Is this the old argument of rationalism vs. empiricism (or faith based on previous empiricism) where rationalism allows people to break with established tradition leading to some short term benefits followed by collapse?
but blindly follow tradition without knowing the background and reason
might be a serious issue...
Of course, the Islamic world today demonstrates this. But a willingness to have civilized conversation means that they at least have hope. Members of modern culture are stupid, evil, and incapable of civilized conversation. They are hopeless. The Mennonites are hiding out in the bushes and have avoided infection until now. But I think that if they don't confront the core issue I raised here, they are doomed.
The 2 threads I linked to in my initial post are still active. It will be interesting to see how they turn out.
"but blindly follow tradition without knowing the background and reason might be a serious issue..."
All these "traditions" in the name of "Islaam" are fabrications.
The Quran told us to believe in the Gospel, Psalms and the Torah.
What do sectarians say? Down with these Books..
The so called "Sunnah"/"lifestyle" of the Prophet Mohammed, which the so called "Muslem" world claims to follow is just a fabrication.
Saudi Arabia earns billions of dollars each year with false doctrines which are being attributed to Mohammed, which have no ground when compared with the Quran, thus never can be from Mohammed.
It's sad, 1+ Billion, following conjecture, using a Book Inspired by God, to justify sectarian false doctrines, and, who try to withold others from the previous Scriptures such as the Gospel, the Psalms and the Torah.
But yeah, everyone will be in shock at the second coming.