Thanks, Lol. Was that sarcasm?Ram wrote:I am impressed that you are able to articulate your thaughts so clearly at such young age.sidsid wrote:Sigh, it's complicated.
I don't worry about any afterlife. I worry about this life because of my disbelief in the after. My point was simply to say that I care about my parents more because I don't believe I will see them again. Is it wrong to appreciate something more fully because of this?Nobody knows what happens in afterlife. I have never heard from anyone after they have left this life. I am sure nobody has. So why worry?
Of course. I'm not denying that my father didn't come here for a better oppertunity for himself either. I never mentioned their motives, simply the results of them being fruitful for me--therefore that is irrelevant. Whatever their motivations have been, I am grateful. They've wanted to go back several times because my Dad could not work as an Engineer here like he could back in Pakistan. He had to go back to school and get another degree and at his age it wasn't that easy. My mom would go back to Pakistan tomorrow. My Dad is tired of life here as well. They miss their family.Your parents like many people from many countries came to Canada to make a better life for themselves. I am sure thay came here for your sake and as well for their own sake. I am not saying that you should not appreciate waht your parents did for you but also remember that they came here to get away from life in Pakistan
I did this just yesterday in fact. My friend, when she said she lived her life by the Quran and lived everyday as if it was the last, was shocked when I said, "Well then why do you hug guys? Doesn't your religion tell you can't even be alone with a boy? For that matter, why do you go about talking about getting a boyfriend?" She tried to justify it and more and more questions came up. I try to be non-threatening but my candidness often gets in the way (darn it!). I'm working on that though.
Young people really don’t know about their religion. This is true for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The best way to make them understand is to ask them questions. This will get them thinking - non threatening simple comments and questions.
In the end it came to arguments that she had no idea of. The poor girl is lying to herself. I tried to be neutral but I felt a little surprised. I guess I take it for granted that others might have the same zest for knowledge about the world around them as I do.
Wow. Are you Hindu?
I know exactly how you feel. I was born in Pakistan but we were forced to move to India in 1947. My family can trace their roots on my father’s as well my mother’s side family for hundreds of years. We were among the original inhabitants of Sindh before the arrival of Muhammad bin Qasim in the eighth century – the first Muslim terrorist commander to invade India. After defeating the Hindu King Dahir he beheaded every Brahmin priest. He had them lined up in rows and had his men behead them one by one.
Actually, Yahweh, Jesus, and Allah are all a little funny. All that omnipotence, omniscience stuff when applied to how they seem to be running the universe is questionable.
I agree. But that’s the beauty of Islam. You have free will so long as you do not exercise it. Quran repeats hundreds of times that Allah is kind and compassionate but he commands Muslims to torture and kill kaffirs if they do not submit – i.e. convert to Islam. Islamic scriptures are full of oxymoron.