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Islam, skepticism, Orthopraxy, Monotheism v Polytheism, and the "three stones"!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 27, 2020 at 17:26

You wrote:

> the simplicity of the written ancient tomes are smothered in rationales of multiple interpretations which becomes the reason Christianity is misunderstood by so many.

BTW: Many Muslims find Islam so great after all it keeps Muslims so busy with silly and crazy orthopraxy. And the God of the Qur'an tells them "just do not ask questions" et voila, Muslims are busy following Allah and his prophet's instructions as in "Eat with your right hand only and wipe your rear end using three stones with your left hand" And when you ask a Muslim "why" you will never get an answer. And it really does not matter because if a Muslim follows this nonsense, he is told that he will be getting 72 virgins, or unlimited number of ghulman (boys for those believers not into virgins), in Allah's little Janna. In other words keep the foolish busy and he will come back for more.

If you ask a Muslim missionary why is Islam so great? The answer you will get is: Because Allah is one!
My next question to many Muslims in this forum, and I have never had an answer so far. So here is my question: Why is monotheism so great and polytheism so bad? You will never get an answer. Or the Muslim missionary will tell you: "But brother Prophet Muhammad's name is mentioned in Isiah 42"! When you remind him that he is quoting, as per his Allah, a "corrupted" book and quoting corrupted books is not very smart. You will never get an answer.

You see non proselytizing ethnocentric religions, the likes of Judaism, Hinduism and Jainism, are here to stay as long as we have Jews and Indians.

Proselytizing religions be it Christianity or Buddhism, and both religions have very sophisticated theologies much more interesting than the drivel you find in Islam. But this is indeed their weakness because the believer will not be told that: "wiping their rear ends with the left hand etc..is the way to heaven or Nirvana"

So how should a Christian or a Buddhist missionary deal with Muslims? Teach them to become skeptics and it always works in the long run. And this is why the biggest enemy of Islam is really the internet. Now Muslims and at the click of a computer mouse can read the disasters in their books in the comfort of their homes.

Last, in an old post we discussed what is really D-Y-N. Now, we add another layer: Politics! If you are in charge of the sacred as well as the profane you are in control of everything in your society! Islam is called: Deen wa Dawla or religion and nation/country.

The other layers of D-Y-N I will leave them to another discussion

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