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Eddie Mecca

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  1. If more people did this divorce rates would be much lower
  2. All your concerns and questions can be answered by simply reading the Al-Islam.org article entitled, 'The Knowledge of The Unseen & The Knowledge of The Book'. 12 Imams learn through both 1.) the senses (logic, scholastic struggle, deduction, speech from others, writing passed down from generation to generation, examining relics etc.) like other people 2.) 12 Imams are given "gifts" or "insights" or "glimpses" by Allah...in the past, I've cited numerous examples to you of non-prophets in the Qur'an being granted similar "gifts" and you never responded back to any of my points...my personal belief is that other members of Ahlul Bayt (a) like Imam Zayd (a), Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah (a) and others also received certain "gifts" albeit to a lesser degree.https://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia/knowledge-unseen-knowledge-book
  3. I can't really blame you for being perplexed or confused—a lot of this stuff has been hidden from the eyes of the rank and file for millenniums—even seminaries and Christian colleges are sketchy on these issues—the advent of the Information Age (i.e. Computer Age, Digital Age) makes obtaining forbidden knowledge much easier—remember, Jesus is reported to have said, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7: 7-8 (KJV)—Christian higherups portray a seamless transition from Judaism to Christianity to their Sunday flock and attempt to dismiss serious grievances as misunderstandings or differences in emphasis—initially, Paul tried proselytizing to the Jewish elect and he failed miserably—only when he turned his attention to the gentiles did he become a success—dig deeply into honest Christian and secular sources and you'll discover that a serious divergence of theology, theological approaches, doctrine etc. took place between the leaders of early Christianity (i.e. Peter and James versus Paul)—this dispute is fully recognized and commonly known among well-read laypeople and scholarly-types alike—the dispute erupted in Antioch between Peter and Paul (referenced in Galatians)—this meeting was "not one of jolly unification, but of stern confrontation" says one Catholic article—"When Peter came to Antioch, I (Paul) opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group." Galatians 2: 11-13—all the Jewish Christians in Antioch sided with Peter (including Barnabas)—some of the controversy revolved around whether newly converted Greek and Romans should be circumcised or not—also, whether salvation was obtained by a "faith alone" / "grace is sufficient" approach or by attempting to live a holy and righteous life dedicated to the worship of Yahweh.
  4. Russia's relationship with Jews and Israel is a long one and involves many historical complexities—lately Moscow seems to be setting a precedent by distancing itself more-and-more from Tel Aviv—watch this 6 min. clip by Richard Medhurst 'Russia & Iran Respond To Israeli Attack On Damascus Airport'
  5. Subhan Allah, yes I have read similar things—even followers of Sufism and Judaism and other religions know about the mysteries associated with the mighty names of Allah.
  6. The launching of Sputnik 1 was psychologically devastating to the U.S.—the launching of Sputnik suggested a significant leap forward in Soviet technology so the Americans had to beat the Russians to the moon hook or by crook (i.e. psychological operations/PSYOP)—57% of Russians believe the Apollo moon landings were staged and 6 - 10% of Americans believe the same—"In Russia, support for the conspiracy was far higher. In 2018, Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia's space agency (i.e. Roscosmos), was asked whether there are plans to go to the moon. In response, he joked they would go to check if the moon landings were real: "We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they've (Americans) been there or not." In 2018, 57 percent believed the Apollo 11 landing was faked. People aged 45 and over were most likely to believe it was a hoax." SOURCE: Newsweek article entitled 'U.S. Moon Landing Was a Hoax, Half of Russians Believe'
  7. I believe the Earth is spherical but I don't believe the U.S. landed on the moon in 1969 or any other time—in the near or distant future, technological advancements may make such explorations possible but not at the present time—I believe the Space Race was part of the propaganda campaign being waged by both sides (Soviets and the Americans) to outdo one another—in 1962, President Kennedy made the announcement (i.e. "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" speech) that we (Americans) would be on the moon by the end of the decade so this objective was set in stone and failure would have resulted in international embarrassment.
  8. @Allah Seeker, I'm semi-sympathetic with your stance, but I believe the Earth is spherical—and I don't believe that the Earth is the center or focal point of the universe or that the Earth is stationary—not because of the modern scientific model of reality but due to Muslim medieval scientific consensus—overwhelming majority of scientific scholarship during the Islamic Golden Age concluded that the Earth was indeed round—some contended that the Earth was flat but this was a minority opinion.
  9. @Allah Seeker, empirical observation would be ideal but we don't have $55 million to pay Jeff Bezos for the purpose of taking a ride to low Earth orbit or the International Space Station—so we're forced to utilize methods of deductive reasoning / inductive reasoning in order to satisfy attempts at deriving truth.
  10. @Allah Seeker, during the height of the Cold War (i.e. 1950's, 1960's, 1970's and 1980's) the former Soviet Union and the United States were competing for the ideological allegiance of mankind—it was a period characterized by East-West competition, tension, and conflict—if Soviet scientists believed for a minute that the Earth was indeed flat, they would exposed their capitalist counterparts in Washington as imposters, charlatans etc. without hesitation and provided evidence to the contrary—an opponent naturally enjoys exposing the faults of the opposition and this would have been the perfect opportunity—this is one reason why I believe the Earth is round—same can be said of modern-day opponents to American hegemony (i.e. China, Russia, Iran etc.)—Iranian scientific advancement is impressive to say the least—Iran is the ninth country to put a satellite into orbit since the Soviets launched the first in 1957 (i.e. Sputnik 1)—Iran is among a handful of nations in the world capable of developing satellite-related technologies (including satellite navigation systems)—Tehran would be the first to expose unscientific claims made by Western nations brother.
  11. @Allah Seeker, the Earth being spherical doesn't detract in anyway from humanity's specialness or our planet's uniqueness—you acknowledged that the other heavenly bodies are indeed round—the Earth has been blessed with liquid water (70% of the surface) and oxygen and and all varieties of life—the Earth doesn't need to be flat in order to be exceptional.
  12. Okay, أحسنت! ('ahsant!)—I agree wholeheartedly with this statement—we're on the same page here We're in disagreement here brother—double-check the sanad on this hadith—the matn doesn't sound' right at all—remember there are ghuluww tendencies floating about here and there within Twelverism—stay away from fringe elements (i.e. Yasir Habib etc.) and extreme theological inclinations—stick to the main body of Shi'a and mainstream ʿUlamāʾ
  13. @Allah Seeker, I commend you for standing your ground alone—you're a true maverick—like yourself, I'm extremely skeptical of the mainstream narrative
  14. Are you suggesting or hinting that al-ʾAʾimmah's (a) knowledge and Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knowledge are one and the same (i.e. equal)? I sure hope not
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