Your only belief in God and disbelief in religions is now present very wide in the world. I really respect what u believe because u believe in God and also I believe in God. So, what is the difference between me and u if we are worshiping the same God.
I follow organized religion ( Islam ) which I am convinced that this Islam is from the God after thinking, studying and guiding from the God. Islam is the complete surrender to the God will and to believe in one God, all the holy books, all the prophets and to worship the God as He ordered. I do not need a proof of some kind to show the others that I am right and they are wrong because I am sure from my path and because Islam forbid me from compelling other to believe as I believe but just Islam told me to inform the others that this Quran is from the God and its verses are literally the words of Him then to let myself a good example to what the Quran speak ( do not kill, do not rob, do not rape, do not envoy, to hundreds of forbidden sins, worship the God and the spiritual journey with the God ).
What the Quran asked me to do:
1- To forbid all those hundreds forbidden sins
2- To worship the God with specific rituals, which the angel Gabrielle taught them to the prophet Mohamed and he in turn taught them the Muslims.
3- To construct my own spirituality toward the God to deepen my faith and to know more the God and to be very near from Him and to worship Him as if I see Him and put in my mind that if I do not see Him, I am sure that He see me.
4- If I want to complete the journey with the God, I can teach myself the Sufism and try to exhibit it by living with the Sufi.
I am convinced as my religion stated that those are the stepwise degrees which I must ascend one by one and they must all present in me if I want to reach to the step 4 and it is not acceptable under any circumstances to jump to step 4 without passing by the first 3 steps because if I did, then I disobeyed the God.
Why we can not jump to step 3 as u want to do or to step 4 as some Westerners Sufi want to do??
1- Because we are not free to worship the God as we want but we must do as He want.
2- The God sent the religions to guide the human kind to His way and to the manners to His way.
3- The God sent the messengers to be example for us and no one can exceed them in worshiping the God. ( Prophet Jesus was sleeping on the ground without pillow although he can sleep on silk and Prophet Mohamed was sleeping on the ground although he can sleep on kings beds)
4- Our role is to prove to ourselves the righteousness of the book in our hands. Torah, Bible and Quran are the three holy books of the God. Their messages are one, their source is one, and our role is to deepen our studies to understand what the God wants from us and not to be hard minded to what is present in our hands without thinking and studying.
The mankind without the religions of the God like the animals living to eat, practice sex to increase their offspring then to die. Please read what the God said in Quran:
(69) And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Taiyyibât (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preferment. (70) (And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imâm [their Prophets, or their records of good and bad deeds, or their Holy Books like the Qur'ân, the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel the readers whom the people followed in this woried)]. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least. (71) And whoever is blind in this world (i.e., does not see Allâh's Signs and believes not in Him), will be blind in the Hereafter, and more astray from the Path. (72) (17-Al-Isra)
I do not know another way to the God except through His religions. If I deny His religions although he ordered me to follow; What I will say to Him when He ask me, Why u do not follow my religion. If I am not religious follower, I will answer; Oh my God if I was sure that this was your religion, I would follow it but I was not sure. Already He will answer me; I gave u all the weapons ( mind, eyes, hearing, intellect, ....etc) but u do not use them.
Please read carefully what the God said in Quran
(123) "But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'ân nor acts on its teachings) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." (124) He will say:"O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)." (125) (Allâh) will say: "Like this, Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allâh's Mercy)." (126) And thus do We requite him who transgresses beyond bounds [i.e. commits the great sins and disobeys his Lord (Allâh) and believes not in His Messengers, and His revealed Books, like this Qur'ân, etc.], and believes not in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) of his Lord, and the torment of the Hereafter is far more severe and more lasting. (127) Is it not a guidance for them (to know) how many generations We have destroyed before them, in whose dwellings they walk? Verily, in this are signs indeed for men of understanding. (128) And had it not been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord, and a term determined, (their punishment) must necessarily have come (in this world). (129) So bear patiently (O Muhammad SAW) what they say, and glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting, and during some hours of the night, and at the ends of the day (an indication for the five compulsory congregational prayers), that you may become pleased with the reward which Allâh shall give you. (130) And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them (polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh), the splendour of the life of this world that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting. (131) (20- Ta-Ha)
Ali, thank you for your beginning statement of respecting me,except you added "because you believe in God but not religions" Where you keep not understanding is continuing your writings in reply to me with lenghy quates and your beliefs. You simply are not understanding me. You are not understanding the reason I commented on this blog. I did say in my 1st response I would not say here what MY beliefs and opinions are,but what you keep responding to me with feels like a "bible(quran) lesson" and preaching to me,which you say your religion forbids you to compell another- is exactly what you are doing Ali. I told you I have my beliefs and you have yours. I respect your choices and asked to respect mine. Respect does not mean agree.In this reply to me,again you are "preaching" your truth to me. I told you I did not want. Am happy for you that all this gives meaning to your life. Now,I feel compelled to correct what you mis interpreted in my writings.please try to understand me here,as I understand YOU.I am only writing theese few beliefs as corrections to what you think I said I believe. 1st.) I do not "worship" any God nor anyone nor anything.
2nd) I do not believe in the God,not in the way you describe nor most religious people.
3rd) I do believe in a higher power -within us all and the human soul or energy as some people use to describe.
I DON'T want to be told by you "please read what God said in quran" you are wasting your time and typing! As I'm sure you would not want me to in length describe/quote my beliefs,and is why I have not. Why would I ? to a man that has complete faith in his religion,would be pointless.
I now wish I never bothered to comment on your "Blog & video" as you have completely not understood why or what I said.
PLEASE stop quoting/writing(to ME) "God said this and God said that.".I know the difference between right and wrong ,I do not kill,rape,envy..I don't need a book,prophet nor a God to know NOT to ! No one taught me theese things,is simply knowing that to harm another in anyway is wrong & if do so unintentionally, to do what am able to make ammends.
So I respectfully decline any further comments here,from you..and from me.As you are just not understanding me. I agree to disagree here.
With my deepest respect and love.
And I will end this by saying to you....Peace and love and blessing to you and yours and all people of this world. I am a highly spiritual person and my God whether he is of the Bible, Torah, or Quran....loves all people, is a spiritual enity and exisits in people's hearts and minds in different ways, expressions and content that has been written about him. It is better to believe than not and it is a loving person that will respect another persons religion and practice of his/her religion.....we all as humans have that right and which ever way we believe....as long as it comes in a loving and caring form and does not harm or look down on another for believing differently, then all is as it should be....now, what if our world was created by aliens and they were the ones to start populating this world by bringing men woman and etc here....thats a food for thought....whose to say that did not happen or that we are the only humans in this huge unending universe....that makes more sense to me...smile Ali....pulling your leg....Peace and Love ....Linda
Thank u Linda,
Aliens theory, evolution theory, Nature theory, I will leave all these theories to u and I believe in one theory that God created me and my father was Adam and my mother was Eve who had been created by the God.
Very well put and all agreed with what you have written here Marc, except a couple of places,such as reincarnation..this is something I firmly believe in -from personal experiences. I have always believed All is connected and interconnected-universally, and here on planet Earth. I also believe that animals have spirits same as humans. Not sure if All do? But I have seen animal(cats) spirits many times.
I will check out the links you added. I was interested in where your source info. came from or if you wrote all this post/comment yourself?
Peace~Love & many Blessings