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The "fear" YOU are talking about is fear of "Hell" and "God's wrath and rejection" of someone who may not follow the "rules" correctly. It's NOT the same thing, at all.
army to go and conquer Mecca
He did not come in a peaceful place and reasonable people see the circumstances too before judging actions and they also don't believe outright lies from hate sites.
I don't have the luxury of a belief in many chances.
The "chances" are not a luxury - they are a remedial opportunity to get it right. If you get it right this time, no worries. But if you get it wrong, you'll still carry on tryiing.
are you willing to take the full blame of everyone believing you if it does not turn out the way you expect?
What? That is a ridiculous question. I never
said that anyone has to 'believe' me. What kind of a question is that? No
one has said I'm some kind of
"prophet", and they never will.
I'm no prophet.
I'm just a single soul, a woman,
thinking about these things.
I think that the Abrahamic religions are counter-productive. How hard is this to comprehend, log7? Really????
A question, did you study about islam as much or with equal curiosity as with say buddhism?
how much of that thinking is due to your beliefs?
Yesterday I was reading Smithsonian Magazine's June issue, and it had a fascinating article about Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
Do you know how much of 'the Universe' we actually "know about"? FOUR PERCENT. That includes molecules, microbes, atoms, and things we can't see, AS WELL AS the things we DO see, feel, touch, smell, taste, and hear. Including the stars. We know next to NOTHING about this grand design. We are to it as an ant is to the planet.
Lisa Randall’s Guide to the Galaxy
The famed cosmologist unveils her latest theories on the invisible universe, extra dimensions and human consciousness
The current estimate is that 70 percent of the universe is dark energy and 26 percent dark matter. Which adds up to 96 percent. Meaning that what we see and know adds up to a measly 4 percent.
Four percent! The invisible 96 percent apparently keeps the universe in gravitational equilibrium, preventing it from collapsing on itself or dissipating into virtual nothingness. But we know almost nothing else about it. The problem has been that the dark stuff doesn’t seem to interact with the 4 percent we know in such a way that gives us a clue to its nature.
And, did you know this?
Microbes: The Trillions of Creatures Governing Your Health
You're not just human. There are countless creatures living inside your body...and they govern your health and happiness
Scientists are just now beginning to recognize the importance of the vast community of microbes that dwells inside us
We tend to think that we are exclusively a product of our own cells, upwards of ten trillion of them. But the microbes we harbor add another 100 trillion cells into the mix. The creature we admire in the mirror every morning is thus about 10 percent human by cell count. By weight, the picture looks prettier (for once):
Altogether an average adult’s commensal microbes weigh about three pounds, roughly as much as the human brain. And while our 21,000 or so human genes help make us who we are, our resident microbes possess another eight million or so genes, many of which collaborate behind the scenes handling food, tinkering with the immune system, turning human genes on and off, and otherwise helping us function.
That one was from the May issue.
Someone wrote a letter to the editor (titled The Perils of Germophobia in the discussion section), and said:
"I see our approach to bacteria in and on our bodies [from the article above] as identical to the way we treat the rest of our environment.
We seek to eliminate that which we do not understand, to replace complex biological systems with simplistic monoculture.... "
i am just challenging your stand and asking questions,
Bad? Define "bad"? You mean "guilty"? "sad"? "frustrated"? None of those apply. You don't make me feel "bad." I'm not "bad."
If you feel bad
threatened with WHAT? You have nothing to threaten me with.
well, you certainly DO criticize me, but, whatever. I criticize you back!
That's entirely up to you. What's NOT up to you is claiming you "made me" feel any way at all. I am the one doing the feeling, logical7 - it's up to me. I own my own mind, and I know it pretty well. I do enough self-inquiry - it's not your job. It USED TO BE my "job" to help people self-inquire, and gain some insight. I'm pretty good at it, too (according to my clients) - but you are not my client, you have not come to me seeking advice. And I have not come to you seeking "guidance" or "counseling" on the state of my soul.
then i will STOP.
And no, I will not "practice" or "try out" Islam. No way, no how. I am curious about it - in fact the other day I was so pissed off at you I picked up Karen Armstrong AGAIN to start RE- READING it. (It got rained on in a monsoon-like downpour yesterday , so now I have to wait for it to dry out.)
As for me using "anti-Islam" sites, you
are deliberately forgetting that I have
ASKED YOU and the board if the sites
are legitimate or not!!!! You STILL
haven't answered me whether that
last one is "legitimate" or "Islamophobic" -- how many times do
I have to REPEAT to you that I DON'T
KNOW WHICH ONES ARE TO BE
I don't find it strange, let me explain.
isn't it strange that you tend to take information from any site and want muslims to refute it?
In law or in science, when an issue is to be resolved, all the evidence available is considered.
Why is it strange that
she should ask Muslims to refute it?
Which begs the question, where is everyone finding all these anti-islam site information from? Did someone quote and link them in an email? Did someone message it to them in some instant messenger (who are these people, and how did THEY come across this information?)? Did they actively go searching for it (but how could they, if they didn't even know those specific keywords and whether they had a positive or negative understandings), or they are simply searching a generic "islam evil" (which is kinda skewing their opinions from the start), or they're simply checking up new articles on anti-islam sites they already frequent.
I would welcome any genuine querries but i expect the use of common sense too before putting the work of refuting every non sense that those sites want to propogate on muslims.
There's SO MUCH we don't know - and more we are finding out every day. NONE of it is in your Koran, logical7. See what you're missing out on, by not "thinking outside of your box"?
Have you thought about the fire that you light? Is it you who make the trees that fuel it grow or are We the Grower? We have made it to be a reminder and a comfort for travellers in the wild. So glorify the name of your Lord, the Magnificent! (Surat al-Waqi ‘a, 71-74)
Labeling me as as "hater" or looking for "haters" and "anti-Islam sites ONLY" is what is ridiculous.
she provided a few suggestions. All
you do is tell me the sites I find are
I am done even trying. I have to
conclude, then, that Islam - just like
fundamental Christianity - is ILLogical,