Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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Garudaman
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Re: Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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sum wrote:That does not make suffering "noble".
why not? of course struggle is more noble than not struggle.

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moral in an honest, brave, and kind way
brave need of struggle.
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Re: Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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Hello Garudaman

In your more quiet and reflective moments, do you ever consider the you are trying to defend the indefensible? Do you ever wonder if you have been indoctrinated and your mind programmed? Do you have any doubts at all about any aspect of Islam?

Does fear of punishment for transgressing against Islamic teaching ever come into your mind? Do you believe that Allah knows what you are thinking and what is in your heart?

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Re: Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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Hello Garudaman

Please expand on your reply to my questions as it does not address what I am asking.

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Re: Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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Hello Garudaman

I think that you are losing your faculties. I have asked you questions but you claim that there are none! Is it because you are uncomfortable answering them?

Be brave and support your views by answering that which I have asked.

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Re: Islamic Theodicy/Why God Create Suffering

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Garudaman wrote:no, because its baseless, just as question "do you steal? are you a racist?"
How baseless? It may be rude to ask whether you are a thief or racist, but that doesn't make it baseless. It may, though, be baseless because the answer is pretty well bound to be "no", whether the answer is true or a lie.
So are you saying that there is no point to sum's question about your beliefs, because you have to say yes, you believe Allah knows your thoughts, whether that is true or not?
‘Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs and literary traditions. They neither intermarry nor eat together, and indeed they belong to two different civilisations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions.’ Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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