I am an agnostic.For me, the question of God is open. There may be a God. If this is the case, it is not the God of monotheistic religions, nor am I convinced that man, with his available instruments, would be able to recognize the God described in a particular religion.
When I was still a believer, I considered my faith and my evidence of God irrefutable.I was concerned with the philosophy of consolidating my faith. I read, among other things, corresponding literature from the mystics Ghazali and Augustine and was immediately impressed by how astutely these authors were able to refute the opinions of others. But when it came to their “sacred texts,” rationalism quickly dissolved into thin air. The sacred texts themselves were not the subject of criticism – these were inviolable and full of “wisdom”. One only “studied” the many possibilities of interpretation of various verses and then gave it out as a “science”, although theologians are basically only speculators.
Why do I not believe in God?If it were God’s will to recognize him and I surrender to him, he would also have given me his evidence, as was the case with the followers of Moses, who supposedly split the sea or turned a rod into a serpent. The “evidence” that i am to be cheered on are some kind of text fragments, of which one often does not even have certainty about their authenticity.
Muslims, Christians ect.”Do you think the universe was born out of nothing?” and conclude from an interesting and legitimate question that the Earth is a disk (see Flat Earther) or that Muhammad with a winged donkey named Buraq in a Night trip to Jerusalem flew to trade down the original 50 mandatory prayers to 5. I keep wondering how people in the 21st century can still believe in such nonsense.
Islam teaches that every human being is equal before God, no matter what skin color, social status, or gender they may have.All would be subject to scrutiny in order to account for their actions on the day of the court. This is to underline God’s righteousness. Then Islam teaches us that children who die in agony in childhood automatically come to paradise. How can that be? I thought man was being subjected to a fair trial? But the child gets a free ticket to paradise, while I could burn in hell due to potential failure? Where is justice here?
Islam also teaches that the times of prayer and fasting must be directed to the course of the sun.But what do Scandinavian Muslims do, sometimes they don’t experience sunset for months? God seems to have not quite thought this out when he hastily sent Gabriel off to dictate correspondingly contradictory verses to Muhammad. Clerics want to smooth out this insinuation by simply saying that in Scandinavia one should then simply turn to the times in Mecca.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of contradictions that I find in both the Koran and the Bible.Often the argument is made that the verses are metaphorical and not to be interpreted literally. But what is divine in such books when contradictions or atrocities are stamped as metaphors and swept under the carpet? Just as well I can say that Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is full of divine wisdom, if only the corresponding passages are interpreted metaphorically. And if you can’t do that – don’t worry! For this, there are “scholars” who explain to you what “the right interpretations” are. A truly original proof that the Abrahamic God left me there.
These were only vicarious examples of all religions, all of which have their set points.Of course, there are also many tie-minded and brilliant passages in the Koran or the Bible, and I am not saying that their followers are “bad” per se. (As an agnostic, I am not in a position to determine what is good or evil.) The “evidence” is simply inadequate and describes a reality that I perceive fundamentally differently.