e) A fool by any other name
Compare the following verses of the Quran:
- (i) “Say, ‛I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing but a clear warner.’ ” (Q 46:9)(ii) “Allah will say, ‛O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‛Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?’ ’ " (Q 5:116)(iii) “The Jews say, ‛Ezra is the son of Allah’; and the Christians say, ‛The Messiah is the son of Allah.’ That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?” (Q 9:30)
There are two things here. Firstly we have an alleged messenger bringing a message from God, yet he isn’t even sure about his own salvation (compare this to Ephesians 1:7, Romans 3:24 and so on). What would you say to those who tell you “come and follow this worldview”, yet they have no idea, where it’s going to take them or what is going to happen to them or you?
The second two verses show us that the “all-knowing Allah” doesn’t really know much at all. For the sake of the argument, let’s imagine Christians have changed the Bible and invented the doctrine of the Trinity; but shouldn’t Allah at least get right what Christians say? The Christian Trinity most certainly isn’t Father/Mother/Son as the Quran claims, and the only thing we learn from that verse is Allah doesn’t really know what he is talking about.
The same goes for the last verse. The Quran accuses Jews of saying "Ezra is the son of Allah”, but that is nowhere to be found in any Jewish writing! Then Allah called them deluded. Unfortunately I think the only delusion here is the one being propagated by these verses.