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Nuray: Why does Allah promises carnal pleasures / basic animal sensuality in Paradise?

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Jan 19, 2006 at 23:47

Dear Nuray,

Thank you for your explanation on how Islam, being a religion of peace, has to raid caravans as the only way to weaken its enemies's economies.

Thank God the muslims were 'given land with black gold'. Otherwise, we, the free people today will have to defend ourselves against military raids from the muslims. Well, God is fair. To the free people, we are blessed with intelligence and good work ethics. Being stewards of this earth, it's our duty to see that we progress economically, socially, and politically.


Coming back to my first question. Nuray, could you please explain why Allah promises carnal pleasures in paradise? There's a serious flaw in theology. By the way, 'theo' means God. But the Paradise speaks not of being one with God or any encounter with God.

When soldiers of Islam were dying in battlefields, Muhammed was quoted of saying, thet if they die they shall be rewarded with houris. He did no say, that the will encounter their God. Why the absence of spiritual and intellectual rewards. Only promises of fine clothes, food and sex.
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