surreptitious57 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:46 am
Veritas Aequitas wrote:
What is happening to you is very normal with many people as they get older :
Across the world people have varying levels of belief ( and disbelief ) in God with some nations being more devout than others
But new research reveals one constant across parts of the globe : As people age their belief in God seems to increase
I do not believe in God and will in all probability remain an atheist until the day I die because belief is unfalsifiable
But that does not mean I cannot actually study belief systems in order to become more knowledgeable about them
And so that was essentially the reason for me becoming more interested in Islam and not because I want to become a Muslim
Now I did say it was possible I could become one - and in theory I could - but there is no conscious effort on my part to do so
I was also interested in Islam after exposure to the empirical facts of terrible evil and violent acts committed by SOME Muslims.
From my 3 years full time research into the ideology of Islam I noted there is an inherent malignant, evil and evil ethos within Islam that is the root cause of SOME Muslims being influenced, inspired and compelled to kill non-Muslims as a religious duty.
The fact is the majority of Muslims at present are not aware of the inherent malignant, evil and evil compulsion to war against and kill non-Muslims and thus they are acting as very ignorant lay-Muslims and innocent devotees. In other case, the force of being human in some Muslims is greater than Allah's exhortation of warring against non-Muslims.
The danger is when more Muslims are aware, to be assured of a place in paradise with eternal life, they have to comply with the commands of Allah as covenanted, i.e. to war and be anti against non-Muslims. Unfortunately this is a reality especially with the internet that facilitated easier communication.
It is not easy to understand the essence of Islam from reading their scriptures, i.e. the Quran, the Ahadith, the Sira, because the scriptures are so messy and translations from Arabic can erode accuracy.
However one essential necessity to understand Islam is to study the Quran on a Chronological basis to understand its ethos from a pacifist start to the high crescendo of terrible warring on non-Muslim.
The common Quran is arranged generally by size [verses] from large to small chapters.
Here is the Quran in reversed Chronological Order and one will note the forward thrust of warring against and anti non-Muslim as evident from the imperialist conquest of lands from Spain to India after the death of the Prophet.
Many Islam apologists insist the warring verses are to be historical only. At best to be applied in self-defence in view of threats to the religion, but the definition of threats [fasadin] is very loosely defined to the extent, cartoons are a justification for killing of non-Muslims. In other cases, disbelieved is also a threat to the religion.
Point is, it is mentioned many times in the Quran, the Quran is supposed to be guidance for all Muslims and Muslims are to comply with the principles and doctrine appropriately.