You all have very strong opinions in what you believe or don't believe. Good for you. I have my beliefs and you have yours. it is not for us mere mortals to decide what is right and what is wrong. None of us can "prove" that we are right or wrong. But we still have our own beliefs. I applaud all sides on this argument, both for and against religion, for standing up for what you believe and sticking to it. There is no right or wrong here, at least that any of us can prove until we are dead. I also appreciate the way in which everyone politely entered their opinion without insulting the other person. Thanks! Joel
Totally agree, except for the part where we'll only know right from wrong after death. There must be indications or signs to help us find the right way. Otherwise, it'll seem like God is deceiving us so we end up in Hell, something I believe God will never do.
In the Quran, God says:
Translation of the meaning:
Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things.
Of course, this is what I believe in and you're not obliged to embrace it as your own belief but
since the dawn of Islam, there were many signs that guided millions of people to embrace Islam as their belief and way of life. Islam is a high-maintenance religion and doesn't claim it gives its followers any privileges over others, except in the Afterlife. Still, it attracts many new converts in spite of all the negative publicity it gets.
In today's world that almost worships science, Quran still provides enough evidence that it has a divine origin. Many read Quran in a critical way to find any contradiction and came out empty-handed. Some even converted. I invite you to take a look at the following link and ask yourself how on earth did Muhammed come up with these statements if they were not revealed to him by God? Was he a sixth century embryologist, geologist, meteorologist and
Islam Guide: A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, & the Quran
This is an interesting, light read I wish you take a serious look at.