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Self-reflecting upon their own books is crucial

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Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), May 2, 2021 at 01:56

Dear Prashant,

You're very right again! Even being an easy task, their stubbornness doesn't allow them to distinguish the truth, and this is what makes their religion fall apart by itself. Because as you have very well said, logic deconstructs all the pillars in which Islam cements its statements. True! Even a five years old child would sense what's wrong to begin with in this religion. However, they just can't. Any dialogue that you try to establish with them about whatever topic we have been discussing here will lead to a very heated confrontation that will finish either with the Muslim very mad and agitated to the point to become violent or with the very handy saying "Allahu 'Alam!". Period. The exchange of ideas is over.

I used to think that only education would help with this, but it doesn't matter where they are as you say, because if they study here, many choose Islamic schools for their children. And if not, it doesn't matter. They go to after-school care Islamic centres and also during the weekends, and of course, their parents will continue to be their examples to navigate in life. Only a few of them will evolve in their thinking and spiritual growing. And these ones will need to lie to their families to not be relinquished nor to dishonour their family. Only the bravest ones will come out with the truth. And I don't blame the ones who won't.

Yes, we need to keep encouraging Muslims to think by themselves and reflect upon their own books. Nothing else. Also, they would need to stay away from those viral videos and cyber scholars that spread nothing but nonsense to keep perpetuating the defenceless arguments to support their rules, Allah's commands, their self-righteousness feeling and what not.

Surely that I thank you for your posts. You explain your view with great eloquence and logic. It's a delightful to read them. And I'm sure that many people are and will get benefit from your words. I know I come out with too much emotion in mine sometimes, but when Islam has caused your inner house to shake, it's next to impossible not to speak from your heart. But I do my best to show what's wrong in this religion by using the original Islamic sources, so no emotion will taint my words. I hope I'm getting it! ;) But yes, as I always say, if you can read, there's nothing that can justify many of the statements and the blind truths preached by Islam. Not in today's world either in Muhammad's time. I agree with you that it's so so sad to have only this man's example to imitate in each and every way for the rest of times! Go figure how much their society can evolve. Sad.

This room which Dr Pipes provides us with is a great tool to learn that indeed I value very much. Thank you, Dr Pipes. I will never say enough times how much it helped me! So I hope I can help others now!

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