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What you do with your knowledge and talents is what you are, beyond religious beliefs

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Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), Apr 4, 2021 at 16:52

You're welcome, M Tovey.

For sure, everyone follows a different journey when it comes to their own spiritual awakening. And I believe that all are valid because all of us are different. Also, I believe it is a duty for all of us to serve somehow our fellows whether is using our knowledge about any important subject or/and using our special gifts, because I believe all of us were given unique talents that at some point we are supposed to use to improve our world during our earthly stay. So, from my point of view, Ali Sina has converted his experience and pain in a path to help others and improve their lives, by freeing them from their cage. This noble cause, for me, deserves all respect so all the respect do I owe to Ali Sina. Regardless of what religion or what truth he follows now. He helps thousands of people around the globe! How great is that! Whatever truth he is following must come from a very evolved human being which tunes perfectly with his fellows' needs. He contributes to making this world safer, less painful and better. Let's leave aside the religious compartments for this very time, and just focus on the person.

Also, I just thought it was good to ponder Islam from the perspective of someone who knows what Islam is from its core because has been inside enough time to provide us with accurate information, which is what we usually lack. I barely touched the Islamic world when compared to Ali Sina's experience but believe me that all that I have read from him can be related to what I have witnessed, seen, experienced and felt. Arrogant or not, I think that Islam is an invention, a tool that someone very sick created to fulfill his ambitious dream. And unfortunately, this person used God (he named him Allah) as an alter-ego to make all humans beings next to him surrender to his endless power. I wish I was wrong, but too much evidence confirms this. But for me, even before knowing any of this, the ultimate proof is their deity's lack of empathy and real love towards His supposed creations, widely debated here.

Like you, like all human beings, I consider myself a learner. And there's no day when I am not learning a new thing. Certainly, this website is splendid, but so are the comments that some of you drop, and that make me reflect upon my own perspectives, to modify them, enrich them or even dismiss them when I find out I was wrong. I thank you all of you for this.

Thank you for sharing your views, M Tovey.

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