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Islam is just the tip of an iceberg - and not the supreme revelation of truth or any other ridiculous claim

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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Nov 4, 2008 at 05:51

Keith W writes:

"Faith and belief in God is the basic step in experiencing God."

again ,that depends on how you define 'God'. If 'God' is everything, everywhen, then you don't need 'faith' to experience 'God'. And if you thought/ (actually 'realised' is a better term) that 'God' was your deepest Self - then again - you don't need 'faith' - as reality is self-evident.

If you don't have faith and belief then how can you experience something you don't believe in?"
Ask that same question to former UFO sceptics who have claimed to have subsequently see a UFO.

"There is a connection between faith, belief, and rituals. They are all connected in achieving peace and connection with God."
For some reason, you have come to believe that. Rites and rituals are not at all necessary.

"Sufism is deep. There are many similarities with all of the world religions and especially in the mystical area. Yes, I believe that some people look down on some of the rituals and practices because it is not something taught to everybody but the Sufi Orders are well respected. "

Sufism is the mystical tradition of Islam. That's why Sufi's have been persecuted by Muslims down throuigh the ages. They just don't get it. One Sufi master said 'if I don't have a God I can feel, why should I want one at all?"

Good question.

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