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Is choosing which religion to believe in like a game of roulette? You just don’t know if the dice is going to land in the right place!
Blind faith has no place in religion
By Zan Azlee
JUNE 24 — What happens when you apply reason and logic to the Islamic religion? You would be eternally damned to hell. Or so many would want you to believe. And why would they want you to believe that? It makes it easier for them to control how you practise Islam.
And so they would have you believe that religion requires blind faith and involves no logic whatsoever. Or what many would like to call a “leap of faith.”
I can’t accept that because it basically means that if you were to believe in Islam, it meant that you had to just accept things as is for no reason but because God says so.
I truly believe that Islam is a religion that promotes and encourages reason as the Quran has stated in Surah Al Jathiyah.
“And in the succession of night and day, and in the means of subsistence which God sends down from the skies, giving life thereby to the earth after it had been lifeless, and in the change of the winds: in all this there are messages for people who use their reason.”
Although mankind is moving forward in terms of technology, health and whatever else, it seems that everything is the opposite when it comes to religious progress. [Read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]
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