Western Civilisation was and is superior to anything Islam has developed. Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilisation has only been created in spite of Islam. Raising the alarm about the fascism called Submission since 2000.
Ya-Sin, or Obey Sin who was the Meccan male moon deity, or Lord [Al Lah].
Follow the Koran and whatever 'Al Lah' via Muhammad has declared dear pious Moslem:
““Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, “Be”, and it is !” [36:82]
So when the moon Lord Sin or Al-Lah says 'let there be light', there is. When he says, 'kill all the Jews', or issues other violent intolerant messages, they too must be come to pass.
Jews and Christians are cursed:
“...Did you not, then, understand? You embrace the (Fire) this Day, for that you (persistently) rejected (Truth).” [36:64]
Jews and Christians rejected the Fascism of Muhammad, the theology of sex slaving, Jihad, blood, war, false prophets, demented claims and plunder. That makes them bad people and deeply offends Ya-Sin.
Don't forget the Jihad;
“Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces [their footsteps and walking on the earth with their legs to the mosques for the five compulsory congregational prayers, Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) and all other good and evil they did, and that which they leave behind], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book.” [36:12]
Out of 83 verses, 19 threaten the Unbeliever. This is about the average in the Koran [22%]. Unbelievers are linked to Satan, making it easier to both vilify and kill them. Adam was of course a Moslem and Jews and Christians are Satanic since they refused to follow Muhammad and his cult of sex trading, slaving, Jihad, plunder, rape and killing:
On the Judgement Day Allah will pronounce them guilty of not following the Sharia path. They will burn in Hell and be punished. Verses 5-10 outline the punishment for Jews and Christians including:
Jews and Christians enslaved and then killed. This is what you read in Mein Koran. But according to the MSM and various Quackfessors, this has nothing to do with Islam.
Video on Muhammad's Jihadic career. A 'prophet' of theft, rape, blood and war. Or a 'prophet' for 'profit', both in coin and in lust.
The family deity of Mohammed is no more a universal God than any other family or tribe specific deity invoked to preserve, enhance or restore the good fortunes of the importuners in question. Al Lah or the Lord is Baal, the Meccan moon deity, derived from the Babylonian moon god Sin. This Meccan Al Lah is the 'originator' of Moslem Fascism, not creation. This chapter is an attempt by Moslems writing Mein Koran, to displace Judeo-Christian ideals about the nature of creation, with the Moslem dialectical view that Al Lah is the 'real' God, and since Moslems are the 'last' of the chosen people, they are destined to rule the Infidel.
Moslems are clearly superior according to Allah/Muhammad and only Allah/Muhammad has free will:
Never question or inquire about Mein Koran or Muhammad.....In fact a main theme in this chapter and within Mein Koran [Recital], is that a true Moslem is simply a slave of Muhammad/Allah. This declaration is repeated 3 times in this chapter, 28, 32, 45.
This Sura has 45 verses and 13 or almost 1/3 openly preach violence, supremacism and hate against those who do not follow Muhammad. Quackademics orgasm that this is a 'moderate' amount of hate. The offending verses are: 6-10, 16, 22, 26, 36, 37, 39, 43, and 44.
Christians and Jews are Satanic disbelievers who will be fed into the fires of Hell. So much tolerance here. Surely such a cult must have produced a 'golden age' ?
In Mein Koran, where Moslems and Muhammad are uber alles, all 'great men', prophets and any personality of note throughout history, were really Moon cult members of the Quraish tribe. Moses for instance was in Koranic retelling, a devotee of Baal [named the Lord or Al Lah of Mecca]; as was Alexander the Great. Greek theology is thus revised where Zeus is now equated with the vicious, barbaric Baal cult; and Jewish and Christian prophets are now recast as mere mouthpieces presaging the great Muhammad.
Since Mein Koran is supremacist and expresses the belief that the cult of Baal and Submission [Islam], is the last theological stage of man's dialectical development, we have the stupidity that Solomon and his consort and lover the Queen of Saba, or Sheba, were in roughly 900 BC, members of the Baal gang of thieves, rapists, murderers, brigands and illiterates.
“...If the Arabs can persuade themselves and others that ancient Jews were in the service of the Meccan moon deity, than not only is Islam given a long pre-history of 'development', but it also accords Muslims the 'right' to butcher and kill non-Muslim monotheistic worshipers as being insufficiently devout. How convenient.
...It is highly unlikely that Solomon would have been familiar with the Arab moon cult of Mecca, and extremely unlikely that he would have viewed his 'God' as being the same as ali-ilah or Allah. But such sobering facts are usually not important for Muslims or Koranic scribbling.
Reality never imposes itself on the Moon fascism or its ignorant adherents and apologists. Saba or Sheba in south Arabia near the Indian Ocean was famed for its spice trade and agricultural output, due to a series of dams and irrigation canals – which were destroyed by natural events in about 590 AD, leading to a 'migrant crisis' as Arabs from Yemen sought 'refuge' in Mecca and elsewhere. Solomon and the rich state of Israel had trade links with the Red Sea, Ethiopia and Sheba.
It is not impractical to believe that the monarch of Seba would journey to see Solomon to conclude important trade agreements and see the splendour of the Temple, the largest stone structure in volume in world history up to that time – including the Great pyramid at Giza.
Seba would have worshipped Raman or the moon cult as well, and many believe that the Baal Moon cult in Mecca, is premised on South Arabian or Sheban moon worship. Solomon would have known of Baal, since the Canaanites and other evil, bloody, immoral kingdoms had sacrificed and murdered humans, babies and other votive offerings to appease the moon cult's insatiable lust for death. There is a good reason why the Baal cult is synonymous with Evil in the Old Testament.
Neither Sheba nor Solomon had any interest in the moon cult of Mecca, or its 'submission'. Muhammad's cult was created some 1500 years after Solomon unwisely bankrupted his state.
In any event the key idea of Sura 34, besides the 28% of the text that promotes hate against non Moslems; is that all people must follow Allah since they are born Moslem. What a fantastic nonsense that is. Further, even the richest and most powerful of Kings and Queens will be destroyed by Allah [Hub'Al or Muhammad?], if they don't follow Islam. Of the 54 verses in this chapter fully 28% preach violence against Infidels. The offending verses are: 5, 9, 12, 16-17, 33, 38, 42, 46, 50-54.
The violence is always present in the Koran. Muhammad is not insane you see, but a 'warner', sacrificing himself for the greater cause of man. All you have to do is simply follow his message to garner eternal salvation.
But if you reject the messenger Muhammad, you are damned to eternal hellfire as verses 5 and 42 make clear:
Verse 33 is a little more violent and specific about the fate of the Jews and Christians who reject Muhammad [Allah]:
Verses 50-55 make it clear that to please Allah [Muhammad] you must be a good 'slave' to quote the Koran. Allah wants unthinking automatonic slaves, not intelligent humans will free-will:
Only a non thinking, irrational and quite putrid slave could be a Moslem after reading Mein Koran. This low general level of intelligence explains the impecunious, violent and anti-civilizational ethos of the Arab-Moslem world.
A religion should free the mind, the spirit, the body and embrace rationality and the Golden Rule. 'Slaves' threatening Infidels hardly conforms to the definition of a religion. Sura 34 is a classic example of why Muhammad's organization is simply a cult.
Plus 1400 years of Jihad, rape, terror and about 150 million non Moslem dead.
See any connection to Islam ? The MSM, Western politicians and most quackademics don't either.
Pope Frank the imbecile humbles himself to Moslem fascism by meeting Iranian President Rouhani at the Vatican – the man whose regime is dedicated to destroying Israel and wiping out Christianity.
So it is no surprise that the head of the Catholic Church meets, greets and grins with one of the Moslem's worlds biggest financiers of terrorism – Rouhani the President of Moslem Iran, a state which has basically liquidated non Moslems and rules Persia premised on Koranimal 7th century statutes.
Only 1/3 of Sura 33 or the 'Confederates' is hate speech against the Infidel. This proves that Islam is peace. A chapter with a chorus of Angels and marching totalitarians, in unison of song and choir, fighting Jihad.
Verses 8, 64 and 66 summarizes what happens to Unbelievers:
Verses 60 and 61 warn the Jews, Christians and pagans of Medina of their fate:
Non Moslems are to be tortured, slaughtered, dispossessed, and eradicated.
Verses 10-20 outline how Allah saved the Moslems in their battle for Medina against Jews allied with Arab pagans. For this 'rebellious mischief', the Jews are condemned for eternity as the enemies of the Meccan moon cult. It is 'Allahs will' that Jews and Christians be erased and killed. Just as it was Allah who 'caused' the victory, just as he 'caused' or forced the Moslems to acquire the women, the assets, the money, and the houses of the Infidels. How nice. The warring, brigandage and murder – oftentimes of unarmed Jews and pagans some of whom were butchered in their fields – was the result of Allah's dictums, not Muhammad's bloodlust for power and plunder. Or so the Moslem narrative would like us to believe.
Indeed Muhammad is so important that even to annoy him will guarantee your demise:
Verse 48 for example, tells Moslems not to trust or believe non-Moslems:
This chapter is quite illiterate and pregnant with violence. Quackademics, politicians and the MSM are baffled when Moslems quoting Mein Koran slaughter Jews and Christians. Chapter 33 might give them a clue as to why.
Sura 32 and Koranic science:
Worthless water is not how one would describe the complexity of genetic software information; which can take a zygote to a 100 trillion cell functioning human. In Koranic liturgy, the Al Lah or Lord of Mecca, Baal the moon deity and family deity of Muhammad, fashioned men and women from worthless material and imbued into them, the gifts of life and reason. Reason however never makes an appearance in Mein Koran.
Christians are polytheists criminals, as are indeed anyone who is not a pious follower of Muhammad's cut. For some reason this Al Lah moon deity created the criminals and prevented them from following the Sharia of Muhammad. They are 'willed' to be punished in this life and the next:
[*abiding torment for not following Mein Koran].
Al Lah has determined, by denying free will, that his 'chosen' and rightly guided cult is uber alles. Not all humans are equal in Al Lah's eyes – the Moslems are supreme.
Accept Muhammad's cult or die.
How tolerant. Christians and other non Moslems are to be tortured in this life with calamities, in preparation for the eternal torture in the next life for not following Mein Koran.
Muhammad and the Koran are the 'Ayat' or proof of Moslem superiority. A more tautological argument cannot be made. Muhammad says the Koran is the uncreated word of the moon deity, given to him by Gabriel. The Koran confirms this and names Muhammad as the only spokesman of Baal or the Al Lah. Therefore Moslems conclude that Muhammad is the apostle of Allah, and all must follow his totalitarian Sharia barbarism, because Mein Koran demands it.....
If you don't follow Muhammad your doom in this life and the next is assured. Baal said so.
For the more pious and serious Moslems, Mein Koran is uber alles. Sharia barbarism, called a 'Law' by the large of brain, is premised on the savagery of Mein Koran, a book rife with violence, hate speech, misogyny, Christianophobia and anti-Semitic racism. Sura 31 or the Wise, demands obeisance to Mein Koran. In the Moslem mind, wisdom is conflated with Mein Koran.
“Wisdom in the Koran means following Allah...Only the Meccan moon deity, Ali-ilah has the power and insight to understand, life, truth, meaning and purpose. You therefore need to obey this power and spend your life worshipping the moon god, “for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing.” [31:13]. Prostration to Ali-ilah is thus 'wisdom' for Muslims.
Muslims who follow Koranic law and who support – unbendingly – the will of the mighty Allah, will prosper: “Whoever submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs.” [31:22] That sentence is of course the whole point of Arab imperialism embedded in Koranic diktat. You must give your existence to the furthering of Allah's power on earth. Nothing else is important – certainly not individual worth, rationality, hope or achievement.”
This supremacist creed, where Mein Koran is the only means or path, to wisdom and salvation, does of course by logical extension, breed a contempt, hatred and virulent antipathy to those who do not submit themselves to Sharia-Koranic diktat. 25 % of the 34 verses in Sura 31, [or 8 in total], is hate speech against non-Moslems. If you deny Islam, you will be tortured and humiliated [31:6]. Prostrate your worthless, free-will denied self to Mohammed and his handbook of terror and hate however, and you might be blessed with with eternal paradise [31:8, Allah will decide if you are worthy or not, see above]. However, if you dare reject the 'signs' of Allah, and do not follow the Koran you will be destroyed.
Grievous penalty. Ignore them. Turn away. Obey them not. And you wonder why Moslems don't integrate with the great socialist-multi culti Western welfare state.....
'Joining in worship' in 31:15 references Christianity. Mein Koran designates Christians as polytheists, and by Sharia barbarism, all polytheists must be killed. When Sharia Law becomes a parallel law in Western states, there will be cases at some time in the future, where Christians will be accused under Sharia Law of blasphemy against the 'religion' of Submission, and of polytheism. These Christians will be assigned a death sentence by Moslem Sharia courts.
Fantastic ? No more fantastic than making the prediction in 1960, that within 60 years, Europe which was mostly bare of Moslems at that time, would have 50 million Moslems, urban centers dominated by Islam, an epidemic of rapes and 'terror attacks', and that the welfare state would support the 80% of Moslems who do not work, and who believe that the Western host state owes them a jizya or Infidel tax. Not fantastic at all.
Proving that Islam is Peace. Moslem persecution of Christians reaches Nero-Diocletian levels. But the 'civilized world' yawns. Germany issues state propaganda that Mohammed was a Feminist as millions of young Moslem males invade the Eutopia, with half of all EU rapes carried out by Moslem men already a plague. US voters elect a Moslem Marxist twice as President and feel themselves enlightened. The UN and other cultural Marxist transnational orgs are too obsessed with plant food causing climate, Islamophobia, or transgendered equality to give persecuted Christians even a passing sneer.
“..More than 100 million Christians are being persecuted globally, according to the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List, and more than 80 percent of that persecution is down to religious fundamentalism of some kind.
At least 7,000 Christians have been killed for their faith in the last year alone, up from 4,000 in 2014, the report notes. But it admits that the figure is likely to be a significant underestimate as it does not include murders in Iraq, Syria and North Korea, where violent persecution of Christians has become the norm, as accurate records do not exist in those countries.
However, it is in sub-Saharan Africa where the greatest numbers of Christians are killed for their faith, thanks to the rapid rise of radical Islam. In Nigeria, where Boko Haram is carrying out the systematic slaughter of Christians, more than 4,000 Christians have been killed in the last year, and displaced a further 2.1 million people internally. At least 198 church buildings were also targeted.
The countries that show where this squeeze was most intensive were Somalia, North Korea, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Maldives, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria; in all of these (excluding North Korea) radical Islam is on the rise.
One church leader from Syria told the authors: “This morning my village was attacked for the third time within a year.
The highest levels of violence directed against Christians were in Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Myanmar, Central African Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Sudan and India, illustrating the global nature of violent Christian persecution.
Lisa Pearce, CEO of Open Doors said: “The persecution of Christians is getting worse, in every region in which we work – and it’s getting worse fast. The trend is stark, as are the consequences for real people.”
A Christian is killed by a Moslem every five minutes.
The witless worms in the MSM and political elite are abettors of murder. They do nothing while Christians are slaughtered, raped and slave traded. No hell or pit of Gehenna is deep enough for these immoral morons.
From Open Doors “..More than 100 million Christians are being persecuted globally, according to the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List, and more than 80 percent of that persecution is down to religious fundamentalism of some kind."
Islam is not a religion, but a fascism, a cult premised on Bronze Age ideals. Christianophobia is rife within Mein Koran. Any fool who can read, should read it and understand that a base objective within Mohammed's cult is the eradication of Christianity.
Of the top 15 countries persecuting Christians – 14 are Moslem.
Full list here.
But surely some Quackademic will state that 100 million Christians being killed, raped, brutalized, beaten, with their churches pulled down and their women sex traded, pales in comparison to Islamophobia, and 'radical Christian' terrorism, of which there is zero.
Over 50% of the Moslem invasion of Europe, which will total some 10 million Moslems before it is over, does not emanate from Syria or Iraq [UN HCR]. But this Moslem horde are still named 'Syrian refugees' by the usual cadre of idiots – the MSM, the Church, witless politicians and lying Moslems and their faux-human rights organizations. In fact the number might be closer to 80% , who are not from Syria. This underscores yet again the mendacity of cultural Marxism and its enablers.
UN Data: 25 % Children, 17 % women, 58% men. Over half not from Syria. If the UN, one of the great enablers of Islamic Jihad, is stating that 60% are male, and not Syrian, the numbers are quite likely a lot higher.
In any event, over 50% of the economic-welfare seeking 'migrants', probably over 60%, are men – young, virile Moslem men, saturated in the moon cult/bronze age theology of misogyny. Plenty within Mein Koran denigrates women. Sex-slaving is expected and exalted, polygamy ordained, and having sex concubines for men, a divinely sanctioned gift. What do the witless worms of the world believe will happen when you allow Mein Koran misogynist cult members in their millions, into your society ? Arab and Moslem culture abuse, kill, rape and sex trade females. Europe which already has a Moslem-rape issue, will find out that its women are viewed as little more than sex toys by the Moslems.
Over half of rapes in Europe are committed by Moslems. In Cologne Germany, on New Year's Eve well over 1000 Moslem men coordinated sex attacks on women. The MSM refused to cover it. They still call it 'alleged rapes'.
The evils which assail civilization are plain to see; Western Media, Western Politicians, the Multi-culti cult, all in league with the Satanic Bronze Age cult of Islam and open borders. The Daily Mail and some other MSM outlets, do report the obvious – but they are usually shouted down as 'racist' or 'right wing' [as if Hitler's Atheist-National-Socialism had anything to do with 'conservatism'....]
“A disproportionate majority of the immigrants from Syria, Iraq and Libya are unmarried young men, many of them under 18, travelling without family members.
Restless and rootless, those lone boys are part of a very alarming trend. Studies consistently show that communities with a predominance of single males are more prone to aggression and, in particular, sexual violence.
We had a grim warning of what this means on New Year’s Eve, when gangs of hundreds of young men of North African or Middle Eastern appearance, many of them apparently drunk and speaking Arabic, crowded around female revellers in Cologne and Hamburg, and robbed them while committing vile sexual assaults.
The victims spoke of being surrounded by 20 or 30 men at a time who pressed against them so hard they were unable to move or fight back, let alone escape. While some men groped the women, others snatched bags, phones and purses.”
[Staggering rape and assault rape statistics from Sweden from 1985-89 and 1997-2001. Rape committed by Swedish born rapists (blue) were 22.4%. Foreign rapists represent 77.6% of all figures divided into ‘normal’ representation (pink, red and orange) at 5,070; over representation (red) at 3,752 rape cases; unregistered migrants (orange) at 653 rape cases. Note that the blue bracket of Swedish rapists include foreign born persons with Swedish citizenship as the statistics are only counted on citizenship, and not nationality.]
The Moslem invasion of Europe continues apace. The elite, the media, the 'professors' and 'experts' are gleefully subjugating European culture and history to the moon cult Jihad from Mecca. Women will be just one of the many sacrifices given at the altar of the multi-culti Fascism.
“...the presence of the Christian church enhanced, rather than damaged, the development of the natural sciences.”
The quote above is entirely accurate. In 'Galileo goes to Jail and Other Myths...', there is a good and detailed record of why this statement is true. There is no doubt that an objective observer, not one immersed in the apocrypha of the poorly named 'Enlightenment', or the post modern claptrap of cultural Marxist relativity, including the nonsense that Moslems invented everything [including fire, at least twice]; recognizes the veracity of the claim. This is not to say that only Western European traditions formed science; or that only Western European efforts are worthy of the name science. The very definition of science is in dispute, it is not metaphysics and hand-waving [evolution, globaloneywarming]; nor is it operational and technological innovation [manufacturing processes, design improvements, new technologies]. But it is entirely correct to say that modern science was formed only in Catholic Western Europe.
Naturalism or naturalist 'science', was long debated by Christians. As this book relates, going back to the 2nd century AD, Christian philosophers, well versed in Aristotle and Plato, were arguing over pagan theories about nature, the cosmos, and observed phenomena. Every educated person knew that the earth was a sphere, that unlike Aristotle's belief it moved, and that there was a cosmological rotation of planets in certain orbits. No one however, either pagan or Christian, knew why. Christians attempted to find out:
“[detailed study of naturalism from] Justin Martyr (d. ca. 165) to Saint Augustine (354-430) and beyond, Christian scholars allied themselves with Greek philosophical traditions deemed congenial to Christian thought.”
The Greek philosophers were not blindly accepted as 'experts' by Christians. Unlike Moslems, the Christians threw a healthy and heavy skepticism into pagan claims and beliefs. Today of course, the very term 'scientist' means one has to fall to the knees and scream in adulation. Not so with real science and philosophy. Justin Martyr was a Jewish convert, murdered by the Romans for his beliefs [how very tolerant]. In particular he was killed by the Romans for daring to assert that reason and faith are bound together, and that Christianity espousing this belief was no threat to the Roman state, and in fact would aid man in understanding nature:
“In the first part of the First Apology, Justin defends his fellow Christians against the charges of atheism and hostility to the Roman state. He then goes on to express the core of his Christian philosophy: the highest aspiration of both Christianity and Platonic philosophy is a transcendent and unchangeable God; consequently, an intellectual articulation of the Christian faith would demonstrate its harmony with reason. Such a convergence is rooted in the relationship between human reason and the divine mind, both identified by the same term, logos (Greek: “intellect,” “word”), which enables man to understand basic truths regarding the world, time, creation, freedom, the human soul’s affinity with the divine spirit, and the recognition of good and evil.”
In the name of tolerance the pagans killed the man who wrote the above.
In 'Galileo goes to jail and other Myths', there is a nice passage about Tertullian, another Christian who married reason with faith, in the 2nd century AD:
“Tertullian presented, and to a very significant degree he built it out of materials and by the use of methods drawn from the Greco-Roman philosophical tradition. He argued, for example, that the precise regularity of the orbital motions of the celestial bodies (a clear reference to the findings of Greek astronomers) bespeaks a "governing power" that rules over them; and if they are ruled over, they surely cannot be gods. He also introduced the "enlightened view of Plato" in support of the claim that the universe must have had a beginning and therefore cannot itself partake of divinity; and in this and other works he "triumphantly parades" his learning (as one of his biographers puts it) by naming a long list of other ancient authorities.
Tertullian and many other Christian writers [some of whom were called Montanists, largely orthodox and ascetic]; had no issues with pagan philosophy and its relevance. Basil of Caesarea (ca. 330-379), carried on some of Tertullian's ideas, and had similar attitudes toward the classical sciences. He sharply attacked philosophers and astronomers who "have wilfully and voluntarily blinded themselves to knowledge of the truth."
“But while attacking the errors of Greek science and philosophy-and what he did not find erroneous, he generally judged useless-Basil also revealed a solid mastery of their contents. He argued against Aristotle's fifth element, the quintessence; he recounted the Stoic theory of cyclic cosmological conflagration and regeneration; he applauded those who employ the laws of geometry to refute the possibility of multiple worlds (a clear endorsement of Aristotle's argument for the uniqueness of the cosmos); he derided the Pythagorean notion of music of the planetary spheres; and he proclaimed the vanity of mathematical astronomy...”
Who can possibly argue with the above ? It is common sense and correct. Today sci-fi parading as science vomits out theology about pregnant black holes, dark matter and multi-verses. Maybe these non-scientists can revisit Basil, laws of geometry and even Aristotle.
What the early Christians knew, and what we have forgotten in our age of the cult of science; is that science itself is a metaphysical enterprise. Whatever your world view is, will shape your so-called science. Augustine in the late 4th century knew this. His very influential view, was that the knowledge about our world is not a legitimate end in itself, but a means to other ends. In other words, your philosophy imbues your reason. In this vein the classical sciences must accept a subordinate position as the handmaiden of theology and religion. This philosophy is still used today but in the reverse. The metaphysics of 'science', now controls other 'faiths'.
“Augustine's handmaiden science was defended explicitly and at great length, for example, by Roger Bacon in the thirteenth century, whose defense of useful knowledge contributed to his notoriety as one of the founders of experimental science.
Augustine and others like him applied Greco-Roman natural science with a vengeance to biblical interpretation. The sciences are not to be loved, but to be used. This attitude toward scientific knowledge was to flourish throughout the Middle Ages and well into the modern period. Were it not for this outlook, medieval Europeans would surely have had less scientific knowledge, not more.”
This is very true. Without the handmaiden concept, “medieval Europeans would surely have had less scientific knowledge, not more.” When your world is random chaos, when you believe you are evolved algae, when you scream that there is no meaning, no reason to live, and that all is without purpose, your world view and your society do not develop reason, nor science, but a cult of social chaos, relativity, lamentation and death. There is no reason to the current post-modern dogma and cult of 'science', which is anything but scientific.
Thomas Aquinas is an apogee of Western philosophy and theology. He basically Christianizes Artistotle during the 13th century, in the middle of periwigged Voltaire's apocryphal 'dark ages'. Protestants and their offspring during the poorly named 'Enlightenment', pilloried Aquinas and the 'Scholastics' for their supposed devotion to Aristotle. This is rich hypocrisy. They burn candles at both ends. If the Medieval era had ignored Aristotle, we would [and indeed do] hear about the glories of Moslem 'thinking' which either ate it whole and did not develop it; or rejected it as anti-Koranic. On the other hand if Aquinas accepts part of Aristotleian theology and incorporates pieces into Christian thinking that is, according to the big-brain critics, just another example of the Christian Scholastics lack of originality. From men who could hardly make their own bed.
Aristotleian theory had been known since the time of Rome in Christian Europe. Byzantium and Arab sources had also offered Aristotleian Naturalism during the 11th century, eagerly translated by Western Europeans from Greek, into Latin and then the vernacular. Aristotle and his naturalism to give one specific example, was hardly imbibed and swallowed. It was accepted, rejected, or incorporated into the greater body of Christian thought, depending on the region, time and University which influenced the general culture.
Some Medieval Christian groups and philosophers accepted Greek naturalism. Many did not. Others picked and chose what made sense and ignored the rest. Much of Aristotle is certainly wrong, some of it apposite, much of it hand-waving, some ideas relevant; others unscientific. He is neither a true scientist, nor just a philosopher. More of an educator is how Aristotle should be described.
The Medieval mind knew this, contrary to Protestant and Atheist propaganda. These men were not stupid or slavish. The same cannot be said of much of the Enlightenment which brought the world endless religious wars, state autocracy, millions of dead, Atheism, the French Revolution which inspired the Russian, Witch burnings, abiogenesis, the cult of 'science', Napoleon, and the lost artifacts of art, architecture and libraries of books eradicated by men and women in the 16th -18th centuries devoted to the Protestant chant of sola-scriptura, and no free-will. A sordid list. Flat earth societies only arose during the age of science as well, no one since Alexander the Great had any misconceptions about the Earth's sphericity. The list of liabilities of the Enlightenment balance sheet is never brought up by historians and ignored by post-modern history. Apparently propaganda trumps reality. Not all was bad; but there was certainly plenty of evil the wrongly named age of science.
In this vein Acquinas is thus criticized for being both too fond of, and not fond enough of, Aristotle. How wonderful it must be to a post-modern. So clever, so bright, so very right.
On Islam Acquinas gives a sane summary of what the Meccan moon cult meant to an intelligent 13th century Christian. Thomas Aquinas, in Summa Contra Gentiles Book 1, Chapter 16:
"Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms - which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning.....Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower's by the violence of his arms. Nor do divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly." -
Mad Muhammad corrupted and distorted the entire Bible. He was no divinely inspired prophet, no miracles, healings, improvement or ethics ever came from him. His world was simple: Moslems are supreme and should treat each other well; Infidels must be converted or killed. He was a violent Jihadist, engaging in war, sex slavery, concubinage, mendacity, and autocracy. He was no more a prophet of peace than Lenin who ended the First World War for Russia. Muhammad was a 7th century illiterate Arab adventurer who desired empire. That is how the Medievals saw him. That is how we need to see him and his cult.
Moslems do not have within Mein Koran, anything approaching the grace, the glory or the truth of the New Testament. Humility, gratitude, love, forgiveness [7 times 70 times according to Christ]; these are the animating principles of Christ, the Mass of Christ and the celebration of his birth, Christ mas[s]. In Islam, or Submission the core ideas are Jihad, death to non Moslems, aggression, war, sex slaving and supremacism. These evils are emblematic of the life of the cult's founder Muhammad, and at one time, Christians rightly called Islam the cult of Muhammad, or Muhammadism. A term that is far more accurate than Islam, even though Submission [Islam] to Muhammad, is a main theme of Mein Koran.
For pagan Atheists, Christ has nothing to do with the pagan Roman worship of the Syrian Sun God, or Sol Invictus. The Romans only worshiped Sol Invictus [and not even on December 25], some 70 years or more after, Christians had proclaimed and venerated the same date as the birth of the Savior. The Romans did this to try to eclipse what cannot be hidden, to darken the light that cannot be shadowed, and to move truth into myth. They along with their empire, failed.
There is no expostulation within Islam or Atheism to match the following, inspired by the truth and the Godhead, expressed in many masses across the Christian world during December 24th and 25th:
“No more let sin and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground, He comes to make his blessings flow....He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove, The glories of his righteousness...The wonders, wonders of his love.” [Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, based on Psalm 48]
“Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world has suffered long; beneath the angel-strain have rolled two thousands years of wrong; and man, at war with man, hears not the love-song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife, and hear the angels sing” [E. H. Sears, 1810-1876]
“Silent Night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight, glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing 'Alleluia'!, Christ the Savior is born. Silent Night, holy night. Son of God, love's pure light radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at they birth.” [Joseph Mahr, 1792-1848, written during the devastation of the Napoleonic wars upon Europe, another Atheist madman].
You have to be a hard man indeed, not to be moved by the grace of the Gospel, the beatific prose of John, Mark, Matthew, Paul, the early Church Fathers or great men such as Augustine and Loyola. Only a man without a conception of consciousness and the soul, can possibly reject the truth of the immaterial. What a sad life it must be, clinging to the belief that all is material, dialectical, clashing chemicals washing around 'evolving' by magic, no free will and indeed no purpose whatsoever to life. The Buddhist nightmare declaring that you are useless and destined to nothingness; pregnant in the Atheist hell of irrelevancy and hopelessness.
The virgin birth, life and death of Christ was prophesied by Isaiah, Micah, Daniel and other Old Testament prophets. The resurrection of Christ was confirmed not only by the Shroud of Turin, but by the 16 guards stationed at the tomb of Christ by the Romans and Sanhedrin, in order to stop the Christians from moving the body. The Jewish leaders well knew Christ's forecast, that his temple [meaning his body] would be destroyed but rebuilt in 3 days. The guards fled at the supernatural event, the Shroud of Turin confirms in a electro-magnetic 3D image the entire body and face of the crucified and risen Christ. Technology today cannot replicate such an image. Stained onto the linen vegetation of Israel in the 1rst century AD, is the perfect portrait of the mangled Christ. The guards attested to the risen.
The Jews and Romans, concerned with earthly, secular affairs, bribed them to keep quiet and ignored the evidence. The Jews then spent 30 years in a vicious persecution of Christians, killing many of the Apostles and early Church Deacons, along with laity, numbering in their thousands. In AD 64, Nero outlawed Christianity initiating 250 years of bloodshed and murder. Tens of thousands of innocents were murdered by the Roman state.
Yet those days are here again and have been present for 1400 years in the guise of Muhammadism, which seeks the obliteration of Christianity. The Moslem evisceration of Christians, their symbols, their women, their churches and their culture runs deep in blood, from one end of the globe to the other.
And the secular world yawns, turns away, and tunes in to their fantasy media-world, hugging their PC bibles, praying at their Atheist idols, suckling on their multi-culti baby rattles.