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Terror based on materialistic, violent and irreligious ideologies can only be beat with intellectual struggle.

Quran denounces terrorism and any kind of violence. You cannot force someone to do anything, if you are following the rules of Quran. Islam teaches friendship, patience, self-sacrifice, generosity, speaking the truth, being protective and caring others more than yourself. Although it seems like the people mentioned in the speech are Muslims, they are educated with materialistic, violent and irreligious ideologies. That’s why we should try to defeat these ideologies with intellectual struggle. Because you cannot defeat an ideology with bombs or weapons, you can defeat it just by truth and awaking the consciousness. Most effective way is spreading the concept of love, peace and respect by explaining Creation with scientific proof.


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    Dec 12 2012: How many wars those mankind has so far experienced had no link with religion ?
    What is TRUTH ?
    Whom you consider MUSLIM? How they become so?
    Would love to hear explanation of creation with scientific truth....may I?
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      Dec 12 2012: Dear Mr. Solaiman,
      First of all I have mentioned about terror. Terror, in its broadest sense, is violence committed against non-military targets for political purposes. To put it in another way, the targets of terror are entirely innocent civilians whose only crime is, in the eyes of terrorists, to represent "the other". This is an act bereft of any moral justification. This, as in the case of murders committed by Hitler or Stalin, is a crime committed against "mankind".
      I’m not authorized to define “who is” or “who is not” Muslim; I’m just a person who is trying to learn. But I believe that terror has no room in sincere deep faith and killing innocent has no excuse.
      When it comes to “Truth”, it is a wide concept and depends on the person and situation. My truth does not have to be yours, and yours does not have to be mine, but they both can be reasonable. Can you define your question a little bit more?
      Science still don’t know how the first living being started to live, many says thunders, storms and rains but many others claim that these are inadequate facts for emergence of life. Deeper they go, more complex they discover, so complex to be random.
      I have worked with cells and DNA. DNA is a very complex molecule, including enormous information. (Still don’t know the meaning of %97-98). Its shape (with golden ratio), its language (duplicate under control, one missing letter may cause serious disease or death), its dynamic structure (1meter long 2 strands fit into micro scale), its information (carry the information of everything about human and even the proteins that can produce itself) are unique and amazing. This is only one example, and there are so many magnificent examples in the nature that gets you shocked when you start to learn the details about them.
      Interesting interview of Francis Collins – leader of Human Genome Project http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/questionofgod/voices/collins.html
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        Dec 13 2012: Is a deity that sends its creations to eternal suffering in hell conducting a form of terrorism?

        Humans didn't know what caused disease, lightening and earthquakes in the past so often assumed capricious gods were responsible. Ignorance is not an excuse to inject gods.

        DNA is not a language. Its just stuff obeying the laws of physics.

        I agree nature is amazing but everything we have figured out does not include gods or magic.

        A snow flake is amazing. But it is what get when a compound made from polar molecule freezes. Nothing supernatural.

        Life and the universe is amazing but harsh. 99.99999999% of the universe would kill us in seconds. Life on earth is a struggle. Nothing about it makes me think a loving god made the universe with us in mind. Ah but god moves in mysterious ways.
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          Dec 13 2012: DNA has a language that we cannot read, but some proteins can. That’s why it is accepted as the data bank of the cell among scientific societies. It includes information and the nucleotides in it are called “letters”, even by my anti-theist professors. So, don’t worry, accepting that, won’t make you religious. But if you don’t like it, you can call it whatever you like.
          Snowflake is a fantastic example, thank you for that. Each has a unique shape with golden ratio. Maybe you know, a snowflake is a crystal that forms around a small dust particle and just a micron size. It is hexagonal and can grow by extending tiny arms from its corners. Crystals have wonderful structures that their atoms make bonds with each-other using specific ratios and we see a flawless geometrical regularity in them. Snowflake’s atoms attach each other by weak bonds and that causes the formation of different shapes. If you consider that, during only a snow storm in just one area, literally trillions of snowflakes fall and all have different shapes.
          Finally yes, I agree with you that we live like we could die any moment... And there must be a reson that we are still alive.
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        Dec 13 2012: Thank you Sir, for your elaborate reply.
        So what would be way out when TERROR being based on Religious Belief ?

        Understand your believe about Deep Faith......but history says we had more bloodshed over centuries that was based on religious belief.....well if I take out the examples of Hitler & Statlin you gave, being driver of terror based on materialistic , violent and irreligious ideologies.....then what waa the base for crusades of past and what is base of Al Qaida or Talebani killings ?

        Regarding TRUTH you already explained nicely so no need of futher explanation from my side , as you agreed about the relativity of TRUTH....

        What I don't know today , will know tomorrow that's happened since the begining of mankind.....so it's up to one's ownself what s/he will do....I mean whether someone will strive to know more while facing the complexity or just give up and believe blindly something of her/his comfort.
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          Dec 13 2012: Dear Mr. Solaiman,
          Thank you for your reply. If someone is in such a delusion that he is supporting religion by doing terror, then first of all that person should learn the features of God, and then learn the manifestations (that is the most important part I think, because people don’t see the miracles happening around them) of God, and then think about the reasons and aims of his/her life, and decide sincerely if he/she wants to believe.It is very important to be sincere to oneself, if he doesn’t have the feeling, then IT IS OKAY.No one has the right to judge or kill him, it is his decision.There are many people in the world living religion as a tradition, not in the heart.That’s why they don’t feel the love of God; they just feel an imaginary pressure, and oppress others because they are uncomfortable.Human mind is not suitable for oppression; it is suitable for thinking and deciding. For me,I cannot live something that is illogical to me.And if I feel something wrong about the information,then I start to search.It won’t make me irreligious or cause me leave the faith. If I cannot understand it, then I keep on working on it.Of course I will think and learn, it is not against religion.By the way, scientists did many mistakes in the past (like atom bombs) but it didn’t make me against science, in contrary it get me closer to science to use it in a better way.For example, there is nothing wrong about listening to music, dancing, having fun.But many people assume that it is against Islam. No, that is not true.But if someone thinks that it is wrong; than he is free not to listen. But he is not allowed to ban others, or stigmatize the Muslims who are listening to music as Hypocrites.This kind of oppression make people hypocrite and that’s why I support secularity. People should be FREE.I want to add something to “believe blindly” phrase.There is nothing blind in faith.I’m not addressing anyone, but if someone says something like that, he should be unreasonable.
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        Dec 14 2012: Seems you are implying something mystical or supernatural to the patterns we observe in nature.

        So far you have not provided any evidence for patterns, therefore god, and even further away from therefore Allah, and my interpretation of god.

        Our minds can perceive patterns. DNA is a complex pattern. Water, h2o is a simpler pattern. So what?
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          Dec 14 2012: So, nothing. That' okay, DNA is a complex pattern, like water, snowflake and butterfly wings and others. I'm not trying to convince you, I'm just sharing my amazed with you.
          I generally watch documentaries and some patters in nature really take my breath away. In one of Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries he mentioned about a wonderful pattern. Here is his words: 'When you look at a complex sponge skeleton such as that made of silica spicules which is known as Venus' Flower Basket, the imagination is baffled. How could quasi-independent microscopic cells collaborate to secrete a million glassy splinters and construct such an intricate and beautiful lattice? We do not know.'
          And here are Richard Dawkins’s own words: “The statistical improbability of phenomena such as Euplectella's skeleton is the central problem that any theory of life must solve. The greater the statistical improbability, the less plausible is chance as a solution: that is what improbable means.”
          You know that they are not religious people, but they agree the complexity of patters is a phenomenon. And the rest is up to them and everyone else. Living life with surprises and amazements makes it meaningful for me, and gives joy of living. By the way if you haven’t seen it before, please look at the pictures of Venus' Flower Basket, it is fantastic.
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        Dec 14 2012: Evolution explains how different life forms developed in general.

        To assume god is responsible becasuse you can not think how it all happened is an argument from ignorance, a logical fallacy.

        Also if you think Dawkins is suggesting a god is responsible for the amazing diversity of life you are probably mistaken.

        What is the probability that a snow flake is a particular shape. That a wave is a specific shape. That you are drinking the specific water molecules in your next glass of water. That your parents met, and their parents, and theirs back generations before our ancestors were human. YEt here we are. Just natural processes and luck.
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          Dec 14 2012: That’s why I wrote their quotes, because they both deny existence of deity however, they accept the complexity of nature. I know that Dawkins doesn’t support Creation; in one of his interviews he said that some extra-terrestrials or aliens might be the origin of life, looked like grasping at a straw.
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        Dec 14 2012: There is no well established theory on abiogenesis that I'm aware of.

        But a 100 or so years ago we only knew of one galaxy.

        Most thought the sun revolved around the earth before Copernicus and Galileo.

        Who new about sub atomic particles until recently.

        Life and the universe is huge and complex for our primate brains.

        I also feel awe, but don't jump to unverifiable supernatural explanations to fill the gaps.
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          Dec 14 2012: I would like to meet them if they are there, and ask if possible...
          "what is their origin?" :)

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