Sunday, December 18, 2022

Flourishing Ex-Islamism: One Reason Could Be Some Inexplicable And Inscrutable Messages From Allah In Qur'an, Reeking Of Sectarian Sadism

By Sumit Paul, New Age Islam 17 December 2022 The Modus Operandi Of All Faiths Is A Manifestation Of Mundane Human Needs And Requirements. Any Social Or Religious Sect Is A Practical Fallout Of Human Proclivity To Create A Separate Group. All Sects In All Faiths Are Smaller Ghettos Within Larger Ghettos. ------ "If Allah so willed, He could make you all one people: But He leaves straying whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases." Just for a moment, leave your religion aside (read Islam) and re-read the aforementioned sentence. What does it imply? It clearly and categorically suggests that the Allah of Islam is a sectarian sadist who draws some pervert pleasure out of straying his followers, precisely, Muslims (nay, Momins). Allah hu Akbar! Indeed, inexplicable and inscrutable are the ways of god almighty (all said ironically). If it's god's wish that certain individuals should go awry and some remain tethered to their beliefs without going astray, then why should humans be held responsible for following different sects and faiths? It's your god that wants you to stay divided into sects and will continue to divide you even if you want to dispense with all (socio-religious) sects. Any religion, not just Islam, Christianity or Hinduism, can be compared to a worldly organization. The way an organization has sections and departments, any damn religion also has sections in the form of sects. No god ever made any religion and its innumerable sects because no god ever existed in the first place. Humans concocted god or gods and made all faiths. The modus operandi of all faiths is a manifestation of mundane human needs and requirements. Any social or religious sect is a practical fallout of human proclivity to create a separate group. All sects in all faiths are smaller ghettos within larger ghettos. Sociologist Neil Ferguson believes that humans cannot remain unanimous on religious tenets. They keep adding and interpolating, resulting in the formation of new sects with different brands of theological rules and religious perceptions. Even Hinduism which boasted of having no categorical sects, got bifurcated into Shaivites and Vaishnavites. And its (Hinduism's) disgusting caste hierarchy is nothing but pseudo-religious sectarianism. Humans cannot relate to religion sans sects. To an average human, a religion without sects is like a canopy without pillars. Sects are its pillars. Lastly, when humans themselves are divided into a host of religions, further sects or sub-sects only strengthen the sociological axiom that they (humans) tend to form smaller groups and ghettos. What an unevolved species to desecrate the earth! ---- A regular columnist for New Age Islam, Sumit Paul is a researcher in comparative religions, with special reference to Islam. He has contributed articles to the world's premier publications in several languages including Persian. URL: New Age Islam, Islam Online, Islamic Website, African Muslim News, Arab World News, South Asia News, Indian Muslim News, World Muslim News, Women in Islam, Islamic Feminism, Arab Women, Women In Arab, Islamophobia in America, Muslim Women in West, Islam Women and Feminism

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