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Yes there are verses saying you should treat them nicely. But is there actually any legit punishment if you dont?
" Ar-Rubayy' bint Mu'awwidh bin 'Afra' narrated that Thabit bin Qais bin Shammas hit his wife and broke her arm --her name was Jamilah bint 'Abdullah bin Ubayy. Her brother came to the Messenger of Allah to complain about him, and the Messenger of Allah sent for Thabit and said: "Take what she owes you and let her go." He said: "Yes." And the Messenger of Allah ordered her to...
If you happen to live in a secular society, such as France, you may believe that secularism provides a framework for democracy where:
1. There is a separation of state and religion
2. There is freedom to practice one's faith (theist, agnostic or atheist), without harming others, and to change faith if one so wishes.
3. There is equal treatment of faiths and ideologies by the state, so long as a citizen acts within the law.
Does the lampooning and portrayal of Muhammad amount to blasphemy,...
Isn't return of soul to a body, reincarnation?
Reincarnation is not believed to be true in Abrahamic religions.
Returning the soul on the day of Resurrection is a form of reincarnation philosophically speaking.
Then, how Resurrection of dead, which is return of soul, is a correct understanding of Resurrection in Abrahamic religions?
Do you believe there is something in religious teachings, mainly referring to the Abrahamic faiths, which allows their followers to be more susceptible to being manipulated than non-believers?
I'm talking about what is written. A passage we can look at and say this teaching makes it easier for others to manipulate the followers of this religion to for example commit violent acts.
Or is it possible the culture that has developed around a particular faith makes a follower more susceptible to...
We often see atheists talking about religious beings as imaginary friends.
But what if we've got it backwards? What if God is the only one real, and the physical world and all the people in it are imaginary?
How would you go about proving that you're not a schizophrenic hallucination of a disturbed God? How do you prove you're real?
I have asked this question once I believe in this forum but I cannot remember clearly. There was a recent discussion that triggered this question.
A: Muhammed ordered killing of a woman
B: Why do you believe that?
A: Because its in the hadith.
B: Why do you believe that hadith?
A: Because Muslims do.
B: Do you believe everything Muslims believe?
A: Not everything, but the hadith are all true because Muslims believe it.
B: So do you believe Muhammed split the moon?
A: I dont care.
Meaning that, when something has turned extreme. It is mainly because of devotion cultures.
Devotion culture main idea is full control on the country or regimes. It also stagnates development, progress and anti scientific. Want proof? Islam worked well because fundamentalism wasnt set yet. Think it was in 1100 AD when fundamentalism kicked in, and scientific progress stopped. They tolerated science but some guy said Science will make people go away from God. And there you have it today...
When we take on beliefs, we usually do so, because something convince of it being true and for pretty much all people this comes down to the amount and quality of evidence.
We don't normally prefer to take on beliefs, if we don't thing there is anything to back them up. So for instance, most people will have a very difficult time believing that unicorns exists, because we see no evidence for it being the case.
But to me at least, it seems like when you talk with religious people about...
Likely you imagine god as having a humanish form, with a set of eyes or hands etc. Evolution gives us the extras so that maybe if we lose one thing, we can still make use of another. Arguably, god could be one-eyed and one handed, and one-minded. Why would it need to operate with a bilateral system? But if you are made in the image of god, perhaps this idea does argue that god is bilateral.
I can't list out all the options, but I'm open to hearing just about anything, and multiple, even if you consider them all one or aspects of one or different, but what I'm interested in seeing is if you invoke anything or bring anything to mind even (so even Atheists can contribute with inspiring characters from media that might inspire them or things they have thought of or imagined over the years which they find amusing to think about or mock pray to or bring up or which come up in their...
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