Not surprised at all, religions have this interesting paradox of claiming to allow freedom of religion…and then fill their religious books with threats of extreme violence and torture if the person decides the religious book is wrong. The koran is even worse, thanks to that “mischief”: apostasy is already enough to be considered spreading mischief according to quite a few muslim schcolars!Third, Islam does not manipulate people, on the contrary, if you read the quran, one is not asked to believe in God blindly without proof.Believe it or not. One is asked to first think, search. One is asked to first open his mind and think carefully and research before even believing in God! Surprised, right?:-)
Oh dear, the “prove a negative!” Sorry, dude, but that cannot be done. And if you think you can, provide me with direct “proof” the tooth fairy does not exist, nor Zeus, nor Wodan, nor Quetzalcotl, or any of the millions of mythical creatures found in various myths, sagas, and religious scriptures/stories. But since that might take you some time, just start with the tooth fairy.Further more. Quran states that if you have proof that any other system in life is better than quran then prove it, and accept it.
Now here comes the the thing about proof! I wouldn't mind accepting Christianity, you know what?
I wouldn't mind accepting Atheism! YES, I would accept it. But please I have 2 conditions.
1-If you can prove to me by all means that you can that God does not exist, that these creations around us have been created without a creator. Believe me I will be the first one not only to accept Atheism, I will also reject any faith in this life.
Note, I expect you to completely ignore this request, because deep down you known you just asked me something really silly that only works with the mentally weak.
Well, go ahead, show me your scientific “proof”. Do note that I am a working scientist, and know what science demands as “proof”(but I’ll allow you the inappropriate use of the word “proof”– science in reality does not prove anything, it disproves things and points to hypotheses with the strongest predictive power).2-If I prove to you by science, logic or any other means that God exists and that Islam makes sense will you accept Islam?
You see, that's the problem, I am open to any argument about proving the existence or non existence of God.
You are probably not, you know, once a college of mine who is an Atheist saw me doing salat, prayer, and he started laughing at me, I wasn't offended at all, we are very good friends, and he started telling me come on Ahmed, why all the fuss and all these restrictions, why believing in something you do not see?
I told him, there are a lot of things in life that have been PROVEN to exist with being seen!
However, I only asked him 2 questions!
I believe in God because there are several scientific proofs of his existence mentioned in the quran (remember quran is not a book of science)