Help me understand you!
Question from Sophie
Hi My name is Sophie and i'm a
muslim.I 'm not a fanatic...I consider myself rational enough
to pick out the positive things in the quran..
a) Why a book
purported to be from God should have bad things at all?
(Think about this if you can think at all)
b) If you are
rational enough to pick the positive things you must know more than the
author of the Quran. Why would you need to follow that book at all?
(This is an important question. Ponder on it please. If you find
the answer to this question alone, you will leave Islam at once)
|However when you mention that all
muslims are stupid I feel very insulted.. human response and am
sure so do other muslims who are rational enough to practice
the good preached in the quran.
are stupid” is very simplistic. Certainly Muslims are just as smart as
anyone else. However brain is compartmentized. The portion of the brain
that deals with beliefs is not the same that deals with mathematics or
logics. Often believers are very rational when it comes to analyze other
beliefs but when they start analyzing their own faith there is something
that blocks their rational ability. For example, as s Muslim you have no
trouble dismissing the absurd beliefs of Hindus or Christians but when it
comes to the absurdities of Islam, such as splitting the moon, Muhammad
riding on a pony and traveling across the seven heavens, producing
water from in between his fingers or conversing with Jinns, you become
completely helpless and can't be rational.
So it would be a
mistake to say that you are stupid, because your brain certainly works
fine. However you subconsciously block the normal function of the part of
your brain that deals with the critical analysis of your own beliefs.
It would be an
interesting study to find out what is it that impedes us humans to be
objective when it comes to our core beliefs.
study has been done on brain and it has been demonstrated that the Democrats and
the Republicans respond differently to the same stimuli. See
For example the
Democrats tend to be more forgiving of their candidate's errors while
similar mistakes committed by the opposing candidate elicits a much
harsher reaction and vice versa. Religion
is even more important for us and the same study would certainly show
believers are genuinely handicapped. They technically are unable to see
the flaws of their faith. The stronger is the faith, the bigger is this
handicap. And since Muslims are the most fanatical religious group, they
are the most handicapped people. But do not feel too bad, all religious
people, in fact all believers, even those who believe in materialism or
atheism are just as handicapped as you. The solution is to leave the
belief and learn to doubt. But that is easier said than done. To learn to
doubt, you have to doubt everything, even the existence of God, even the
existence of this world the way you see it. And then like Descartes start
If you do that,
if the world did that, we all shall see that none of the things that we
believe make sense anymore. I went through that rout. I shattered all my
beliefs and I know it is not easy. I still have some beliefs that are not
based on any fact but they are still lingering in my subconscious. One of
those irrational beliefs of mine is that by showing the truth to the
Muslims eventually they will start seeing the light and will leave this
stupid cult. But the brainwashing is so intense that nothing short of a catastrophe
can bring them to their senses. We Iranians experienced that catastrophe
and now a great number of us have left Islam and the rest are leaving it
fast. The rest of the Muslims are a few decades behind. They need to go
through the same kind of suffering to wake up.
So let me put it
this way. You are not stupid clinically, but by believing in Islam you let yourself
to become stupid.