originally posted by: scorpio84
Just post and give me your religion. If you do not have a religion or if your idea of God is slightly different from your religion, then make a post
explaining what you understand God to be.
I'll take the bait.
Islam is my religion, non-denominational. I worship, respect & fear the Creator of what we call "existence". (warning: I'm
going to type a lot lol)
I'll try to explain my acceptance of God & Shaytan from a purely "rational" perspective. But I'll start by saying this: I don't drink alcohol, haven't
used any type of recreational drugs since I was in high school, and have never been diagnosed with any mental disorders. I'd tell you more about my
educational background but there's no point, since being "intelligent" or "dumb" has nothing to do with this.
For nearly all of my life, I've seen visions & "hallucinations". Some of those hallucinations have taught me good things and tried to help me in life;
while others have tried to lure me into bad situations & hurt me.
For nearly all my life, I've had 2 separate sets of voices in my head. One set taught me the horrors of humankind, taught me that humans weren't
worthy of ruling the Earth, and guided me towards "negative knowledge" (as in, how to manipulate, control, rule, and maintain power over others). I
believe a vague scientific term for it is "intrusive thoughts". The other set of voices gave me positive guidance in life, encouraged me to help
others (even when I didn't want to help them), chastised me when I did wrong, and forewarned me of negative situations & how to avoid them. I believe
the scientific terms for this are our "conscience" & "intuition".
And for nearly all of my life, I've been able to randomly feel the presence of things I couldn't see. Those presences would line up with the
corresponding voices & hallucinations. I spent my early high school years testing the voices, hallucinations, and presences to see if they were
accurate. I'd literally test if their conclusions were right or wrong, test if they could physically touch me, and other things like this.
After years of learning & testing, I came to my 1st set of conclusions: the "evil" presence was real; it was correct in its assessment of humankind's
flaws; it could teach me things no person could teach me; it wanted to destroy me & every other living creature (particularly humans & evil humans);
it could only physically "touch" me while I was in an altered spiritual state (drugs, meditation, half sleep, etc); and I absolutely wanted to destroy
it once I'd learned all of its techniques. For what it's worth, at the time, I believed I was destined to go into a spiritual realm & fight that
presence until one of us was annihilated. Yeah... Anyway, I started trying to match up my conclusions with the ghost, spirits, youkai, legends, and
demons from different religions & cultures. "Shaytan" as depicted in the Qur'an matched my conclusions.
It took me until my Senior year in high school to come to my conclusion about God. I'd kept testing the positive voices & hallucinations with
ridiculous & arrogant tests and it would "answer" me in equally ridiculously ways. Sometimes directly in my head, sometimes through people, sometimes
with large scale or small scale "coincidences", etc. The coincidences, voices, and hallucinations kept corresponding in conjunction at a rate that I
could no longer consider random.
Yet I stayed defiant until roughly a month before I turned 18. The positive voices & "presence" got sick of my non-commitment, so it chastised me for
2 straight weeks. The hallucinations & voices kept telling me that this punishment was nothing compared to Hell. But I stayed defiant. I went to the
hospital & they couldn't find anything wrong with me, even though there was a hallucination standing between 2 of the doctors the whole time. They
didn't even give me any medication for the hallucinations (fail doctors lol). Then the chastisement reached its peak, everything blocked out (maybe I
passed out?), and the presence led me to the entrance into something horrific. This & my 2 weeks straight of being chastised finally broke me, so I
fell on my knees & made a deal with God.
The chastisement went away and the presence said it would then reward me with something. Some occult groups call it "the sight" or "being a seer".
Basically, it let me see a soul & how much influence jinn had on that particular soul. It was cool at first, then it started freaking me out, then I
begged for it to be taken away. This was literally just the beginning of my "irrational" path as a Muslim (which literally means "one who submits to
My parents are also Muslims but they never tried to force us down that path. I'd visited churches with my friends & studied many different religions
to quench my curiosity for the truth. And because of my reasons for becoming a Muslim, it wouldn't matter to me if the Qur'an was real or not, if all
of the Prophets were real or fake, or anything like that. Because none of those things had anything to do with why I'm a Muslim. That's also why I'm
not bound by any denomination or their interpretations. And to be blunt, I'm more convinced that God, His Angels, Shaytan, Heaven & Hell are real than
I am that any of you are real. After all, everyone in this thread could actually be "trolls", alternate accounts, law students who post online to gain
experience for debating points you don't agree with, or even some of those programs that test if people can distinguish between AI & real people.
I think I've been open & clear with my words. So where are you going with this?
edit on 28-11-2015 by enlightenedservant because: blah blah