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Golden Rule Influences in The Quran?

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Apr 1, 2021 at 13:55

Golden Rule Influences in The Quran?
Reader Prashant's series of observations here of a 'modernized' application in adhering to the Muslim way of life, appears in many respects, to be contradictory to proper allegiance and obeisance to a way of life that was originally thought and said to be 'original' observances of living a life that brings peace of mind if correctly practiced; a perfection of religion, so to speak.
This prompts the question; in view of the historical place the beginning of Islam has in relation to other prior religious practices: what authenticates Islam's claim to religious priority? Further, since Islam put itself in a place of supplanting the religious practices of the then known world of the time, especially after the Judeo/Christian influences were being infiltrated and diluted from the original message of the Gospel of the crucified Jewish Messiah, what did Islam need in order to compel otherwise strong belief systems to conform to a small Arab following of a desert religious figure that would eventually overrun those former societies and merge itself into the world we see today?
Further, to the modern view of this, what type of influential 'educational' process was there in the past, that now, in spite of the anti-religious attitudes seen today, seems to provoke serious questions of how much priority should be given to this religious persuasion that now 'allows' adherents to adopt 'western' attitudes in violation of proper belief. Is Islamic indoctrination in the full adherence to the Quran now relaxed? Is this not their version of apostasy?
This leads to Prashant's question:
[With this kind of indoctrination, it becomes much less likely that a Muslim will ever question the Islamic expansionist attitudes or minimize his Islamic identity in any meaningful way.]
If practitioners are allowed to dilute their adherence to Islam, wherein lays the priority to their religious practices in trying to convince others this is the best way? Is it really worth the price of death to infidels?

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