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  1. Quran told us this fact 1400 years ago,
    Surah 6: 111
    ” Even if We were to send down angels unto them, and the dead were to speak to them, and We were gather all things in front of them, they would still not believe, unless God wills. But most of them are ignorant”

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  2. I suppose, Paul and Abdullah, it is one thing where Christians and Muslims tend to have a common view, albeit disagreeing on certain er, fundamental truths, realities and interpretations :-). I have found that many atheists I speak to are atheistic, not because they have a particularly strong rational case for their beliefs, but because they have a particular aversion to the demands that following God would make on their emotions or lifestyle choices. Would be interesting to see from a Muslim perspective if this is the same.


  3. Hi Steve, good observation. By ’emotions’ or rather, by ‘lifestyle choices’ you are right in that often people prefer to believe they know better. To which Allah, Most Exalted, has responded: “Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire.” (Qur’an 45:23)

    And know that ‘there is no God (Ilah) but Allah and Muhammed is the messenger and slave of Allah.’

    There are ‘Muslims’ out there who also have relegated God to below their own moral judgements and opinions.

    (Of course, God is the Master of the Judgement Day (One of His 99 titles in Islam) and we will discover then whether God’s guidance via authentic revelation (Qur’an) is wiser, better for humankind, as well as for the Well Being of the earth – or the notions (pretensions?) of Man’s own (wishful?) thinking.) See https://modwestmuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/all-your-questions-will-be-answered-on-the-judgement-day/

    The prophets came with a perennial message. A warning: There is a judgement; our lives have meaning; there Is/Was/Will Ever Be One God alone.


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  4. “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

    “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

    “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

    “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

    “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

    “ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

    “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”


  5. The sheer absurdity of the second statement, i.e. “If God proved He existed…….”, should be enough at least to cause any moderately intelligent person to question his own rationale.


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