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Religion and its appeal to modern day.

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Submitted by jamal (United Kingdom), Mar 16, 2007 at 13:45

My message is to Michael Fresnel + Others,

Your argument of growing the church through child bearing is obsolete. As a Muslim what I see as your (Christendom) fundamental problem goes deeper than that. Christianity by trinity & the like ideologies lacks enough strength to keep pace with the age of information technology and fiber optics. People can no longer accept being told to believe and have faith in mystery (trinity) that cannot be adequately explained.

That is where Islam is making a big difference, where the fundamental principle of Oneness of God with no partners is perfectly established. That is more appealing to modern man. In Islam it is beneath the Majesty of God to come down to earth as a human being and even eat food. I hope you understand the implication of eating food (answering the call of nature). Glory be to God, he is far above that degradation.

Islam teaches that God can do anything but only godly things, not things that are not befitting His majesty (eating food). God created the universe and the nature and He cannot be subjected to them (answering call of nature). Don't get me wrong, Jesus-whom you believe and teach people to believe as Lord or Son of God or God becoming Human- occupies a high position in the house of Islam which you can only understand how high Jesus is revered by reading the Quran. In fact a chapter is named after his mother (Mary – Chapter 19). That is also appealing to Christians converting to Islam: it's like eating their cake and having it i.e. accepting Islamic simplified and reasonable faith system and also not abandoning Jesus but loving him more as a messenger of God, born without a father which is just one of thousands signs of God's power (God could have decided that human normal way of reproduction is to be without a father, that's easy for God). Islam teaches that God only need to say BE and IT IS and that exactly what happened in the case of Jesus' miraculous birth which the Quran confirms and also give similarity between Jesus creation and that of Adam (without both Father & mother).

Islam teaches that Jesus miraculous birth does not make him to be God's partner but only shows God's Powers. Muhammad is just a completion of the series of messengers and a successor Jesus (peace be upon them all). All these explanations zeroes down to Islamic formula of "None has the right to be worship but God and that Muhammad is his last and final Messenger". My challenge to you guys is that give Islam an academic study or research with an open mind ...and see what you are really fighting against.

Nice talking to you guys.

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