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Featured What is wrong with smashing the idols?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by sovietchild, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. The Ragin Pagan

    The Ragin Pagan Мы дети Богов

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    Worse still, they were his father's craft; their livelihood. Not only did he destroy the idols, he tried to blame the destruction on another idol - showing his ignorance of an idol's role in worship and belligerence to the faith of his people. What a horrible role model...
     
  2. psychoslice

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    What of the idol in Mecca that all Muslims worship every year ?.
     
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    To us he is a horrible role model. For the fanatic monotheist that has no respect for any other religion nor even people in general he is a paragon of virtue. It is monotheist fascism warping the moral compass of billions. Yet few of those that accept such a person would actually commit similar acts. When they do said believers scramble to find excuses such as mental illness. Which call into question if such an excuse should be applied as equally to good old Abe.

    Food for thought
     
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    There is no idol in Mecca now, all the idols were removed by the Meccan non-believers toward the end of Muhammad's life.
    The Meccans were from the line of Abraham through his elder son Ishmael. Abraham built this House of Worship of ONE-God, later the Meccans out of superstition put idols in it wrongly. When their superstition ended, they removed these idols and restored it to its original form or brilliant status. OK? Please
    Regards
     
  5. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    If we go back 1500 years ago, then how India was looking like and how many structures were there?
     
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    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    I believe the evidence and not the stories, The ancient Churches still exist in the Muslim world
    and many Jews and Christians are still living in the Muslim world and hence I don't believe that
    the others were forced to accept Islam.

     
  7. Kirran

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    Some =/= all.

    I personally know people who have fled Muslim-majority countries because of religious persecution.
     
  8. FearGod

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    That's happening now and even smashing the ancient idols never done by Muslims before
    otherwise how to explain that such Idols had survived till today.
     
  9. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    If something was smashed in ancient times, how would we know? That's kind of the whole point of smashing them to begin with.
    Stop pretending things didn't happen, it's insulting to those who had to live through it.
     
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  10. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    The claim that those who commit such crimes are not true Muslims wears thinner every single day.

    While attempts at saying that the destruction has not been completed yet do not even qualify as an argument.

    Buddhas of Bamiyan - Wikipedia
     
  11. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    The evidence is that the idols was still existing, why they didn't smash them if they were
    targeting them, why they didn't destroy the ancient churches in Syria and Palestine and
    other areas in the Muslim lands.
     
  12. Kirran

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    Well yeah, many survived. Many, however, did not.
     
  13. FearGod

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    I am not talking about true or false Muslims but I am talking about evidences, if you don't
    believe the evidences then you're free not to, but that doesn't make you right.
     
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    One has to admire your chutzpah.
     
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    Ya, they missed some.:rolleyes:
     
  16. LuisDantas

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    Gosh, you truly do think you have a point, don't you?
     
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    If you think of evidences as kind of chutzpah then arguing with you will be useless, thanks
     
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    The point is that we have evidences that you think of it as useless, so what
    you want to believe, the stories against Muslims, but sorry, the evidences
    isn't with you.
     
  19. LuisDantas

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    And that would connect with something of the real world, how?

    To call that "evidences" is more chutzspah than my system can handle. Even imagining it makes me feel weird.
     
  20. Kirran

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    They destroyed many, is the point. If I burn down half the mosques in Jordan, that is still very intolerant, even though I left half alone.
     
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