reply to post by queenofangels_17
As to your other question..the light of Prophecy came from only one source, and all the prophets derive their prophecy from that source, and
this first light is the Prophet Muhammad, although he was the last to be sent. All the other prophets before him prophesied through this light. The
work is long but the life of man is short, the vessel may change but the light is still the same.
Agreed. Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and countless others of different cultures, times, places....all inspired by the same light, the work is very long,
just as is learning how to be the best possible human...
"the vessel may change, but the light is still the same".. = Reincarnation, in my vocabulary...
Who said Muhammad was the last, final messenger? Are you saying that God can't decide some more work needs to be done, and send another? Is God on
a strict quota? Why would God do that?
*** As for the Bahai Faith... claiming to be an offshoot of Islam, since they believe in the same God, Allah and believe in the Prophet
Muhammad.. but founding a new religion and claiming to be a new prophet is a lie against Islam... The Prophethood was completed in the sending of the
33:40 Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah is Aware of all
Founding a new religion is a lie? This very thing, in the Christian culture, is a commonplace occurrence, and there are scads of people who have
done, and continue to do, just that. They all call themselves "Christians", and some denounce other denominations as "not Christian", which
to be Christians. Your explanation tells me that the same problem has happened in Islam, and the actions
of those "other Muslim offshoots" are clear to the entire world.
There is just as much divisiveness among the Muslims as there is among the Christians, the Jews, etc. So after multiple thousands of years, these
Abrahamic followers STILL can't sort it out amongst themselves, STILL slaughter each other, decry each other, deny and condemn and denounce the
others as liars....
and things just keep replaying like that over and over and over.
Seems to me that a "just and earnest God", who really wants all
of his children to get along and see what's real and good and
"holy", is kinda dropping the ball. The status quo of "salvation" in the Abrahamic religions doesn't work. Time to change the program to
something that WILL work, and any omnipotent God who can orchestrate things at will, immediately, would see to it that it gets done, no matter how
many "middle-men" he has to send to straighten it out.
On the other hand, if "God", the source of everything within the universe, has no timeframe, and developed the universe with its perfect balance and
its spectacular stars, supernovae, gravity, extreme heat, chemical reactions, explosions that emit energy and elements into the vastness of space,
which then arrive at a hospitable location and become more complex (like people, plants, etc), that "God" might have known that it would take
billions of years. The "recipe" concocted, mixed, heated, cooked, cooled, drizzled, folded, layered, chilled, then set ablaze once again seems
incredibly complicated to us
, but who's to say "God" didn't know it would take for freaking "ever" in our tiny life-cycle awareness, and
still the meal is not prepared.....
the process is still underway. One cannot turn up the oven to speed the baking of the meal lest it burns; no, one must wait the required length of
time, at the temperature determined (whether it starts hot, then turns cooler, or vice versa, ). If it takes first cooking, then chopping, then
cooling, marinating, letting rest for a while, then spicing, adding sauce, and waiting another while for the flavors to blend and the consistency to
reach optimum quality, then reheating, then THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES. 5 Billion years? Meh. I've got forever.
And, if at the end, it still tastes wrong or bland, I can add salt, or thickener, or water, or whatever. No hurry.
BUT, if the recipe turns out a poor meal, an inedible mess, AND one can dissemble, rearrange, and "Fix" what's wrong (which God could do, in
theory), then...WHY IS GOD WAITING? The meal is for now inedible. Time to tweak the recipe. and start again... Either that, or it's a slower
process than we like, but it is what it is.
Just my thoughts, for today at least.