posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by Nightaudit
i love to discuss rationally and objectively. I see that you are open and have valid questions.
1: I am glad that you agree! Might I add the question if that insight changes anything about how you view your own religion? Or in other words, do you
consider the muslim faith to be "the" one?
it does change how i view others who are not of my religion.
You can see Islam as a natural progression of previous religions, there was supposed to be one faith(not religion/title). Faith in One God and the
natural outcome of that belief for example, if you and i have the same Creator, how can i hate you or think myself as superior or how can i wish
something for you that i don't like for myself.
2: Forgive me if I haven´t really an in-
depth knowledge of the bible history.
But are you implying that there were
versions of it that were closer to the
word of god? And is it known to
historians and scholars what has been changed?
the OT is written by jews over a long period of time and altered to suit the ideas of the time of alterations, i don't think God would agree to marry
a rapist to the victim and he pays 50 sheckles to her father!!
The teachings were more original when the prophets walked among their people.
That made it necessary to send more prophets to restore teachings, Jesus pbuh came for that.
3: Again, I have to bring in the fact that
it doesn´t make sense for an all-
knowing god to "test" someone. God
doesn´t need to know. He knows. And
even if he was uncertain for whatever
reason, he surely could have chosen a less cruel path to prove his point.
yes God knows, but we don't and if God rewarded some and punished others before they acted, just because He knows, we would be crying foul!
God is absolutely just and His plan is to make us our own witness.
Death is not cruel if you are certain that there is a God and that death is not an end.
It is a whole ´nother story to kill
everything that lives (including
innocent humans) because the ways
of men irritate the creator.
if you mean its unjust then you are looking at half the picture. There is afterlife right?
You cannot judge God when you only see half the truth.
And if we are at that topic. I do not
really know what they supposedly did
back then, but surely recent events in
our past would have justified divine
intervention as well? The nazis? Stalin?
countless genocides? Where is that god today?
God does not always intervene to prevent wrongs, but He punishes them after they do wrong. Look at history of civilizations, when they got too
corrupted, oppressive they were destroyed.