1 Year after Leaving Islam here are my reflections….
I propose that the most likely explanation is not that all other religions except Islam are false, but rather all religions including Islam are false.
Mythical stories like the heavens and earth being split, Adam and Eve, Allah raising the heaven from the Earth , the idea of Shaytans are fair attempts at the ancients trying to understand the universe and answer the question of how we got here.
The reality is that these stories do not seem to be true or based on any real events or facts but rather just invented out of thin air.
How do we explain in Surah Qamar the stars falling to Earth, or in the hadith that discusses the sun coming near and the sweat increasing per person. Doesn’t actually match our understanding of reality and requires a lot more assumptions to make sense. In order to maintain this understanding of reality you have to hold a dual understanding of reality where you separate your reasoning into two parts. One for everything else and a special reasoning just for religion
When I got to the point where I realized this, I left Islam