Western Civilisation

Western Civilization was and is superior to anything Islam has developed.  Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilization has only been created in spite of Islam.  

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Technological genius; the Medieval invention of the Wind Mill

A corollary to the development of the Water Mill

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Cult such as National Socialism, Communism, or Islam don't create. Faiths do. Faiths use reason to assess, promote and investigate science creating a platform for metaphysics. Science will never explain the 'whys' of the physical world. Why is there gravity ? Why does the earth rotate at 1000 miles hour ? Why not at 100.000 miles per hour ?


Islam created very little. This is obvious from any objective, sentient reading of history. Only in astronomy is there any evidence of originality from Moslems or Islamic philosophers. Within the Moslem world from the irruption of the Meccan cult's Jihad in 632 AD until today; precious little that was created by Moslems. Persians, Christians, Jews, Berbers and others within the Moslem empires and occupied areas certainly did create some tangible additions to human knowledge, but that is in spite of, not because of, Islam.


Why didn't the Moslems for example invent the Wind Mill ? Hiero's 1rst century AD wind power engine was known to the ancients. Instead of destroying the extant minor libraries available; and allowing goats and pigs to lay waste to the soil; why didn't the Moslems improve on the science which was founded in Alexandria, after they conquered the area in 640 AD ? Why didn't some Moslem 'scientist' use Hiero's wind-mill model as a basis for further innovation ?


Why indeed didn't the Moslems invent anything that was innovative, scientifically, or mathematically premised ? Outside of some minor astronomical improvements the Moslems were simply squatters on richer civilizations, transmitting ancient knowledge to Europe, some of it novel, some of it known, some of it already rejected. It is a catastrophe that for 1000 years Moslems denuded, degraded, slaved, warred and destroyed much of the North African-Eastern and North-Eastern Mediterranean world; and extended that devastation into Eastern Europe, Russia and Central-Western Africa.


Islam's world-view, parametrized by the Koran, is negative, Jihadic, irrational and denies free-will. It is the exact opposite of Christianity.



Freed from Rome circa 500 AD many European regions began a long process of rebuilding. The Church was at the center of this re-civilization. In England in 500 AD there were no water mills, by 1000 AD there were more than 8.000. The same is true of windmills. Windmills were developed in areas bereft of fast flowing water. By 1200 they were common across Europe, since extant texts lament the loss of timber to build these towering structures.  European wind-mill design was unique, specialized and particularly intelligent to harness both wind, and later water power.  In fact, some 30.000 windmills were built in Medieval Europe - a rather staggering testimony to its wealth and creativity.  


Terry Reynolds in 'Stronger than a Hundred Men' gives an impressive overview of both water and wind mill technology [here]. It is hard to imagine the brains, the energy and the perseverance to establish thousands of such devices across a variegated topography.


On the plains and the coasts varieties of mills were deployed, employing different blades, angles, gears, levers, and varying in intent and objective. Most were used to grind and crush grains and corn. Many of huge stature were utilized in the 'Low Countries' to drain sea water and reclaim land. Only in Christian-medieval Europe were windmills of many varieties developed and deployed for the benefit of the average person. A marked increase in food production and arable land suitable for human settlements proceeded apace.


The Dutch were particularly skilled in wind-mill development. A wind mill to pump out water was invented in Holland circa 1282 AD. By 1550 the Dutch had reclaimed hundreds of miles of land from the sea, building dykes as the windmills helped drain and reclaim the land. Dykes themselves are a formidable medieval invention [see here]. In fact almost half of the present-day Netherlands is from land reclaimed during the medieval period. If you ever have a chance to visit a working model of a Dutch windmill you should take the opportunity and wonder at the internal technology of ropes, gears, balances, weights and measured mathematics – not to mention building skill – that makes up such an impressive piece of technology.


Nothing like the above can be found in the Moslem world.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Eye-Glasses, another Medieval invention based on math and science

Sheer genius.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Many people are lost without their glasses or spectacles. Failing eyesight is a natural condition of entropy, and human system degradation with time. Contrary to evolutionary dogma, systems don't 'get better' by magic and chance. They worsen and degrade. The scientific law of entropy makes this clear. As you age, your eyes must weaken and your sight will eventually fail. Imagine the loss of pleasure, productivity and clarity in all matters big and small; if eye-glasses did not exist ?


An excellent overview of the development of eye-glasses can be found in Glick's work, 'Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine', link is here.  


There is no single inventor for spectacles, though they seem to have been in general usage before 1300. Sermons and extant literature from the late 13th and early 14th centuries do refer to an 'inventor' though no name is given. It seems logical to assume that between 1230 and 1250, 'eye discs' were discovered and used independent of an attaching mechanism. They were simply perched on the nose and they were formed from real glass which would have been rather thick in its cut.


It would take about 50 years or so, to come up with sensible frames and insert the discs into open holders on either side of the nose. The first eye-glasses only aided the farsighted. It would take about 250 years or until the middle of the 16th century to develop the curvature in the lens, which aids the nearsighted. 


An excellent summary of eye-glass development and invention is here.


Eye-glass discovery and manufacture was tied to science. From the 11th century onwards the puzzle of optics and light had consumed many philosophers and nascent scientists. Grosseteste, Bacon and the Scholastics invented various mathematical theorems trying to explain vision, optics, refractions and reflections. One of the main benefices of medieval science amongst many, was the insistence that light and optics could be explained and used for the benefit of man.

The science of the Scholastics and their predecessors created the intellectual milieu for the creation of eye-glasses and telescopes. These two inventions are intertwined. Spectacles are based on optical science and understanding of 'localized' matter [the eye] using energy and light to discern information and use it. Telescopy was the utilization of lenses to comprehend the cosmos, including energy, light, orbits, moons and planets. Once the eye-glass method was developed, it was only a matter of time before powerful lenses to perform other tasks would be created.



Try creating something as innovative as a pair of glasses....before naming such a period a 'Dark Age'.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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The chimney - another important Medieval European invention

Vital in so many ways.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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The Chimney is a dimly appreciated medieval concoction, unique in the world at the time of its arrival, and desperately relevant to take away toxins, and provide a functional hearth or heat source for both comfort and cooking.



Ruth Johnston discusses chimneys in her excellent encyclopedia, 'All things Medieval' [here]. Starting in the 11th century [and likely long before this period]; castles and large complexes employed chimneys which would be housed on each floor, usually connected within a straight vertical shaft. The chimney was vital as a distribution channel of smoke and air-born detritus emanating from a fireplace. Without the chimney a 'hearth' becomes untenable and quite dangerous. The chimney is the best method to channel smoke and toxins out of the house or hearth area; whilst allowing this same area to provide numerous benefits including; heat, an area to cook, light and a gathering place freed from the cold and damp.

A lantern or covering was used to protect the inside of the chimney from rain and snow. Soot would build up, giving rise to the profession of a chimney sweep, documented in 12th century literature. The chimney initiated an entire industry dedicated to fireplaces, hearths, and stone or brick development for heating and cooking.



As the manufacturing of cheaper resilient brick increased, prices dropped, making the brick, in the place of more expensive stone, a suitable and convenient material for chimneys. By the 14th century most older homes and estates were retrofitted with chimneys matching new building structures which for centuries had incorporated chimneys into the design.



As with most medieval inventions the chimney is not as simple as it looks. The components of a chimney are;

-hearth area of tile or stone

-lantern structure in the roof with side openings an sloping boards

-roof ventilators made of tile

-the brick work itself, implying advanced stone masonry skills

-plaster and mortar



As with many inventions, the chimney looks 'obvious', but its creation was anything but straightforward or simple and it only occurred in Medieval Christian Europe. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Horses and Iron industrialization

Not a simple set of inventions.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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A list of some medieval inventions is here.



Two notable inventions which occurred just before the Carolingian Renaissance [circa 800 AD], were the horse-collar and the horse-shoe.



Roman and ancient agriculture practices were primarily based on slave labour alone. Machines and improvements in technology were unimportant compared to the deployment of flesh and muscle. The European Christians, once freed from the taxing bureaucracy of the decrepit and corrupt Latin Empire; established the horse as the main draft animal by no later than 750 AD. This was a revolution in agricultural production, leading to a vast increase in food production, living standards, and arable, productive land which could be put to the plough.



The Europeans in the 8th and 9th centuries had discovered the following:

-Horses were hardier and more productive than oxen

-A horse-collar was mandatory to control the horse and the attendant plough-board or 'heavy-plough'

-Iron plough-boards and iron horse shoes vastly increased productivity

-Heavy ploughs could clear once-inhospitable soil, last a long time, and were more productive than any other method to dig up the soil

-Iron horse shoes protected the animal from round terrain and rocks



With the advent of the horse-collar, horse-shoe and plough-board the Europeans had created by the 9th century, a veritable 'industrial revolution'. Trade in iron, its manufacture and design irrupted. Smithies appeared everywhere and there was an almost ceaseless demand for these iron tools. As agricultural productivity increased, living standards rose, incomes improved, life became somewhat easier, and free-will associations developed and formed, including guilds and groups who freely traded ideas as well as implements.



A good book which details medieval inventions, including the horse collar and shoe is Barbara Hanawalt's 'The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History' [link].



Saturday, April 12, 2014

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The mighty Wheelbarrow - another Medieval invention

Could you make this ?

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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[Medieval manuscript from the 13th century showing barrow usage including the transportation of children.]



The mighty wheelbarrow. An invention that we take for granted, but was an innovative feature of Medieval life. The wheelbarrow along with about 1.000 other creations that could be named, puts a lie to the 'Dark Age' myth. I would suggest people watching reality tv, believing that trace chemicals cause weather; praying to the god of the state; or reading 'scientists' like Hawking who believe that aliens seeded life on earth with space-dust, represents a Dark Age. The great and good of the modern world have enough trouble using a wheelbarrow, let alone inventing one.



The modern wheelbarrow was invented during the Carolingian period when building large public projects began anew. When Rome declined into 3 Germanic Kingdoms, issues with collecting tax money, social stability, civil peace and central governance made large-scale project development a very difficult proposition. With the quasi-Pax of Charlemagne in the early 9th century; building projects for private and public usage, were deployed. It was during this era that an unknown inventor, or perhaps a group of working men tired of using only human power, created a usable, deep, high-sided moving container. From France the wheelbarrow spread to the Low Countries, Germany and the British Isles.



To the modern urban-condo-4 foot wide townhome-dweller, the wheelbarrow looks rustic, 'simple', obvious, something that only a 'redneck would use'. These urban geniuses should try inventing something rustic, simple and obvious. The barrow transformed agriculture, building sites, and materials-usage. Productivity, the key to improving our standard of living, was directly and measurably impacted by the barrow. Stones could be moved. Food production more quickly brought to milling and market. Debris removed. Nutrients, dung and fertilizers brought with ease to the fields being tilled. Seeds rolled into place for distribution. Transportation issues of supply, product and tools, over short distances were resolved. Productivity, as given by the enormous increase in population and living standards starting around 900 A.D., proceeded apace, in part fuelled by this 'simple' device. The barrow is one reason why Europeans by 1000 A.D. were wealthier, bigger and better fed than any other society in the world.  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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The modern clock - another Medieval Invention

Complex math and engineering

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Clocks. They keep time, rhythm, and routine. They allow for planning, scheduling and productivity improvements. Without clocks the ghosts of time disappear, moments are lost in the ether, work, life and even money evaporate.


The first mechanical clocks were created in Medieval Europe. This shows a society with a high mathematical and mechanical ability. I doubt many Atheists today would be clever-enough to invent, given their lack of a world-view, the idea of time-keeping, let alone the functional brilliance, of a mechanical clock. In 966 A.D. a Catholic monk named Gerbert, who later became Pope Sylvester II, invented a mechanism which rang bells at regular intervals throughout the day to call his fellow monks to prayer. This was the basis for the mechanical clock as the concept was elaborated upon and improved, for 300 years.



Enormously complex clocks which dominated the local architecture, were constructed by Catholics Richard of Wallingford in St Albans England by 1336, and by Giovanni Dondi in Padua from 1348 to 1364. Sadly these creations no longer remain extant. Detailed descriptions do remain however, of their design and construction, and some modern reproductions have been made. They illustrate how quickly the theory of the mechanical clock had been translated into practical constructions, and also that one of the many impulses to their development had been the desire of astronomers to investigate celestial phenomena and to find out the truth of God's creation.



[Wallingford's clock, a replica]



Wallingford's clock had a large astrolabe-type dial, showing the sun, the moon's age, phase, and node, a star map, and the planets. In addition, it had a wheel of fortune and an indicator of the state of the tide at London Bridge. Bells rang every hour, the number of strokes indicating the time. Wallingford's clock would be the basis of every single clock made during the Medieval period. In fact villages, towns, cities, abbey's competed with each other to build bigger and higher clocks which would dominate their landscape's and neighbours. [see here for more information]



In Italy Dondi's clock was a seven-sided construction, 1 meter high, with dials showing the time of day, including minutes, the motions of all the known planets, an automatic calendar of fixed and movable feasts, and an eclipse prediction hand rotating once every 18 years. [source]



In the 17th century the pendulum-driven clock was invented. Huygens in Holland invented a clock using a mathematical formula that related pendulum length to time (99.38 centimeters or 39.13 inches for the one second movement). Shortly after this invention in 1670, an English clockmaker William Clement created a method to ensure greater accuracy to the keeping of precise time. After Clement, within a space of about 30 years, minute hands and second hands were added. [source]



The obvious feature of the medieval clock is the complexity of mathematics, and mechanical engineering including the concepts of gearing. A 'Dark Age' could not produce such detailed perfection.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Another day in Moslem paradise - an apostate attacked in Uganda

It happens almost every day, but you won't hear about it.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Hassan Muwanguzi



From the Islam-is-tolerance files [see here]. Another apostate attacked by the Meccan cult. This time a Ugandan Moslem Sheikh, Hassan Muwanguzi, converted to Christianity and for his troubles was poisoned by Moslem relatives. Islam has a real problem with intra-family murder, including killing family-apostates and slaughtering their daughters for 'dishonouring' the Koran and the supposed 'ideals' of the Moslem family. Killing those who leave or oppose the Muhammadan cult is of course, what Muhammadanism demands. There is no-free will in Muhammad's cult. Once a member, always a member until you die.



Imagine the media/political expostulations of disbelief and rage, if a Catholic tried to murder – or in this case poisoned – a black man who left the Catholic Church and converted to the moon cult of Mecca ? Charges of racism [if the perpetrator was white or light skinned], supremacism, and yes of course, 'theological fascism' would be uttered. The media would demand that all Catholics do penance, and that the state investigate the 'medieval intolerance' of the Church. Not so with Islam. All is rose-petals and harmony according to the idiots of the multi-cult.



Islam very clearly states, that those who leave the cult must be killed:


Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi`i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah, Al-Ja`fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.” [Source]



Attacking apostates goes on every day within Moslem countries. Yet you will hear nothing about it. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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The High Middles and the beginnings of modern science

Grosseteste and Bacon

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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The era, from about 1000 until 1300 AD saw marvellous advancements in the European political-economy. This was an era of decentralization and political turmoil, with oftentimes vicious, unending, intra-European warfare. Contrary to myth, Europe circa 1100 was not a monolithic bastion of Christian fundamentalism. It was riven with dynastic, family, feudal, ecclesiastical rivalries, and beset with exogenous invasions from the east in the guise of Huns and Turks. The Crusades, an incredibly complicated and expensive counter-attack against Moslem Jihad aggression raged 2000 miles away. A time of quietude it was not, yet somehow from the chaos, the ordered genius of Medieval man emerged, manifested in astonishing gains from art to science.


A partial list of inventions and innovations in the 11th century can be found here at the end] including universities, agricultural improvements, manufacturing, brewing and improved metallurgy.


By the 12th Century, universities and other centres of learning, including public schools, were developed. These institutions and systems demanded a new cadre of scholars and teachers who were educated not only in theology, but science, math, and naturalism. The new era demanded men who in the main, could take Greek ideas and improve on them in a markedly innovative fashion. From theology to science, the Scholastics were reformers.


These men were essential in building up modern science, and establishing the priority of experimentation, empirical research and the usage of advanced mathematics. This period witnessed great thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas, Grosseteste, Roger Bacon, and William of Ockham amongst 200 others which could be named, all of whom aided in the creation of true science and the scientific method.


Aquinas and Grosseteste



Thomas Aquinas [1225-1274] is regarded as the greatest Catholic theologian. He merged Aristotelian naturalism with Church doctrine. In other words, he Christianized Aristotle. Arguing using reason from faith, Aquinas impelled Christian philosophy towards empiricism and away from Neo-Platonic mysticism, in order to prove the existence of god.



Bishop Robert Grosseteste [1168-1253], was one of the major contributors to the scientific method, and founded the Oxford Franciscan School which promoted the dualistic scientific method first proposed by Aristotle, and the idea of experimentation, which Aristotle never or rarely undertook. From Grosseteste and others came the intellectual and mathematical skills to overturn Aristotelian dogma, much of which was wrong, and institute true methods of discovery which uncovered natural physical laws and ratios.


For instance Grosseteste's idea of resolution and composition involved experimentation and prediction. He maintained that observations needed be used to propose a universal law, and this universal law should be used to predict outcomes. This was very similar to the idea of ancient astronomers, who used observations to discern trends, and used these trends to create predictive models for astronomical events.


Grosseteste was one of the first men in history to set this out as an empirical process and his methods influenced the Catholic created-scientific discoveries of the 17th century.


Roger Bacon, a very intellectually-curious Catholic



Franciscan monk Roger Bacon [1214-1294] was the heir of Grosseteste. Bacon is not regarded today as a 'giant' amongst scientists, but that only shows our modern ignorance. His influence is at least as great as that of Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton. Bacon took the work of Grosseteste, Aristotle, and others in the 12th century, and created the method of induction as the cornerstone of empiricism. Bacon described the method of observation, prediction (hypothesis), and experimentation, and added that the results should be independently verified. He was meticulous in documenting his results in fine detail so that others might repeat the experiment. He was also skilled in optics and likely built the world's first telescope though proof of this is disputed. In any event his career is an important milestone in the construction of true science.



Today with the cults of warm and evolution Bacon's scientific method is simply ignored.  

Monday, April 07, 2014

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The Middle Ages and Public Schools, funded by the Church

Another innovation.....

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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The 'Middle Ages' have been damaged by calumnies spread by secular 'Enlightenment' theologians, and anti-clerical bigots in from the 17th to 20th centuries. In reality the Middle Ages from the decline of Rome into 3 Germanic kingdoms, until the 16th century, was a period of extreme challenge, change, innovation and adaptation. It is not an exaggeration to note that the period from 900-1300 AD saw the greatest increase in living standards in history, until the recent, modern era.


A peasant in Christian Europe circa 1100 AD was far better off, than he would have been in ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt or Sumeria; and vastly better fed and more literate than a contemporary squatting in the Moslem caliphate or in China. The 'Dark Ages' are a myth, and modern society with its superstition about Gaia, 'Dirty Weather', sexual confusions, Islam-is-Peace and reality-TV, can hardly accuse an older society of being irrational or non-scientific [see Darwin, evolution, panspermia, global-warming for more detail]. We should not romanticize the Middle Ages, but we certainly have no right to slander them.


Carolingian Reformation and Renaissance


When the Moslem hordes of Jihad were finally arrested, or at least obstructed from destroying Christendom [Tours 732 AD, Covadonga 722 AD]; the contraction of Mediterranean trade, wealth, and cultural exchange, created by the Moslem destruction of much of Christendom around the Mare Nostrum; could be in some small part, repaired. The unity of Charlemagne's Christian kingdom circa 800 AD [see here] which lasted almost two generations, provided as Rome once did, a Pax or peace, in which technology, trade, innovation, and education could be developed. This era is commonly referred to as the Carolingian Renaissance. Western European science and culture would have advanced even more quickly had this empire not dissolved into 3 separate and warring kingdoms.


Charlemagne's Frankish Empire covered most of Western Europe, and under his guidance a revival in art, culture, and learning, using the Catholic Church as a conduit, was established to transmit knowledge and education. Indeed the first public school system in the world was developed in England and then later within Charlemagne's empire, during this period. Charlemagne paid for the translation of many Latin and even Greek texts which covered ancient science [such as it was]; medicine, art and literature. His court also promoted astronomy, which by necessity entailed higher mathematics.


In England, a monk named Alcuin of York had created a system of education in art and theology which was a public school system in many respects, presaging what he would oversee under Charlemagne in Western Europe. In Alcuin's system arithmetic, geometry and astronomy were foundational subjects. This revolution in education is central to forming both a viable nation-state, and a population with the faculties and tools to create new and better methods, tools, systems and innovations.


The public school system of England was based around monasteries or notable Church-buildings. This system became the foundation for the greater reforms enacted throughout Charlemagne's empire. Alcuin was recruited by Charlemagne as the Minister of Education [in today's parlance]; and it was Alcuin who developed the Church-school curricula and who pushed forward the idea that all people needed education, literacy, and knowledge.


These reforms are themselves quite remarkable, all the more so, since in reality and contrary to modern misinformation, the Church did not 'rule' with an iron fist through Charlemagne, nor was the 'center of power' all that strong. Until the establishment of the nation state ideal [nationalism truly comes into being in perhaps the 15th century]; the power of Kings, or the Church, was severely limited. Regions, barons, lords, powerful local forces, markets, and intra-Church; intra-court centres of power, a lack of centrally controlled communications and enforcement; made centralization of rule an impossibility.


In any event, thanks to the energy of many learned Catholic men such as Alcuin, and with state-emperor and Church patronage, the rise of Church-funded 'public school systems', transmitted core ideas and learning to an ever-increasing mass of people. Over time the teaching of logic, philosophy, and theology, created by these schools and imparted to citizens, would fuel the growth of some of the greatest Christian thinkers ever seen, as Western European medieval society moved into the High Middle Ages in which higher mathematics and science flourished.


Without the Middle Ages we can say with certainty, that there is no modern world.  

Friday, April 04, 2014

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A very brief summary of Medieval Christian genius 1100 – 1300

No Christianity, no modern world. Sorry Atheopaths.....

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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The rather absurdly named 'Middle Ages' [in the middle of what exactly?], from 500 AD to 1500; was a time of vigour, invention, warfare, self-defence, expansion, growing literacy, productivity, and slowly, a better life. Europe's population grew from some 30 millions when Rome mutated [to use a favourite Atheist term]; from a Latin based empire into 3 Germanic kingdoms.



The Middle Ages were not romantic, easy, rosy, nor an era of dancing-happy-grinning-sad-deluded-self flagellating superstition. Life in its daily grind rarely imitates art. It was a hard existence. But thanks be to god, that Europe survived and thrived. If it had faltered, there is no modern world.



The High Middle Ages: 1100-1300



The era from 1000 AD to 1100 is the really the platform for science and the modern world world [see here near the end]. Ancient Greek and Roman science such as it was, literature, ideas and culture were well known to the post-Roman empire Europeans [see here]. After the Moslem irruptions and destruction of Christianity from Syria to Southern France; the closing off of trade, the endless Jihads, piracy and attacks on Christianity, a person possessing some common-sense would assume that life, liberty, literacy, and science would all suffer. And so they did. But the base platform for the European renaissances [plural] was always in place.



It was only in Europe that the faux-theories of Aristotle were overturned [they were accepted in-toto by Moslem 'scientists, see here]; and real science developed. This was due to the Christian faith and the need given this ideological framework; to search for truth in order to understand the perfection of the God's natural world order.



As the Moslem grip on the Mediterranean world was at first stayed; then rolled back, ideas, cultural exchange, trade and from trade; prosperity increased. This is again only common-sense. From 1095 onwards we have the 200 years of the Crusades in the Holy Land. This necessary war for survival occupied the Moslem Jihad in the heart of their occupied territories. It gave Europe 200 years to acquire, assimilate, build upon, and extend Eastern influences.



So what did European Christian civilization achieve between 1100-1300 ? Not only were pagans from the north and east Christianized and the endless exogenous terror of Islam finally arrested; but a long list of creations from 3-D art to the wheelbarrow, from universities to astronomical calculations, were developed. Most vitally Aristotle by 1300 was thoroughly discredited and the conceptions of Aristotleian theology including; geocentricity, an immobile cosmos, and 'laws' or in modern parlance 'settled science' such as life-from-dead-matter [abiogenesis]; or an immobile earth, were dispatched.



-1100 Ptolemy's 'Almagest' or compendium of ancient astronomy is translated and analyzed.



-1150 or so, Hindu numerals arrive and begin to modify mathematics, science and commerce.



-Gerard of Cremona (1114-1187) authored seventy translations of various Moslem-Arabic works including Avicenna's medical encyclopedia, itself just a restatement of Galen's 'medical advice' [much of which was of course quite wrong and even insidious].



-The astrolabe, an astronomical calculator invented by the ancient Greeks, reappears in Europe by 1200. It helps push astronomy to new mathematical and scientific truths and achievements.



-By 1200 Euclid's geometry had been through six translations from its original Greek.



-Chinese paper manufacture arrives in Europe by 1200 and the process is immediately seized and improved upon.



-The trebuchet, a counterweight catapult which probably originated in China, is either independently discovered in France; or built using a Chinese model circa 1100.



-The compass, traditionally attributed to China, but perhaps of Byzantine origination, is used by Europeans to transform shipping and maritime warfare.



-Windmills as a power source are developed independently in Europe before 1100.



-Water mills, necessary for food production, are built in their thousands, from 600 to 1200 AD.



-A long litany of agricultural inventions occur, including brewing, crop rotations, the iron plough, the use of the horse; the horse-collar; the horse-shoe; the industrial production of iron farm implements; and new varieties of grains and seeds.



-Gunpowder is imported from China and by 1304 is adapted for military usage.



-Europeans discover the manufacture of linen circa 1100 [or rediscover since the Hebrews had produced linen ]. This greatly reduces the price of cloth and clothing.



-Used linen is recycled into paper, circa 1200.



-The accumulation of paper laid the foundation for the printing press.



-Europeans develop the world's first mechanical clocks and the most accurate water clocks between 1100-1300.



-Christian scholastics [see here], analyzed, synthesized [see Aquinas for eg.]; and slowly refuted or amended Aristotleian dogma. This is was the crucial edification for real science to take place.



-Roman Law was 'rediscovered' at the University of Bologna [in particular], a crucial development for both Church canonical law; and secular rule and order [the negative of this development was that ancient Roman law institutionalized torture of course.....but didn't the 'Enlightenment' embrace all of 'classical civilization' .....?]



-Innovations in art, design, architecture, literature, including the establishment of vernacular languages flood into society and the culture at large. Giotto, Dante, Seger, the Romanesque, the Gothic, Chaucer and a host of others now appear as innovators and not just imitators of the 'classical age'. Europeans were far ahead of both classical antiquity and the rest of the world by 1200.



Why this effusion of creativity genius which only occurred in Catholic, Christian Europe ? The reasons are as obvious as they are never illumined, discussed, or taught. The Christian-world view is a complicated framework but there are some elements which can be discerned to give it a decided superiority over other belief systems, including modern Atheism-Darwinism, or modern Secularism-Humanism [another absurd word for Marxist].



The Christian belief system knows that:

  1. Nature is not managed by supernatural, capricious forces.

  2. Natural physical laws do exist, which are immutable, inviolate and in need of investigation and comprehension.

  3. There is only one correct approach to unify philosophy or metaphysics with reality and physics.



In this world-view, the Christian knows that nature is not something to be sacrilized, but simply understood, and within reason, used for the betterment of mankind. Rocks, trees, streams, storms and flowers are not inhabited by deities; nor do they lie beyond our power to either comprehend what they are; or to utilize them for what they are. Importantly, the Christian framework was not, and should not be 'relative'. Islam is not as 'relatively' advanced, moral or the same as Christianity for example. It is decidedly inferior, vicious, pagan, misogynist, suffused with violence and immoral ignorance. Nazism is not 'relatively' as acceptable as pluralist democracy; nor is Chinghis Khan's sky-god as reasonable as Christ. In other words 'relativity' does not exist, except perhaps in calculations of space and time. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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Atheist Dhummies: No stupid, Hitler was not a Christian

Atheist lies are not facts

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Overy,Why the Allies Won,(W.W. Norton, 1996) 284.

..The same month that the Papacy condemned communism, a second encyclical was published, "Mit Brennender Sorge" ("With Burning Anxiety"), which condemned the Nazi persecution of the churches, Nazi racism and Mussolini's deification of the state. Though Hitler often invoked God or Providence when he spoke, he was a thoroughly lapsed Catholic [God for Hitler was Germany]. Hitler considered Christianity incompatible with with the new National-Socialist age--it was "merely whole-hearted Bolshevism, under a tinsel of metaphysics". He deplored the survival of religious observance among German ministers and generals, "little children who have learnt nothing else". He regarded Christianity and communism as two sides of the same coin, sharing in St. Paul a common Jewish ancestor. Hitler took the German nation as his religion. This did not make him a pagan as was widely believed, although paganism was practised under the Third Reich. The German Faith Movement, under the banner of the golden sun-wheel, with the "Song of the Goths" as their anthem, indulged in pagan festivals and invoked the gods of pre-Christian Germany. Heinrich Himmler's SS generated a pagan theology, a pagan liturgy, even a pagan credo.”


Hitler was not a Christian. This nonsense is just more bile that the desperate Atheists fling at the Church. It is deranged.



From the Atheists and Marxists, calumnies and slander, not truth and reasonableness, are vomited. According these people; the Christian Middle Ages were 'dark' [they were anything but, see here]. Christians in 1492, except Columbus, were 'flat earthers' [not many after 300 AD believed in a flat earth, see here]. The Inquisition which killed 3250 or so people was the worst form of theological fascism imaginable [Moslems murder this many daughters in 3 months each year...see here]. Christianity is opposed to science [modern science was built by Christians, see here]. Christians burned down the library at Alexandria [that was Caesar, followed by the Moslems, see here]. And, Hitler was a Christian. Good god. No limit to stupid it appears.



Having studied Churchill, the European civil war of 1914-1945; and the rise of Nazism for some 20 years, one can safely conclude the following regarding Hitler and his National Socialist Democratic Workers Party [Nazi for short in German].



-Hitler never was a Catholic and never went to Church. [see here]

-Hitler and the Nazis were proponents of Darwinism [survival of the fittest or those able to murder the most]; Evolution [the first Nazi textbook was on evolutionary 'science', pond scum to philosopher etc. see here]; Nordic pagan myths; and the Occult.

-Hitler was clearly a delusional Atheist. He never believed in a 'god' as defined by Judeo-Christianity, but in the Evolutionary 'law' of genetic/racial superiority – a 'fact' propelled forward by mysterious, unknown 'scientific' forces' in which the 'best race', namely the Aryans had a 'duty' to expunge inferiors from Gaia's crust; and kill the untermenschen [see here].

-Hitler was a fanatical anti-Christian, but was quite fond of Islam [fascisms of a feather, do flock together, see here].

-The Nazis persecuted the Church, forcing both the Protestant and Catholic Churches to submit to Nazism [note that Islam has always mandated the same]; and killed many Bishops and Priests [much to the delight of Modern Atheists/Fascists].

-Hitler and his gang had a detailed plan to exterminate not only the Jews, but the Christian church. The Nazis wanted their own 'Church'. The Nuremberg trials revealed Nazi documents which had a 'Thirty Point Plan' to eradicate Christianity, including point #1 which stated: 1. The National Reich Church is determined to exterminate irrevocably and by every means the strange and foreign Christian faiths imported into Germany in the ill-omened year 800 [Charlemagne’s coronation as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire], [see here].

-The only 'fact supporting the myth that the Nazis-were-Christians-is the belt the German armed forces wore which said 'God is with us'. This however comes from Prussia and had been created by Bismarck. Apparently atheists are too dull to know the difference between German leaders and epochs. In public speeches Nazi leaders would declare 'God is with us', followed by 'Germany is our god'.

-No reference whatsoever to Christianity, Christian theology, Christian liturgy or Christian writings can be found in Nazi speech-making, or in Hitler's writings.



As in Communist Russia, Christian churches were pilloried, closed, and the faithful raped, beaten, harassed, killed or transported to the gas chambers or worker-camps. 6 million Poles were killed by the Nazis, hundreds of thousands of them were Christian. Inter-alia [source]:



The Catholic Church in Poland was especially hard hit by the Nazis. In 1939, 80 percent of the Catholic clergy and five of the bishops of the Warthegau region had been deported to concentration camps. In Wroclaw, 49.2 percent of the clergy were dead; in Chelmno, 47.8 percent; in Lodz, 36.8 percent; in Poznan, 31.1. In the Warsaw diocese, 212 priests were killed; 92 were murdered in Wilno, 81 in Lwow, 30 in Cracow, thirteen in Kielce. Seminarians who were not killed were shipped off to Germany as forced labor.

Of 690 priests in the Polish province of West Prussia, at least 460 were arrested. The remaining priests of the region fled their parishes. Of the arrested priests, 214 were executed, including the entire cathedral chapter of Pelplin. The rest were deported to the newly created General Government district in Central Poland. By 1940, only 20 priests were still serving their parishes in West Prussia.

Of the city of Poznan's 30 churches and 47 chapels, the Nazis left two open to serve some 200,000 souls. Thirteen churches were simply locked and abandoned; six became warehouses; four, including the cathedral, were used as furniture storage centers. In Lodz, only four churches were allowed to remain open to serve 700,000 Catholics.



Other Catholic areas of Eastern Europe suffered the same fate. Thousand of German Catholic priests and laymen were murdered by the Nazis starting in the mid 1930s [see here].



Far from being 'Christian' the Nazis were the most anti-Christian cult imaginable, surpassed only by Islam.



In the Hitlerian-Nazi world-view, which is very similar to that of Islam, the state which would be the religion of the masses, was uber-alles. Hitler's variant of Communism put the Nazi's in direct competition with Bolshevik Communism which he blamed on Jews; and other forms – however tepid and distorted – of Socialism. It certainly put all religions on the Nazi enemies list. National Socialism or Nazism means what it says. The Pagan Reich nationalized and socialized all aspects of German social, political, economic and individual life. All of it. There was nothing – to use Mussolini's phrase – outside the state including theology. In this regard the establishment of a Nazi Church was a foregone conclusion and plans for its inception were well in train by 1939. This logically meant that Christianity, Judaism, and any other forms of private or public worship had to be exterminated.



Atheist true-believers, who derive solace from the 'pond-scum became the philosopher of physics' nonsense called 'evolutionary science'; have always tried to explain away Hitler [as well as Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other mass murdering psychopathic atheists]. Their arguments are as mendacious as they are absurd, and they are an affront to civilized, intelligent people. Enough already. Such immoral, evil claims as 'Hitler was a Christian' say more about the mental infirmities and psychopathologies of the true atheist-believer, than they do about real history, facts and truth.

Monday, March 31, 2014

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John Freely: 'Before Galileo', Kuhn and the real history of real science.

Humanists aka Atheists are very good at ignoring the obvious.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Freely's book 'Before Galileo' expresses the obvious linkage between Christianity and modern science, a fact denied by Atheists, secularists, 'humanists' [what an absurd term for Marxists and Atheists]; and other bien-pensants.



Freely quotes Kuhn a noted historian on science then adds his own observations, which are well worth reading. [Kuhn and his history of science, 'Structure of Scientific Revolutions']



Kuhn:

"Buridan [circa 1340] describes the motion of a vibrating string as one in which impetus is first implanted when the string is struck: the impetus is next consumed in displacing the string against the resistance of its tension; tension then carries the string back; implanting increasing impetus until a mid-point of motion is reached; after that the impetus displaces the string in the opposite direction, again against the string's tension, and so on in a symmetric process that may continue indefinitely."



Freely: Once again, we must ask if vibrating strings were not found in non-christian cultures. Of course they were found in non-christian cultures. They are universally found. Yet Buridan saw something in a vibrating string that other non-christian thinkers failed to see. Is it because the trade was so great in France that they obtained strings that better vibrated? Er, no. And even if they did, why didn't the folks they traded with notice the vibrating strings? Buridan saw something because his Christian world view enabled him to see things that could not be seen by those who held to views that nature was organismic, pantheistic, irrational, and cyclical.



Kuhn continues:

"Later in the century Oresme sketched a similar analysis of the swinging stone in what now appears as the first discussion of the pendulum. His view is clearly very close to the one with which Galileo first approached the pendulum."

Galileo's indebtedness to Oresme is obvious not only here, but when it came to his interpretation of biblical teachings about nature.”



Finally, Kuhn says:

"At least in Oresme's case, and almost certainly in Galileo's as well, it was a view made possible by the transition from the original Aristotelian to the [Christian] scholastic impetus paradigm for motion. Until that scholastic paradigm was invented, there were no pendulums, but only swinging stones, for the scientist to see. Pendulums were brought into existence by something very like a paradigm-induced gestalt switch."



Freely: I am satisfied in noting that Kuhn is saying basically what I have said throughout these essays. The only difference is that Kuhn is not identifying the cause of the paradigm shift. But the cause is obvious - Christianity.



Freely: So in conclusion, we either attribute the localized aspect of the birth of science, where modern science was born in Christianized Europe, to a coincidence or to something resulting from a dependence on Christianity. I favor the later interpretation. It has the overall simplicity where it doesn't depend on a series of ad hoc explanations to account for the lack of science in so many other cultures. There are also several basic elements of Christian theology that certainly seem to provide a fertile ground for the birth of science, elements that are not found in other religious world views. In fact, many of these elements are found on the lips of the founders of science. And finally, even a brief synopsis of Christian medieval philosophy documents many elements that clearly paved the way for, and even anticipated, modern science.



Me: It is no coincidence that the major breakthroughs to establish modern science, all occurred in Europe between 1000 and 1650 AD. Only a blind fool would postulate the opposite, blinded by his modern dogma, ego, cant and secularist theology.





Saturday, March 29, 2014

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The real flat earthers - modern Atheists and Secularists

Ignorance and cant is not bliss.....

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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The modern dark age. According to the Marxist-Communist Obama, whom nobody should equate with leadership or intelligence, any person who denies that a trace chemical named Co2, which is 4/100 of 1 % of atmospheric gas by weight, 5% of which is emitted by man, drives weather, climate change or warming, must perforce also believe in a 'flat earth'. The allegation is as banal and stupid as it is historically invalid. No one in Europe after 300 AD believed in a flat earth. The writings of Christian scientists and philosophers from Boethius to Bede make this clear. Christians discovered not only the rotation of the earth in the 13th century, but began to forward the idea of a heliocentric universe.


It is sad but not unexpected that an American president is so illiterate. The great swathe of popular culture is similarly immune to reason and veracity. The flat earth nonsense, a pejorative aimed at Catholic Middle Age Europe, was first uttered by the very untalented Washington Irving who had the audacity of mendacity to portray Christopher Columbus as a simple mariner confronting a screaming inquisition, a befuddled queen, and a court of Christian knuckle-draggers who were clinging to their swords, bibles and flat earth theorems. In 1828 Washington Irving published his book, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus and geniuses since that date have believed that his science-fiction was history.


The perception that most of Europe believed that the Earth was flat in 1492 is beyond stupid. Almost everyone in the Middle Ages knew that the Earth was spherical in shape. At the same time as 'truth teller' Irving was flinging his refuse, an atheist Frenchman, Antoine-Jean Letronne (1787-1848), a profound anti-theist, published a similar claim. A short time later Auguste Comte (1798-1857) also made the same claim in his writings. Comte is famous as a progenitor of positivism – a part of the cult of Atheism - and the idea that 'progress' occurred step by painful step, out of the darkness of 'superstition' and into the 'light' of materialist 'science'.


In 1896 Andrew Dickson White, the founder of Cornell University, wrote his “History of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom.' White picked up on the flat-earth lie to aid in his denigration of Christianity – much in vogue in the 1890s – as an artifact that must be tossed aside to allow 'real science' to flourish. Perhaps White had the 'real science' of Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia in mind, 2 communal fascisms ran by atheist-evolutionists.


White's nefarious ignorance found its way into every textbook. The educational system ran riot with the fable that Christians were recently flat-earth worshippers.


Back in the real world the facts highlighted the opposite. Long before Columbus everyone in the Church believed that the earth was a globe. Dante’s Divine Comedy portrays the Earth as a sphere.  And it was written between 1306-1321 AD. Clement, Origen, Ambrose, Augustine, Isodore,Venerable Bede, Albertus Magnus and Aquinas all acknowledged the earth as spherical.


Jeffrey Burton Russell exposed this myth in his book, Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians (New York: Praeger, 1991). He explains:

If Christians had for centuries insisted that the earth was flat against clear and available evidence,” explains Russell, “they must be not only enemies of scientific truth, but contemptible and pitiful enemies.”


Anyone who actually believes the lie that Christians were flat-earthers is as ignorant as they are feeble of mind. The real flat-earthers are those who posit that the Church is opposed to science, or that the Enlightenment 'freed' Europe from superstition. The French Revolution, Darwinism, Marxism, Hitlerism, Communism and Atheism make that claim a contemptuous statement of dogma, cant and illiteracy.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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The Galileo myth and the Humanist invention of conflict

Galileo's affair is a standard fabrication of Atheists and deniers of fact.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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An essential element for the theology of the modern 'Humanist' [aka the Marxist, the Socialist, the Atheist, the Secularist]; is the concept that the 'Church' is 'against' what is termed 'science'. As if Atheism-Marxism or Evolution, not to mention 'warming' is about science. Science is itself a very slippery term, which in our modern age we can easily equate with, using confidence and proof, arrogance, fraud, corruption of tax money, greed for grants, and the need for publication and tenured professorship. Precious little science exists in the cult of anthropogenic warming for example, or in the science-fiction of Darwinism. Science today lies in a parlous, degraded state of debacle and disinformation. Pre-10th century in many ways.



Enter Galileo.



The quite absurdly named 'Humanists' own the education system. Every textbook taught to children will have the fictional and sad story of the 17th century hero-scientist Galileo, who like Prometheus, brought science and reason – not to mention life itself - to human existence. Before him all was dark. The semi-divine nature of Galileo, striding telescope in one hand, scientific data in the other; a sun of reason, suffused with wisdom and clarity, battling the dark forces of Christian ignorance and superstition, and a Church who believed in a flat earth, geocentricity and all manner of Aristotelian nonsense, suffuses every description from school yarns, to Hollywood.



None of it is true of course. Christianity never opposed 'science' and the Church was in the beginning very supportive of Galileo – until he exited science and entered theological polemics. [see here]



Christian writers from the 5th c [Boethuis, Cassiodorus] to the 8th c [Bede, Alcuin], knew and taught that the earth not only rotated or 'moved around', but likely orbited the Sun. They were echoing the claims of Aristarchus from the 3rd century BC whilst offending Aristotleian 'law' [Aristotle believed the earth was immobile and the Sun rotated around the earth]. Not a single literate Christian in the 17th century believed in a flat earth, nor had any Christian scientist posited such a belief for over 1000 years [see here].



Indeed by the 8th c the spherical nature of the earth, according to Bede, was a known fact, accepted by all. Columbus, though his numbers were wrong, based his calculations on Christian scientists regarding the earth's spherical circumference [based on Ptolemy and Eratosthenes]; and who developed elaborate tools to measure distance [for sailing]and latitude and longitudinal calibrations [see here].



From the 13th century onwards Christian scientists had been busy proving, using higher mathematical calculations, that the earth was a sphere which rotated, and given the law of 'economy', likely orbited the Sun [see here]. Indeed without 300 years of previous development in physics, motion, math, astronomy and methods, including the invention of the telescope [another Christian-only creation]; there is no Galileo. [see here]



What about the trial of 1633 so celebrated by 'Humanists' ? The true facts do not support what is taught in our modern dark age of mis-informed superstition. [see also here] Some facts:



-The Catholic Copernicus in the mid 16th century had developed [independently of Aristarchus' works]; helio-centricity. He was certainly a product of his Medieval predecessors in science, a fact which he sourced and noted throughout his works, commenting on his debt to Christian Scholasticism for example.



-The Church funded and supported Copernicus. This is simply a fact. Copernicus delayed the publication of his book for years because he feared not the Church, but the mockery of academics. Does this not sound familiar to modern ears ?



-The opponents to helio-centricity were university and academic Aristotelians who imbibed and believed every fallacious tale told by the 'great philosopher'. This nonsensical Aristotelian universe comprised two worlds, the superlunary and the sublunary. The first consisted of the moon and everything beyond; which Aristotle had deemed perfect and immutable. It never changed, nor was it disturbed. The sublunary [below the moon] was the earth and its atmosphere, and this reality was subject to change, decay and death.



-Galileo, aided by the new invention of the telescope, supported heliocentric explanations for cosmic organization. His astronomical observations of the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the paths of Venus and Mars around the Sun; confirmed the Copernican theory of the universe.



-When Galileo started to publish his findings he had no conflict with the Church. In fact he was feted and received by the Vatican as a hero.



-When Galileo turned from science to 'activism' to promote helio-centricity he enjoyed almost universal good will among the Catholic hierarchy. But here his personality enters the fray. Arrogant, disdainful, boastful and a hyperbolic exaggerator, Galileo began to alienate former friends and allies.



-Initially the Church's position was supportive of Galileo. The Church correctly held that Copernicanism might well be true, but it still needed proof. This is called the scientific method. Galileo had not yet provided enough evidence to overthrow the Ptolemaic-Aristotelian Universe.



-The mathematical proves had been developed by Kepler. Galileo had been in correspondence with Kepler and had received his enthusiastic support. Kepler was a colleague of Brahe [who developed his own hybrid Copernican-Ptolemaic Universe model]; who had used elaborate and difficult to understand higher mathematics to show how planets elliptically moved about the Sun. Galileo never used Kepler's detailed models. He should have done so. [Keep in mind that the Church had funded and sheltered Kepler against the persecutions of Calvinists].



-Galileo's other problem was that he insisted, despite the discoveries of Kepler, that the planets orbit the sun in perfect circles. This was false and the Jesuit astronomers of the time could plainly see that this was unscientific. Galileo nonetheless launched a campaign with a series of pamphlets and letters, circulated all over Europe, mocking the Jesuits and the Church. Hardly a strategy to win friends.



-In 1611 a 'ban' never enforced, had been put on Galileo not to openly defend Copernicanism without proof. The Church wanted facts not philosophical musings.



-Cardinal Bellarmine, an eminent and reasonable Church theologian, in April 1615, wrote a letter which amounted to an unofficial statement of the Church's position. Bellarmine pointed out that: 1) it was perfectly acceptable to maintain Copernicanism as a working hypothesis; and 2) if there were "real proof" that the earth circles around the sun, "then we should have to proceed with great circumspection in explaining passages of Scripture which appear to teach the contrary..." Galileo's response was to produce his theory of the tides, which purported to show that the tides are caused by the rotation of the earth, a theory that was utterly wrong and proven by others during this time to be erroneous.



-In the 1623, Galileo's friend and supporter Cardinal Barberini was elected Pope Urban VIII. Instead of embracing this change and providing real proof for his ideas, Galileo decided to write political pamphlets mocking his friend naming him in his main work 'Simplicio' an idiot who defended Aristotle and who quoted verbatim words that the Pope had spoken to Galileo [out of context of course].



-At the same time, Galileo alienated the Jesuit order with his violent attacks on one of its astronomers, Horatio Grassi, over the nature of comets [and, in fact, the Jesuit was right — comets are not exhalations of the atmosphere, as Galileo supposed.]



-The result of these ill-advised tactics was the famous second trial, of 1633. Historian Giorgio de Santillana, not a supporter of the Church, writes that "we must, if anything, admire the cautiousness and legal scruples of the Roman authorities" in a period when thousands of "witches" and other religious deviants were subjected to juridical murder in northern Europe and New England.



-Galileo was condemned in 1633 as 'nearly' a heretic. There was no 'trial', no 'torture', nor any violence. It was 4 men in a room deciding how much to pay Galileo per month as a stipend to continue his work, and where he should be located in Tuscany; and how to neuter his polemical denunciations of any who opposed Copernican ideals.



-Galileo's condemnation was certainly unjust, but in no way impugns the Church. Heliocentricism was never declared a heresy by either ex cathedra pronouncement or an ecumenical council. Copernicanism was later represented by the Church, as a physical fact and no longer just an hypothesis. This was when sufficient proof, much of it based on Kepler's calculations, was thoroughly presented and understood.



The Galileo affair is thus, to use a favourite 'Humanist' word much more 'nuanced', than the caricature cartoon of modern culture. Science must have proof. Polemics are not science. Neither is denouncing 'deniers' through simplistic Socratic dialogues of much use. If Galileo had only developed and supported his science using real proof, and abstained from politics and theology, his views would have won the day. Instead, like many modern 'scientists', he decided that unscientific methods, slander, calumny and ridicule would do instead.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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John Freely: 'Before Galileo', Diophantus to Bradwardine, review 2

Genius of the Middle Ages: Islam has nothing comparable to offer us.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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[review one here]

This is a book full of rich detail relating the enormous contribution to science and the modern world made by medieval Catholics. This deeply offends the secularist-'humanist' aka cult of Marxist revisionism. There is no conflict between church and science. Freely's book is a compendium of why this is a fact. The slander of 'church vs science' is a myth invented by secular-materialists and Protestant 'thinkers', who believed and still maintain inter-alia; that fish became philosophers, that Co2 causes weather; that the earth is a 'greenhouse' [it is a convection system]; and the chaos of the big bang brought order, planets, life, morality, compassion, charity, and 48 feet of book-shelf DNA software code in each human. These people call themselves 'rationalists'. This is why much of the modern world – its intellectual preoccupations anyway – can be rightly termed a dark age of superstition and irrationality [see cult of warming, evolution, new-age cults etc.].


One could rightly argue that the medieval world is but a tithe as superstitious as our own, suffused as it is with cults and non-science.


Freely:

...[the] impressive succession of European scholars opened the way for the Scientific Revolution, laying the foundations for the breakthrough theories and discoveries later made some of which they anticipated.


No debate on that point. Without the Middle Ages, there is no modern world. Freely goes through a long list of Catholic Christian innovators in all matters of science, physics, mechanics, math, philosophy, and naturalism. Nothing comparable from any culture at any time in history exists.


The endless parade of Moslem propaganda for example, focused on a paltry few 'thinkers' pales in comparison. Freely who teaches at a Moslem university in Turkey falls into this trap from time to time. Independent analysis of Moslem contributions confirms that they were in the main, simply apologists for Aristotle or Plato. If one is generous, and as related by Freely, there might have been some Moslem contributions in astronomy that showed a variety of innovation and unique application of higher math or scientific ideas. This allegation is very much open to debate, but if one is generous we can say that the Moslem influence on astronomy [and the related non-science of astrology]; is about the extent of the Moslem contribution to 'science', beyond being a conduit for ancient knowledge from East to West. Examples of this include Aristotle's naturalist philosophy [much of it wrong]; and the transference of Hindu numerals, which were vital to the development of higher mathematical theorems, the basis of advanced science.


Here is a very partial list of what Freely describes.

-Diophantus of Alexandria (fl. c. AD 250), who did for algebra and number theory what Euclid had done for geometry. His most important treatise is the Arithmetica, of which six of the original thirteen books have survived. The six books of the Arithmetica that survived in Greek were translated into Latin in 1621, and six years later this work inspired the French mathematician Pierre Fermat to create the modern theory of numbers.


-Philoponus (c. 490-570) of Alexandria, who criticized many of Aristotle’s theories. He refuted Aristotle’s theory that the velocities of falling bodies in a given medium are proportional to their weight, making the observation that “if one lets fall simultaneously from the same height two bodies differing greatly in weight, one will find that the ratio of the times of their motion does not correspond to the ratios of their weights, but that the difference in time is a very small one.” Galileo drew the same conclusion more than a thousand years later in his famous demonstration at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


-...monastic movement not only increased literacy, but it produced the first European scientists, who would lay the foundations for the emergence of modern science, a process that would begin far from the former centers of ancient Graeco-Roman culture.


-Boethius [5th c.] was to transmit, in Latin, the intellectual achievements of the ancient Greeks. As he wrote in one of his commentaries: “I shall transmit and comment upon as many works by Aristotle and Plato as I can get hold of, and I will try to show that their philosophies agree.” He also noted, in the introduction to his Arithmetic, a handbook for each of the disciplines of the quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and musical theory.


-Cassiodorus (c. 490–580) was another Roman who held high office under the Ostrogoths. In his Introduction to Divine and Human Readings he urges the monks of the monastery at Monte Cassino to copy faithfully the classics of ancient scholarship preserved in their libraries as a cultural heritage. He listed some of the important works of science that he thought should be preserved...


-Isidore of Seville (c. 560–636), a Visigothic bishop, wrote the first European encyclopedia, the Etymologies, which incorporated compilations of all the Roman authors to whom he had access. The sections on science deal with mathematics, astronomy, human anatomy, zoology, geography, meteorology.


-Bede’s [8th c.] computus texts included a theoretical section, with explanations of rules and formulas; a practical section that contained a chronicle of world history listing eclipses, earthquakes, and other natural disasters as well as human catastrophes; and appendices including various calendars, chronological tables, and formularies involving the reckoning of time. Bede’s scientific works include a text entitled De temporibus (On Time), published in 703, which gives an introduction to the principles of the Easter computus as well as a chronology of world history. His De temporum ratione (On the Reckoning of Time), published in 725, is a rewriting of De temporibus, which he lengthened tenfold.


-Bede gave instructions for determining the date of Easter and its related full moon, for computing the progress of the sun and moon through the constellations of the zodiac, and for other calculations related to the calendar. He also made a new calculation of the age of the world since the Creation, which he dated to 3,952 years before the beginning of the Christian era.


-Charlemagne’s educational reforms gave rise to a cultural and intellectual revival known as the Carolingian Renaissance, whose effects can be seen in art, architecture, music, literature, and scholarship, both religious and secular, setting the stage for the beginning of European science.


-Carolingian educational reforms produced the first major figure in what would become the new European science: Gerbert d’Aurillac (c. 945–1003), who became Pope Sylvester II (r. 999–1003).


-Dominican monk William of Moerbeke (b. c. 1220–1235, d. before 1286), in Belgium, was the most prolific of all medieval translators from Greek into Latin. Moerbeke is known to have visited Nicaea in the spring of 1260, when the Byzantines had their capital there until they recaptured Constantinople from the Latins the following year, and he may very well have acquired Greek manuscripts at that time. He took part in the Second Council of Lyons (May–June 1274), whose goal was to bring about a reunion between the Greek and Latin churches, and at a pontifical mass he sang the Credo in Greek together with Byzantine clerics.


-Moerbeke’s Greek translations included the writings of Aristotle, commentaries on Aristotle, and works of Archimedes, Proclus, Hero of Alexandria, Ptolemy, and Galen. The popularity of Moerbeke’s work is evidenced by the number of extant copies of his translations, including manuscripts from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries; printed editions from the fifteenth century onward; and versions in English, French, Spanish, and even modern Greek.


-...acquisition of the Hindu-Arabic numerals by Leonardo Fibonacci [12c] and his researches in number theory; and the critical attitude toward Aristotle shown by Frederick II in his treatise on falconry.


-Renaissance of the twelfth century, like its Italian successor three hundred years later, drew its life from two principal sources. Each was based in part upon the knowledge and ideas already present in the Latin West, in part upon an influx of new learning from the East. But whereas the Renaissance of the fifteenth century was concerned primarily with literature, that of the twelfth century was concerned even more with philosophy and science.


-Thierry [late 11c] “is considered to have introduced the concept of rota or zero into European mathematics.” 


-Several of Thierry’s colleagues at Chartres were deeply influenced by his Platonism, most notably William of Conches (c. 1090–after 1154) and Bernard Silvestre (c. 1085–1178), both of whom contributed interesting ideas to the development of medieval European science.


-Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas [13c] had in effect converted Aristotle to Christianity, so that Aristotelianism, with its static and earth-centered cosmology, represented the worldview of western Europe up until the seventeenth century, by which time the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton brought about its downfall.


-Grosseteste (c. 1175–1253). His biographer, A. C. Crombie, calls him “the real founder of the tradition of scientific thought in medieval Oxford, and in some ways, of the modern English intellectual tradition.”


-...commentaries that Grosseteste wrote on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics and Physics were among the first and most influential interpretations of those works. These two commentaries also presented his theory of science and scientific method, which he put into practice in his own writings, including six works on astronomy and one on calendar reform, as well as treatises entitled The Generation of the Stars, Sound, The Impressions of the Elements, Comets, The Heat of the Sun, Color, The Rainbow, and The Tides, in which he attributed tidal action to the moon. Grosseteste was the first medieval European scholar to use Aristotle’s methodology of science.


-According to Grosseteste, it was impossible to understand the physical world without mathematics, which, in my opinion, sets him apart as the first modern physicist.


-Crombie wrote of [Roger] Bacon’s [13c] work in this field: “His account of vision was one of the most important written during the Middle Ages and it became a point of departure for seventeenth-century work.” Crombie goes on the quote Bacon in what he calls “a worthy expression of the ideals of the experimental method by one of its founders.” Bacon followed Grosseteste in suggesting the use of lenses as an aid to vision, which would soon lead to the invention of spectacles.


-...according to Bacon, is that experiment adds new knowledge to existing sciences, and the third is that it creates entirely new areas of science. The new areas included, for example, those in astronomy that would be opened up by the telescope, and in medicine and biology by the microscope, two instruments whose discovery he predicted, along with applications of science in technology that he would write about in his Epistola de secretis operibus artis et naturae et de nullitate magiae. This describes marvelous machines such as self-powered ships, automobiles, airplanes, and submarines...


-Peter [Peregrinus 13c] also invented what he hoped would be a perpetual motion machine, which, he said, “will move continually and perpetually” by the action of a fixed loadstone upon small iron magnets attached to the periphery of a wheel. When the machine did not move perpetually, he blamed the failure on his lack of skill rather than the impossibility of creating an eternal source of energy. This was the first of many attempts to create a perpetual motion machine and would eventually lead to the law of conservation of energy, one of the most basic principles of physics. The law shows that perpetual motion machines are impossible because of the inevitable loss of energy through friction, air resistance, and other factors.


-Jordanus [13c], following Archimedes, solved problems involving the determination of the center of gravity of triangles and other plane figures. He took his solutions from Latin translations of Graeco-Islamic works, including one proposition from Alhazen’s Optics.


-John Duns Scotus (c. 1260–1308) and William of Ockham (c. 1285–1349). Both of them were Franciscans who followed Grosseteste’s lead in their methodology, studying phenomena by collecting similar examples and using the principle of uniformity and economy in order to achieve certitude in knowledge of the things of experience.


-....medievalist Ernest A. Moody noted, “Ockham holds that our knowledge of things is based on a direct and immediate awareness of what is present to our senses and intellect, which he calls intuitive cognition.” He believed that only intuitive knowledge obtained through experience of individual things could give certain knowledge of the real. His second principle, which came to be known as “Ockham’s razor,” was that of economy in explanation, usually expressed in the statement “What can be accounted for by fewer assumptions is explained in vain by more.”


-Crombie wrote of how Ockham’s razor allowed later philosophers of nature to “save the appearances” in the Greek sense, that is, to account for physical phenomena, such as action at a distance, without superfluous hypotheses. He could see no reason to object to action at a distance, and he cut out from his explanation the intermediate “species” which were postulated simply to avoid such action at a distance and were not necessary to “save the phenomena.” … Ockham’s arguments prepared the way for Newton to “save the appearances” by his theory of universal gravitation...


-1328, Bradwardine gives a clear mathematical account of the laws of motion so as to give the relationship among force, resistance, and velocity, expressing his formulas verbally in what has been called “word algebra” since he had no mathematical notation at his disposal.


-Bradwardine was influenced by the scholar Gerard of Brussels, who appears to have been associated with Jordanus. Gerard seems to have been the first European to deal with kinematics, a purely mathematical description of motion. His treatise on kinematics De motu, written at some time between 1187 and 1260, was strongly influenced by Euclid and Archimedes...


-Historian Richard C. Dales wrote of the significance of Bradwardine’s concept of instantaneous velocity: This use of infinitesimals to express an instantaneous velocity considered as a quantity of motion, and the unanswered questions thus raised concerning the relationship between this quality of motion and the quantity of motion possessing this quality, were enormously fruitful in subsequent studies of motion from the fourteenth through seventeenth century.


This is quite a list. Nothing like it exists within the Moslem world. Not even a tithe of the above can be attributed to the Meccan cult, which squatted, ate, tasted and benefited from much more advance civilizations, as the primitive and simplistic Koranic-Moslem Jihad erased superior societies and like a jackal on decaying meat; set itself to feast on their flesh. More from Freely later. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

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There were very few if any great Moslem medieval scientists, contrary to propaganda

An embarrassingly small, and quite irrelevant list indeed.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Moslem propaganda. It is as endless, apocryphal, drenched in anti-reality as the disinformation spread by the German National Socialists, the Russian Communists, or the cult of globaloneywarming. Apparently for 'educators', the media and the elite Moslem lies are now science and fairy tales of Moslem genius, solid facts.


Moslem propaganda, funded by Arab money in the form of a Jiyza tax on Westerners for use of Moslem/Arab energy supplies; constitutes a serious threat to mental clarity and understanding our own superior civilization. According to Moslems a handful of 'thinkers', most of whom were not Arab and who were 'forced' converts to the moon cult [ie not Moslem]; are equal to the hundreds of Catholic scientists, innovators, philosophers, artists, literary geniuses and men of action from 500 AD to 1500 AD.


In fact when you analyze the pathetically small list of Arab-Moslem 'geniuses', you will find very quickly, that they neither invented what the Moslems say they invented; nor did they add much value to concepts and ideas which long preceded them. Some obvious examples are:


Avicenna or Ibn Sina:

He was a Persian, not an Arab, of the 11th century. Of all the 'scientists' quoted by Moslems as being in the front-rank, only Ibn Sina – a convert in Iran – might be worthy of such a position. And even this proposition is entirely doubtful. Avicenna pales in comparison to Catholic scientists of the same era [see below] since he did not extend, deepen or create anything of value. Avicenna was indeed prolific in the areas of medicine and interpreting Aristotle. However, he developed very little which was either of practical value, truly scientific [he did not follow a scientific method of experimentation], or of lasting impact. He was a noted failure in meteorology, astronomy and in trying to understand why rainbows formed [a riddle which did torment many scientists for a long time]. Sina also, like all Moslems of the Middle Ages, supported Jihad and the forced eradication of non-Moslems. Not very scientific.


Averroes:

Truly a non-scientist. His claim to 'scientific' fame was to restate that Aristotle was right on all matters [see here for details]. In this vein he vehemently criticized the sainted Avicenna. The problem for Averroeism is that Aristotle was markedly incorrect on most matters including; abiogenesis, the earth's immobility, celestial motion, geo-centricity, optics, gravity, laws of motion and impetus theory. Averroes was popular in Europe in the 11th and early 12th centuries, since Aristotleian theology was much in vogue [until it was synthesized or Christianized by Aquinas and Scotus]. Catholic theologians and scientists such as Albert Magnus, Grosseteste, Bacon and Peter the Pilgrim amongst many others not only disproved much of Aristotleian dogma, they also invented the basis of modern physics and math, a claim that Moslems can never make.


Al-Ghazali:

Moslem big-brains trot out Ghazali as a counterpoise to the genius of Thomas Aquinas [13th c.]. Ghazali was a Moslem fundamentalist who effectively closed the door to science and inquiry within the Moslem, in the late 11th century. He was the anti-thesis of science, rejecting all non-Koranic explanations for the world and actively campaigning against naturalist science and philosophy. His ridiculous book “Incoherence of the Philosophers” denounced Aristotle, Plato, Socrates and other Greek thinkers as non-believers and labelled any who followed ancient Greek thought as Infidels. Ghazali hated Avicenna and any other philosopher who embraced some form of rationalism. Unlike Catholic scientists who built on each other's findings, in order to seek out the eternal truth of God's great creation [see Freely's 'Before Galileo']; Moslems never cooperated to find the 'truth', but were oftentimes opposed to any ideas which contradicted the Koran.


Khwarzimi:

Algebra was invented circa 250 AD by Greek Christians in Alexandria. Higher mathematics was known to the ancient Greeks in the form of Pythagoras and his cult [circa 550 BC ]; and Euclid [circa 300 BC]. In the 3rd century AD Diophantus and others developed algebraic formulae in part to probably explain astrological events. In any event their reasoning and specific formulations to solve certain problems had a huge impact on future mathematics.


It is obvious therefore that Khwarzimi who worked in the 9th century, and who was another Persian convert to the Arab moon cult; could not have invented algebra. In fact his meagre works, or the fragments which survive, show a man, like almost all Moslem 'scientists', who simply restated what came before, especially from the ancient Greeks. He also copied from the Hindus. Thus there is no innovation in his writings and precious little that could be called algebra. Indeed the word algebra comes from the Arabic word “al-jabr”, which emanates from the name of his volume: 'Book on Addition and Subtraction after the Method of the Indians', which only comments upon the inventions by ancient Indian and Greek mathematicians. It does not add, or improve upon them [try reading the book to see for yourself].


Al-Kindi

Another 9th century Meccan cult 'philosopher' was Al-Kindi, Arab-born, and one of the few Arabs that Moslems can point to as a supposedly important 'thinker'. There is however, precious little which Kindi gives us which is either innovative, scientific, or relevant. He worked in a group which translated [sigh, yet again] the works of Aristotle accepting the ancient Greek philosopher's viewpoints on everything. This cannot be called science. He also appreciated Plato who was a metaphysical philosopher, not a naturalist like Aristotle. Such translations and acceptance are not however, part of a scientific or critical-thinking approach. All of Kindi's writings, which appear in the form of Pauline-type letters; are based on Aristotle and Plato. He did add works on math and astrology, but these too are based on what the ancient Greeks had already accomplished and no known invention or scientific innovation can be attributed to Kindi.


Summary:

The above are the usual suspects listed, when Moslems talk about their 'golden age' of science. It is a pitiable list, an embarrassingly small cadre of non-scientists who basically parroted ancient Greek thought, or in the case of Ghazali and others like him; openly attacked rational inquiry. To be fair, the Catholic scientists of the Middle Ages who did invent new methods in science, math, astrology, mechanics and physics, did use and build upon translated Arabic language works, themselves almost wholly restatements with commentaries from the ancients. This is however a conduit, not a cause of advancement.


The most important artifact in this transmission of knowledge from via the Arabs was of course the Hindu numeral system, including the zero. This was avidly seized upon by Europeans who then developed profound inventions in math and science, which the Moslems never did. Keep in mind as well, that it was the Moslem conquest of the Mediterranean basin which sealed off papyrus, trade links and knowledge from east to west. There is also ample evidence that Moslems destroyed the small remaining but important libraries in Alexandria in the mid 7th century, and other libraries around the southern and eastern Mediterranean basin and even those based in Persia.


Catholic innovations of the 11th century

[I picked the 11th century due to Avicenna who is likely the only true innovator in Moslem science and because the 11th century is really the 'birth' of modern science.]


A partial list of notable Catholic scientists and inventions from this one century alone, 1000-1099 AD:

-University of Bologna consecrated by the Church in 1008. It is the oldest university in the world. This system became a platform for scientific advancement.

-World's first water-powered wool-processing plant was established in 1008 near Milano.

-Gerbert of Aurillac, 1003 d., was an innovator in math and astronomy and became Pope Sylvester the II, perhaps the most scientifically minded Pope in history.

-Herman Contractus, 1013-1054: Built astronomical and musical instruments. Fluent in Greek and Arabic [how many Arabs then or now speak a European language ?].

-c. 1000: Beer brewing invented by monks at the zum Wurzen monstery.

-c. 1000 Romanesque architecture created which greatly enhanced both stability and aesthetics in large buildings.

-1033, Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote on how to use reason to reach faith, using naturalism, logic and coherent arguments.

-post 1050, Gothic structures start to be built, the largest enclosed spaces in the world which would dominate the 11th c to 13th centuries in the form of churches, cathedrals and palaces.

-c. 1070 innovations in cheese – making lead to new varieties being manufactured.

-Peter Abelard and the development of 'logic' and using human reason to understand god, at the University of Paris c. 1079.

-1080, Adelard of Bath, translated Arabic translations of Greek math, and commented on how to use this knowledge in areas of astronomy and physics.

-1080 Hospitaller order created [Knights of St. John], the world's first organization dedicated to hospitals and care for the sick.

-mid 11th c. Ragimold and Radolf wrote letters and treatises on algebra applying their ideas to solve astrological, and naturalist problems.

-Lanfranc, 1080+ became an Archbishop of Canterbury and applied Aristotle's naturalism to Catholic rites and metaphysical beliefs.

-Guilds were developed in England and elsewhere to protect workers wages, ensure quality and exact standards of excellence.


Other advancements and men could be listed. Nothing comparable existed in the Moslem world during the same period. While the odd Moslem 'thinker' can be plucked by Moslemophiles from the irrational cult of Mecca and hailed as 'heroic', the pickings are decidedly slim, the exaggerations excessive, the accolades apocryphal.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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A brief list of some Medieval inventions

The modern world is built on top of the era 500-1500 AD

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Here are 36 inventions during the Middle Ages [500-1500], which do not include scientific, philosophical, medicinal, or naturalist innovations. This list is derived only from the spheres of agriculture, the military, and civilian usage.

List of Inventions in the Middle Ages

Names of Medieval Inventions

Description of Medieval Inventions

Almanacs

Almanacs forecast precisely where the the sun, moon, planets and selected navigational stars, are going to be, hour by hour, for years into the future, the ancients never did discover what the Medieval Christians using math and science were able to establish regarding calendaring, feast days, elliptical planet cycles and the earth's rotation.

Armor

The complexity of Medieval armour is astounding as is the craftsmanship and cost involved

Artesian wells

The invention of Artesian wells eliminated the need for pumping

Astrolabes

Astrolabe was used for used for astronomical purposes and calculating latitudes and was based on earlier Greek models

Chainmail

Chainmail armor was further developed in the Middle Ages providing protection against spears and swords with its origins dating back to the Gauls and Celts

Clock

The invention of the clock provided a closer structure to daily life [includes both the water and mechanical clock]

Compass

The compass enabled Medieval sailors and explorers to sail further from land and explore uncharted waters

Cross-staffs

Cross-staffs were used to measure the angle of the Sun or a star above the horizon

Gunpowder

Gunpowder led to the invention of the cannon and was originally imported from China

Horse collar

The invention of the horse collar increased farming efficiency in the Middle Ages as did the substitution of horses for oxes; and 3 field rotation

Horseshoes

A necessary adjunct to productive usage of the horse

Hour glass

The Hour-glass was a valuable measurement tool used in many daily tasks

Mills

Mills were built to pump water, grind grain, and crush ore and revolutionized industry, and food production

Minute Glass

Minute-glass was another timekeeping instrument invented in the Middle Ages

Moldboard Plough

TThe Moldboard turning plough increased farming efficiency and land productivity

Nocturnals

Nocturnals were used for measuring and timekeeping instrument, the Medieval obsession with time stemmed from conceptions about work, productivity, the seasons, feast days, faith-days and trade

Numbering System

Hindu numerals were used which greatly abetted literacy, book-keeping and record keeping

Oars

The use of oars made the galley ships redundant allowing movement into the open seas

Paper

Paper was introduced in the 1200's imported from China and replacing the very expensive and laborious manufacture of parchment [tanned and beaten sheep or cow skin]

Printing Press

Mechanization of printing in the mid 15th century was a major milestone in society affecting literacy, education, science, laws, record keeping etc.

Quadrants

Quadrants were used for measuring and timekeeping instrument

Siege weapons

Siege weapon inventions were brought from the crusades to Europe and changed Medieval warfare

Silk Manufacture

Silk imported from China and adapted in Europe, was a luxurious addition to European clothing

Spectacles/Magnifying devices

Spectacles were a major medical advancement in the Middle Ages as were the telescope and other magnifying devices

Stirrups

Stirrups gave the rider greater control and allowed cavalry to use bows and arrows, or charge with lances, originally imported from the Mongols

Sun dial

The Sun-dial was another timekeeping instrument invented in the Middle Ages premised on Greek designs in Alexandria

The Bit and Bridle

The Bit and Bridle was used for controlling the massive destrier warhorses essential for heavy combat

The Crossbow

Invented in France, the crossbow applied engineering to the short bow

The Flail

The invention of the Flail was used as armor-fighting weapons

The high-backed saddle

The high-backed saddle gave Medieval knights great leverage and allowed heavy cavalry to be employed with devastating effect

The Lance

The Lance was long, strong, spear-like weapon, designed for use for knights on horseback and was a fearsome military weapon

The Longbow

The invention of the longbow enabled skilled English longbowman to release between 10 - 12 arrows per minute

The Rudder

Rudder enabled the use of Wind and Water Power to propel ships, obviating the need for oared craft

Traverse Boards

Traverse boards were navigation instruments, and were an older version of the Astrolabe

Wheelbarrow

The invention of the wheelbarrow allowed faster movement of heavy loads over short distances

Windmills

The invention of the windmill harnessed wind power to produce not only food, but to drain marshy/water areas to reclaim arable land



Nowhere will we find a list comparable to the above from any other culture including the 'scientific age' of the 17th century, which included witch-burnings, a belief in abiogenesis and a constant desperate refutation of the scientific works from Christian scholastics, setting back math and science by at least 2 generations. The Middle Ages were a hard time to live and we can't romanticize the period. But between the invasions of the Northmen, the Moslems [everyone's favourite civilized cult it appears], the Magyars, and the constant internecine, inter-state conflict; it is a wonder that Europe survived in any form, with any civilization whatsoever. It was not a dark age, but an age of turmoil, change, progression, some regression, innovation and most importantly an era of faith married with science.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Why does the earth rotate ? Science has made precious little progress since 1350

More sci-fi than science in modern explanations.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Christian scholastics from the 13th and 14th centuries sound more scientific than our modern big-brains on many topics, one being the question; why does the earth rotate at 1000 miles per hour ? Have you ever heard a convincing reason ? The medieval explanation for the earth's rotation, premised on debates which began sometime in the early 14th century at the University of Paris and elsewhere, attempted to use higher mathematics, logic, and naturalist observations to explain if, how, and why the earth rotates. Today it appears that 'science' has largely given up on this tradition of trying to understand how and why the earth rotates, falling back as usual, on worn-out 'evolutionary' themes and memes. No math, no science. From NASA, the institute non-pareil of naturalist theological 'reasoning' makes the following claim about the earth's rotation:


Why do Earth and the other planets rotate at all? It will help to understand how our solar system formed. Almost five billion years ago, our solar system had its beginnings as a vast cloud of dust and gas. The cloud began to collapse, flattening into a giant disk that rotated faster and faster, just as an ice skater spins faster as she brings her arms in. The Sun formed at the center, and the swirling gas and dust in the rest of the spinning disk clumped together to produce the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. The reason so many objects orbit the Sun in nearly the same plane (called the ecliptic) and in the same direction is that they all formed from this same disk.


While the planets were forming, there was not much peace in our solar system. Clumps of matter of all sizes often collided, and either stuck together or side-swiped each other, knocking off pieces and sending each other spinning. Sometimes the gravity of big objects would capture smaller ones in orbit. This could be one way the planets acquired their moons.” NASA


This is not science, but science-fiction. There are as many questions embedded in the above summary as there are sentences of opacity and innuendo. From NASA the modern explanation is as follows:

-The Big Bang occurred and the chaos formed vast clouds of dust and gas.

-This cloud magically 'collapsed' [don't all outward rushing chaos-driven particles in a vacuum just suddenly stop and collapse ?]; forming a fast-spinning flat disk.

-Planets somehow formed from this chaos and driven by the rotating 'flat disk' began an endless orbit around the Sun or ecliptical.

-Collisons were common and moons were formed from such cosmic traffic accidents.

-Spinning spheres magically rotate for 5 billion years.....what happened to the law of entropy?


Nothing in NASA's summary tells a thing about the origins of the rotation of the earth and why after 4 or 5 billion years it still spins. Cause and effect? Motive force? Nothing. NASA does helpfully add that Mars crashed into Earth and likely increased the original rotational speed. Thanks NASA.


Many other 'scientific' theories exist but they sound like a used-car sales pitch from Stephen Hawking.


In 1340 Catholic Priest Jean Buridan most likely influenced by many others, wrote on the projectile motion, falling bodies, and the rotation of the earth. Without Buridan and the Scholastics there is likely no Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo or Newton. Buridan tore apart the static, immobile earth of Aristotle and tried to prove and measure why and how the earth rotated. Buridan explained celestial motion using impetus or force theory, something Aristotle had rejected:


"...one who wishes to jump a long distance drops back a way in order to run faster, so that by running he might acquire an impetus which would carry him a longer distance in the jump. Whence the person so running and jumping does not feel the air moving him, but rather feels the air in front strongly resisting him."


This impetus theory is still with us today. According to Buridan and restated in Newtonian physics, celestial bodies did not suffer resistance in the celestial vacuum, which would repress or distort that impetus. Buridan anticipates Newton's First Law of Motion. He does not however, [nor has anyone else], uncovered the 'original' impetus. What caused the effect of spinning in the first place ?


Nicholas of Oresme followed Buridan, taught in Paris and died as bishop of Lisieux in 1382. Oresme investigated the daily rotation of the earth. The common objection to the idea that the earth moved or rotated, was premised on Aristotelian 'laws' which stated that if you dropped 2 stones from a tower, the first dropped did not fall behind the second. Hence it appears that the earth is immobile as stated by Aristotle. Oresme's answer to this objection was simply to use Buridan's theories. The earth's rotation was imparted to bodies and was kept undiminished by them. This is exactly the same theme taken up by Copernicus.


According to historian Copleston:

"He discovered, for example, that the distance traveled by a body moving with a uniformly increasing velocity is equal to the distance traveled in the same time by a body moving with a uniform velocity equal to the velocity attained by the first body in the middle instant of its course. Moreover, in order to express these and similar successive variations of intensity in a manner which would facilitate understanding and comparison, Nicholas conceived the idea of representing them by rectangular co-ordinates, that is to say, by means of graphs."


The above was a highly significant advance in science and the physics of motion. Without it there is no Galileo or Copernicus.


Thomas Kuhn a noted historian of science wrote:

"Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme, the fourteenth-century scholastics who brought the impetus theory to its most perfect formulations, are the first men known to have seen in oscillatory motions any part of what Galileo saw there."


In effect the NASA-mainstream science explanation as to why the earth rotates, is Buridan's and Oresme's from c. 1350. The impetus described by these two Christians is now attributed to the Big Bang, a theory that is far from proven and is riven with problems and issues. In fact the Big Bang is so unproven that calling it scientific is pointless. In other words, as far as 'why does the earth rotate' little progress beyond story-telling, has been made in 650 years. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

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Our weakness inspires not only Islam, but Russia

Another Oriental power takes on the West.

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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Russophiles must certainly be happy. The 'West' cowardly, confused, dazed by Western European reliance on Russian energy, will do little to help what should be a country firmly inside NATO – itself an organization of dubious value. The Ukrainian east will likely be eaten by the Russian Tsar and cult, while the West frets about globaloneywarming; green technology; and how happy Gaia will be with our sacrifices and absurdities. If the Euros and Americans had an iota of rationality and confidence  they would be developing carbon energy all over the non-Russified EurAsian landmass. But alas killing birds with wind turbines; and destroying topography with mindless solar panels is more important.


Britain and France fought once in the Crimea to limit Russian ambition and confine it to its Oriental satraps to the East. Crimean War.


Is peace a 'good' to be maintained at all costs ? Written in 2007 and prescient.


But the Russians, stubborn, proud, mischievous and sure of themselves never relented from imperial ambition. Dictatorial, non-Western and tyrannical regimes have ruled Russia for 1000 years. In 1917 they invent a fantasy ideology, a brother to the future fascism of Hitler, and named it Communism. The only communal aspect of Russian fascism was its shared mass misery and colossal piles of dead. Post 1989 we now have Putinism – a dictatorship by a gang in the Kremlin modeled on the old Tsars employing modern technology and Soviet style propaganda and controlling all industry deemed to be pertinent to national power. 


As British Prime Minister Palmerston remarked in the mid 19th century [about the importance of the Crimea]: "Peace is an Excellent Thing, and War is a great Misfortune. But there are many things more valuable than Peace, and many things much worse than war. The maintenance of the Ottoman Empire belongs to the First Class, the Occupation of Turkey by Russia belongs to the Second." Palmerston saw Russia for what it was – a grasping anti-Western oriental power.  [link]


Yesterday the Crimea. Tomorrow Donetsk. Next week Kharkiv. 3 years from now maybe some tender bits of Poland, Latvia, or Estonia will amaze and attract the hungry Tsarist cult in Moscow, and deflect domestic misery and ideas about 'freedom' to redound into the ether; as they focus the conscious spirit of Russians on empire.


It seems pretty clear given the complete lack of leadership in the 'West' that today we will hand over the bread-basket of Europe and focus on more important matters such as Gays being allowed to march in any parade they wish; or the 'rights' of Moslems to their own schools and public footbaths. Meanwhile the socialist-Marxist arena's of relativity including the useless UN and the chattering 'international community' do nothing, except insist that the real threat to the West is not the likes of Vlad the Sovieticus Man; or Islam; but merely our issuance of Co2.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Book Review: John Freely and 'Before Galileo'

The only Dark Age is our own

by Ibn Sufi al Kitab

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A recommended book is one written by Physicist and Professor John Freely, named 'Before Galileo'. It outlines the fantastic, startling, and largely unknown development of science in Europe from the 'Fall of Rome' [it was more of a mutation into 3 Germanic kingdoms]; to 1500. A few observations from this work.


First, the idea that the 'scientific age' is premised on what came before it, namely a thousand years of development and ferment, is only a surprise to those who believe Protestant and anti-Church propaganda as being related to 'facts'. It is truly discouraging that a modern society can be so ignorant about its own civilizational antecedents.


Second, the anti-science dogma of many cults, makes the 'Middle Ages' in many ways, superior in thought, method and contribution. Darwinian theology has retarded true science by 150 years. Cults of warming and 'weather' have forever impaired and degraded the very name 'scientific' by their outlandish fraud and deceit. Any quack wanting to sell something uses the appellation 'scientific' knowing that a culture which immediately bends a knee to 'scientism', is one devoid of critical faculties and independent thought.


Freely's book dispels the myth of a 'dark age', a thoroughly 'eye-opening' theme to modern Marxists and acolytes of various non-scientific cults which strut upon the daily landscape.


After the Moslem irruption in the 7th century and the destruction of the library of Alexandria [mostly done by accident by Caesar's troops, with minor 'branches' finished off by the Moslems], along with Judeo-Christian and Romano-Berber culture; much learning was lost. The only 'dark age' was a contraction in trade, commerce, and culture as Islam wiped out a superior civilization and almost conquered Europe. Add to this the Magyar and Viking assaults in the 9th century and it is a wonder that Catholic Europe survived.


Yet as Freely writes some fragments of classical learning did survive the Moslem Jihad especially within Western monasteries and within the Church. It was the Church which of course saved Western Europe. This monastic-Catholic inheritance would in good time flourish and create between 500-1500 AD science, integrated philosophy, a reassessment of all Greek philosophers, a new naturalism, anatomy, biology, physics, higher mathematics, and experimentation. These processes were never duplicated in any other culture including and most especially that of the totalitarian cult of Islam. By 1500, Europe, with 80 universities, had undergone “a tremendous intellectual revival”, according to Freely.


Some truly smart men mentioned by Freely include: Boethius, Cassiodorus, and Gerard of Cremona all of whom disseminated ancient Greek ideas, heavily influencing medieval thinkers. Aristotle’s cause-and-effect reasoning impacted theologians like Thomas Aquinas to synthesize rationality with faith, though much of Aristotle was revealed to be wrong, and simply dogmatic. It is to the benefit of Europe that much of the Aristotleian universe was easily dispatched by curious Catholics, as was Galen's [2nd century AD doctor]. From physics to medicine the Middle Ages make significant improvements superseding anything from the past.


Monumental innovations in everything from understanding the human body, to farming, to wind and water power usage, to calculating the rotational speed of the earth using mathematical theorems were developed. By the 12th century From Bologna to Oxford church-funded universities began to flourish, nourishing the roots of what became Grosseteste's or Roger Bacon’s 'scientific method' [entirely over-stated and not comparable to modern techniques it should be mentioned]; and Copernicus’s heliocentric solar system. Freely recounts these developments in detail and links them to the 17th century of scientific advance. This factual history only surprises the bigots, the Marxist, the revisionist and those who know little about their own civilization.


More from Freely later.


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The Fascist theology of Muhammadanism.

 

Paxton's definition of Fascism boils down to a few essentials:

  1.  Fascism is a political project which is formed to reverse a perceived decline. [Islam – check]

  2.  It is violent and bloody. [Islam - check]

  3.  It is a cult, in which the cult must be obeyed by all who are ruled by the cult. [Islam - check]

  4.  The cult employs myths of purity and greatness, of the race, or state in question. [Islam - check]

  5.  Ideals around rationality, democracy, individualism, and freedom need to be abandoned. [Islam - check]

  6.  Following the plan and diktats of the cult are the individual's only responsibilities. [Islam - check]


Paxton's identification of Fascism as a mass movement, premised on some absurd idea of 'purity' and on violence, is certainly correct. It is indeed the cult uber alles. One can go further of course in refining what is a Fascist movement. In a 1995 essay titled "Eternal Fascism", [link] the Italian writer and academic Umberto Eco  adopts a detailed list of Fascist ideological components. For Eco, Fascism is not a coherent political program per-se, but a set of organizing principles specific to the culture in question: He lists 14 main features of the Fascist program......more

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Mock Islam daily and often.  An intolerant pagan-fascist cult deserves no respect.  

Muhammad cartoons.  If Muhammad was a 'prophet' so too was Adolf and Josef. All of the French cartoons are here

Muhammad's favorite wife - Aisha.  6 year old girl married to a 53 year old 'man'......clever.  Younger than his own daughter.  Moslems deny this.  But sadly for them, the Koran, the Hadiths and Moslem historiography confirm that Muhammad married a mere child and consummated it when she was 9.

 

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Muhammad in the full glare of history.  Why won't Moslems inquire about who this man really was ? Terrified of the Truth ?

 

 

Fitna and the Moslem imperative to fight all Unbelievers until the entire world is free of the Infidel.

 

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Where did this cult named Submission or  Islam come from ?

Arab Historian and Moslem-apologist Hitti detailing the moon deity of Mecca, Hub'Allah as the Al-Lah of the Koran.

"Philip Hitti was an Arab historian, whose opus 'History of the Arabs' originally created in 1937, is without much doubt the most important, and most deeply flawed work on the history of the Arabs and by consequence Islam. A summary review of his work is posted here. The main strength of Hitti's book is his pre-Islamic history which is a fascinatingly detailed look at pre-Muhammad Arabia......

 

 Celestial worship

 

On page 60 Hitti describes the sky pantheon which infected Arabian pagan beliefs:

 “The religion of South Arabia was in its essence a planetary astral system in which the cult of the moon-god prevailed. The moon, known in Hadramawt as Sin, to the Minaeans as Wadd (love or lover, father), to the Sabaeans as Almaqah (the health-giving god?)....He was conceived of as a masculine deity and took precedence over the sun, Shams, who was his consort.....From this celestial pair sprang the many other heavenly bodies considered divine. The North Arabian al-Lat, who figured in the Koran, may have been another name for the sun-goddess.” [p.60]

Baal

Baal was the Sky God or Thunder God of various Near Eastern pre-Christian era tribes. The Hittites and Canaanites worshipped the power of the Thunder God. The Assyrians and Sumerians the omnipotence of the Sky God. Baal or Hubal would be akin to Thor in Nordic legend, or Zeus and Jupiter in ancient Greece or Rome. It is not a surprise that Baal was also worshipped in pre-Muhammad Arabia:

“Ba'l represented the spirit of springs and underground water and must have been introduced into Arabia at the same time as the palm tree....The Bedouin's astral beliefs centered upon the moon, in whose light he grazed his flocks. Moon-worship implies a pastoral society, whereas sun-worship represents a later agricultural stage....Hence Wadd (Koran 71:22), the moon-good who stood at the head of Minaean pantheon....Al-Lat in al-Taif was represented by a square stone...” [p. 97]

Baal is of course quite dissimilar to the Christian ideals of 'god' though he did have a human form – much like Zeus.

“Hubal (from Aramaic for vapour, spirit), evidently the chief deity of al-Kabah, was represented in human form....The pagan Kabah, which became the palladium of Islam, was an unpretentious cube-like (hence the name) building of primitive simplicity....serving as a shelter for a black meteorite which was venerated as a fetish.” [p. 100]

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Why Islam is a cult

A cult is not a religion. A religion to be worthy of the name, must support the following 4 ideals; free-will; rationality (or faith through reason); the Golden Rule; and good works towards any and all. We cannot forget that Calvin`s cult in 16th century Geneva denied free will and enquiry. The peasants simply had to shut up and obey the militant cult. Lutheranism embraced pre-destination and denounced human free-will, goodness, and works of faith. Luther created Calvin. Modern secularism, so hateful of Judeo-Christianity, worships material dialecticism and scientism, no matter how perverted, irrational or distorted the scientism might be. Free will and rational skepticism – at least for the hoi polloi peasantry – is beyond the pale in a world worshipping the cult of science and abstract, obtruse and often times utterly vapid materialist-narcissist philosophies.

 

Cults do not possess nor desire golden means. They are erected as extremist ideals bent on the subversion of reality and individuality. We ridicule ourselves and our common-sense by ascribing the word religion to the cult of Muhammad.

 

Muhammad

If you read the history of Mohammed and the formation of his cult, two obvious observations come to mind. First Islam is based on a moon cult, suffused with some Judaic notions of monotheism [see here for why Islam is a moon cult]. Second, the racism, supremacism, violence, calls to war, the innumerable campaigns, the pilfering and rape of caravans and towns, and the code of obedience, all foreshadow Nazism and the modern pagan cults embodied in the leaderships of Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin and Stalin. 

 

Since no-one in the educational or media establishments bothers to read about Mohammed, these uncomfortable truths – the war, the hate, the bile, the carnage, the injunction to conquer the world – are quietly untold. But that is the real historical Mohammed. He was not a great man, as Time Magazine ejaculated when assigning status to the most important individuals in history. Mohammed was a monster, a man who created a cult, which as Churchill remarked, inculcated in its votaries a primitive, and ruthless passion – the scourge of civilisation. 

 

Books Reviewed

Robert R. Reilly, 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind'.

The Mutazilite doctrine of church and state separation and the necessity to use reason to find faith, flowered for only 50 years. The Islamic counter-reformation was harsh and uncompromising. The three main schools of Islamic theology grouped as Asharism [after an important 9th century Sunni teacher]; and a fourth named Hanbalism [named after Hanbali an immoderate and extremist fundamentalist of the 8th century]; took over:

 

In the second year of the reign of Caliph Ja'afar al-Mutawakkil (847-861), the tables were turned....Holding Mutazilite doctrine became a crime punishable by death. The Mutazilites were expelled from court...and their works largely destroyed....the long process of dehellenization and ossification had begun.”

 

It took the Asharites some 200 years to expunge Mutazilitism from Islam. Some Mutazilite philosophers still appeared in the 10th and 11th century in the forms of Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes. But they were weak and without followers in a Muslim world quickly cementing Asharite and Hanbalist fundamentalism into every aspect of Islamic life. Free will was destroyed. Rationality mocked.

 

Child Abuse

Child sex is common in the Islamic world. It comes from imitating the rape by Mohammed of Aysha – a mere 9 year old innocent. For Muslims, Mohammed is the ultimate symbol of male greatness. Ergo sex with children is not only permitted but practised. Mass marriages of 13 year old child-brides are common in Gaza, Lebanon and elsewhere. A 13 year old girl in Muslim culture is ready to produce Muslim male offspring – under the guidance of an older male Muslim of course.

 

According to western standards, or any civilized standard, Mohammed’s marriage to Aysha and having sex with her at the age of nine years is a crime called paedophilia. However, Muslims call it an ordinary marriage and justify it on the supposition that girls in hot countries tend to reach sexual maturity faster than in cold countries. Muslims assume, without any evidence, that Aysha had a menstruation before her marriage and conclude that Mohammed had sex with an adult aged nine years! This justification by Muslims is an indication of how they understand maturity; simply it is sexual maturity and has nothing to do with the mind.”

Conflicts in Islam

Jew-hate is racism. As simple as that. This racist inclination infects the Arab-Muslim and UN world. The extent of this immorality is so pervasive that most Westerners accept the myth that Gazan Arabs are somehow `Palestinians` - a word created in the 1960s by Arafat and the fascist PLO. Palestinian Arabia is a myth designed to create an aura of historical legitimacy for a group of people who don't have any. It is the Arabs of course who are squatting on territory which was a part of the ancient Jewish kingdoms, which predate the Muslim invasions by some 1700 years. Yet most Arabs and Muslims know nothing about Islamic, Arab or Jewish history. One third to one-half of the Arab world is illiterate. No wonder the Meccan moon cult fascism is so highly prized.

Crusades

The Crusades were one of the most important events in our history – and one of the most glorious. They saved civilisation. There is little doubt about this. As another writerstates so correctly:

 

So I'll say for the record that despite the excesses that took place as they were waged, the Crusades were a great moment in Christian history—as the Church has recognized by canonizing so many Crusaders (King Louis IX and Bernard of Clairvaux are two well-known examples), and the current cringing surrender many urge before Islam is a sickening, un-Christian scandal—on the order of the suicidally stupid Children's Crusade. Any religion that will not fight in its own defense deserves to be persecuted—and there are plenty abroad in the Muslim world who will happily oblige it.”

 

Islam or Mohammedanism as it should be called [or the cult of Mohammed], is a militant barbarous paganism. Why wouldn't you fight it?

 

Democracy

Weimar Germany fell to the Nazi's due to many reasons, including economic stagnation; extreme nationalism; a victim narrative; apathy and ruthless, terrorist tactics. The singular innovation of the Nazi party was to attack its enemies using the ferocious 'brownshirts' or terrorist milita, whilst controlling democratic elections. Islamist jihadists and fascists are adept at using the same methods with the same skill to subvert pluralism; quiet 'moderates'; and develop a terror state. 

 

The real world as well the philosophical world of Islamic doctrine makes this obvious. Islamic thinkers and leaders, those truly committed to an Islamic state, have no interest in pluralism of any variety. Islamic states are one party affairs with no democratic, party, or religious diversity or opposition. They are Nazified creations – with the added power of a melded church and state complex, something even the Nazis did not achieve. Consider some real world examples. 

Demography

Most people would be astonished by this. The drop in Moslem babies is of course great news. Islam, which is presented by the Western media as pacific, tolerant, sophisticated and socially cohesive is of course the opposite in reality. Vitally as the Moslem world urbanizes, its birth rate has fallen by over ½ in the aggregate. Islamic politicians in Turkey and Iran for example have set 2040 as the 'end date' of their so-called 'civilisations'. Within 30 years the decline in both Turkic and Persian-Mede fertility will herald an irreversible decline in both populations. The same is true elsewhere in the Moslem world.

 

The UN’s World Population Prospects Report makes it clear the fertility decline in the Moslem world is indeed a world-wide phenomenon. The report compares birth rates from about 1970 to 2003-7. The analysis reveals that the largest Moslem states are becoming infertile and are approaching European and Japanese infertility rates. For example in Indonesia which has the world’s largest Muslim population [230 million], the fertility rate has dropped from 5.6 in 1970, to 2.02 today, which is below the replacement level. The same UN assessment sees huge declines in Bangladesh (from 6.5 to 2.2) and Malaysia (4.7 to 2.4) during this same period. By 2050, even Pakistan is expected to reach a replacement-level fertility rate down from 7.1 in 1970, and 3.8 in 2005.

Dhummies/Dhimmies

For most of modern history we can issue forth this truism: the left wing elements of the modern world, including academia, unions, bureaucrats, the media, political opportunists and self-appointed experts have always aligned themselves with fascism and totalitarianism. So it goes with Islam. It is a peculiar and perverse fascination. The two creeds – socialist Marxism and fascist Islam - have prima facie, nothing in common. Yet one common element unites these two perverse and destructive ideologies. It is their hatred of the Christian West and the modern world. In fact the ideology of Islam resonates with communitarian Marxism, and there is much in similarity between extreme socialism and the fascist totalitarian construct of an Islamic state. Indeed the entire Islamic world, save Iraq and Afghanistan now under Western imperial domination, is a broad and ugly swathe of Islamic Marxist orientation. Perhaps the Western left sees its salvation and continued relevance in the power of the Islamic model – which is another variant of extreme socialism. 

 

A hatred of Christianity, modernity and individuality permeates both concepts.....

Golden Age Myths

We are constantly told a lie that Moorish Spain was a multicultural nirvana of unbounded development and civilisation. Even the Great Obama, that most important of humans, has rendered his divine opinion in various speeches which refer to 'Cordoba', the Moorish capital as an example of inter-faith success, and a glorious period of learning in which all 'faiths' learnt from each other. It makes a nice UN advertisement, but this idea is of course almost wholly false. The Muslims invaded Spain in 710 AD because Visigothic Spain was rich, advanced, heavily engineered with crops, roads and aqueducts and urbanized. All of the supposed 'achievements' by the Moors were actually Visigothic. All of the architecture, save the Alhambra in Granada which was designed by a Jew, were Visigothic. The Spanish successor to Roman Hispania simply astonished the Arabs and Moors with its wealth and sophistication including of course the arts, the literature and engineering. We know this because the Arabs left records at their amazement over Spain's riches.

 

But today of course in our current dark age, the real history becomes rewritten and all credit for the advanced civilisation of Spain is rendered to the 'genius' of the Arabs, a group who have never in history developed an advanced society. The Arabs and Muslims were pretty good at either squatting or using 'Dhimmi' technology, money and people for the Islamic cult's benefit. That does take a certain amount of cunning and skill I suppose. But to conflate the destruction of Visigothic Spain and its use by Muslims with a 'Golden Age' is frighteningly inaccurate. As Mr. Seward reminds the reader, the life of the Dhimmi non-Muslim in Spain was one of fear, losing life, assets and money; being plundered, being raped, or being sold off into slavery:

 

Every year the Christian territories were devastated, crops burnt, fruit trees cut down, buildings razed, livestock driven off and the inhabitants herded back to the slave-markets. Those who escaped were cowed by ingenious atrocities, the victims' heads being salted as trophies to impress the caliph's unruly subjects....The Reconquista was a holy war.”

In the West

At the risk of going to jail for 'thought crimes', it is laughingly obvious to any who study the political-economy, that the cult of multiculturalism, was always destined to fail. Uni-cultures, premised on natural law rights, freedom, political representation, open-trade, and military preparedness survive. Multi-cults who posit the inane and immoral idea that all cultures are the same and that the history's of all people are 'similar and important' create states riven by group 'rights', ghetto mentalities and the destructiveness of state power. The multi-cult is the surest path for a state to force 'conformity', elevate its power to ensure 'equality of cultures', and indoctrinate its citizenry in the cult of the state, as it deposes and reduces the original majoritorian culture to a theology which not only must be rejected, but even criminalized. Thus, if you criticise the failure of a moon-cult from Mecca, and dare to argue that Muslim baths, worship rooms, and state-financed mosques are deleterious to the greater society, than you must be punished and imprisoned for hate crimes.

Iran

One of the great hoary myths is that all, most, or `the great majority`of Muslims are peaceful, unsupportive of Islamic fascism and quite willing to accommodate themselves to Western ways and mores. It is in this context that the recent Iranian elections are being reported. According to Western news outlets few in Iran want the Ahmadinejad gang and his Mullah friends in power. This is another lie. Fascisms never survive without widespread support – and international allies. My guess is that a large plurality of Iranians do support theocratic fascism. 

 

No one knows who voted for what in Iran but two things are clear. First, the Mousavi candidacy whilst marginally better than the Ahmadinejad cult and the Mullahs, was still an Islamist and fundamentalist proposition. A Western supporter and reformer he is not, and the Mullahs who run the country and who are selected and not elected, would have been unaffected by a Mousavi victory. Second, out of about 35 million voting age Iranians at least 20 million, and quite likely upwards of 25 million Iranian voters, accepted and supported the Ahmadinejad regime. This is the real story in Iran – the widespread acclamation that the Ahmadinejad regime enjoys. 

Islamic history

The Hajj means friction and denoted the rubbing of a black stone at the Meccan Kabaa shrine by females against their genitalia. This friction was thought to induce fertility by rubbing the holy rock against the woman's reproductive area. It would be hard to find a more irresolutely pagan practice than this, with perhaps child sacrifice being an exception. This pre-Muhammadan practice had existed for hundreds of years within Arabia dating to at least the birth of Christ. Post-Muhammad the Hajj signified the Moslem duty to journey to Mecca, to spend money, to enrich the locals, and to follow the timeless pagan Arab rituals of rock, stone, and devil worship, as well as circumambulating the Kabaa and kissing its black rock.

 

This was an ageless and important ceremony in pre-Muhammadan Mecca. Indeed the market square around the cube or Kabaa was infested with prostitution, and many historians speculate that sex orgies were a part of the ritualized offering to the black asteroid rock which was housed in the cube and which represented heavenly power. Rubbing the genitalia with such a rock might have been a prelude to a sexual offering.

 

In Muhammad and the Religion of Islam, published in 1984, historian John Gilchrist offers the reader a detailed glimpse into this pre-historical era of pagan Arabia. It is a world of superstition, demons, moon deities, celestial reverence, illiteracy, banditry, poverty and under-development. No civilisation worth the name existed there. As historian Gilchrist comments:

 

The ramial-jimar ceremony at Mina, like many other ceremonies in the Hajj, places a great emphasis on stones - further evidence of pagan Arab practices surviving to this day for the pre-Islamic idol-worshippers worshipped not only stones but had a stone-throwing ceremony in their rites. [Gilchrist, Mohammed, 1984]

Islamic Theology

Karahah sometimes spelled Kariha in the Koran, means 'hate', 'dislike' or 'averse to'. It is used in connection with the Unbelievers or those who reject Muhammad's commands and leadership. First, Moslems might not like fighting the Infidel but Allah wills them to do it. Remember humans have no free-will in Islam, only the Al-Lah moon deity possesses free-will. Second, Unbelievers must be fought since they 'hate' Muhammad's cult. Third, the Infidels are 'averse to' and quite 'dislike' the diktats of the El-Lah thing, and must be brought into line through coercion and intractable purpose. The Arabic word for hate permeates all sections of the Koran.

 

Al-Lah wills you to fight for him [or it]

2:216 Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.

58:8 Have you not seen those who were forbidden to hold secret counsels, and afterwards returned to that which they had been forbidden, and conspired together for sin and wrong doing and disobedience to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW). And when they come to you, they greet you with a greeting wherewith Allah greets you not, and say within themselves: "Why should Allah punish us not for what we say?Hell will be sufficient for them, they will burn therein, and worst indeed is that destination!

61:9 He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed SAW) hate (it).

10:82 "And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) may hate it."

The Koran

In 'The Encyclopedia of Islam', there are 3 scholars who are sourced in resolving the issue of the ordering of the Suras – Noldeke, Blachere and Weiss. These men went to the source material of the Koran, including the Hadiths, scripts, and writings which pre-dated the invention of the Koran. They sifted through Arabic and Muslim material and developed a definitive chronological order of the last Medinan Suras. Whilst there are some variations in their ordering, the lists in othe rdering of the Medinan, or latest Suras, are rather similar:

 

Weil: 2, 98, 62, 65, 22, 4, 8, 47, 57, 3, 59, 24, 63, 33, 48, 110, 61, 60, 58, 49, 66, 9, 5.

 

Noldeke and Blachere: 2, 98, 64, 62, 8, 47, 3, 61, 57, 4, 65, 59, 33, 63, 24, 58, 22, 48, 66, 60, 110, 49, 9, 5.

 

The 3 scholars are in broad agreement on the order of the last 'grouping' of Koranic Suras. From the list above it is clear that Suras 9 and 5 are the most important. Both are reviewed here and here. Other scholars such as Sir William Muir concur that 9 and 5 are the last two Suras. Sahih Bukhari, in his Hadiths, volume 6, book 60, # 129 (or 5.59.650) confirms this stating: "The last Sura that was revealed was Bara’…" Bara is Sura 9.

[un]Holy Koran !

It is amusing and disquieting when one receives emails from the Dhimmis – or Muslim lovers – screaming that Islam is peace and there is no compulsion in the Koran and that anyone who writes the truth about Islam is a racist, fascist, conservative Hitlerite etc. These Dhimmi-wits often cite Sura 2:256 which indeed does say, out of context, that there is no compulsion in religion. But what the Dhimmis don't understand is that in this single verse – the only one they can find in the entire Koran –  non-Muslims are assumed to be slaves and there is no compulsion towards your slaves. Why would there be ? Slaves work, toil and pay the jizya or slave-head tax. Why force revenue producing agents into being Islamic ?

 

As I wrote in reviewing Sura 2, verse 256 is always held up to be the example of Islamic tolerance and love. This is however, entirely misleading. 2:256 says, “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” It is directly followed by 2:257 which makes it clear what 2:256 is really saying, “Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be Companions of the fire, to dwell therein (forever).”

 

It is obvious that 2:256 is referring to the fact that in Koranic theology the compulsion of slaves or Dhimmis is unnecessary, since the moon deity, Ali-ilah is going to send them to hell anyways. This is confirmed elsewhere in the same Sura where we have a dozen or more calls to Jihad:

 

90. Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you... 
191. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; 

Slavery

Apparently Hub-Al[lah] the Moslem moon diety and 'ilah' or Lord of the pagan Gods was a racist. Racism abounds in the Koran, with Blacks and 'Black Faces' singled out as inferior. Muhammad stated that Blacks were stupid. Black slavery was an important economic crutch for the lighter skin Arabs in pre-Muhammadan Arabia. Most Arab families, like Muhammad's, had Black slave-servants, and much of the rather poor economic development of Arabia was premised in part on the work of Black slaves. Kufar or  Infidel was originally a word applied to African Blacks. Some 11 million of whom were transhipped to the Greater Arabian and Moslem empires over a 1100 year period. An unremarked upon catalogue of human misery.

 

To transship 11 million humans typically meant that 2 or 3 times that amount had to be 'found' and preyed upon. The death rate from capture to the initial stages of forced marches in chains is according to most historians, in the 50-60% range, meaning that 20 odd million Blacks over 1100 years were captured by Arab and Moslem flesh hunters and that about ½ of this total might have survived and made it to the northern Moslem realms. [to say nothing of the 10 million Whites taken by Moslems as slaves....]

vs. Christianity

Maybe moderate Muslims and their Marxist-PC cultist enablers can explain the following Koranic injunctions which demand the eradication of Christians:

 

  1. 2:190-193 Fight in the cause of God, those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors. And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out: For tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; But fight them not at the sacred Mosque unless they first fight you there; But if they fight you, Slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God; but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression."

  2. 2:216-217 Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But God knoweth, and ye know not. They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offense); but graver is it in the sight of God to prevent access to the path of God, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members. Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be Companions of the Fire and will abide therein.

  3. 2:244-245 Then fight in the cause of God, and know that God heareth and knoweth all things. Who is he that will loan to God a beautiful loan, which God will double unto his credit and multiply many times? It is God that giveth (you) want or plenty, and to Him shall be your return.

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Women

The world of the Koran and of Islam is cleanly cleaved into two sections. On the one side are the great, the good, the faithful and the to be rewarded who follow Mohammed and his alter-ego, Allah. On the other side of the great divide are the Unbelievers, the Unjust, the Criminals, the Sinners, the Idolaters, the Pagans, the Damned, or anyone male or female, who does not follow the moon-cult and Koranic theology. Yes it really is that simple. There is no objective ethics within the Koran, just restatements of supremacism, racism and lurid tales of doom and eternal damnation for those who reject Mohammed's cult. That is basically the Koran in a nutshell. One of the most apposite phrases which clearly describes the intention of this cult is the following, written after the Mohammedan's had started their bloody imperialist domains in Arabia:

 

40-40: Whosoever does an evil deed, will not be requited except the like thereof, and whosoever does a righteous deed, whether male or female and is a true believer (in the Oneness of Allah), such will enter Paradise, where they will be provided therein (with all things in abundance) without limit.

 

This is the 'Golden Rule' in the Koran. When a Muslim says 'oh yeah, the Koran and Islam contain the Christian Golden Rule as well', they are liars. The phrase above is about as clear as one can get. 'Whosoever does a righteous deed [following the Koran in other words], and is a true believer [of Mohammed and the Koran], will enter Paradise.' I doubt that the theme of the Koran can be more clearly or easily expressed. Follow us and win earthly and heavenly salvation. Oppose us and die.

 

9-68 Allah has promised the hypocrites; men and women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein shall they abide. It will suffice them. Allah has cursed them and for them is the lasting torment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Western Civilisation :: Islam's hatred of Christianity and by extension, of Christmas 
 
Islam

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
True Moslems must hate the symbols of Christianity. The Koran mandates such intolerance by first disavowing Christianity as pagan and criminal, and second by outlawing the veneration of any religious symbols. Therefore Moslems cannot abide by any Christian or Christmas symbol including the cross, a Christmas tree, a Christmas decoration, or the nativity. Most cities in the West have been cowed by the Moslem supremacists to remove public votives of Christian theology at Christmas time. Gone are stars on trees; nativity scenes; and even crosses. The Koran is very clear that Christians are polytheist criminals and must be killed, crucified, and humiliated to quote Sura 5:33. The Trinity is declared by the Koran to be a polytheism, and Christian symbols representations of that 'error'.

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  Western Civilisation :: The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians 
 
The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians Koranic supremacism.

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
The Koran changes dramatically over time. When mad Mohammed was in Mecca trying to sell himself as a prophet in the line of Jewish and Christian tradition he was more accommodating of Christians. In fact much of his monotheistic program was of course stolen from the Jewish and Christian faiths. Once Mohammed was exiled from Mecca by his own tribe the Quraysh finding refuge in Medina, the Koran and Allah the moon guy's 'revelations' suddenly become much darker, more intolerant and violent. Islam becomes a jihadic enterprise with those who rejected the 'prophet' targeted for annihilation, including of course the followers of Christ who would not accept the illiterate Arab politician as the successor to the Jewish rabbi from Nazareth.

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  Western Civilisation :: Christianophobia – Islam's hatred of Christians, Sura 4 [first part thereof] 
 
Christianophobia – Islam

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
The Koran is a long anti-Christian, anti-Jew rant, replete with lurid calls of violence and killing. Supremacist theology negates a true religion. In Sura 4 or 'The Women', in the first 90 verses, one finds 30 Christianophic statements. Quite a large amount from a cult supposedly dedicated to world happiness.

Most of this Sura is a recitation of early Iron Age 'Laws', something one would expect from a backwards Bedouin society of pilfering nomads. Most of the statutes are banal, obtuse and emanate from an uncultured impoverished manner of living. Consider the following 'law', passed on by the 'great' Muhammad on behalf of the moon deity Hub'Al:

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And marry not women whom your fathers married, except what has already passed; indeed it was shameful and most hateful, and an evil way.

Don't marry a woman your father married. How enlightening. How about this prohibition against first-family incest or sex with your 'suckling sisters' ?

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  Articles: Can Islam reform? 
 

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
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  #myjihad: Jihadi leader to Christians: Convert to Islam or die 
 
"Christians must choose "Islam or death," while their women and daughters may legitimately be regarded as wives of Muslims" The enemedia's criminal silence on the relentless and bloody march of Islamic surpremacists on the backs and the bodies...

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
Just following the Koranic fascism of the cult of mad Moh....

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  'Generation Identity' Wages War on France Islamization--Failed Multiculturaism&Welfare Spending Could Lead to Civil War 
 
CBN News has been the leader in reporting on the steady Islamization of France. Now there is another sign that France is breaking down: the rise of 'Generation Indentity.'

PARIS - It was a political protest with shock value, the likes of which has never been seen on French TV news: a group of young people stormed a mosque in the city of Portiers, going to the roof and unfurling a banner calling for a national referendum on Muslim immigration.

The banner included the number 732, the year Charles Martel defeated the Islamic invasion in Portiers.

The group calls itself Generation Identitaire, or Generation Identity. They say they are at war with "the 68'ers," the baby boomers who run France, for wrecking their future with multicultural policies that some fear are turning France into a Muslim nation.

They released a video called "A Declaration of War."

In the video, members say, "We are Generation Identitaire. We are the generation of ethnic fracture, the total failure of coexistence, and the forced mixing of races. We have stopped believing in a 'Global Village' and the 'Family of Man.'"

Their rhetoric sounds racist, but they say they do not believe in racial superiority or racial stereotypes. Rather, they fear losing France to Muslim immigrants from Africa.

CBN News interviewed a leader of the group, Julien Langella, in the southern French city of Toulon.

"It's not about hate of other people," Langella insisted. "It's about heritage. It's about loving our people and our land. And we fight for this."

Groups like Generation Identitaire are symptoms of a nation that is coming unglued. They are an unintended but a predictable by-product of a failed multiculturalism that, instead of creating a melting pot, has created ethnic tribalism and dangerous "no-go zones."

"Assimilation is now impossible in France," Langella said. "It was possible when immigrants came from European countries because they are like us ethnically; they are like us culturally."

The French Republic, which is supposed to be strictly secular, has actively helped Muslims build mosques and spread Sharia law. Polls show most French are alarmed about it.

Renaud Camus, one of France's leading writers, said flatly that France is being colonized by Muslim immigrants with the help of the government and the media. He calls it "The Great Replacement."

"The Great Replacement is very simple," he explained. "You have one people, and in the space of a generation, you have a different people."

"Practically every day Catholic Churches are attacked, and people (are stoned) in a very old Muslim tradition. And if they can't deny that this has happened, they say that this is the result of racism," he said.

Generation Identitaire is also upset that their future has been looted by the baby boomers' out-of-control welfare spending.

In their video, they say, "We are the generation doubly punished: condemned to pay into a social system so generous with strangers it becomes unsustainable for our own people. Our generation is the victims of the May '68'ers, who wanted to liberate themselves from tradition, from knowledge and authority in education."

Aurélie Lamacq, a member of Generation Identitaire, said she is angry with the baby boomers for leaving a mess for her generation "because they had everything."

"They had the cool job. It was easy at the time to buy a flat or house. Their children were secure, and they have taken everything from us," Lamacq charged.

She added that she too no longer believes in cultural assimilation between Christians and Arab immigrants.

"We can't live together because we are not the same ethnically," she said. "We don't have the same religion. We don't have the same way of life, the same values. We have nothing in common. Nothing."

Some believe France is on a trajectory toward more social conflict over immigration and perhaps, someday, civil war.

"The political elite has to understand that it's a fight to the death because it's a matter of survival," Langella said.

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  Challenging the Cults: Answering Muslims (Islam) 
 
Answering the cult from a Christian perspective: What to say to Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormans, The New Age and others.

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
The first declaration in becoming a Muslim is to acknowledge there is no God but Allah and that Mohammad is His prophet. From the beginning in Islam, the name of Islam’s God, Allah is next to Islam’s prophet. Mohammad as the prophet of Islam received a revelation he claimed by the God of Abraham through the angel Gabriel, this revelation Muslims believe is contained in the pages of the Quran. Muslims believe in Heaven there is an identical book to the Quran, which is written in Arabic. The Quran, delivered in intervals by the angel Gabriel to Mohammad over a period of 22 years. (A.D. 610-632).

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  190 Muhammads Characteristics Part 190 
 
Idiots Guide to Islam http://alrassoolilive.blogspot.com/


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  Western Civilisation :: Christianophobia – Islam's hatred of Christians, Sura 3 [2nd part thereof] 
 
Christianophobia – Islam

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
Within the first 100 verses of Sura 3, there were only 47 Christianophobic statements. This is deemed 'moderate' liturgy by the really clever people. In the second half of Sura 3, there are only 30 verses identifying Christians as inferiors, destined for Hell, ripe to be violated and attacked. Big brains and Moslems will declare that this proves the tolerance of the cult of Muhammad. In reality the Koran and by extension Arab and Moslem culture is decidedly supremacist and Christianophobic. The book Recital demands that Moslems kill, subjugate or humiliate the followers of Christ. Both Jesus and Christians are ridiculed in the Koran with Christ mocked as a mere prophet of Allah; a man who did not perform miracles, and was unworthy to be equated with Muhammad the political-military adventurer.

In the second half of Sura 3, or the Family of 'Imran, the following Christianophobic themes are presented:

1) Christians are inferior to Moslems -- so ignore them.

2) Christians are going to Hell and can be killed.

3) The Moslem cult must never be divided.

The Koranic cult is supremacist and racist. Christianity is inferior. It must be either destroyed or the church and its followers in-toto, must be brought under Islamic control and guidance. Those are the only 2 options.

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  Western Civilisation :: Christianophobia – Islam's hatred of Christians, Sura 3 [first part thereof] 
 
Christianophobia – Islam

Ibn Sufi al Kitab's insight:
Number of verses in Sura 3: 200
Number of verses in the first part of Sura 3: 100
Number of verses of Christianophia in the first part of Sura 3: 47
% of Christianophobic verses in the first part of Sura 3 of the total: 47 %

According to Marxists, Secularists, cult worshippers of the state, the warm [weather fascists], the homosexual, the feminists, and sundry other worthies, Islam and perforce all Moslems, are pro-Christian 'extremists', spending most of their day eagerly kissing, embracing and loving their 'brothers' and co-equal 'people of the book'. Back in the real world, historically for 1400 years, Christians have been enslaved, slaughtered, raped, and confined to second-class dhimmitude status within the Moslem world. Does the Koran promote this hatred of Christians ? Is there Koranic Christianophobia ? Curious minds would like to know.

In Sura 3, or the Family of 'Imran, the following Christianophobic themes are presented:

1) Christians are going to Hell for disbelieving in Islam and Muhammad.

2) Christians must be humiliated and killed.

3) Christians must deny the Trinity and their own beliefs.

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  Pakistani Christian Girl Raped and Tortured for Eleven Days « Persecution News 
 

Raping and torturing young girls.....isn't that what all intolerant cults do ?



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  The Evil Teachings of Islam 
 
It's time to wake up. The real muslims are the terrorist who are following the teachings within the quran. We are not the one's who say they are killing in t...


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  Egypt and the Death of the ‘Arab Spring’ 
 

Nearly two years after the “Arab Spring” began in Egypt, the nation’s Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to affect change, the “Arab Spring” was never about democracy and pluralism, despite the ululations of the Western press; it was always about imposing Islamic law upon Egypt. And now, with the new constitution, here we are.



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  Guess how many Islamic terror attacks since 9/11 
 

These are not the regular beatings and vandalism against Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but religion-oriented attacks in which someone dies at the hand of a member of the”religion of peace.”



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  It’s Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month! 
 

Have you done your shopping yet? It’s Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month — what better time to buy a bomb vest for the mujahid you love?

Inspired by a remark from Pat Condell in this video, I have proclaimed December to be Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month. After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur’an kills many, many more people than “Islamophobia” ever has or ever will, and so it is far more deserving than “Islamophobia” of a month of its own.



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  Western Civilisation :: Christianophobia – Islam's hatred of Christians, Sura 2 [2nd part thereof] 
 
Sura 2 or the Heifer is one of the last 'revelatory' chapters given by the archangel Gabriel to Muhammad, on behalf of the former family deity and moon idol Hub'Al, recast by Muhammad as the monotheistic Al-Lah or 'The One'. Fully half of this Sura is Christianophobic and Judeo-ophobic. Quite an amount from a cult dedicated, as the one-world wonders inform us, to love and tolerance.

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Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.

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How many Moslems actually dislike Jihad ? Many, most, the majority ? seem to support it. The most important duty a pious Moslem has is Jihad:

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They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (i.e. 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say, "Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and Al-Fitnah is worse than killing.



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  Islamic Crusades 6: India’s Millennial Burden 
 
This video gives you a general overview from approximately the 8th century to the 18th century. In Episode 7 I will cover the period following the Mughal Era to the present day, including the post-...


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  Western Civilisation :: Christianophobia – Islam's hatred Christians: Sura 2 [first part thereof] 
 
Sura 2 or the Heifer is one of the last 'revelatory' chapters given by the archangel Gabriel, he of Gospel fame, to Muhammad, on behalf of the former family deity and moon idol Hub'Al, recast by Muhammad as the monotheistic Al-Lah or 'The One'. Being one of the last 'communications' with the divine, Sura 2 is of great importance in the Koran and within Moslem liturgy. Over half of this Sura is Christianophic with at least 15 % of this chapter, or some 44 verses [bare minimum], being openly violent and preaching the physical destruction of the Christians. Combined these examples of Christianophobia appear to be a surprisingly large and intolerant amount from a cult dedicated to peace and brotherly love:


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  Grim milestone approaching: 20,000 jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11 - Jihad Watch 
 

Jubilee, how many slaughtered by the cult of Muhammad in the last 11 years ?



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  Pew: USA Muslim population “to double” in 20 years (but has already tripled in almost 3 years) 
 

If immigration patterns and Muslims’ comparatively higher birth rates continue, Pew projects:

• U.S. Muslims will go from a tiny minority now, less than 1% of the nation, to 1.7%. That’s a jump from 2.6 million people in 2010 to 6.2 million.

• Muslim immigration to the USA and Muslims’ share of all new legal permanent residents will continue to rise. Most of the immigrants will arrive from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.



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  VIDEO COURSE: Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘Civilization Jihad’ in America 
 
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America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger – a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls “civilization jihad.”



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  Islamic Crusades 3: The Co-Option of Jerusalem 
 

Jerusalem has been called the most controversial piece of real estate on earth. Jerusalem is widely recognized as a city holy to three world religions. The media consistently refers to it as the holiest site in Judaism, and the third holiest site in Islam. It is also home to important Christian sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa and the Mount of Olives, but it has never been essential to Christian theology that Jerusalem be ruled by a Christian power. The primary justification for the Crusades was to reopen the holy sites to Christian pilgrims who had been barred by the Muslim occupation of the city, not to permanently conquer land. Furthermore, in the 21st century Christians make up less than 2% of the Holy Land’s population, a number that is steadily decreasing as they are driven out by their increasingly radical Muslim neighbors. Thus, today the principle competing claims to the city come from Judaism and Islam. Let’s examine these claims:



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  Western Civilisation :: Mohammed the great plagiazer and liar. 
 
Muslims can paint a false portrait of their founder all they want. Their Koran – a pagan fascist document which outstrips Mein Kampf in gibberish and ranting racism – the Hadiths or explanations to the unreadable Koran; and the biography of the founder or Sira; tell us about the real Mohammed. Muslims are only lying to themselves when they try to represent Mohammed as a 'prophet' of peace, love, merriment and inter-cultural extasy. Their own documents and histories tell us otherwise. Mohammed was in effect a murderous brigand; probably quite insane and a man with lusts for blood, power, sex and murder which would challenge even the most intolerant of Mongol, Turkish, or Central Asian nomad in quantity and ferocity. Mohammed was in essence the anti-Christ.


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  Western Civilisation :: Hate in Gaza: It is the Koran stupid. 
 
Why do Moslems in Gaza hate the Jews so much ? Why did the Islamic imperialist conquest of Judea and Israel in 638 AD mandate dhimmitude or second-class knave status for all Jews and Christians ? Why have the Arabs launched 6 wars against the Jews in Israel since 1947 ? Why do Imams, the hierarchy of Islamic theocratic governance and Moslem jurists and poli-ocratic preachers demand a second holocaust ? Further why do Western morons, dimwits, and racists side with the Arab Moslems on this issue ?


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  The world's most popular Muslim preacher, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, asks Allah to destroy the Jews - Jihad Watch 
 

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the most popular Islamic preacher in the world. And he has done this before. He said on al-Jazeera: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers….”



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