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Saladin - Down to business then.

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in response to reader comment: PCMadness, then let's get on with the debate

Submitted by PCMadness (New Zealand), Jun 11, 2006 at 19:26

"Submitted by Saladin, Jun 10, 2006 at 04:18

...Pray tell us what difficult questions you have posed? If you call bad mouthing the name of Muhammad (PBUH) difficult questions then no body can reply to those. This propaganda keeps getting repeated although has no basis so I am not going to waste my time and energy in responding to foolish notions (i am not calling you a fool mind you, you have picked up these things because of their repitition).

So let's talk about NOW and forget about what happened whatever number of years ago? Why because you have gained a twisted view of history by reading hate-propaganda about islam."

Let's not forget to mention the all the anti christian and anti western rubbish we see posted here also. No more slights against western culture from now on eh? Lets get down to business.

"In christianity and many other religions faith is a matter of pledge, a promise: that from now on I will have faith in this, never mind if it's true or not. Or as you have said it's a wager. I disagree. stop gambling. It's your future at stake here! What you need is certainty! Confidence only comes with knowledge. when you have checked upon things and decided whether they are true or not."

I disagree. Christianity and other religions base their LIFE and beliefs on faith in God. This is no different whatsoever to Islam......You give your life to Allah totally and uncompromisingly......However, at the root of that is the .....BELIEF ... or FAITH that God exists.

How can you use words like certainty and knowledge? You might be certain, but only because it's what you believe....you have faith. Faith does not equate to certainty. Well it might do, but only in your own mind. The knowledge you refer to is not fact, it is only knowledge based on what your belief system is and what people who shared your belief wrote down 1400 years ago. If you choose to take that as fact then that is your choice.

The bottom line is....You CANNOT prove that God exists. You CANNOT prove Islam is Gods way of correcting all other religions. You CANNOT prove that Islam should be held higher than than any other religion. You CANNOT prove that God spoke to Mohammad or an angel did for that matter...... be honest!

Just as I can't prove that Jesus was the son of God and was resurrected from the dead.

It is all faith, that's all and that is the point. So if it is faith then you are in no position, or anyone is for that matter, to say that what others believe is wrong. It is a totally personal belief.

There are so many questions....... but they all have the same answer. The only answer you or any of us can give is that we have faith and we believe. If we are then asked why...all we can say is...because we do.

Submitting....

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