Political Plague wrote:Islam is being slid into our educational system, and not the truth about Islam.
I think it's time to have a discussion about religion. All religion.
All religion is based on an existential faith that we human beings are more than the sum of our 'material' parts. Faith like fear and love is an emotion. We believe we are in love, therefore we are. We believe we are afraid, therefore we are. We believe we are more than our physical and intellectual being, therefore we are.
Religion cannot exist with belief. Even without organized religion, pagans worshipped nature. A belief that nature, outside of ones physical and intellectual being, was in control.
Existential belief is the basis of human emotion. Even if when organized religion is rejected, spirituality (not part of our 'material' being) is not.
The truth about all organized religion, including Islam, is that it is the preferred method of dealing with one's own belief that we are more than the sum of our 'material' parts. It's doctrines vary, but all are rooted in the belief of an after (mortal) life.
Accepting this, we can begin to examine the cultural backgrounds of religion and understand how certain doctrines within organized religion evolved. Bottom line we are not able to challenge anyone's religious belief without understanding the existential nature of all religion, including our own.
Personally, I do believe that we are all more than the sum of our 'material' parts. As such, I cannot question others that may not. Nor can I ask for concrete proof because there is none. I can question only the evolution of historical doctrine, not the faith itself.