Reflections on Religion and History 1 Year Later

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

3 thoughts on “Reflections on Religion and History 1 Year Later

  1. Echoes some of my reasons for leaving Islam, flirting with other theistic beliefs then leaving them behind too.

    I drifted away over a decade I think but did not have the capacity to even verbalise my problems with the religion or with the irrationality of my beliefs. Not then, but now I’m glad to see writers such as yourself giving voice to similar thoughts.

    Thanks.

  2. Your posts are quite interesting.

    What are your views on death and the afterlife? Is there an afterlife at all then?

    Also, what about all the rules stated in the Quran ? Why would the Prophet make up rules arbitrarily? For example, why is Alcohol prohibited? Why is Zinna prohibited? Even though they are activities people at that time did very regularly and also enjoyed, why have they been prohibited by the Prophet if the Quran was really his creation?

    I mean alright, I understand that excessive alcohol consumption can cause chaos, but that doesn’t mean that even a sip of it is prohibited, as stated in the Quran. Even things like gambling, if humans are given freedom of will, why is gambling haram?

    Just curious.

    1. I don’t think there is any afterlife. Most likely, our consciousnesses ends when we die, similar to how we don’t experience anything when we go into a coma.
      I think a lot of the rules come from Judaism, and maybe Prophet Muhammad really did consider himself a reformer, a descendant of Abraham infact, and wanted to bring people to live good lives. However he did receive many special benefits from this arrangement, being “the messenger of God”. So there is a motive for him. We can only guess as to the exact reason why it was done. Thanks for your comments bro.

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