A cursory reading of comments left by Muslims to many of my articles reveals that most commenters list the same grievances:
- Why are you so anti-Muslim?
- Your Muslim joke pages are not funny.
- Islam is growing faster than any other. Isn't that proof that it is the true religion?
- You lie. Read the Qur'an.
- Why are you picking on Muslims - don't you have other things to occupy your mind?
I respond to all these stock complaints with stock answers in my post If You Knew Islam Like I Know Islam.
In answer to the last complaint I wrote: "Less than half of my articles are about Islam. ... if you stayed in Arabia and minded your own business I wouldn't write squat about your religion."
But that really doesn't answer the question, "[D]on't you have other things to occupy your mind?"
I do have other things that occupy my mind. For those of my readers curious as to how I spend my time when not writing blog articles, here follows a small sampling:
- I am a telecom consultant to some of the largest phonecard companies in the US and Canada.
- I play Texas hold 'em for no less than 32 hours a month.
- I visit Casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas spending at least 60 days at their hotels annually.
- I run a number of small businesses in a few different states.
- I cook two or three times a week.
- I read at least one book a week.
- I watch 20 hours of cable a week, mostly non-fiction shows such as The Universe, Modern Marvels, and Sci Fi Science.
- I watch about 20 hours a week of movies on Netflix, HBO, and Blue-Ray.
- I do the grocery shopping for our home spending at least 3 or 4 hours a week at supermarkets or online.
On the last item, grocery shopping, I should mention that there are now ten of us living in my home. My wife, two sons, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, a grandson and a nephew.
Although we are well off financially, I like to shop using coupons, a calculator, and care.
Coupons save me anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of the food bill.
As for the calculator, it makes it easier to determine whether a buy-one-get-one-free 28 oz. bottle of Palmolive dish soap at $3.99 with a dollar off coupon is a better deal than a single 38 oz. bottle of Ajax dish detergent for $1.99.
It's not: the Palmolive comes out to 0.0534 cents per oz. vs Ajax at 0.0523 cents per oz. I don't know how anyone can shop without a calculator.
As for being careful, grocery shelves are filled with deceptions, much like Islam. Take for example this supposed sale price for Tide Laundry Detergent.
All laundry soaps are priced at cents per quart. So a careless shopper will see the $1.81 for the Tide Laundry Soap and think it is cheaper than the $1.92 per quart for the large size of Arm & Hammer Laundry soap. It is not - it is almost twice as expensive. Note the small print "per pint."
Now some of my Muslim readers will ask me, "Why u spend so much time saving a quarter penny? Is it because you Jew?"
No, it is because I don't like to be taken for a fool. People who shop without calculators and without being careful are fools, nothing personal to my readers who weren't brought up to be careful with money. It has nothing to do with being Jewish - it was a non-Jew, Ben Franklin who said, "Waste not, want not."
This is why I trash Islam: because it mislabels its ideology. Most careless infidels do not read the Qur'an and so actually believe that Islam is a religion. It is not.