Of course it matters. It's about doing homework. I think that most people don't take the time to explore between different ideas afterall this maybe our purpose of life; to find the truth and submit to one God
I see. Sorry for the stupid question, I had misunderstood the quote in the beginning.
Your "Pursuit of Truth" is a leap of faith?
If one has done all his homework and still not reached a conclusion, what else is there to do?
hamid_a, on 09 November 2010 - 02:08 PM, said:
Quisant, Why? Because as my friend said in the above quotation no such thing exist. Not so much wrong as pointless when you know that all it take to be theist is a leap of faith.
Then I take it that the opposite is true too-that is, in regards to being an atheist.
hamid_a, on 10 November 2010 - 10:15 AM, said:
Yes, I searched from both sides (science and religion being the two sides) only to find out there is no way to reconcile the two. I tried to see who set in motion all there is but it's impossible. Allah says in the Quran he did, so I toke a leap of faith and truly believe in him. The truth as I said is no more than taking a step in either direction and continue moving.How did you make the decision to become a Muslim or if you are not Muslim, how did you reach your truth if you don't mind?
This is actually quite a frightening prospect...so that's all it comes down to? But surely even if we are to take this to be true, you can't feel belief by just taking a "leap of faith", surely you need something stronger to truly believe and sacrifice than just playing it safe.
I guess nobody has been able to prove God to another, but everyone goes through a journey of "finding" God, if that quest is genuine and God exists, then by Islamic terms, something guides us to that path.
Is such a belief permissible? Is it enough? To have conviction and peace of mind, and to gain God's satisfaction, I mean.
Edited by Sukayna866, 10 November 2010 - 11:01 AM.