When a Muslim uses the name of Muhammad, they tag on the expression Alayhis salaam (“peace be upon him”). In written English, “Peace be upon him” is abbreviated “PBUH”. “PBUH” is thus a mandatory tagged-on honorific salutation called a “salwat“. PBUH is also used for the other great prophets recognized by Islam (Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Noah, Adam, Solomon, David, Jonah, etc…).
There has been lots of recent blogging discussions about whether Jesus was real or a myth. Atheists are divided on this issue. But even the non-mythicist atheists are tip-toeing when they speak of Jesus in order to let their fellow mythicists Atheists know that they realize that Jesus may have been totally or even largely a fictitious invention. But such caveats are often verbose and break the flow of the posts.
So to make it easy for atheists to acknowledge possible validity of mythicist’s arguments while keeping their writing fluid, I suggest we create a salawat to acknowledge that Jesus was possibly not real.
Please give us suggestions for a salawat in the comments. For example, let me start with one:
- Jesus (ihweritfp) = “if he was ever real in the first place”. Nah, you see, that is too long.
I will add your good suggestions to this list. Thanks.