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This seems fantastic to me. A group of Muslim scholars (albeit from "the West"), who are addressing the problems of modern Islam, and seem to be addressing those problems honestly!
I'm especially interested in hearing what the Muslims at RF think about this declaration, but of course everyone can pile on
(I have to confess they had me when they mentioned the UN Declaration of Human Rights.)
Prejudice against Qur'an exposed via social experiment
Do you agree/disagree that this is the norm of western thinking about Islam.
Do you think it's the media that's responsible for it or is it just what people choose to believe.
What could be an effective way to counter it. Should Muslims themselves do more or are we doing more but get no coverage from the media as that's not...
I would like to quote from Pastek...who quoted from a Hadith, this:
And also because of many hadiths which are ignored by the Ahmadis.
No more prophet/messenger :
The Prophet said, "The Israelis used to be ruled and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. There will be no prophet after me, but there will be Caliphs who will increase in number."
I like to focus this thread on the part that I had...
How I define God reveals more about me than about God.
My definition of God is still evolving.
I don't claim to know all there is to know about God - nor do I believe I will understand much in my entire life - compared to all there is to know.
Currently, I define God as love based on truth - and as Paul Tillech defined God, as "one's ultimate concern."
I also define God as ultimate GOoD - which each of us strive for by trial and error - active faith.
Part of that GOoD, I consider to be a...
Is there one religion that is spiritually suitable to all people? If so, what is it and why is it suitable to all people? If not, can there be such a religion in theory? Why or why not?
Please note: For the sake of discussion, I am defining "spiritual" in this context as "the manner and extent to which a person deals with or copes with their psychological self."
Life escapes us, we don’t realize that life just zooms by and we live without purpose. We don’t even know what life is all about. We are born, we grow up, we educate our self, we take up a profession, occupation, we earn, we build a family and soon it’s time to go; we die, we pack up and we move on from planet earth. So, is this the purpose of life? Are we born just for the sake of consuming life or were we given life for a purpose? Why were we born? Do we have time to introspect, to...
The question is prompted by a remark atheist David Silverman made in an article on his book Fighting God. The article quotes him as saying:
“Some … people call me a (jerk) because I challenge the absurd notion that religion deserves respect by default. But religion is wrong for demanding respect simply for being, and even more wrong for demanding never to be questioned."
What do you think? Think he has a reasonable point? ,,,,Why, why not?
LANSING, Mich. — To counter a live Nativity scene planned next weekend on the Michigan state Capitol lawn, a Satanic group plans to resurrect its own “snaketivity” display begun last year.
A Nativity scene that Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is planning will happen the evenings of Dec. 12 and 13.
The Satanic Temple of Detroit is awaiting approval from the Michigan State Capitol Commission to perform its own live display Dec. 19, Jex Blackmore, the temple’s director, said at a...
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