Islam Is Not a Civilization

We need a politically incorrect and radically new multi-disciplinary and multinational understanding of Islam.

To speak of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as the “three Abrahamic faiths” or as the “three religions of the Book,” or, more significantly, as the “three monotheisms,” obscures rather than illuminates. These familiar tropes, says theologian George Weigel, ought to be retired.

The eminent French scholar Alain Besançon agrees.

  • Civilisation must be used in the loosest sense of the word.

    The article points out out some serious theological flaws in the religion, notably how Muslims are meant to see God. He is not a Father or a leader but a being to be feared. How, then, can one show charity or any feeling toward one’s fellow man? Entertaining any thoughts of Islam being peaceful simply don’t measure up.

    • Experience and history teaches that it is not and never has been.

    • xavier

      You’ve hit the central sine qua non of Islam. Belloc, Chesterton, Dante and others have always remarked that Islam is basically the sum of all Christian (and Jewish) heresies.

      The biggest objections I have is Allah is a thug who’s cruel and indifferent to his creation particularly humans. And the vehement, unhinged anti intellectualism and hatred of rationality (Logos if you like)

      I’ve always held that Mohammed was deceived by Satan. There’s just no other way to explain the truly bizarre or suprahuman events, behaviour, statements that have sometimes come out of Islam.

      • Minicapt

        ‘Allah’ was just a figment of Mohammed’s imagination which generated the ‘recitations’ and sayings needed by Mohammed to validate his carnal desires.
        Note that the “Pillars of Islam” are all degraded versions plagiarised from Judaism.


        • xavier

          Yeah that’sounds another interpretation. That Mohammed was a schizophrenic. Perhaps but I don’t completely agree with that viewpoint. But it’s a valid one that should also be taken into account

      • It is even said that Allah is a liar.

        Even though Allah is supposed to be merciful and mete out punishments, it is his followers who do so.

        They leave no room for wanting to convert to Islam other than not dying.

        • xavier

          Yup in fact one of 99 names is the Deceiver. There are slso strange passages that Allah lead those astray. And I’m wondering why?

          That alone is the main reason why I categorically reject Islam. I simply refuse yo accept that a deity would lead belivers astray. To do so signifies falsity

    • Clausewitz

      Islam is not a civilization, it’s a scourge.

    • Waffle

      I think the litmus test is that there is no Golden Rule in Islam

      • Slickfoot

        It really does come down to that.

      • Bingo.

        Another is that there is impossibility with God in Islam. God cannot become man or forgive sins.

        Theological flaws.

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    • Too true.

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  • Daviddowntown

    Islam and modern liberalism, two sides of the same coin. Both are predicated on a lie and you would have to turn your whole world upside-down to escape them.

    • Clausewitz

      They both are totalitarian regimes wrapped up in a cloak of peace and tranquility. Funny how they both hate freedom of speech.

  • Barrington Minge

    “Islam is not a civilisation”…??….No shit Sherlock