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Keith Williams: I ask what is wrong with idol worship and you repeat Allah commands it?

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Submitted by Plato (India), Jan 4, 2009 at 05:21

Keith, you write:

>>Hasn't God commanded so many times in his revelations to not worship idols and to worship him alone and only him? Why do we keep falling into the same pattern of disobedience I don't know?<<

What I have underlined explains succinctly the sorry state of your belief. YOU DON'T KNOW!

Why should we not worship idols which we can feel and touch as against worship of a phantom who claims through a chain of intermediaries that only He has the right to be worshipped. Why should I obey this phantom who refuses to show Himself to me and needs a chain of angels, humans, writers and translators for me get His message of solitary magnificence.

>>It should be enough that God the almighty himself said not too.<<

It would have been enough only if He had communicated to me directly His majesty and order to worship only Him.

>> For example, shall we look at all of the civilizations throughout history who disobeyed that command? Where are they now? They are all destroyed and are dust.<<

Come to India and you will see this civilization of idol worshippers has survived perhaps more than three to four thousand years of disobeying Allah's command. So has the Chinese civilization. If Islamic civilization survives that long and these civilizations die out we will know what Allah's command is worth. Remember these two civilizations alone make about two billion people and I have not even included the Japanese, and other minor civilsations who still worship idols.

Now look at Islam. Where is the great Caliphate now. Where are the great Mughals now? Where is the great Ottoman Empire? Did these civilizations also disobey the command not to worship idols? Despite not worshipping idols "they are all destroyed and are dust".

>> If we can't see the signs or disregard them then we are destined to follow into the same self-destruction as our predecessors did and like it is said, "History always seems to repeat itself."<<

The idol worshipping nations of China and India are on the ascendant. Another idol-worshipping nation, Japan, is showing no signs of becoming dust. The idol-hating nations of the Middle East are have been on the descendant compared to the polytheistic nations and there is no sign of change. Allah's favourite people, the Muslims, have no answer to those who follow a corrupted version of His word, Israel.

Regards

Pluto

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