On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 7:25 PM, Samiya Illias <samiyaill...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 12-Oct-2014, at 10:12 pm, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Samiya Illias <samiyaill...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > Would you like specific explanations to the verses you've quoted below? >> > > Not necessary, those quotations speak for themselves and are quite clear. > They need no explanation from you. > > > If you're trying to make some point, its not clear to me. >> > > So let me understand this, you've read those quotes but have no idea of > what point I was trying to make? So in light of the murders committed > because Salman Rushdie wrote a book, In light of the murders committed > because somebody drew a cartoon of Mohamed, in light of 911 you still don't > understand why unbelievers such as myself might find those Quran quotations > interesting. Is that what you're saying? > > Those verses instructing slaughter are on the context of war, not peace. > But this implies "In war, be bestial". I'm not sure this is part of what some supreme being would say. > The examples you cite above are misapplications of the verses. However > that's another debate. Admitting the existence of God and obeying him with > faith and gratitude on a personal level is what should concern each of us. > We believe each one of us is in pledge for our own deeds, and the > implications of faith are eternal, far beyond the temporal worries and > joys. > Samiya > Among the temporal worries and joys is people telling others how to interpret god/reality. Something that many holy scriptures across cultures avoid when assuming that supreme being is inconceivable (how could any one person or writing claim to be the final voice of such being?). You can say "it's only my personal take" repeatedly, but stating and citing things like "Admitting the existence of God and obeying him with faith and gratitude on a personal level is what should concern each of us." gives people perhaps the impression that you don't follow your own word and/or the word of your cited scripture: You are actively suggesting to people with such citation how to interpret God/reality, while admitting that you cannot. But how can we obey if God's will is not always clear and most often difficult to read? If these are only personal thoughts like "I might have a cup of tea now..." then I don't see why you need a blog or to convince people of one one interpretation of a text. This, people could see as using your religion/god to promote your private interests, like internet name/identity/blog. Is there something like an internet publicity chapter in the Qu'ran (I assume there must be some things related to men of fame who value appearances etc)? Or a chapter that tells us how to manage living in a world with billions of people who all have their own personal theologies in front of creation, and what to do when all the sacred scriptures, that everybody chooses to believe/disbelieve... what to do when all of these are interpreted, read, and understood partially differently and partially in agreement at the same time? Don't flood me with citations: Just give me one for these last 2 points, if you have to. PGC -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.