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Mediating Secular Liberal Morality with Islamic Morality

On Facebook, Jesse Smith said:

“…Moral “truth” changes with time, else slavery and executions of adultery, among others, would continue. We dont need an ancient book or vague ideas of a celestial overmind to know what is moral, especially when the ancient books morals are selected for by humans as we go. The 4th surah is good evidence of this, as is the punishment for unbelief, as are much of the laws of the Old Testament- for every beautiful verse like u quoted there are others that are shockingly cruel. These books can be a guide, thrown aside when needed and adapted when needed.

Our civilisation has depended on this ability to discern its value, and as we rely on it less and less we have greater freedom and happiness than ever before.

The answer to preventing nuclear war is not faith however, which has a history of fermenting war and rarely preventing it, but more and better science to safeguard that which we have, and limiting the causes for war in general which tends to be poverty and ideological divison- two things religion tends to encourage. So the answer is not less science and more ancient faith based guidance, I would argue.”

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‘Believers’ Throwing Revelation Under the Bus (Modern Muslim 3 of 8)

UPDATED (11/05/19): The original video by Paul Bilal Williams (which used to be located HERE) raised some important points. In the part that I think was especially meaningful to me was when he talked about how Western Christians have themselves become secularised. I just wanted to extend this point to a different conclusion.

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Hellenised Jews: A Warning (Modern Muslim 2 of 8)

There was a time when the Greek-speaking (polytheistic) world made in-roads into the Judaic (monotheistic) one. As a result, some Jews became Hellenised. Who were the Hellenised Jews? And is there a warning, here, for us, nowadays?

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