LIBERATION OF MANKIND:
Posted: 05 December 2012 02:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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While the beginning of the present century marked the
rise of ideologies, its end witnessed their downfall.
We know that these ideologies which raised a lot of
hope have failed to deliver the goods. The philosophies proclaiming
Utopian dreams of a world of equality and the economic
system promising a brave new world have found its place in the
dustbin of history. Countries which once embraced these ideologies
have started throwing them out fully convinced of their
unreal and impractical nature. Both Communism and Capitalism
have practically failed, and so man is in search of an ideology
which is hundred percent practical and which can lead to the liberation
of mankind.
Men seeking the path of liberation stray into different areas.
The ultra materialists begin to learn about religion from religions
based on priesthood. Infact materialism and priestly religions are
two extremes of degeneration. While the former considers man
as a mere animal, the latter claims to elevate him to an angel. Man
who is a special creation is brought down to the level of mere
animal in the studies made by such ideologies and this has invari-
ably led to the failure of these ideologies. On the other hand
priestly religions while claiming to take him to the high pedestals
of angels destroy the human aspect in him. The question of
liberation becomes quiet relevant here. No one now believes that
transfer of power from one to another will lead to liberation. All
agree that transformation of the society and country can be
effected through the individual. But the fact remains that most
people fail to define the nature of changes to be brought about in
the individual.
As we have pointed out above it is neither correct nor feasible
to treat man as a mere animal or to make him an angel. What
is necessary is that he should transform himself to a real human
being, man should be able to differentiate himself from animal.
He should be prepared to eschew evil thoughts. Basic evil characteristics
consist of pride, selfishness, chicanery, badness, cruelty,
hypocracy, petty mindedness etc. Evil actions originate from
all these. When the individuals are liberated from such evils the
society and the nation prosper. Fraternity, good behaviour, affection,
helpfulness, mercy and such qualities trigger to social transformation
which in turn liberates mankind.
It is a fact that an ideology which can liberate man from evil
and which teaches righteousness and human values alone can be
a liberating force in its true sense. The ideologies and philosophies
created by man will not be able to teach what is required
for the success of man. This is proved by the failure of the materialistic
ideologies. It means that some one who is not a man, but
knows everything about man should show the path of liberation
to mankind. It is the Creator, the Protector and the Almighty who
knows better about man than man himself. So the Creator who
sustains the world and all its beings is the proper authority to
show us the path of liberation.
Islam, the Religion:
Let us find out whether any philosophy which heralds liberation
exists. There is only one philosophy that can hold its head
aloft and proclaim that it is possible to liberate mankind. That
ideology is Islam.
Islam is the ideology of liberation. Liberation means freeing
of the individual, the family, the society and the nation from evils.
This is complete and the most comprehensive liberation that comes
from Islam.
What is Islam? Is it the life pattern of a section of people
treating the mosque and its surroundings as the only world? Is it
the religion of long shirts and head gears? Is it a system of worshipping
myths borrowed from other religions giving them Arabic
names? Is it an army of soldiers wielding Qur’an in one hand
and sword in the other hand and ordering to embrace Islam or to
face death? Is it a system of law fabricated by Muhammed with a
view of putting an end to social evils of the uncultured Arabs? Or
is it a philosophy of life with the more important air of ending
miseries of this world? Islam is not any one of these. Then What
is Islam?
Islam is a religion, a religion in the full sense of the term.
Islam is introduced by God as ``Deen’’. Qur’an introduces Islam
as Deen from God. The best translation of the Arabic word `Deen’
is religion. The meaning of the term religion when applied to Is-
lam is to be clearly understood as it is different from what secularists
and spokesmen of established religions call religion. The
western secular concept of religion that it should be confined to
the church and the rosary beads is foreign to Islam. The philosophy
of established religions that it is the duty of religions to carry
out orders of the church and the clergy does not agree with the
precepts of Islam. What Islam does is the transformation of every
field of human activity in consonance with the dictates of God.
Religion, in the sense of Islam, is all comprehensive and it covers
every aspects of human life the individual, family, society and
politics. Islam does not give license to do what ever one likes. In
other words it is improper to define Islam as a religion with its
casual meaning.
It is also not correct to bring Islam down to the level of a
mere ideology in the sense of `a way of life’. Islam is not enamoured
by such ideologies which raise hopes of charming and beautiful
world of utopian dreams. The foundation of Islam is laid on
the belief in the world to come. The concept of life that the
reward for the deeds should be available in this world itself is
entirely opposed to Islam. According to certain ideologies the idea
of life after death is not only a myth but also reactionary. According
to Marxism which was described by Freidrich Nietzche as the
philosophy of present century, the very concept of life after death
is a lethal narcotic administered on a society built on heaven on
earth. Islam views the world hereafter as a powerful instrument
capable of transforming the world and as the ultimate transformation,
answer to the entire question relating to the very existence of
man. As distinct from secular ideologies which run after worthless
dreams Islam basically calls for action to succeed in life hereafter.
Islam is not merely the religion of Muslims, nor of mosques,
or priests orassembly of priests, or of a nation. The Creator of the
universe presented the ideology of Islam for the emancipation of
man. It consists of divine laws, orders, actions and beliefs. The
individual who accepts this becomes a Muslim. Any one born of
Muslim parents does not become a Muslim by virtue of birth. If
one follows the dictates of God one is in the circle of Islam and
out of it whenever one deviates. Similarly a person born out of
nonmuslim parents becomes a muslim if he is prepared to go by
the tenets of Islam. No one is barred from getting divine protection
on account of birth. Any one who belongs to a Muslim family
will be a Muslim as long as he or she leads a life ordained by
God. A Scholar will be acceptable when he leads the society with
the help of divine sources. A country or a nation when it decides
on issues on the basis of divine ordinance will be islamic.
An ideology can be considered complete and an instrument
for transformation only when its philosophy becomes faultless
and practical. To bring forth a practical system is more difficult
than creating attractive ideologies. It is here that Islam succeeds.
Its principles are faultless, attractive and practical.
Islamic Principles:
Islamic principles are generally represented by three technical
terms. ``Thouheed’’, ``Risalath’’ and ``Akhirath’’. Thouheed
proclaims the unity of God which is the distinctive feature of
divine being. Risalath represents divine guidance through prophets.
Akhirath deals with death and life hereafter.
Thouheed:
Each and everything in this universe sees something beyond
it. Man is in the habit of trying to find out the cause behind everything
he comes across. He wants to know about everything in the
universe, small or big, from atoms to stars. When the cause is
found he finds himself in a position to seek further and this process
goes on and on. But this does not go on infinitely. He is thus
led to a cause which does not need any cause. That entity is the
end of all queries. All enquiry and prayers come to an end when
he reaches this be all and end all. We don’t find any phenomenon
is this universe which does not need any cause. Big and small
things alike search for cause. Then the Supreme being which does
not need a cause should not be a part of the universe. This, is
above matter, Islam calls this Supreme entity, Allah.
Islam does not teach that Allah is a mere force without a real
being or just a form of energy. Divine being is beyond any explanation
man can give. Things in the universe which owe their
existence to Allah can alone give information about Him. The
nature of His being can be understood only through divine revelation.
The view of Islam that there is something behind this universe
makes it distinct from other secular ideologies. The prejudice
of material ideology does not permit it to think of any world
other than the universe. It rests heavily on the facile assumption a
product of Newtonian physics that the universe is a machine. We
now know that the universe is not just a machine. If we want to
explain it correctly or even to understand fully, we have to go
beyond the time-space continuum. This is the view held by
modern physics. It is a fact that Einstein’s Theory or Relativity
and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle have in effect broken the
spearhead of materialism.
Creator & Creations:
The God Islam introduces is not the one sitting in heaven
enjoying the mischief of the universe and taking rest on the seventh
day after performing the Herculean task of creating the universe
in six days. Islam does not teach that everything, all animate
and inanimate things are hidden in the being called God. It
is Allah who created the universe and He maintains it. The power
of God is behind every phenomenon in the universe. He is behind
the order and symmetry of all universal systems. The influence of
His being extends to every thing from the movements in the atom
to the attraction between stars. But he is not hiding in any one of
them. God is beyond the universe. But the power of God extends
to the entire universe. According to Islam there are two kinds of
reality, the Creator and the creations. Allah is the Creator and all
others His creations. There is no one, nothing equal to God but
His creations are also real. Islam does not agree with the ``Advaida
philosophy’’ that the universe is unreal and imaginary. The being
of Allah is complete and final. He is One, no one is like Him. He
is Omnipotent, Infallible, Greatest and Creator of the entire universe.
He is most Gracious and most Merciful endowed with most
perfect qualities and absolute. His creations which are real depends
upon him.
According to the school of thought which treats the world as
`Maya’ (unreal) creation is an unfortunate incident emanated from
`Brahmav’. If that had not happened, the world would not have
been here. In the opinion of Paul (Romer 5:12), Christianity is
founded on the assumption that all creations became sinful and
evil due to the sin of the first man. If it is so all the efforts of man
will lead him away from the straight path of God.

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Posted: 05 December 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Spreadtruth:
1) You’re god does not exist.
2) Mankind will only be “liberated” when the last dictator has been choked to death with the entrails of the last priest. (Since they sometimes tend to be the same, I gues they’ll just have to hang themselves with their own guts.)

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Posted: 06 December 2012 05:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This is funny. Two fundamentalist blind faith believers going at it, each convinced the other is absolutely wrong.

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spreadtruth - 05 December 2012 02:00 AM

While the beginning of the present century marked the
rise of ideologies, its end witnessed their downfall.
We know that these ideologies which raised a lot of
hope have failed to deliver the goods. The philosophies proclaiming
Utopian dreams of a world of equality and the economic
system promising a brave new world have found its place in the
dustbin of history. Countries which once embraced these ideologies
have started throwing them out fully convinced of their
unreal and impractical nature. Both Communism and Capitalism
have practically failed, and so man is in search of an ideology
which is hundred percent practical and which can lead to the liberation
of mankind.
Men seeking the path of liberation stray into different areas.
The ultra materialists begin to learn about religion from religions
based on priesthood. Infact materialism and priestly religions are
two extremes of degeneration. While the former considers man
as a mere animal, the latter claims to elevate him to an angel. Man
who is a special creation is brought down to the level of mere
animal in the studies made by such ideologies and this has invari-
ably led to the failure of these ideologies. On the other hand
priestly religions while claiming to take him to the high pedestals
of angels destroy the human aspect in him. The question of
liberation becomes quiet relevant here. No one now believes that
transfer of power from one to another will lead to liberation. All
agree that transformation of the society and country can be
effected through the individual. But the fact remains that most
people fail to define the nature of changes to be brought about in
the individual.
As we have pointed out above it is neither correct nor feasible
to treat man as a mere animal or to make him an angel. What
is necessary is that he should transform himself to a real human
being, man should be able to differentiate himself from animal.
He should be prepared to eschew evil thoughts. Basic evil characteristics
consist of pride, selfishness, chicanery, badness, cruelty,
hypocracy, petty mindedness etc. Evil actions originate from
all these. When the individuals are liberated from such evils the
society and the nation prosper. Fraternity, good behaviour, affection,
helpfulness, mercy and such qualities trigger to social transformation
which in turn liberates mankind.
It is a fact that an ideology which can liberate man from evil
and which teaches righteousness and human values alone can be
a liberating force in its true sense. The ideologies and philosophies
created by man will not be able to teach what is required
for the success of man. This is proved by the failure of the materialistic
ideologies. It means that some one who is not a man, but
knows everything about man should show the path of liberation
to mankind. It is the Creator, the Protector and the Almighty who
knows better about man than man himself. So the Creator who
sustains the world and all its beings is the proper authority to
show us the path of liberation.
Islam, the Religion:
Let us find out whether any philosophy which heralds liberation
exists. There is only one philosophy that can hold its head
aloft and proclaim that it is possible to liberate mankind. That
ideology is Islam.
Islam is the ideology of liberation. Liberation means freeing
of the individual, the family, the society and the nation from evils.
This is complete and the most comprehensive liberation that comes
from Islam.
What is Islam? Is it the life pattern of a section of people
treating the mosque and its surroundings as the only world? Is it
the religion of long shirts and head gears? Is it a system of worshipping
myths borrowed from other religions giving them Arabic
names? Is it an army of soldiers wielding Qur’an in one hand
and sword in the other hand and ordering to embrace Islam or to
face death? Is it a system of law fabricated by Muhammed with a
view of putting an end to social evils of the uncultured Arabs? Or
is it a philosophy of life with the more important air of ending
miseries of this world? Islam is not any one of these. Then What
is Islam?
Islam is a religion, a religion in the full sense of the term.
Islam is introduced by God as ``Deen’’. Qur’an introduces Islam
as Deen from God. The best translation of the Arabic word `Deen’
is religion. The meaning of the term religion when applied to Is-
lam is to be clearly understood as it is different from what secularists
and spokesmen of established religions call religion. The
western secular concept of religion that it should be confined to
the church and the rosary beads is foreign to Islam. The philosophy
of established religions that it is the duty of religions to carry
out orders of the church and the clergy does not agree with the
precepts of Islam. What Islam does is the transformation of every
field of human activity in consonance with the dictates of God.
Religion, in the sense of Islam, is all comprehensive and it covers
every aspects of human life the individual, family, society and
politics. Islam does not give license to do what ever one likes. In
other words it is improper to define Islam as a religion with its
casual meaning.
It is also not correct to bring Islam down to the level of a
mere ideology in the sense of `a way of life’. Islam is not enamoured
by such ideologies which raise hopes of charming and beautiful
world of utopian dreams. The foundation of Islam is laid on
the belief in the world to come. The concept of life that the
reward for the deeds should be available in this world itself is
entirely opposed to Islam. According to certain ideologies the idea
of life after death is not only a myth but also reactionary. According
to Marxism which was described by Freidrich Nietzche as the
philosophy of present century, the very concept of life after death
is a lethal narcotic administered on a society built on heaven on
earth. Islam views the world hereafter as a powerful instrument
capable of transforming the world and as the ultimate transformation,
answer to the entire question relating to the very existence of
man. As distinct from secular ideologies which run after worthless
dreams Islam basically calls for action to succeed in life hereafter.
Islam is not merely the religion of Muslims, nor of mosques,
or priests orassembly of priests, or of a nation. The Creator of the
universe presented the ideology of Islam for the emancipation of
man. It consists of divine laws, orders, actions and beliefs. The
individual who accepts this becomes a Muslim. Any one born of
Muslim parents does not become a Muslim by virtue of birth. If
one follows the dictates of God one is in the circle of Islam and
out of it whenever one deviates. Similarly a person born out of
nonmuslim parents becomes a muslim if he is prepared to go by
the tenets of Islam. No one is barred from getting divine protection
on account of birth. Any one who belongs to a Muslim family
will be a Muslim as long as he or she leads a life ordained by
God. A Scholar will be acceptable when he leads the society with
the help of divine sources. A country or a nation when it decides
on issues on the basis of divine ordinance will be islamic.
An ideology can be considered complete and an instrument
for transformation only when its philosophy becomes faultless
and practical. To bring forth a practical system is more difficult
than creating attractive ideologies. It is here that Islam succeeds.
Its principles are faultless, attractive and practical.
Islamic Principles:
Islamic principles are generally represented by three technical
terms. ``Thouheed’’, ``Risalath’’ and ``Akhirath’’. Thouheed
proclaims the unity of God which is the distinctive feature of
divine being. Risalath represents divine guidance through prophets.
Akhirath deals with death and life hereafter.
Thouheed:
Each and everything in this universe sees something beyond
it. Man is in the habit of trying to find out the cause behind everything
he comes across. He wants to know about everything in the
universe, small or big, from atoms to stars. When the cause is
found he finds himself in a position to seek further and this process
goes on and on. But this does not go on infinitely. He is thus
led to a cause which does not need any cause. That entity is the
end of all queries. All enquiry and prayers come to an end when
he reaches this be all and end all. We don’t find any phenomenon
is this universe which does not need any cause. Big and small
things alike search for cause. Then the Supreme being which does
not need a cause should not be a part of the universe. This, is
above matter, Islam calls this Supreme entity, Allah.
Islam does not teach that Allah is a mere force without a real
being or just a form of energy. Divine being is beyond any explanation
man can give. Things in the universe which owe their
existence to Allah can alone give information about Him. The
nature of His being can be understood only through divine revelation.
The view of Islam that there is something behind this universe
makes it distinct from other secular ideologies. The prejudice
of material ideology does not permit it to think of any world
other than the universe. It rests heavily on the facile assumption a
product of Newtonian physics that the universe is a machine. We
now know that the universe is not just a machine. If we want to
explain it correctly or even to understand fully, we have to go
beyond the time-space continuum. This is the view held by
modern physics. It is a fact that Einstein’s Theory or Relativity
and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle have in effect broken the
spearhead of materialism.
Creator & Creations:
The God Islam introduces is not the one sitting in heaven
enjoying the mischief of the universe and taking rest on the seventh
day after performing the Herculean task of creating the universe
in six days. Islam does not teach that everything, all animate
and inanimate things are hidden in the being called God. It
is Allah who created the universe and He maintains it. The power
of God is behind every phenomenon in the universe. He is behind
the order and symmetry of all universal systems. The influence of
His being extends to every thing from the movements in the atom
to the attraction between stars. But he is not hiding in any one of
them. God is beyond the universe. But the power of God extends
to the entire universe. According to Islam there are two kinds of
reality, the Creator and the creations. Allah is the Creator and all
others His creations. There is no one, nothing equal to God but
His creations are also real. Islam does not agree with the ``Advaida
philosophy’’ that the universe is unreal and imaginary. The being
of Allah is complete and final. He is One, no one is like Him. He
is Omnipotent, Infallible, Greatest and Creator of the entire universe.
He is most Gracious and most Merciful endowed with most
perfect qualities and absolute. His creations which are real depends
upon him.
According to the school of thought which treats the world as
`Maya’ (unreal) creation is an unfortunate incident emanated from
`Brahmav’. If that had not happened, the world would not have
been here. In the opinion of Paul (Romer 5:12), Christianity is
founded on the assumption that all creations became sinful and
evil due to the sin of the first man. If it is so all the efforts of man
will lead him away from the straight path of God.

If you’re really interested in debate, condense your posts.

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Two fundamentalist blind faith believers going at it, each convinced the other is absolutely wrong.

1) Atheism is NOT a faith.

2) There is no such thing as fundamentalist atheism.

3) Constantly repeating your mantra that there is won’t make it so.

When are you going to start listening to those of us who ACTUALLY know what we’re talking about on this matter? (You don’t, and you prove it every time you say something.)

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Posted: 06 December 2012 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hey, bub, I’m not the one without answers to how evolution comes to evolve human brains that are hardwired to experience spiritual phenomena. You are. When you can answers the questions I just posted to Tim, come back and tell me what you said, because so far, not a single one of you atheists have given any logical answer to explain human evolution of spiritual reception capacity. Explain how a thinking animal reacting successfully to environmental conditions comes to evolve a brain that register supposedly non-existent phenomena? Don’t throw more empty posts at me, please. I rub your atheist noses in the fact of your fundamentalist mindset because I don’t have any debate meat to address from you guys, just the typical fundamentalist refusal to look at any facts that upset the fundamentalist mindset, e.g. in this case, evolution of human brains obviously to everyone but atheists to process spiritual reality that atheists cannot see due to spiritual disability, most likely due to left-brain hemisphere domination excluding right-brain hemisphere ability to process spiritual events.

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arielmessenger - 06 December 2012 02:42 PM

Explain how a thinking animal reacting successfully to environmental conditions comes to evolve a brain that register supposedly non-existent phenomena?

Probably not much differently from how our brains evolved to believe that knocking on wood brings luck. Following your logic, then, I assume knocking on wood really has to bring luck otherwise our brains wouldn’t have evolved to believe it, right?

Not that I am really sure why I even bother responding to your nonsense here. As Dr. House said, “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.”

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Not that I am really sure why I even bother responding to your nonsense here. As Dr. House said, “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.”


That’s because you’re talking to an aluminum foil hat guy. His cobbled tigether blather would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. I still am amazed that he hasn’t found some cult or conspiracy site to hang out with. Surely there’s an aluminum foil hat forum where he could tout his pseudo religious, pseudo scientific diatribes. Try Oz.

 

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Hey, bub, I’m not the one without answers to how evolution comes to evolve human brains that are hardwired to experience spiritual phenomena. You are.

As I exected, you didn’t bother reading any of the links I’ve provided to you in two different threads.

When you can answers the questions I just posted to Tim, come back and tell me what you said, because so far, not a single one of you atheists have given any logical answer to explain human evolution of spiritual reception capacity.

It’s all in the brain. One big electrochemical reaction, and that’s it. No more, no less, and not complicated.

The problem here is that you’re resorting to the tired old “God Of The Gaps” arguement which holds that if soimebody can’t explain it, then some god or gods must have done it. This is simply a variation or the Arguement From Ignorance which is a logical fallacy. (See http://www.csun.edu/~dgw61315/fallacies.html#Argumentum ad ignorantiam for an explaination.)

It’s also an appeal to increduality which is also a logical fallacy. Just because you can’t believe it or understand doesn’t mean it isn’t so or that you’re position is the correct one.

Don’t throw more empty posts at me, please. I rub your atheist noses in the fact of your fundamentalist mindset because I don’t have any debate meat to address from you guys, just the typical fundamentalist refusal to look at any facts that upset the fundamentalist mindset

There is no such thing as atheist fundamentalism. (And consistant with abiding by the rules of the forum, I’ll post as I like. If you don’t like it…tough. You’ll just have to get over it.)

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George - 06 December 2012 03:00 PM
arielmessenger - 06 December 2012 02:42 PM

Explain how a thinking animal reacting successfully to environmental conditions comes to evolve a brain that register supposedly non-existent phenomena?

Probably not much differently from how our brains evolved to believe that knocking on wood brings luck. Following your logic, then, I assume knocking on wood really has to bring luck otherwise our brains wouldn’t have evolved to believe it, right?

Not that I am really sure why I even bother responding to your nonsense here. As Dr. House said, “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.”

Your example is a good one but not for your case but mine. As it happens Luck was made into a god and again why is that? How on earth does an animal mind come up with gods as explanation for invisible forces? I guess I have to take each one of you through the baby steps to understand how your atheist ideology utterly fails to explain human life as it exists and has existed for thousands of years dealing with spiritual reality your atheist brains just do not register. It’s not anything you can intellectualize your deficiency away with as you all try your best to do because the human record is completely stacked against you and shows zero signs of changing. Even “spiritual, not religious” is being taken by people unable to accept the old traditional religions and we all know or should be now that fundamentalist Christianity and Islam appeal to millions today. Religion will never go away because you cannot erase a fact of life which spiritual reality is to those with bicameral minds.

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What does knocking on wood have to do with God? You are not saying that some “God of Luck” actually exists, do you?

There are some studies showing that even pigeons can engage in what appears to be superstitious behaviour. What does that have to do with religion? And to come back to your “theory,” why would pigeons believe in something that is not there?

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The problem with mainstream Islam right now, Spreadtruth, is that it is not only a religion, but also 7th-century Arab culture and a totalitarian political ideology. We can see the terrible results not only in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, northern Mali, but also in Egypt, which also seems headed for theocratic fascism. One truth. Disagreement is seen as a crime. Not liberating at all.

Islam has only a future when its reform movement grows stronger. And it does. There is progress but it’s painfully slow.

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