Monday, June 04, 2007

Dogmatic Amalgam of Thoughts (part III)

can you recognize all of those?


Our life boils down to questions and answers in my humble opinion. In our inquisitive journey we find some, we stumble on some, and other are left hanging. Religions offer us such answers, a master plan for life, one to lead in order to obtain salvation.
There are always questions running through my head regarding religion, most of the time I can't find any answer. Or it might be that I don't wanna recognize an answer in fear of losing a part of me.

I see people getting sucked into it, its their method of escape from reality. Why do you belittle your current life so much that you shell your self up and wait for the end by diligently following the code without much thinking.
Is it really honest when your rituals and prayers devolve into a duty without an ounce of spirituality. A drone in a game set out to get points that end up earning him the end game price.

reminds you of something?Why do we still parade our figure heads ? in the past there was a maldistribution of knowledge and tools among the people, that is hardly true nowadays. So why are the figure heads still the pivotal point of religion, is it our fear of comprehend religion as our own ? Why do we still get fooled by the claims that we are not qualified to interpret religious text, and abide by our moral understanding. Why are fatwa's still binding, and why is it sacrilegious to revise them?
Why are the relics of religious thought of the middle ages still prying their claws to this day and age ?

How come everyone believes they have the Ultimate truth and all the rest are condemned to hell unless they convert ? one of the harshest memories I have as a kid at school was when I asked the religion teacher in a discussion of judgment, "so what happens to my friends of other religions?".
That reason by itself gives birth to countless annoying missionaries of all sorts and colors that are fighting to salvage your soul, their view of the world composes of the "US vs Them". they never stop to question whether you want to be salvaged by them to start with.

Why do all Abrahamic religions treat that human as an innately corrupt being that can only be salvaged by religion. Are we really corrupt with out religion ? Sweden seems to be doing fine without one....

Isn't it easy for blaming whatever good that a religious faces in life is "the hand of god" while any missteps and mishaps are "the work of the devil". It must be really sweet to take that burden of the shoulder of the person and place the major part on an invisible force. Why don't these people take credit for their own choices !
People pray all the time, how many prayers are really answered ? how many of these would have happened without praying ? So "why" is the answer. The other day I heard someone tell another to do a certain prayer in Islam that is done in order to choose between things, now either way it goes he is making the choice. no matter how it turns out its a closed loop so why do it for the sake of doing it.

They always say god judges people but on this earth people are doing all the judging. It gives them a sense of superiority to condemn the rest of humanity to an eternity in hell without even losing a nights sleep. Then they come back and say god is merciful, Is it really that simplistic of an equation ? doesn't those two statements confound logic ?

The whole religious system that we have in place when the world is getting smaller and smaller is not viable ! those bubbles are crowding the globe and causing chaos.

As for religion it self, it is really weird how people are programmed to disregard certain aspects of religion that they are not comfortable with....
they are oblivious to the consequences of their choice to do that, if you are claiming its the truth then you have to take it all or not, nit picking decrees is not a choice in this case !
Why does a merciful god allow certain humans to be abdicated and abused by the rest of humanity for centuries and centuries because of their skin color, and finally when they obtain some sense of freedom they end up ripping each other apart ?
Why favour some sect of people and ascribe them as "special" then revoke that right ? why do it in the first place if it is going to plague humanity till our time ?
how can people justify that biblically and religiously the earth is only 6,000 years old while abundant proof is that its not ? why do giants and people living for hundreds upon hundreds of years seem logical ? how can a religion propagate the idea of empowering women, while on the other hand allowing the acquisition of sex slaves ?
There are so many contradictions in religion that its just faith and faith alone that can keep it together ! Faith is a personal connection between god and a human so why does it have to be a public thing, why don't we keep religion to our self. Why can't we accept that religious entropy has been reached and be content that there are others that have a different view.

Why is the thought of living life by one's own moral code so apprehensive to people ? what is so bad about following your heart ? why belittle god and think that he takes offense to what "some of his servants" are doing ? Isn't it kinda silly most of the time that religious people tend to make their points by creating tension to be visible nowadays ? simply "Ethical people will do what is right, no matter what they are told. Religious people will do what they are told, no matter what is right."

I am not posing any of this to challenge people's thoughts and make them think. More so it is to allow me to be at peace with my environment and to find a balance.

The parody in all of this is that you can't have a proper argument with a religious person regarding this, it always devolves to shouting. I would like one to base their argument on logic rather than faith.....
Anyone up for trying ?

some quotes on the matter;
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
-- Steven Weinberg

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
-- Gene Roddenberry --Robert A. Heinlein
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." -- Seneca the Younger

Dogmatic Amalgam of Thoughts (part I)
Dogmatic Amalgam of Thoughts (part II)

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11 Comments:

  • You know what the verse of quran was? It said "read" and learn, relegions arenow stuck in the hands of "figures" as you said, those figures became "holy" and "miracles" of god, but people sometimes forget that even prophets were human... Those figures do the thinking for you and you as a "follower" have to obey or else you are an "infidel"..

    Respect..

    By Blogger Mohanned Al-arabiat, At 5/6/07 06:39  

  • Kinda lost me there mohanned what verse are you asking me about ?

    well thats how they were formulated in a way, to take that away is....
    If it was just that then fine i would practice private religion.
    The confusing is the logic, the "read & learn part"

    By Blogger No_Angel, At 5/6/07 15:30  

  • No questions asked, I just wanted to mention the importance of education as a way to our salvation..

    By Blogger Mohanned Al-arabiat, At 5/6/07 20:19  

  • I read and enjoyed all 3 parts.. thanks!

    I had all these questions 3 years ago before and I read and read and read until I reached MY conclusion...I hope you reach yours :).

    By the way, can you email me? biddi iyak bimwadoo3 mohem. :).

    By Blogger 7aki Fadi, At 6/6/07 02:48  

  • Hey there, those are some pretty deep thoughts! Good for you for asking questions and recognizing some of the farce in religion out there.

    The point is not religion, but relationship with God. He loves you, He wants to be your guide, reveal His plan for your life, reveal the glory of His character to you. Perhaps just starting there, telling Him you are ready and open, and He will speak to you.

    P.S. I have about ten posts no charity floating around my head...insha'allah, soon!

    By Anonymous kinzi, At 6/6/07 09:45  

  • mohanned hmmm religion and education are inversely proportional

    7aki now am curious what was YOUR conclusion.
    as for me I put it in terms of questions not because am looking for an answer to them, more of they are the reason why i believe what i believe :D So i think i reached mine too, but that my change when i learn more
    glad you liked it
    kinzi wow i never thought that u would place farce and religion in the same sentence. that aside thanks for ur sentiments, and yes i believe religion is just one method to interpret a relationship to a god, but on the other hand i don't think god micro manages humanity so i don't think he will "speak" to me ;) I don't like to think of god in terms of human senses and emotions the way god is usually portrayed.

    On another note I owe it to everyone that was cheered me and helped in the jordantiers thing to atleast give a reason, maybe a direction (anything really).


    As for now if you have any charity event or activity and you think i might be able to help with in anyway please don't hesitate to tell me about it.

    ENJOY

    By Blogger No_Angel, At 6/6/07 11:49  

  • I don't believe in religion ...any religion...the more I read the more i found religion absurd.

    I don't mean disrespect to anyone though.. I respect that humans are free to choose what makes them happy and better people.

    By Blogger 7aki Fadi, At 6/6/07 17:17  

  • thought it would be something like that, but i wanted to hear it from ya :D

    thanks for sharing

    By Blogger No_Angel, At 6/6/07 17:40  

  • You are welcome!

    By Blogger 7aki Fadi, At 6/6/07 22:24  

  • my thoughts exactly!

    Until the day we truly respect free will and not fear difference - rather celebrate it - people will hide behind religion and manipulate it as they wish .... we have a long way to go .... 2,000 years and counting ...
    J
    PS - like your blogs!

    By Blogger joladies, At 18/6/07 12:39  

  • Hey am so glad you visited and you liked it thanks.
    Yes diversity is good, choice is good .

    thanks again

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 18/6/07 19:11  

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