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Believers : conduct yourself with justice and bear true witness ,even if it be against your parents, or your kin Holy Quran 4:135
Exodus 22:18 , Hinduism,& Islam
³Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.´This verse led to burning alive of thousands of women in Europe and America between 1450-1780. Hindus had ³sati system" and ³untouchability´ continues even today Islam has harsh penal code. Allah did not ordain against slavery.
Those who live on usury, will not rise at resurrection. 2:275 Islam made an attack on private accumulation of wealth. Fate of Rightly Guided four caliphs was as follows Muhammed was murdered Abu Bakr died on bed Uthman was murdered Ali was murdered
Christian fundamentalists believe that Christ will be resurrected once the people of the Jewish faith are resettled on the banks of Euphrates The Muslim extremists believe that the Mehdi will arrive when the battle between Muslims and non-Muslims intensifies.
³In pluralistic modern societies, to assert the authority of a particular holy book according to a particular literal interpretation ,amounts to tyrannical assertion of power.´ Mecca is closed to non-believers, which somewhat contradicts Islam¶s claim to universality.
Questions that Intrigue
If Jesus could heal a blind man,then why not heal blindness Is ethical life not possible without religion ? The Aztecs had to tear open a human chest cavity everyday just to make sure that the sun would rise
In dark ages people are best guided by religion ,as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes ,however, it is foolish to use blind man as guide.
Sir Karl Popper
A theory that is un -falsifiable is to that extent a weak one. Why dinosaurs are not mentioned in Holy Quran or Holy Bible ? Bacteria is not mentioned either. The prophet died in 632 A.D. The first account of his life was set down a full 120 years by Ibn Ishaq.
Shall we banish all religions from discourse ? ³The Messiah Is Not Coming and He Is Not Even Going to Call´-Israel hit tune in 2001 There is need for new enlightenment
An overall secular humanism is needed in order to form a value structure within which the different belief systems can contribute their particular perspectives.
The crucial division today is not between the religious or the non-religious,or even between religions,but between literalists and fundamentalists of all the religions on the one hand and the liberal ,religious moderates ,along with secular humanists ,on the other.
Bacon(1561-1621) Emotion be subordinate to intellect Maturity ,not eternity should be goal Virtue be practiced in moderation else wicked would take advantage of indiscreetly good A little dissimulation is necessary to success
Love is madness Marriage is noose Natural and rational explanation is needed in place of Emotional presumptions Supernatural interventions Popular mythology