"I don't know if it is good or bad, but it is reality and reality has to be accepted. Maybe Muhammad recognized this best. "
That's how i also feel, you see nowadays "Muslems" be like, lets kill Christians and Jews, while such things are not written in the Quran, since it's forbidden to murder, and to follow false doctrines which as not Scripture.
But in fact, this life is a test. If we don't believe, then God will replace us with a new people who will. It's our test, i don't want to call it a simulation. But it's clearly a test, to see, which one will do the best in deeds.
And we want to watch our tongues, lets be like Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messiah. He was there, for the lost sheep, when they were in need.