When I think of religion, I think of God, gods, no god, all in 1, 3 in 1, the devil, light and dark, truth, denial, rejection, creation, heaven and hell..
It’s much easier explaining why there’s 1 religion, theoretically great, practically achieved for a long time, now still fully applicable, than starting from scratch and eventually creating a man-made view of what religion should be like.. Then it won’t be what religion should be like.. So let me tell you why I like Islam..
Firstly, one God makes a lot more sense than no God or many Gods..think of it yourself, all i can say is “two many cooks spoil the broth” and “our universe may seem to rely on a lot of chance, but chance has a God :)”..
Secondly, contrary to common belief now, Islam does not contradict the original basic message of Jesus and Moses which first and foremost is the existence and oneness of God..Second, one and only God. Third of all, oneness of worship..Take a look at the 10 commandments:
And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
- You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
- Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
With nothing to back me up really, I believe Man evolved within Man. meaning to say, first human being made from clay, let’s say he’s of giant size compared to us(which I think now science is supporting more and more) and together with his companion (Eve/ Hawwa), they reproduced and their progeny reproduced, etc etc.. Now they lived for a long long time, during which the Earth conditions may have evolved as well, so their descendants’ genetic makeup had to change to cater for these environmental changes. maybe they gave birth to ‘freaks’ or ‘ugly ducklings’ or ‘black sheep’ who were better suited to the environment, and over time, the giants became smaller, maybe less hairy (if we were to think that the earth was gradually warming up)..Their brains were more developed..etc etc..but they evolved within their species..they were still human beings.
Anyways, back to clay theory, our basic composition is actually nothing foreign to the earth (clay).. We have different clays, different human beings.. Which reminds me of this Indian cliche “Tu kis mitti ki bani hai?”(literally,”which mud are you made of?”)