that is the case when there is a stark contradiction between reality and what you hold to be true. this schism makes for an argument against the Divine, rather than in its favor.Of course it’s a gift. However, a reliance on intellectual faculties can prove detrimental to faith. The truly faithful don’t need to use their rationality in knowing Truth, because they know that whatever their mind conceives of, will be totally encompassed by Reality itself either way.
to each person his or her path to reach the Divine, rationality is one of those paths, some people reach God through the exercising of their intellect. reality however is that for truth and faith no matter how small the beginning is, they are bound to grow with each other, hence the parable of the mustard seed, which grows into a large tree that gives shelter to many. the same goes for truth, if you start from a little truth, it is bound to grow and mature until it blossoms, and in fact this is how science evolved from a couple of postulates taken on faith.
truth however cleans itself up as it grows, whatever proves to be false should be dropped, and whatever proves to be true should be embraced, and our task is to always put our knowledge to the test, whatever fails that test is not true to begin with and is not worth holding on to. which brings us to the parable of the Kingdom of heaven and the pearl trader, whenever you uncover a bigger and a better truth embrace it and let go of false notions.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
yes of course, reliance on intellect is the most stunning characteristic and trademarks of da3esh.This has nothing to do with Daesh. Islamic terrorism/fundamentalism are themselves products of an over-reliance on intellect, and reflect an ego-based conception of reality.
yes of course, you obviously know much better why Christ freed us from the Law. in fact i have rarely to meet someone on your side of this debate who does not now more than Christ, the disciples, the prophets, the popes and the theologians combined. it seems that knowledge runs so deep in your camp that this is a very normal occurrence.Complete ignorance. You don’t have books on Shariah because Jesus to Christians was not a figure who dealt with the wide-ranging affairs of human conduct (on all levels), but merely a spiritual mentor who educated his followers on specific moralistic concepts.
This is why smug and arrogant Christians like yourself are always eager to point out how Jesus did not engage in violence or politics, but in reality, that wasn’t part of his modus operandi to begin with (unlike Moses and Muhammad)!
it is impressive though how strong that inferiority complex eating you up seems to be. now matter how much you attempt to restrain it, it is bound to peek its head up sooner or later. i hope you will be cured soon.
and this is in reality is your motivation for this whole thread, despite the fact that most of what you have said about allah is stolen straight from Christian theology. this is why you cannot validate with islamic references.There’s nothing of much value to steal from Christianity, so I’m not sure where you came up with such an assertion.
this goes to show that there isn't much truth in you, favoring treachery and deceit over truth, even when discussing the notion of God and Truth for that matter, which is quite baffling if you ask me. you're not even true to the islamic doctrine and the islamic beliefs, as has been pointed out by other members.
and with that, my job here is done.. troll away.