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Intellectualism Never Convinces What the Heart Always Wants - Between the Heart and Mind - Heart Always Prevails

Reader comment on item: A Century of the Muslim Brotherhood
in response to reader comment: Time has now come to force a change in Islam -- intellectually.

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 19, 2022 at 15:03

There is a reason religion cannot rule the world; religion is the result of a frail humanity attempting to bridge the intellectual gap of mankind not being able to control the heart in its propensity for commiting wrong acts in the face of determining what is right or wrong. Rules for religion are written by intellectual meditations of humanity, not Deity. Mankind does not have the heart of a Supreme Deity in mind when attempting to comply with the limits of mortality. Mortal intellectualism does not have the capacity to embrace what the heart requires in order to achieve immortality. Islam is intellectualism personified, as is any other religious pursuit where the human mind attempts to justify the human condition beyond its mortal limits.
It is why the Savior Messiah did not argue Truth with Pontius Pilate; Pliate's heart was hardened with the intellectual petition for an answer he was not willing to take to heart. His wife had the heart message, but even then, he would not listen.
Islam cannot be challenged intellectually. It is only in the heart where the Truth of the human need for love can be revealed and Islam teaches against that. The Savior offered the answer of what humanity needs when trying to search out the reason of empty hearts; true love comes from the Almighty Sovereign, not the rules of mankind. It is that message nailed to the cross two thousand years ago and Islam cannot replace it.
So it was originally written: so was it done.


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