Today’s Hadith quote:
From Iranian Atheist Agnostic Movement (FB). Do check them out, great stuff.
The Hadiths are a collection of rules that together with the Quran make up Islamic law. While the Quran was written by the prophet Mohammed, divinely inspired by Allah, the Hadiths were written down by people who reportedly quoted what the prophet Mohammed said, around one hundred years after his death. There are over ten thousand Hadith. Some of them are considered Islamic law to this day. Some are considered false. But that depends completely on who you ask.
In other words, we are asked to believe that the creator of the universe decided that the clearest possible way of communicating his divine commandments to humanity is to let pretty much any fool try to interpret hearsay of hearsay of hearsay of the ramblings of a madman. Based on this, people are executed.
As a contrast, let’s hear what the great philosopher Omar Khayyam had to say about it:
And do you think that unto such as you;
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew:
God gave the secret, and denied it me?–
Well, well, what matters it! Believe that, too.