Don’t religiously follow the dictates of logic (like a blind faith) because we have more sense than that. Be more reason-able.
Look at the example below.
The statement below is false.
The statement above is true.
Each sentence by themselves appear plausible and true-sounding. Each is logical by themselves. But next to each other suddenly we encounter a paradox.
a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory.
Dictionaries sometimes give the ‘Liar paradox’ as an example of a paradox (albeit of the second definition variety). Indeed, this paradox was something that hounded the Ancient Greeks a long time ago – and it’s original form was known as the ‘Epimenides Paradox’. What is it? Much like the example above, it takes the form of something like this:
Many may not know what the Islamic concept of shirk is (please continue reading). Related to this term are other related and important terms. They include the likes of ‘shirkification’, ‘yushriku’ and ‘idol-isation’. But what exactly are they?
The question, “‘WAS JESUS A MUSLIM?’ [is] not a fair question” according to Yusuf Estes.
Bassam Zawadi said on fb @24.12.19:
“William Lane Craig said:
“I am not saying that where there’s a lack of information you can make a leap of faith. Believing on the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit is a rational decision – it is not a leap of faith. We have another source of warrant for our Christian beliefs that makes that belief rational. So I’m not advocating a leap of faith. Now, I disagree heartily with this nonchalant stance of the Christian apologist who says, 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲. It seems to me that the Scriptures would say you would never be justified in taking such a step. Never would you be justified in renouncing Christ and outraging the Holy Spirit of grace that is within you by committing apostasy.”
This is a very insightful programme on a number of fronts. A must watch, I’d say.
Watch the short film ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. From director and producer Ahmed Salim, starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, voice by Khalid Abdalla.
Trying to find that book for believers (and non-believers) both literary in style but Islamic in character and that deals with the challenge of Modernity?
Announcing the arrival of my first published book of poetry entitled, ‘The Poetry of ModWestMuse‘.
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1. “The killing of other knowledge systems.” (cf. ‘Decolonization of knowledge, epitemecide, participatory research and higher education’ by Hall and Tandon (2017)).