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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Saying i am right and you are wrong is not necessarily caused by selfishness, its sometimes the result of being right in what you believe ,meaning that what you believe is realistic, for instance if I say 1+1=2 and you say it equals 3 then i am right and you are wrong and thats not because i am selfish.
  2. Salam Alaykum, When a person becomes a Muslim by saying the Shahdats, he or she is faced with several questions such as does God have a body or not ? ,who was the real Caliph Imam Ali (AS) or Abu Bakir? , Are the Imams infallible or not ? has Imam Mahdi (AS) been born or not ? and many other questions that fall under the intellectual category . And then there are questions about practical acts such as how is Wudu done ? How is Gusul done ? How is prayer done ? etc. Different sects in Islam (ex. Shias and Sunnis ) have different answers for the above questions and the choices a Muslim makes define what sect he/she is following automatically whether he/she likes it or not. So for me the idea that a sectless Muslim can exist today is irrational. Thank you.
  3. My friends i am not talking about which deterrent is more praiseworthy, I am simply talking about what type of deterrents are there and who has the most.
  4. difference between atheists and Muslims from the perspective of bad behavior deterrents : Deterrents that can prevent humans from doing evil actions can be classified into three: A-External deterrents such as penalties. B-Afterlife religious deterrents (punishment in hell) C-Moral deterrents. Now when we compare an atheist with a Muslim (who is a strong believer) we will find that a Muslim possesses the three deterrents ( assuming that the moral deterrent is available , and no need to assume the availability of the external deterrent since most humans fear external punishments) mentioned above, whereas an atheist possesses only two of them at most. From the comparison above we can conclude that society is actually safer from the evils of a Muslim than the evils of the atheist , because if we assume that the external penalties for some reason are disabled there will be only the moral deterrent as a defense to society from the atheist, whereas with the Muslim, if the external and moral deterrents fall there will still be the Afterlife deterrent as a last line of defense ( that protects society from his or her evils).
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