Typically I reserve only a small amount of time to discuss religious or political issues on YouTube given the frivolous nature of the exchanges on these sort of forums. There is very little to learn, much less discuss on websites where the majority of users are more interested in sound bites and drama. I must admit that I’ve been guilty of getting into longer discussions when I felt a point was necessary to make, but in this instance I have once again proven to myself why I shouldn’t bother.
After an argument I had about the nature of apostasy in Islam in the comments section, one of the more active ex-Muslims on the site by the name of CaptainDisguise decided to put up a blog post in response. There were no arguments or objections. It was simply a poor attempt at making a comedy out of my arguments while posturing, hoping that his audience might be receptive to the idea that I’m just some crazy extremist who isn’t worth listening to.
You would think then that my comments would speak for themselves without having to be highlighted and given absurd interpretations, but as we all know, sub par minds find just about everything funny when it doesn’t fit their narrow perception of reality.
While I will be eventually writing a full blog article on the subject of apostasy in Islam, I feel like proving a point with this quick response: the individuals who oppose this understanding are in fact worse than the people they accuse. So, without further ado, I will respond in similar style with some added substance.