I think you have made your point amply clear and I've made mine. My response to your comments, would unnecessarily be dragging the discussion further. And I don't wish to do that.
"On a different note, you are…"
Some of your questions (especially the last one) require the understanding of the fundamentals of Islam and I can't explain all that here. But the following hopefully should answer some of the above:
The Arabic word 'Islam'…"
"Zia - there is in fact a book out, questioning the existence of Muhammad, here's the link:...."
This world has all types opinions. There are people even today that say that man never went to the moon and show their evidences.…"
"Muslims believe in the same God as the Christians and the Jews.
That would only be true if God is real And how Muslims, Christians, and Jews describe the character of that God differs so widely, not just between religions but even…"
I didn't know you were eavesdropping all this while... just kidding :)
"Muslims consider it to be the unchanged Word of God- from this statement, what I infer, is that the Quran is not in itself the word of god but…"
"Certainly credible, but every religion - Hebrew, Christian, Islam, even Hinduism and Buddhism are fragmented - who speaks for the religion, this leader of fragment A, or the leader of Fragment B - you have your own Sunnis and Shiites --…"
You're mistaken here my friend.
Muslims believe in the same God as the Christians and the Jews, but we consider Him Alone without any sons or partners and we do not give any of His attributes to creation. In Islam there is a…"
If an atheist declares one day 'There is a God and I believe in Him', then his statement does not stand for all the atheists. Likewise, the off-shoot beliefs of a particular group of Muslims,…"
I am doing well, thanks archaeopteryx.
Regarding the confusion in the name, it's no problem at all. I am used to it :)
Well my journey to give a serious look at religion began when I was an engineering student in…"
Hope you're doing well.
I am a bit tight on time these days and did not want to respond to you until I saw the video...
In the first 18 minutes he talks about the expansion of the universe and that was…"
Thanks for the welcome :)
I don't know what made you assume I had a 'religious-induced upbringing'. I wish people, especially atheist, come out of their world of 'assuming' things, then taking them…"
The point was not what a sniper actually does. This was just meant to be an analogy to put a point across.
I had a simple question of where is the starting point. According to you, 'So you have an infinite number of…"
Imagine an army sniper who has acquired his target but radios back to base to get permission to fire. The person at the base tells the sniper to hold on while they seek permission from someone else higher up in…"
I was glad to see that you are sincerely trying to logically reason things out and find the truth.
Yes you're right, according to scientists, about 13.5 billion years ago small dense mass the size of a pin head exploded…"
Well we don't find humour in these things. I am a Muslim and for us our beliefs are the most dear thing to us.
Humour or not, if something is flawed, it is flawed. And if not scrutinized carefully, it can actually lead many to…"