I am not obliging you to believe or not; I only tell the truth, and it is your responsibility with God.
Red Indians were so many: a complete human race inhabiting the two American continents.. but they were idolatrous and they wronged each other.
So God set on them the European who overcame them and almost terminated them, because they were idolaters worshiping the totems.
Certainly, God sent them some messengers to warn them of the consequence of their wrong-doing and their idolatry, but they disbelieved them and they stuck to their traditions and so they deserved the punishment by God.
That's it: they stuck to the traditions of their fathers and grandfathers, and they did not use their minds and reasons.They stuck to their Faith, as much as any Muslim would if demanded to change by someone of another Faith.
That's it: they stuck to the traditions of their fathers and grandfathers, and they did not use their minds and reasons.
Quran 43: 23, which means:
(23. And as such [concerning the past nations] We sent not any warner before you [Mohammed] into any city but its luxurious men said:
“We have found our fathers following [the program of] a sect, and we – after them – are following [their same program.]”)
24. [And the warner] said [to them]: “What! Even if I have brought you a better guidance than that you found your fathers following?”
They said: “Certainly, we disbelieve in the [religion] that you are sent with.”
When any messenger comes to his people, he invites them to worship God Almighty: the Creator alone and to discard their idols and totems. They will almost refuse and stick to their traditions. So the messenger of God will say to them: Use your minds and think carefully and do not follow your fathers and grandfathers, because they might be wrong.As I pointed out, they stuck to their faith, as any MUSLIM would. So if you would not demean or decry a Muslim who sticks to their Faith, you've no right to decry those who do the same to THEIR Faiths.
Mind and Reason does not enter into things when it comes to Religion and Faith.
The truth is one: God is One and the worship is to be exclusive to Him alone.Your truth. Important distinction there. God has as many faces are there are people who contemplate his existence, each has their own truth.
When any messenger comes to his people, he invites them to worship God Almighty:
the Creator alone and to discard their idols and totems.
They will almost refuse and stick to their traditions.
So the messenger of God will say to them: Use your minds and think carefully and do not follow your fathers and grandfathers, because they might be wrong.
Then God will guide whomever He pleases (being kind-hearted), and God will misguide whomever He dislike (being wrong-doers.)
Afterwards, if the messenger prevails, and after the passing of generations, they will resort to their idolatry and will again stick to their traditions thinking that God Himself had commanded their fathers to be idolaters.
This is general for all people whether Muslims or non Muslims:
but Muslims have their Quran which enjoins on them the monotheism
and the 'exclusive devotion to God alone.'
And even though Muslims have fallen in the enthusiasm about Prophet Mohammed to some extent, and some Muslim sects have become enthusiastic about Imam Ali and his sons ... so that if they keep to this enthusiasm, they may become like Christians who fell in the idolatry of glorifying Jesus Christ besides God.
God is not alien, and His religion is not an alien faith.Messenger's of another faith. Why should those already faithful to God listen to an alien faith?
They already believed in the Creator. The 'idols and totems' were extra but above all they knew there was a Creator.
Most people do. Even Muslims.
MIGHT - and that right there is the crux of it all. They MIGHT be wrong.
Or might not.
It is up to the person to decide and if they decide YOU are the wrong, then that is their solid Faith speaking.
Wrong Do-ers, for denying what an alien God wanted them to do?
Would YOU accept such a person going to you and saying "Your way of Faith and Worship is wrong; choose this way or be labelled Anti-God"? I highly doubt it.
No, that's not how it works. If a people return to their ancient ways, it's for various reasons and not just because they 'think God commanded thus'.
But for you, Muslims are the only important people.
Which other books do as well so the Quran is not that special. It is, like those other books, historically written by Men and edited by Men and made to rule over Men with the excuse of God and displeasing said God as a punishment, using fear of a soul death.
The crux - which version of God deserves the exclusive devotion?
And yet the Faith of Christians is that Jesus IS God - an Avatar, if you will - of God, which is why he holds that High position.
You use that he was a prophet as an excuse to say "He's not God" and that's fine.
But who is to say YOUR prophet was as right as Jesus was, or as the forefather's of the Torah were, about God?
What makes YOUR Faith that much better than others? Because your people deem it the "last"? That's not a reason. That's just an edit in Faith.
Your faith is your own, and that's fine.
Pushing Faith on others, however, is Evil, as evil as you think idolatry and totems are. Because in the end, you are doing to others, what you would not stand be done to you.
God is not alien, and His religion is not an alien faith.
God is the Creator: the Lord of all nations.
All mankind everywhere (and animals in addition) know God Almighty and the Creator, Who has many names in different languages.Torchy, Alien means 'foreign' in this. Meaning that to the Native tribes when they first encountered people from Europe and other places, they were 'alien' to them, So was their God.
English isn't your first language, is it?