The Prince of Theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas on Islam:
Mohammed seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity.
He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the Contrary, 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.”- Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36
In a first, I agree with Bill Maher. Pro-Islam Ben Affleck should stick to his Hollywood scripts, he obviously is a ignorant Obamist and has no clue about Islam and the Muslim world.
THE SHEER ABSURDITY OF DEFENDING ISLAM AS TOLD BY LIBERALS
(Now The End Begins) – As surrealistic as this is going to sound, we agree with ultra-liberal Bill Maher on this one. About Islam, he is vastly right in how he describes it. But the real gem in this story is how Ben Affleck goes absolutely crazy as he attempts to defend Islam as a ‘religion of peace’. More powerful then Affleck’s words, however, were the amazingly-intense facial expressions he made. That told the real story.
Ben Affleck clashed with Bill Maher during a heated discussion on Islam where the controversial TV host claimed being a member of the religion is like being in the Mafia. The Oscar-winning director was also appalled when author and guest on the talk show Sam Harris said the Muslim faith was the ‘motherload of bad ideas‘.
The conversation started with Harris, who was promoting his book Waking Up, by saying: ‘Liberals have failed on the topic of theocracy. They’ll criticize white theocracy, they’ll criticize Christianity. They still get agitated over the abortion clinic bombing that happened in 1984.
‘The crucial point of confusion is we have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia – where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam is conflated with bigotry towards Muslims as people. Which is intellectually ridiculous.
Affleck responds by saying: ‘Are you the person who understands the officially codified doctrine of Islam? Harris then returns by saying ‘I am actually well educated in this subject’ before Affleck says: ‘You are saying that Islamaphobia is not a real thing?’
Maher then says: ‘That’s not what we are saying’ before Harris adds: ‘We have to be able to criticize bad ideas and Islam is the motherload of bad ideas.’ The Gone Girl star then sits back in his chair in shock and adds ‘It’s an ugly thing to say.’