Science Saved my Soul
Posted: 31 December 2010 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Recently, I watched a video on YouTube which touched me because it expressed, more eloquently than I have been able, my feelings about science. What I appreciate most about this video is how its author captures the wonder, the beauty, and enormity of the universe as presented by science - how it captures the awe inspiring joy and satisfaction that scientific knowledge can bring.

Now, I must warn you that the video also juxtaposes a rather biting position on organized religion which men and women of faith may find offensive. Though I myself am not religious, I understand how offensive religious criticisms may be to those who are. That is a shame because it has a tendency to prevent fruitful dialog between religious and non-religious people. Questioning, criticism, doubt, and correction are after all fundamental to science and the scientific process, but ‘taboo’ to religion. Still, I am not sure it is necessary to elevate science and diminish religion both in the same dialog - or vise-versa. For those who value religion and who can’t comprehend people like me, this piece may shed some light. Forgiving those statements about religion which may naturally be offensive, this is generally how I feel about science.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is there any way to view the video without having to log in?

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Say: He is God, the Unique.
God, the Self-Sufficient.
He does not give birth, nor was He born.
And there is none equal to Him.

Quran (112: 1-4)

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Posted: 23 September 2012 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I.J. Abdul Hakeem - 23 September 2012 10:32 AM

Is there any way to view the video without having to log in?

Inshallah, you should be able to view it without having to log in through a prayer. Give it a try.

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Posted: 24 September 2012 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maybe theres something wrong with his player..

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Posted: 08 October 2012 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Inshallah, you should be able to view it without having to log in through a prayer. Give it a try.

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Which religion are you thinking of?

One day Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the Bedouin,
“Why don’t you tie down your camel?”

The Bedouin answered,
“I put my trust in Allah.”


The Prophet then said,

“Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah” (At-Tirmidhi).

http://onislam.net/english/reading-islam/living-islam/growing-in-faith/443139

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Say: He is God, the Unique.
God, the Self-Sufficient.
He does not give birth, nor was He born.
And there is none equal to Him.

Quran (112: 1-4)

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Posted: 08 October 2012 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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“Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah”

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”

Seems like they are both on to something huh…

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