Meaning, NatureRole and other details Words Article shared by: Religion is an almost universal institution in human society. It is found in all societies, past and present. All the preliterate societies known to us have religion.
Hamid is an Egyptian scholar and author opposed to Islam fundamentalism.
I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.
I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims.
We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions.
We have never had a clear and strong stand against the concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to subjugate others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax called Jizia. We ask others to respect our religion while all the time we curse non-Muslims loudly in Arabic in our Friday prayers in the Mosques.
What message do we convey to our children when we call the Jews "Descendants of the pigs and monkeys". Is this a message of love and peace, or a message of hate? I have been into churches and synagogues where they were praying for Muslims.
While all the time we curse them, and teach our generations to call them infidels, and to hate them. Till now our 'reputable' top religious authorities have never issued a Fatwa or religious statement to proclaim Bin Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was declared an apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Shariia law just for writing a book criticizing Islam.
Muslims demonstrated to get more religious rights as we did in France to stop the ban on the Hejab Head Scarfwhile we did not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers against the terrorist murders. It is our absolute silence against the terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to continue doing their evil acts.
As a matter of honesty, Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and human rights in the whole Middle East. We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or mercy from most of the Arab countries to make them "Jews-Free countries" while Israel accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have its nationality, and enjoy their rights as human beings.
I agree that the 'Palestinians' suffer, but they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and not because of Israel. It is not common to see Arabs who live in Israel leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used to see thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in Israelits 'enemy'.
If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people claim, surely we would have seen the opposite happening. We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them. Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in harmony with human mankind. Then, and only then, do we have the right to ask others to respect our religion.In my opinion, the meaning of life is too complex for the human brain to comprehend.
People tend to say that they know what the meaning of life is, but who really knows the answer. There are various opinions and schools of thought, however, most people can never and will never reach a clear understanding of what the meaning of life is.
Religion has been a part and parcel of human life since time immemorial. Religion represents a great system of human thought. Religion is the predominant influence over the conduct of our lives. Religion attempts to search for a deeper meaning to life, to find facts about the universe, about the.
The Meaning of Life The meaning of life, defined by Victor E. Frankl, is the will to find your meaning in life. It is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.4/4(1). Religion and Science.
Return to Top; The following article by Albert Einstein appeared in the New York Times Magazine on November 9, pp It has been reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, Crown Publishers, Inc. , pp 36 - It also appears in Einstein's book The World as I See It, Philosophical Library, New York, , pp.
24 - Everything that the human race has done and thought is. We are told that one should avoid discussing two things at the dinner table: religion and politics.
Clearly they have never eaten at our dinner tables. October 29, Meaning of Life - Religion John Messerly Tom Morris ( –) is a former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and founder of the Morris Institute of Human Values.