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This topic is pretty amusing to me because it reflects some of the thoughts that went through my mind when my religion teacher was telling us about the “miracles” of the prophets. I was a skeptical kid that asked a lot of questions and I wondered how these extraordinary claims could actually be real. Why don’t these “miracles” happen anymore? Doesn’t “god” want to show us any more signs? Maybe he just can’t make them happen? Or maybe miracles just don’t exist?
I often thought about how I would react if someone came up to me today and made these outrageous claims. What would I think? Let’s take a look at a few of these “Miracles” from the 3 major Abrahamic Religions: (more…)Share|
When I was still a Muslim, one of the most common things that my non-muslim friends brought up was the issue of drinking. They didn’t see why it was a big deal and they thought it was funny that some of the muslims they knew still liked to drink even though they knew they were not supposed to. I know that some moderate and liberal Muslims today don’t have a big problem with alcohol, but my family was one of the ones that were extremely strict. We were absolutely not allowed to drink or have any friends who drink. We were not even allowed to cook anything that included any kind of alcoholic flavoring (even though the alcohol evaporates when cooked). (more…)Share|
Since I had to take Islamic classes for so many years, some things just became a blur in my mind over time. However, there are a few stories that stand out because they were just funny and interesting. One of these stories is about the time when the “prophet” Mohammad had to bargain with his god to lower the required number of times people had to pray every day. (more…)Share|