For the few who are interested in the brief statement I made (styled a “lie” by the PPO&D, the “promoters of perpetual outrage and dishonesty”—a new term I have quoted for a certain very small, very irrelevant, but very vocal group of Muslim trouble-makers) at one point in the debate with Sheikh Awal, pointing out the contradiction between his asserting the Bible cannot be the Word of God because God “repents” (the Hebrew is nacham) and the fact that Allah is described as “oft-repenting.” I made reference to Surah 2:37 simply because it was the first in a long list of substantiating texts. It says: “Then Adam received commandments from his Lord, and his Lord repented (fataba) towards him; for He is Oft-Repenting (huwa al-tawwabu), Most Merciful.” He is oft-repenting. What’s so difficult to understand? Well, it’s simple: Muslims, as I demonstrated over and over again a few days ago, have one standard for the Bible, another standard for the Qur’an. “Oh, well, in the Qur’an, that means…” and off they go. But, if you attempt to explain that nacham likewise has a contextual meaning in the Bible, they ignore your explanation. So, the Qur’an can be explained, the Bible cannot. Double standards. Inconsistency. Sign of a failed argument, and in this case, a failed religion.

Want to read more? The Assyrian Encyclopedia (I evidently am in the name-creating mood this evening), Sam Shamoun, has laid it out clearly here. Read. Learn.

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