posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 10:32 AM
reply to post by Nightaudit
I am a muslim but i liked your questions and will try to answer them.
1: If you were born in a non christian
country with a different main religion,
would you still somehow end up a
i guess you mean, that what religion people follow depends a lot on where they are born. Thats true, most people will continue the traditions of their
parents blindly, applies to christians too.
To answer your question, no, they would not be christian unless someone preaches them but a person can still believe in God even if he/she knew
nothing about any religion.
2: How do you cope with the
obviously wrong and horrible laws
and statements in the bible? (How to
treat your slaves and that it´s ok to
beat them, women´s "right´s", that we
have to stone people that wear two different fabrics and all that jazz). In
other words, do you pick the nice
points out of the bible and ignore the
bad ones? Or do you accept
everything in it?
Bible was from God but after death of prophets, the scribes kept on changing it.
NT also has questionable things especially by Paul and its strange of christians to disregard them and yet claim its the Word of God. Disregarding
Word of God?
3: I personally would detest the god
who pulled that stunt with Abraham
and Isaac. Or the god who completely
wipes out whole ecosystems including
innocent animals, just because he
doesn´t like the ways of men. I wouldn´t WANT that to be true.
Abraham was just tested, if someone gave you everything you have and asked for one back, how ungrateful it is to refuse. Muslims are commanded to
remember that tradition by keeping an animal with them till they get a bit attached and then sacrifice it. Its difficult but its a reminder that
everything belongs to God, including 'my' money/posessions etc. It removes over attachement and selfishness.
Ecosystems and animals naturally get destroyed all the time, say a big flood in a river would kill thousands of animals, do you blame God?, if God did
anything, He saved some in the Ark. I also don't think the water covered the whole world, mostly just the area where Noah pbuh preached and got
rejected except by few.
edit on 18-4-2013 by logical7 because: (no reason given)