Running totals from Sura 2 to 32:
Total number of verses from Sura 2 to 32: 3526
Total number of verses in 2-32, which preach violence against non-Moslems: 767
Violent verses as a % of total from Sura 2 to 32: 22 %
Sura 2 to 32 as a % of the Koran in pages: 67%
Sura 2 to 32 as a % of the 6346 verses in the Koran: 56%
[meaning still lots more violence to go....]
Eleven out of 30 verses in this Sura openly preach violence and intolerance to Unbelievers; 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20-23, 26, 29. The 'Adoration' means the human obligation to venerate and adore the Koran and its creator or facilitator Muhammad:
Muhammad making up the Koran ? Silly silly. Of course not. The Koran in 'uncreated' given to Muhammad by 'the one' or 'Allah', itself in pre-Islamic times the Meccan male moon deity Hub'Al. Muhammad is always joined to Allah making it apparent that they are one and the same. Thus verse 3 above is an admonition to any who might ridicule the mental faculties of Muhammad or his sanity. Surely the Koran comes from Allah, because the inventor of Allah namely Muhammad, said so......
As already addressed here, this Sura has nothing in common with Western philosophical-theological ideals, nor does it present an ethical-religious framework or program. This is after all the Koran – Muhammad's cult document:
first sentence of the Sura sums up the intolerant disposition of the
Koran's thematic assault on reason, “(This is) the revelation of
the Book in which there is no doubt, - from the Lord of the Worlds.”
[32:2] No doubt. Don't question it. The Koran is the repository of
'God's' will. Don't enquire or seek understanding. Shut up, submit,
obey and 'adore' the greatness of the unknowable moon deity,
It is a signal failure of Islamic and Arab culture that the emphasis in the Koran and in the culture at large is not based on life, but on death. Obey Allah and you might find yourself in a post-life paradise. If you don't obey and adore this Allah – the male Meccan moon deity – than hellfire is assured. Part of the program to attain eternal life is to adore Allah, to elevate the moon deity above everything else including yourself, your family, your work, your community and the development of your world.
“Only those believe in Our Signs, who, when they are recited to them, fall down in adoration, and celebrate the praises of their Lord, nor are they (ever) puffed up with pride.” [32: 15]
Notice the poorly written sentence – which inserts the 'who' into the wrong position, making the reading of the phrase difficult. The human chroniclers of the Koran were hardly Shakespearean. But the intent is clear. Humility in the Koran is not the same as Judeo-Christian humility and penitence. In J-C culture humility is a human act, consecrated in the real world, as part of a well-functioning personality, set in a culture that tries to downplay the narcissism of the ego, and elevate such concepts as charity, tolerance, and empathy.”
The Koran as a cult document uber alles cannot be more different than J-C liturgy, in its fragmented and sectioned array. The Muhammadan cult has a far simpler aim then the many brains who merged philosophy with Christian dogma. Unbelievers are inferior, and Moslems must rule and be granted an afterlife. The supremacism in the Koran is clear and obvious as verse 18 informs us:
No indeed. Not equal is the Unbeliever criminal-fasiqun to the saintly and benign follower of Muhammad. The fruits of being an Infidel criminal? Not charity or tolerance but hellfire:
The Koran speaks for itself. This Sura does not hold up to scrutiny, nor does any chapter in Muhammad's text book. Pity that the huge brains which run the Western world are uninterested in investigating the Koran with the same thorough condescension they display towards the Torah or the New Testament.