Posts Tagged ‘myths’

Revealed scriptures other than Quran suppress reason can bring no good to mankind

May 8, 2014

“Having abandoned the gifts of reflection and deliberation and having stifled their innate capabilities, they have become worse than non-rational beasts.

Bidding farewell to the path of thought and reason—which is the essence of humanity—they descend to a level that can hardly be called human, for they no longer have the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. How aptly does the holy Quran describe such people in the verse?

[7:180] those who blindly follow their forefathers have minds but they do not use them, they have eyes but do not see with them, and have ears but do not hear with them. They are like cattle, indeed they are worse off. (Surah al-A‘raf, Part 9)*

In short, the most important task of a revealed book would be to teach man the most appropriate use of the faculties inherent in his nature, so that none of the powers that God has wisely invested in him are wasted or used excessively or insufficiently.

One of these—the very crown of humanity-is the power of reason, the correct use of which makes a man truly human and opens for him the door to excellence and limitless progress.

It is obvious that if a revealed book does not uphold and protect man’s faculty of reason, but rather discourages its use, such a book, instead of cultivating human faculties, would become an impediment in their balanced use. Instead of helping and supporting human faculties, it would stultify and misdirect them. It would not deserve to be called knowledge or wisdom, for it would only be a collection of myths, irrational beliefs and naive expectations. Anyone who follows such scriptures is like a daydreamer who hopes to reap what he has not sown. Obviously, a book that can only flourish by suppressing reason can bring no good to mankind.” Unquote

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?submitCh=Read+from+verse%3A&ch=17&verse=73
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[7:180] —————————————- They have hearts but they understand not therewith, and they have eyes but they see not therewith, and they have ears but they hear not therewith. They are like cattle; nay, they are even more astray. They are indeed quite heedless.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?submitCh=Read+from+verse%3A&ch=7&verse=180

Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya Pages 108-109: Footnote Number 5:By Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- The Promised Messiah

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya-Parts1-2.pdf

Rational argumentation and Revelation both help to determine which religion is true

April 2, 2014

The viewers are advised to visit the link given below to know the context of the discussion and then form their own independent and sincere opinion.

http://anaivethinker.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/how-i-became-an-atheist/comment-page-1/#comment-129

paarsurrey | April 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

@ anaivethinker | April 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm
“Do you think that rational argumentation is sufficient to determine which religion is true, if any?
-Brandon” Unquote

Reason is a bounty that the One-True-God has bestowed on us the human beings and it is common to everybody believers or non-believers. Some use it most while some don’t use it much. As one sees with eyes things that are physical and material; for inner reflection reason is sort of inner tool of seeing.

Reason of itself is blind; it always needs a conjugal partner to ascertain things. For things happened in the past reason needs history or archaeology etc., for the present one needs radio, television, newspaper and for future just a conjecture.

Human eyes cannot see things without light; human ear needs a medium to hear.

The conjugal partner of reason to find the one true God is Word of Revelation; neither science nor the scientific method. Science can only deal in the things material and physical; not even the spiritual things.

The one true God created everything physical, material and spiritual; and he is out of these realms or dimensions. He is everywhere with His attributes though.

With all its merits reason cannot lead one to certainty; the maximum reason can guide us to is that there should be a God; the Revelation leads one to certainty.

One should not believe in myths; myths could be reasoned out and that is very good.

Regards

Islam/Quran/Muhammad: “no article of faith”; or “pillar of Islam” has any myth in it

March 7, 2014

Please view paarsurrey comments on blog “triangulation” for your valuable opinion:

http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/defining-religion-ninian-smart/

“Defining Religion: Ninian Smart”

http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/defining-religion-ninian-smart/#comment-125352

paarsurrey
03/06/2014 at 5:59 pm

@Sabio Lantz : 03/06/2014 at 3:58 pm

I think you won’t mind if I point out that the illustration you made titled “Ninian Smart’s model” has the dropper/marker second from left as “myths”; making total six components of religion; please see in the beginning of your post. Since you supported him in your post so you have to tell as to what you understand from a myth.

The Truthful Religion has six Article of Faith, no doubt it:

• Unity of God
• His Angels
• His Books
• His Prophets
• The Last Day
• Divine Decree

And five Pillars of Islam:

• Kalima
• Prayer
• Fasting
• Zakaat
• Hajj

http://www.alislam.org/

“myths” are definitely not one of them.

I like your blog but I don’t have necessarily/always to agree with whatever you write.

Please be tolerant for a differing voice

Thanks and regards

Loving real Jesus and Mary of Quran; instead of mythical ones of Bible

November 7, 2009

A question for paarsurrey

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4791&p=78714#p78714

sum wrote:

Hello paarsurrey

Do you love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in the Bible?

Paarsurrey wrote:

Hi friend Sum

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran. The Bible, I mean the OTBible does not mention accounts of Jesus and Mary. The NTBible only gives the mythical account of Jesus, and does not present the real life account of Jesus. The NTBible, as I understand, is neither Word from the mouth of Creator- God Allah YHWH, nor even the mouth of Jesus himself. It is not even written by the faithful disciples of Jesus, but by the deserting persons who posed to be the disciples of Jesus; and who never were even the witness of the event of crucifixion, in which Jesus survived a cursed death on Cross.

There is no point in loving myths. The account of Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran is witnessed by the Creator- God Allah YHWH; who is the best witness of events of past, present and the future.

A real Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran could solve the ethical, moral and spiritual needs of the West; in which the Bible is so lacking being only mythical. Jesus and Mary could introduce the West with Muhammad, the Seal of Messengers and Prophets.

I think it is easy to understand; and you agree with me.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

There is little historicity in the Bible; as mostly it consists of fables and stories written mythically

May 18, 2009

Wellwateredgarden says:

Jesus’ greatest miracle was raising himself from human death. He went to the cross willingly, in response to His Father’s request, for the sins of mankind, including those of Ahmadi peaceful Muslims. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and going bodily back to heaven from where He came, are adequately documented by historians and the facts do not change just because some people do not believe in truth but insist on fabricating their own versions of history.

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend wellwateredgarden

I would like to submit following points is response to your above thoughts:

1. Jesus did not die on Cross; he escaped death on Cross. Jesus died respectfully and naturally at the age of 120/125 years in India.
2. If Jesus went to the Cross willingly as you say; please tell me how it should have been done that you would have described that Jesus went on the Cross unwillingly.
3. A willing attempt at one’s own life is described a suicide. Do you think Jesus died of a suicide?
4. We Ahmadi peaceful Muslims ask forgiveness from Allah; Jesus never died on Cross for our sins, nor for the sins of the Christians; it is a hoax, please don’t mind.
5. “Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and going bodily back to heaven from where He came, are adequately documented by historians”: the account of the Bible as mentioned above by you simply consists of fables, stories and myths, which is never documented by the historians worth the name.
6. These are no facts as mentioned by you; the deception of the stories written by the sinful scribes has been exposed to a great extent.
7. Since it is no history to start with, so there is no need of any fabrication by anybody.

This is what I believe to be true by rational, reasonable and logical arguments.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim