamous “Satanic verses” of the Qur’an which were later deleted when Muhammad reverted back to monotheism. Muslims have tried ever since to cover-up this diversion from the faith. In 1989 an Indian writer by the name of Salman Rushdie brought up this taboo topic when he wrote a novel entitled, “The Satanic Verses”. The Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran condemned him and called for his assassination. A three million dollar bounty was placed on his head, and he has been in hiding ever since.
 
 
 
Muhammad’s Trek
The opposition to Muhammad in his home town of Mecca continued to grow until he was forced to flee 250 miles to Medina where his message was received. The Islamic calendar dates from this year when Muhammad fled to Medina and found a receptive audience, resulting in the formal establishment of Islam as a religion. It was the year 622 A.D., and that date represents year one of the Muslim calendar, which is a lunar calendar. The year 2001 is the year 1422 in the Muslim dating system.

After the death of his wife, Muhammad married at least eleven other women (some sources place the total as high as sixteen). He also took several concubines. He married one girl who was only six years old and had sexual relations with her when she was nine. According to the Qur’an, only the prophet could have unlimited wives. All other Muslim men are limited to four (Sura 4:3).

Muhammad died on June 8, 632 A.D. in Medina at age 63. He left no successor, and Islam soon broke into warring sects such as the Shiites and the Sunnis.
 
 
 
The Spread of Islam
All of those who survived Muhammad took up the sword, as directed by the Qur’an, and devoted themselves to advancing Islam through military might. The resulting spread of the religion was phenomenal. Within a century, Islamic forces had conquered Saudi Arabia, the entire Middle East, Central Asia, and large parts of India. The armies raged through Egypt and across North Africa, destroying corrupt Byzantine Christianity in their path.

In 710 A.D. the Islamic armies crossed the Straits of Gibral­tar and quickly conquered three-fourths of Spain and Portugal. They then invaded France and took one-third of the nation. They were 125 miles from Paris when they were miraculously defeated at the Battle of Poitiers (also known as the Battle of Tours) in 732 A.D. by a French army led by Charles Martel. Their influence in Spain lived on for a few more centuries before they were slowly driven back to North Africa.

A second powerful attempt to subjugate all of Europe was made 900 years later in the 17th Century when the Turks began to expand their Ottoman Empire. They took Greece, Yugosla­via, Bulgaria, and parts of Romania and Hungary. By 1683 they had reached the gates of Vienna where once again the Western forces won a miraculous victory against overwhelming odds.

Following this second attempt to conquer Europe, Islam fell into a state of depression and stagnation until it was awakened in the 20th Century due to several factors:

  1. The Amassing of Great Wealth — due to the discovery of vast reservoirs of oil in Arab lands.
  2. The Re-establishment of the Nation of Israel — interpreted by Islamic clerics like Khomeini as a judgment of Allah due to Islamic stagnation and apostasy.
  3. The Positioning of U.S. Armed Forces — the placement during the 1990’s of American troops throughout the Middle East in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  4. The Encroachment of Western Culture into the Muslim World — due to the penetration of Western movies, television programs, and consumer goods.

 
 
 
The Cultural Nature of Islam
The encroachment of Western culture cannot be stressed too much. It seems trivial to most Westerners, but that is because of the failure to understand that Islam is a cultural religion that deifies 7th Century Arabian culture.

Westerners tend to view religion as something intensely personal and private, and not as a cultural phenomenon. For example, Christianity is “supra-cultural” in that it allows people to live, dress and eat in accordance with the culture in which they exist. This is not so with Islam. In Islam, there is no “secular realm” that is free of religion. Islam regulates every aspect of life to the point that religion, politics, and culture are inseparable. Islam is thus fueled by a subtle form of racism in which 7th Century Arab culture is to be imposed upon all other cultures.
 
 
 
Some examples of the cultural nature of Islam:
Political Structure — The tribalism of 7th Century Arabia is the political structure sanctioned by the Qur’an. The chief has absolute authority. There is no concept of civil rights. This principle is reflected today in the reality that all Islamic countries are ruled by dictators, and civil liberties, like freedom of speech and religion, do not exist.

Prayer — A Muslim is required to pray five times a day toward Mecca. This is a symbol of the underlying cultural imperialism that lies at the heart of Islam. Think of it — what if all Russian Orthodox throughout the world were required to pray toward Moscow? Or, if all Roman Catholics were required to face Rome when they prayed? What if Evangelical Christians were required to pray toward Jerusalem? Such requirements would imply a cultural attachment to the focal point of prayer.

Pilgrimage — A Muslim is required, despite the hardship and cost, to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia once in his lifetime. Again, what if all Christians were required to go to Rome once in their lifetimes?

Dietary Laws — The only foods allowable are those that were acceptable in 7th Century Arabia.

Women — What an illiterate, nomadic tribeswoman wore in the desert in 7th Century Arabia is what is mandated for Muslim women today. The plight of women in Islamic countries today is despicable. They can be kept prisoners in their homes. They cannot appear in public without a covering. They are usually denied the right to vote. They are often denied anything more than a rudimentary education. In strict Islamic countries, women are generally treated as sub-human. Sura 4:34 says, “Men are the managers of the affairs of women … Those women who are rebellious — admonish them, banish them to their couches, and beat them.”

Punishment — Cruel and unusual punishment is practiced throughout the Islamic world. Incarceration without due process is common. Punishments often include torture, the cutting off of body parts (hands, ears and tongues), the gouging out of eyes, beheading, and public flogging — all representative of 7th Century Arabian culture.

The Qur’an specifically commands that those who disobey Allah are to be tortured, as commanded in Sura 8:12-14:
“I will strike terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved. Smite them above the necks, and strike even every finger. This is what they have justly incurred by resisting Allah and his messenger. For those who resist Allah and his messenger, Allah’s retribution is severe. This is to punish the disbelievers; they have incurred the retribution of hell.”

Time magazine recently presented a chilling summary of the cultural nature of Islam as it is evidenced in the “moderate” Islamic nation of Saudi Arabia:

Despite the modernization that took place after the discovery of oil reserves in 1938, Saudi Arabia remains a land where rigid religious and traditional values are strictly enforced. Cinemas and discos are outlawed; men and women are separated in banks, schools, and fast-food restaurants; women must wear veils and are forbidden to drive. Public decency police known as “Muttawa” comb shopping malls searching for women whose loose scarves reveal a curl of hair and forcing store owners to shut down during prayer times. Unforgiving Saudi justice is on view after the main prayer every Friday, when a swordsman beheads blindfolded murderers, sorcerers, drug smugglers, and other criminals in Riyadh’s “Chop-chop Square.”
 
 
 
The Spiritual Nature of Islam
Islam is a typical works salvation religion centered around a false god. Its fundamental tenets deny the heart of the Christian Gospel, revealing its demonic origin.

The Qur’an — As previously pointed out, the holy book of Islam is riddled with contradictions. Consider, for example, what it says about creation. In one place it asserts that Allah created everything in “the twinkling of an eye” as stated in Sura 54:49-50:
“Everything we created is precisely measured. Our commands are done within the blink of an eye.”

Elsewhere it says that the time period of the creation was two days as stated in Sura 41:9 and Sura 41:12:
“41:9 Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye unto Him rivals ? He (and none else) is the Lord of the Worlds.”

“41:12 Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in each heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether heaven with lamps, and rendered it inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.”

In four days:
“41:10 He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and blessed it and measured therein its sustenance in four Days…”

In six days:
Sura 7:54 – “Your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then mounted He the Throne”

Sura 10:3 – “Your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days”

Sura 32:4 – “Allah is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days”

In “a day equaling 1,000 years”:
Sura 32:5 – “To Him, the day is equivalent to one thousand of your years.”

And also in “50,000 years”:
Sura 70:4 – “Whereby the angels and the Spirit ascend unto him in a day whereof the span is fifty thousand years.”

That’s a total of six different time periods.

The Qur’an contains many scientific errors. A crude example is found in Sura 18:8-86 where it says that Alexander the Great followed the setting of the sun and discovered that it went down into the waters of a muddy spring.

The Qur’an is also full of historical errors. It presents Mary the mother of Jesus as the sister of Moses and Aaron (obiously confusing her with their sister, Miriam). The Noahic flood is placed in the time of Moses, and the claim is made that one of Noah’s sons refused to enter the Ark and was drowned.

The Qur’an also pictures Abraham as offering Ishmael as a sacrifice in Mecca, whereas the Biblical account has Abraham offering Isaac on Mt. Moriah in the area that would later become the heart of Jerusalem.

God — The Qur’an asserts that the god of Islam is the God of Christians and Jews as claimed in Sura 29:46:
“Do not argue with the people of the scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) except in the nicest possible manner – unless they transgress – and say, ‘We believe in what was revealed to us and in what was revealed to you, and our god and your god is one and the same; to him we are submitters.'”

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The god of Islam – Allah is most definitely not the God of the Bible. Allah is presented in the Qur’an as an autocratic ruler who is aloof and arbitrary as stated in Sura 5:40:
“Do you not know that Allah possesses the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth? He punishes whomever He wills, and forgives whomever He wills. Allah is Omnipotent.”

Allah is unknowable whereas the God of the Bible is knowable as stated in 2 Timothy 1:12:
“For I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”

Allah is impersonal, unlike the personal God the Scriptures reveal in 1 Peter 5:6-7:
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Here is what the Qur’an says about the God of the Bible in Sura 4:171:
“Believe in Allah and say not ‘Trinity.’ Cease! It is better for you! Allah is only one god. Far is it removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”

Allah is capricious as stated in Sura 2:284:
“To Allah belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Whether you declare your innermost thoughts, or keep them hidden, Allah holds you responsible for them. He forgives whomever he wills, and punishes whomever he wills. Allah is omnipotent.”

Whereas the God of the Bible is trustworthy. Nowhere is Allah presented as a god of love — which is the essence of the nature of the God of the Bible as stated in 1 John 4:7-16:
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love. This is how God showed His love among us:
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is Love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.

We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”

Jesus — The Qur’an denies point blank that Jesus was the Son of God in Sura 112:2-3:
“The Absolute god. Never did he beget. Nor was he begotten.”

It also denies His atoning sacrifice by claiming that he never died in Sura 4:157:
“And for claiming that they killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of God. In fact, they never killed Him, they never crucified Him – they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed Him.”

 
Sin – There is no concept of sin in Islam and therefore no need for forgiveness. Shame replaces sin. Everything is a matter of honor verses dishonor. In the Muslim view, man does not need redemption, he only needs some guidance so that he might develop the inherently pure nature with which the creator has endowed him.
 
Ethics – The situation determines the appropriate action, not a standard of right and wrong. As an example, Al Ghazzali (1058 – 1111), one of the greatest Muslim theologians, wrote: “Know that a lie is not wrong in itself. If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permissible. We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.”

The Qur’an sanctions revenge in Sura 2:194:
“If anyone transgresses … against you, transgress likewise against him”.
 
Salvation – Islam is a religion of works. One obtains favor with Allah by performing the five pillars of the faith:[*]* Reciting the creed that there is one god, Allah, and his prophet is Muhammad.

  • Praying five times a day toward Mecca.
  • Giving alms to the poor.
  • Fasting from sunrise to sunset one month a year during the month of Ramadan.
  • Making a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Another way to reach Paradise is to die fighting for Allah as stated in Sura 3:157-158:
“Whether you get killed or die in the cause of Allah, the forgiveness from Allah, and mercy are far better than anything they hoard. Whether you die or get killed, you will be summoned before Allah.”

Islam is so works oriented that it teaches that good deeds cancel bad ones as in Sura 11:114:
“You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) at both ends of the day, and during the night. The righteous works wipe out the evil works. This is a reminder for those who would take heed.”

In contrast to all this emphasis on works, the Biblical Word of God teaches that it is impossible to earn salvation because it is a gift of God’s grace that is received through faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior as stated in Ephesians 2:8-10:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works [that we do], so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do [for Him].”
 
Heaven — The Islamic Paradise is a place of sensual pleasure consisting of gluttonous feasts and endless sex orgies:

Sura 52:17-24 –
“The righteous have deserved gardens and bliss. They enjoy what their lord has reserved for them; their lord has spared them the retribution of hell. Eat and drink happily, in return for your works. They relax on luxurious furnishings, and we match them with beautiful spouses. For those who believed, and their children also followed them in belief, we will have their children join them. We never fail to reward them for any work. Every person is paid for what he did. We will supply them with fruits and meats that they love. They will enjoy drinks that are never polluted, and never sinful to drink. Serving them will be servants like protected pearls.”

Sura 55:54-56 –
“While relaxing on furnishings lined with satin, the fruits are within reach. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny? Their beautiful mates were never touched by any human or jinn.”

Sura 78:32-34 –
“Orchards and grapes. Magnificent spouses. Delicious drinks.”

It is interesting to note that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. Popular grounds of recruitment are commonly found in prisons and low-income neighborhoods. Could the idea of eternal orgies and feasts be a primary attraction for life-long criminals, and the poor to so easily convert to Islam?


Islam is a scary and terrible thing. Muslims are not peaceful and they don’t want to fit in. They want to control the world. It is a socio-poltical fascist movement disguised as a religion. God doesn’t need you to take anything back for him…He’s GOD! It’s already his!

This is from an older entry over at OpenDiary I used to have.


Posted 6/2/2013 at 12:45 PM on Xanga

Vote for policies, not skin color!

This is actually from my brother.  While he was very obviously heated when he wrote it, there’s damn good points.

Things have been cleaned up a bit for ease of reading.

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Look, guys. I am sick of hearing and dealing with this subject. It is such a young and immature way of thinking so I’m gonna let it out quick and fast.

I, JUST LIKE OTHER REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THE BLEADING HEART CANIDATE BECAUSE HE IS A LIBERAL DEMOCRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK. IF JOHN MCCAIN WAS BLACK I WOULD VOTE FOR HIM.

Not every one who isn’t voting democrat this year is not a freaking racist. What cracks me up the most (and relieves my mind) is the people saying these things are young, un eduacated and aren’t voting, don’t vote, and have never voted….THANK GOD! I really really wish there was a black republican candidate this election just so I could do away with this narrow minded way of thinking.

I thought racist people were pathetic but I found out that other people are just as pathetic for calling me a “racist” for not voting for some one because of their political stand point. I thought that racist ment you hated a “race” not a political party, DUMB ASSES!!!!!!!!! I am republican, not racist! Thank God most of you aren’t voting!

John McCain has spent his whole life serving my & YOUR country! He knows what it is like to lead, serve, protect and SACRIFICE!!!!!! That is what makes a leader, man & head of country. Some one who stands for morals and has a backbone. In these days and times we need some one with experience and knows our military, what do liberal democrats know about that? They are all bleeding hearts, there draft dodgers, anti military, anti law enforcement and pro “if it feels good do it”!!! Thats not what we need.

I PRAY OF THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE VOTING: DON’T THINK YOU’RE A RACIST IF YOU THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS FOR YOU. ANY ONE WHO SAYS THAT IS AN IDIOT! IF YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR SOME ONE BASED ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, EITHER FOR OR AGAINST THEM ,IT IS JUST AS BAD AS BEING A BIGOT! LISTEN TO THE ISSUES! I AM NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST SOME ONE BASED ON THE SHADE OF THEIR SKIN! THAT’S IDIOTIC!

It would be just as bad as being a racist to vote for some one based on the color of there skin…..THINK ABOUT IT!


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