Originally Posted by Mainul_Islam
Which is common to Jews, Christians and Muslims and is a sensible religious position. But from a logical position, you are simply not answering the question. When faced with "How is this possible?", you say "It is the work of someone so Big and Powerful we cannot understand". Which is fine from a religious stand-point, but it amounts to a sterile scientific answer. It is also not particularly logical as an approach to the wonder of the Universe - if the Universe is so amazing and wonderful that it could not have arisen naturally, and so requires a God to have created it, you have not answered the question only made things more complex.
i admit that disbelieving in God motivates atheists more to discover sciences (i.e. the effort put to prove evolution to be true). but Islam encourages people to gain knowledge ...so they may understand the Signs Allah has put throughout His creation, and glorify Him for such amazing creations.
If only they would! Muslims have not followed up on this and frankly I do not think they can. As believers there are whole vast areas where they have to accept no questions can be asked and the answers have been found and it is a sin to question. The purpose of gaining knowledge is to glorify God, not to know in and of itself in most monotheistic religions. If there is a clash between God and knowledge, who do you think will win?
the reason why it is still called a theory is because there is not enough evidence to make it a fact! there may be some evidence to back up the theory of evolution, but the rest of the theory is just opinions and ideas of scientists of what may have happened. for example, a fish evolving to a land reptile, then to a bird, then to a mammal, and from monkeys to humans.... how many fossils have been found that proves animals have gone thru process of evolution to be what they are now, such as horses, giraffs, elephants, etc? when Darwin came up with this theory, he was just stating his beliefs. how ridiculous is it that scientists should take his theory as a fact when his theory claims giraffs came to be because horses or llamas or whatever tried to reach tall trees and thats how their neck grew?
Well that is not fair! It is a theory because scientists work with theories but by theory they mean something different to what you mean. But in general it is not a fact such as the fact that the Sun rises in the East. But it is a theory that best fits the available evidence. Theories do not become facts in science and they are all provisional - they all might be wrong and scientists should always question and never accept blindly. Lots of fossils exist of the ancestors of those animals. No one takes his theory as fact but as the best explanation we have.
thats why u have to use ur logic and reasoning, and question ur beliefs (suppose u followed a religion). pagan beliefs has just proven to be false according to modern science... and so is the Christian Bible proven to have contradictions... thats why u have to choose the religion that makes most sense. if the Quran hadnt remain intact, Islam sure would have ended up as present Christianity. still to this day, the no scientific errors nor can any contradictions be found in the Quran. this is why Islam is the fastest growing religion.
What pagan belief has been proven wrong by modern science? What makes you think the Bible has been proven to have contradictions? Islam does not make "more sense", it is just that it has not been subjected to the same sort of criticism and examination that Christianity has been - and most of the more extreme claims have been dumped (such as the good Sheik Bin Baz's claim tha the Sun orbits the Earth). It is true that modern Muslims interpret their texts to claim that they agree with science and there are no contradictions, but 100 years ago people would have got in trouble for claiming what Muslims now regard as obvious - such as the Earth going around the Sun. But you can see that there is a conflict between science and Islam in that so many Muslims reject evolution. Those parts of science they can reconcile to the Quran they accept. Those that they do not, they reject. As you do. When it comes down to it, scripture triumphs over science. Islam is not the fastest growing religion and it is mainly growing so fast because Muslims are poor and illiterate and have more children than non-Muslims. It is a measure of their failure to adapt to the modern world.
ur right when u say it does not require any faith to believe in evolution. actually, it required not enough faith to reject God.
I am sorry but I don't follow that.
P.S. i dont know why atheists' minds are clouded with the evolution theory when the everything else (i.e. the universe) clearly confirms that the universe and life forms could not have come by chance or a series of coincidences.
No one says that life evolved through a series of coincidences. Why do you think that the Universe clearly confirms the existence of God?