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i read the bio on mahmoud muhammed taha, this is what it made me think

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Submitted by joseph (United States), Sep 14, 2006 at 23:50

the lesson to be learned from this man's struggle to understand his faith and interpet it in a way for others to follow as a moderate alternative to the harsher sharia law ended with his execution. this can be paralleled to jesus's execution at the hands of the pharisees . history shows that when men claim to understand the word of God many others will oppose this enlightenment and seek to kill him.

so, if a man happens to find the way maybe it's better for him to practice his faith for his own salvation rather than try to conform the masses .the situation that exists today of violence ,disagreement ,religious war,domination of peoples in the name of religion exists because once the prophets,messiahs etc. left this world, the vaccum that they left in the world was, and still is, trying to be filled by men who, no matter how much they read and study, are not capable of understanding the will of God.

in Catholicism luther claimed he was capable of interpeting the bible. later he recanted this when others that he viewed as less capable than himself began their own new interpetations. the same situation exists with the interpetatins of the Quran as can be witnessed to this day between wahabis ,shites and sunnis. why should a man concern himself whether another is following the path to paradise or perdition. each man reaps what he sows here on earth .no man is capable or has the right to judge.only God has this right and it is his alone.

what the religions of the world should understand is that this world,the world of man has already been condemned. the existence of evil in the world is real,like a ravenous lion it scours the world for souls in competition with God .it pollutes men's minds and tricks them into slaughter and sin.

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