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الإثنين 5 ابريل 2010

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Keep The Faith

Dr. Ahmed Almaghrawi wrote and posted on April 1, 2010 the following assessment:

“To The Deniers of the Creator of
the Greatest Show in the Universe”

1st This title has nothing to do with neither revisionism nor ones dogma!

“[Many people have lost their faith, even if that faith was the love of their life. They become angry, with hearts full of hatred. ]”

Please provide proof to substantiate statement. Faith (belief in any deity) whether be Christianity, Islam, Judaism or all of the eastern religions combined has nothing with hated or the lack thereof. Faith is believing in/accepting something you never encountered nor experienced. Faith is crutch to hold on to if you subscribe to the notion that if you don’t believe in God then you are full of hatred for mankind. My belief system might not match yours, but at some point we are arriving at the same goal which to exist in harmony with nature whether be it homosapien or other creature that roam the same planet we all have to live in.

“It seems that when you live in darkness, it becomes hard for you to see the light. I am afraid that the movement that we see these days is fueled by unbridled nationalism, narrow-mindedness, and hatred for others. I must also say that I have no respect for whomever would hide behind a cover of anonymity while insulting those who are dear to others. Many of my former students and col- leagues are atheists, yet I have never, ever heard them insulting a religious icon. I am not here to debate with these people; I went through that thirty-three years ago, when I was in high school, debating the theory of evolution with one of my friend who, sadly, has since become mentally ill. I am just here to ask the same that questions I had asked before, and I am not looking for answers. “

Here you took it too far again. Are you saying that you have SWIR eyes with dual-band zoon lenses and your telepathic superior? Wondering minds like to inquire.

For the record I’m pantheist to the core. I respect everyone’s belief, and all I ask is that you reciprocate in kind. That’s called respect not empathy.

"A person who states that he/she does not believe in God, yet does not deny that a God could exist, is inherently contradicting themselves. If you believe that there is no God, then there is no ultimate distinction of right and wrong, and so everything becomes permissible. If you believe that there is no God, then life has no meaning - there is nothing to live for, and nothing to die for (please do not think of suicide). As you believe there is no God, it would imply that there are no rules, no ultimate sense of justice, and no final moral authority. We would be no different from the other species created by the first big bang, around 13.9 billion years ago - only a product of time, chance, and force (sorry, blind force). We can do anything we desire. So if you are an atheist, you should have no problem making love with your mother, daughter, sister, or even any other animal, correct? Remember that there are no rules; you are free to do anything you want, just as you are free to think anything you want. I damn near vomited on my keyboard (but you should not). When you are not morally responsible for your behaviour, the rest of the world may as well be a complex biochemical illusion. “

You do not have any proof of either. Now you are deviating from faith into the roam of fictions and fantasy. Human being through gradual and evolution have developed what a norm and acceptable and what distinguishes them from being an animal. Man has evolved a civilize creature by adapting the norms where he/she/they choose to make abode. We learnt from wise men/women that insist is dangerous and futile, we accept it as norm.

Religion is manmade laws and it has nothing to do with your morality or your sacred believes. Religion is Latin word that mean to regulate not to enhance one’s life but to make laws that subjects you into a system of laws whether you like it or not. Being a conscientious man it does not you are a perfect human being. I admire man who subscribes to a system of laws respects others regardless of their beliefs.

Libya has wonderful history that dates back to the Greeks, Phoenicians and the Romans who invaded it by sea and at times by land. They brought with different belief systems, cultures, manners and they even subjected the inhabitants (indigenous) to their beliefs. They built cathedrals, sports arenas, dance halls and enjoyed living in Libya. Then came Christians and built churches, schools, social gathering and they too enjoyed living in Libya; and then came the Arabs with Islam and built mosques and schools teaching total submission to god by force, many fled the country and many remained and enjoyed it too. Religion is way of life to many who are Libyans, an many it’s cultural things and they feel they should not be subjected to the same if they do not subscribe to its merits. For thousands of years people in Libya lived without religious friction until they were forced to accept it. They might look outwardly content with it, yet they resent it enormously. We see it today among Saudis when they come to Western Europe and they are totally leaving their inhibitions behind and do whatever they feel is good. Someone explained to me once: Look you have one obligation to visit Mecca and wash away all of worldly sins. I think the Christian faith has the same theory whereby you can repent and Christ forgives of all of your sins.

So I beg you leave religion to yourself. Do not wear on your sleeve. An old German say that translates like this: empty cans sound louder. Actions speak for themselves.

Raymond


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