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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Dec 18, 2008 at 19:04

Raja believer writes:
"While other faiths talk about enlightenment, merger or union of the individual ego with the supreme consciousness and spiritual upliftment, as the ultimate objective of human existence, your final version talks about the BENEFITS that accrue to the faithfuls in the life after in spectacular elaboration, which muslims themselves are ashamed or shun to discuss.If those are the THRILLS that Allah intends to offer to the faithfuls and you call that as the last word, last message, last book and superior to the previous ones, I agree with you that it is simpler to understand to that extent. So far so good."

This is a good and very relevant point - but one which is not followed up very much. As you say, rather than focusing on the true goal of existence - which is enlightenment and connecting with the Self - Muslims have an eschatology which just reinforces their egos and as you say is really nothing more than cheap thrills which appeal to base of human instincts. There is no grace or anything truly inspirational or transcendental.

They must find it extremely frustrating - and no doubt this frustration is the root cause of their anger and hostility to everyone else.

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