Why should I seek guidance from pagan sources, mysticism and non-Quranic philosophies?
Shall I seek other than God as a judge when He has sent down to you this Scripture fully detailed? Those to whom We have given the Scripture know it is sent down from your Lord with truth; so do not be of those who have doubt. (6:114)
Acts was written by Paul's disciple Luke to Athenian polytheists to convert them to another form of polytheism in the form of serving and worshipping Jesus. (See 17:3,18) Why would you recommend that instead of the Quran, like I asked?
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 + 6:19 Paul is referring to the polytheistic belief of the Holy Spirit indwelling and again preaching Jesus based polytheism. (See 3:23 and 6:11,15) Why would you recommend that instead of the Quran, like I asked?
Galations 2:20 I will quote so others can see what you recommended "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered himself up for me." (See 2:16,17 as well) Why would you recommend that instead of the Quran, like I asked?
2 Corinthians 13:5 I will quote so others can see what you recommended; "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you - unless indeed you fail the test?" Why would you recommend that instead of the Quran, like I asked?
Romans 12:5 I will quote so others can see what you recommended; "so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." Why would you recommend that instead of the Quran, like I asked?
What is the point of all this from you?? This is your answer to what I originally posted? This is your recommended reading to me? Paul was not a messenger and did not receive revelations. He was a polytheist and an idolater, as were his followers. The Epistles are nothing but the Christian equivalent of Hadiths so why recommend them?
This Quran guides to that which is more upright, and it gives glad tidings to the believers who do good work that they will have a bountiful reward. (17:9)
I will simply take your unwillingness to use the Quran to justify SOL theologies as your inability to do so.
And we place shields over their hearts, that they should not understand it, and a deafness in their ears. And if you mention your Lord in the Quran alone, they run away turning their backs in aversion. (17:46)
These are God's revelations that We recite to you with truth. So, in which narration after God and His revelations do they believe? (45:6)
And from the people, there are those who accept baseless narrations to mislead from the path of God without knowledge, and they take it as entertainment. These will have a humiliating retribution. (31:6)
Did they not look at the dominion of heavens and earth, and all that God has created? Perhaps their time is drawing near; so in which narrations after this one will they believe? (7:185)
I truly try to be kind and polite, but you really make it hard for me with your posts. The only reason I cited those sources that you judge to be polytheistic and pagan, is to refute what you have said earlier about the previous scriptures human kind has received. By quoting verses and books of the old that describe a panentheistic philosophy, I was hoping to get through your thick skull that there are scriptures (though they were altered) that present ideas similar to those on SoL, for example, the concept of the creator being the only sovereign, the concept of serving instead of worshiping, the concept that there is no God and that there is only Allah (or whatever you want to call it).
Again I will explain to you, in the simplest of terms this time, why I presently choose not use verses from the Qu'ran: I am still studying the Arabic language and the grammar rules, and thus, I do not allow myself to translate verses, due to the mistakes that I will surely make. Secondly, my study of the Qu'ran is ongoing, I am far from being a scholar.
I surely agree that the Qu'ran is the only reliable source from the divine on earth, and agree that it should be followed and the ''rules'' in it abode; thus, I do not see why you are quoting (17:46) as I am not of that kind. You seem like an angry and nervous man, there is a great lack of wisdom I feel for someone your age. Lastly, as you are a fervent defendant of democracy, are against very fundamental and clear rules of the Qu'ran, are a materialist (4:27 is a good verse for you), mock everything spiritual (meditation, lucid dreaming etc - bashing it as mere unproven mysticism), we have to ask ourselves who between me and you is the hypocrite.
In sum there is little difference between your speech, and that of the hadithists. Stubborn, thoughtless, nervous, and precipitous. Know that I do not feel offended by your little game of the 'evil-men' verse quoting, for I have a clear conscious, and am a honest and truth-seeking individual; so do not play that with me and consider calming down, and growing up intellectually.
I have spent enough time with you, if it is what you want (as obviously you see discussing as an arm wrestle), consider that you have won, you are officially a jihadist, pursue your quest of exposing the untruthful and heretics on the internet. Mr.Q the fearless warrior doing his jihad on free-minds.org