Abouna Zakaria goes as far as saying that Islam is a cult. And its so true.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?"Matthew 5:43-46
Hi all,Not sure if there already has been a tread about this..But I would like to know, is the islam an ideology or a religion?Could u also explain why do u think that?Some people they say it's an ideology, but I am not sure it's a religion or not.Thank u in advance.Gb
Quote from: +Marmar+ on February 21, 2011, 05:30:45 PMHi all,Not sure if there already has been a tread about this..But I would like to know, is the islam an ideology or a religion?Could u also explain why do u think that?Some people they say it's an ideology, but I am not sure it's a religion or not.Thank u in advance.GbIslam is a complete way of life.. when I say "complete" i mean, it has its own political system (Sharia) - it has its own tax system, it has its own legal system, and even cuisine. Christianity is a bit more "personal" - Christianity focuses on "me" - Islam focuses on "you". For example - for a muslim to be a good muslim and to live in "purity of heart" - every woman around him must be veiled - so he doesn't have any lustful thoughts. In Christianity, the problem is never other people, its our hearts. I can't tell a priest, during confession - "Abouna , I sinned, I raped a woman because she was wearing a mini-skirt, its NOT my fault abouna". The examples are endless. Is it an ideology? Sure! Muslims don't deny that. But its hardcoded in the religion to be dominant. For example - the god of Islam is meant to be "just" right? He CANNOT, for the life of him, treat a muslim and a non muslim equally. HE CANNOT. He's just not up for it. So, this has to be manifested in many ways. For example: a muslim can pay Zakat (a small tax). A non muslim or kafir can pay Jizya (a hefty fine for not choosing Islam as his/her religion). During an interview with the MB, they clearly said that they would RE-INTRODUCE the Jizya again if they were elected. Why? BECAUSE GOD IS JUST. The interviewer said: "But why don't both pay the same taxes?? ". The MB spokesman said "NO! ITS NOT POSSIBLE" ... lol.. of course on national TV he can't appear to be intolerant, but the fact of the matter is that he cannot also deny the basics of his faith. I thought this was so obvious.