I don’t have with religion a long story, I can say since my seventeen I decided to be more secular and I put religion a side, I liked to find rational explanations for things, believing in science and philosophy the tools to understand. It’s Islam I am talking about, however I didn’t care and I don’t care about it, hell, devil, God and punishment. My idea was like this: Why can’t I by myself know the existence of God? Why am I trained to believe in Islam what about the other religions and cultures? So, I decided to explore the others, to know what is more common in this world and what make it diverse and why Islam can’t be the end of history?
Because we are taught that Islam is the end of history, a world where is dominated by Islam is a fine, peaceful, wonderful, and well suited to live in. I learnt that history will never end and human beings are in the way to achieve more self-consciousness and so freedom. Islam is diverse and it has diverse and complicated thoughts and interpretations and full of contradictions, you can take from it what suit you, if you’re an extremist you can take as you want to justify your actions, and if you’re not you can take as you want to justify your actions. Because, there are verses and saying of the prophets, his friends and clergies which any Muslim uses to justify her/his actions and from that many Muslims learn how to justify and make apologies for their behavior. May someone does bad actions and with bad intentions and justify it by verses and saying of the prophets, his friends and clergies.
In nowadays, there’s a one version of Islam is presented to us, everyone wants what fits her/his from Islam, and from anything. So everyone interprets what s/he wants, and believes in. Any religion uses the sacred and sanctifying things making them uncritical and forbidden zone to discuss about. People fear to be wrong with the sacred so they stop thinking, because thinking is putting in our lives under the scope of examinations. What about examining Islam? Yes, I’m with that Herodotus says: “I AM BOUND TO TELL WHAT I AM TOLD, BUT NOT IN EVERY CASE TO BELIEVE IT.”
I’ve not to believe in everything that is in religion, the world is in constant change the thoughts and prejudices made around religion are bad and lead humanity to horrifying and terrifying wars and inquisitions. There’s an explanation for that, people are moved out by what will happen in the next life, punishment because God keeps for the transgressors a horrible, terrifying, and pain in hell. So, humans simulate this in the real world, when the clergies make punishments they want to imitate God in the after life punishing the bad souls.
You should believe what is written in the stones, as the stone keepers want us, to believe in the good lies, to protect us and to keep us save and in the end the winners. Honestly, they never taught us what is life? How to live? What is the meaning of life? To look at the beauty, to love, and to be happy. I find Islam is old and I want new ideas in my life, I don’t follow what is written in the stones; I’m not afraid from the nothing and nowhere because there I find wonder and amazement. I want to fuel up my curiosity and explore the world, I’m free and I hate to be bound by lies.
Do I need Islam? In what i need it? In morality? I can work on it, what about the others? I can’t judge the others of course, but everyone has such a code of morality, there are things common among humans like telling the truth, being faithful, and bad morality like lying, stealing, killing, envying, and son on. However, my concern is not about this small stuffs what about what makes me great, higher and super-version of myself? In Islamic teaching they teach you how to obey, and do your duties, and only these orders?
Are we only worshiping God for the sake of paradise, and not to undergo the wrath of God? What if there are no paradise and hell, will we not worship him? I like to rise up many questions as I can, because they’re the doors to understand. Quran is a holy book about God, so let discuss why does God write this book? Who creates God? Why does God exist? Why does he create us and the world? What was there before God? What will be there after the end of the universe? What does prove that God exist and he is the creator?
The response from Islam and any kind or religion to the question and even questioning it, it’ll be never go to show and prove the claims by experiment and physics but from the book, suppose I don’t believe in what you say, in all of it. I need prove from the world compatible to what is there in your religion. Most Muslims use the scientific discoveries which were discovered not to prove that Islam is the true religion of God, because those discoveries were made out of human curiosity which may be the Muslims don’t have because they want to go there to the city of God and earthly existence they have nothing to do with it, so why do they look and discover?
Religion teaches us to be weak and by weak I mean what Nietzsche calls it the slave moral. Why not teaching us to be who we really are? Why doesn’t teach us to discover the inner power within us? Why does it teaching us just obedience and paternalism? Religion kills people rather than making them guides for life, super-versions of themselves; turns them to obedient to what they hate, diverting them from passion and desire, how ignorant those who live in the comfortable life.
Now, I come to talk about values, religion ties us around common values, we used to agree with and follow. However, we find some of them as wrong and worked out from prejudices and so we want to live with our own. What about my values aren’t like the one of Islam, so that put me in an unenviable situation, with Islam, so God and with society where I live. Their values don’t work for me and I don’t follow that’s not easy, because I should provide why I don’t follow them and if they contradict Islam, I can’t give up something I’d work on even if it’s not perfect even the values derived from Islam aren’t perfect they still and be humans made.
When we talk about values worked out by us and within our thinking and understanding we look at life from our eyes, how do we see the world isn’t something identical for everyone, it varies from culture to culture, Islamic culture which wants to replace any established culture I preferred not to cut the ties with the pagan Amazighe culture (it has also Jewish and Christian influence of course) it resists over time, but I need to save a traceability over time. Those who advocate for an Islamic culture want to cut people from their past, so people lose their identity for a new one, which is Islamic and divine from God which is better than the human culture.
May you ask me with what you replace being a Muslim? In my country a Muslim is more than belonging to a religion, but it’s a part of your identity. Changing will be difficult, not difficult if you just keep religion in its rightly place, without Islam you’re no one, you don’t have identity and to whom will you belong? So, we’re put in a real problem of identity. A Muslim isn’t an identity, there are people who are Iranian but they’re atheists, we know that the dominated religion in Iran is Islam, but not all Iranians are Muslims, so you’ve still having an identity, which is the one of your ethnicity.
The ethnic identity is also powerful and tied people, with acknowledging of course the ethnic wars. I’m not trying to end conflicts as people fight for what they believe they also fight for who they are, and they also fight for their ethnic group.
Radicalization of Islam with the wahhabism; I was wondering why does the USA support a country which has a different ideology? Why does the USA support a one version of Sunni Islam which is the salafi wahhabism? An extreme and radical ideology as the only version of Sunni Islam. As the UK did in the past time to dominate the middle east with supporting the radicals. What I want to enlighten people about the importance of the free speech as the way to build a democratic society. We must learn to listen and search as we do with what we want to listen and search for we must do it with those who oppose us, our opponents. A democratic society allows all to express their views no matter what they say and belief. People who use to question the basis of Islam are the good fitted to be in the face of the radicals. As people who defend a moderate and tolerant Islam, they can do so.
Radicalization of Islam isn’t of today but it has its history, but now we see that those which Islam consider them as apostates, they’re who support the radical Islam, a one version of Sunni Islam. Do you think that God protect any Islamic state like the ones of Saudi Arabia and Iran? No, USA, Russia and China they do, so God can’t even protect those states, why? Because state is a political entity, it’s not divine. We’re talking about politics which has nothing to do with religion. There’s just one Islam is sponsored to people, the radical and extremist. It’s not an Western made, no it was here with Muslims all over their history. Those radicals are Muslims and they’re not commanded by USA, but by the clerics. We must learn about those radicals where did they come from, from which school of thought, ethnicity, culture, what was their lives looked like? It’s not about killing a huge number of them to defeat them, there will be more and more terrifying radicals and terror will never end, because it’s within us within Islam. We shouldn’t just keep cheering people about the good face of Islam, let take a deep look at the darkest side. There is a darkest side in all humans and when one meets with the verses of killing and slaughter what will be the reaction of that person? I’m asking for psychological treatment. Psychology can help us to understand why do people become extremists?
Will I still believing in God? So you’re risking to be sentenced to death. We’re dying slowly entropy never stops from killing us. You want to kill me because I disagree with what there’s in Islam. I don’t believe so what? Is that harm any body? Did I sign this contract? I was a kid, I don’t know nothing. Now I’m an adult, I’m conscious and I think for myself. Is it a crime to think for yourself? If you go to kill me because I don’t play the game you want me to play, so I live for who I am, I’m looking for what makes me great with every available time last for me in this life. It’s not to preserve Islam and to protect it we kill people because they cease to be Muslims, because they refuse to play the game, they were told to play. I don’t conform to your thinking and belief.
When we asphyxiate the apostates, we’re giving them honor. An honor for what they believe in. The capital punishment is how we martyrize those who don’t believe in Islam. So, they die martyrized for their beliefs.