It is not the declaration by God which defines our moral standard. It is His own essence, which is purely moral, and has this imprinted essence on our hearts. This is why every human being knows the difference between right and wrong. It is an unchanged, unchanging, unchangeable law.
Though there are times that we do not realize how negative an action is until it is indicated to us. I might have never realized how selfish the exploitation of lust is if the Bible never indicated it to me. Likewise, followers of Islam may have never realized that lust is evil unless their holy book indicated it.
However, in many instances throughout the Qu’ran, lust is dangled in front of characters. For every Muslim man is promised an unlimited number of untouched dark-eyed damsels, meant to satisfy their sexual urges for eternity. Lust is regarded by Islam as an evil desire, yet their eternal kingdom seems to composed of it.
No, you do not understand. It’s not evil in Heaven.
Even if I grant that it is not the evil ‘version’ of lust in Heaven, it is still lust on earth. Muslim men are still driven by the promise of lustful fulfillment. They stand in hypocrisy as they believe the Qu’ran in its’ entirety; they condemn lust yet are willfully motivated by lust.
Further, I do believe that the God of Islam has set a poor example through Muhammad. This ‘prophet’ was allowed to fulfill all of his sexual desires on earth, including the desire to become betrothed to a six year old, and consummate the marriage when she was nine.(Muhammad being sixty at the time.)
The God of Islam allowed Muhammad to do this because he looked favorably on Muhammad. If the exploitation of lust is indeed an evil practice, then it stands to reason that any righteous entity would hate it, because the purely righteous hate all that is evil.
Alas, instead of hating it, the God of Islam rewards with it. He told Muhammad essentially that because he loved him, he will allow him to commit this evil deed. Does this sound like an omnibenevolent entity, to reward a good deed with an evil deed? To offer an afterlife of lustful fulfillment?
Before you accuse me of distorting the context, I must indicate that I do not want to know what context is appropriate for a sixty year old man to have intercourse with a nine year old girl. Let me tell you a little about how Jesus Christ behaved in a very similar context.
As opposed to having sex with children(Qu’ran 65:4), Jesus commanded that we never cause them harm, or cause them to sin. (Matthew 18:6)
As opposed to commanding that people murder non-believers, (and Muslims who were friends with non-believers) (Sura 5:51), Jesus commanded that we love our enemies, and let them go about their business should they decline the Good News (Mark 6:11, Matthew 5:44).
After telling his followers to attack a weak Jewish city, Muhammad was poisoned (Sura 48:1). After telling His followers to love each other, Jesus was tortured to death.
I greatly prefer the love of Jesus Christ to lustful offerings and violent campaigns of Muhammad.
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