Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The people of Lot, according to Islam
This blog -- What makes Islam so different? -- has a useful collection of the hatred of homosexuality in the Koran and hadiths. (Interestingly, the story of Lot and Sodom & Gomorrah in the Koran makes the homosexual perversion theme more explicit than the Christian Bible does.)
To complete the picture, someone needs to collect data from Islamic history, culture, and current religious sermons & fatwas to demonstrate the opposite -- the rather rampant homosexuality in Islamic societies.
With both sets of data together, we may appreciate what I call the sexual schizophrenia at the heart of Islam.
As I have meditated on the phenomenon of Islam, I have conducted the thought experiment of a Satanic origin. One of the hallmarks of Satan, one could say, is that he is the originator of Orwellian twisting of opposites into each other, in a demonic hall, or hell, of mirrors -- where peace is war, love is hate, truth is lies, paradise is hell (and all vice-versa). So in Islam's damnation of the people of Lot, we see all too often that the people of Islam are, in fact, the people of Lot.