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Tafsirul Alam
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Simply unsocial and seriously introvert.
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What is the difference between a human and a chocolate bunny?
This is a serious question.
According to many atheists (please note, not all of them) everything that exists is essentially a rearrangement of matter. Everything is a result of prior physical causes and processes.
If this is true, then does it really matter?
If I were to pick up a hammer and hit a chocolate bunny and then I did the same to myself, according to this perspective, there would be no real difference. The pieces of chocolate and the pieces of my skull would just be rearrangements of the same stuff; matter, physical stuff.
The typical response to this argument is includes the following statements: “we have feelings”, “we are alive”, “we feel pain” and “we’re human!” These responses are quite intuitive, but not all intuitions are true. According to this perspective, these responses are still rendered as just rearrangements of matter, or to be more precise, just neuro-chemical happenings in one’s brain. In reality everything we feel, say or do can be reduced to the basic constituents of matter. Therefore if one adopts this worldview this type of sentimentalism is unjustified. Because everything, including feelings, emotions or even the sense of value, is just based on matter and cold physical processes and causes.
Coming back to our original question: what is the difference between a human being and a chocolate bunny? The answer according to this cold worldview, is that there is no real difference. Any difference is just an illusion. There is no ultimate value.
If everything is based on matter and prior physical causes and processes, then nothing has real value. Unless of course one argues that what matters is matter itself. Even if that were true, how could we appreciate the difference between one arrangement of matter and another? Could one argue that the more complex something is the more value it has? But why would that be of any value? Remember, nothing has been designed or created according to this worldview. It is all based on cold, random and non-conscious physical processes and causes.
The good news is that the atheists who adopt this perspective do not follow through with the rational implications of their beliefs. If they did it would be depressive. The reason, in my view, that they attribute ultimate value to our existence is because their innate dispositions, which have been created by God, have an affinity to recognise God and the truth of our existence.
From an Islamic point of view we have ultimate value because God has placed an innate disposition within us to acknowledge some fundamental moral and ethical truths. This disposition is called the fitrah in Islamic thought. Another reason we can claim ultimate value is because God created us with a profound purpose, and preferred us to most of His creation. We have value because the one Who created us has give us value.
“Now, indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam...and favoured them far above most of Our creation.”[1]
“Our Lord! You have not created all this without purpose.”[2]
We certainly have value. However according to some atheists, any sense of value cannot be rationally justified. It is just an illusion in our heads
[1] The Qur’an, Chapter 17, Verse 70
[2] The Qur’an, Chapter 3, Verse 191
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"When it is said to them, 'Do not cause corruption in the land,' they say, 'We are only putting things right,' but really they are causing corruption, though they do not realise it." Qur'an 2:11-12
We must all read and ponder upon the Qur'an, the spiritual and intellectual benefits are immeasurable. However, while we do so we must understand the Qur'an is reading us. Take these verses for example,

"When it is said to them, 'Do not cause corruption in the land,' they say, 'We are only putting things right,' but really they are causing corruption, though they do not realise it." Qur'an 2:11-12

Doesn't this apply to many so called 'peacemakers'? Doesn't this apply to the #Zionist regime? Aren't they currently oppressing, collectively punishing and bombing the #Palestinians   in the most densely populated area in the world, #Gaza   ? Doesn't this apply to the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad? Doesn't this apply to...? I'm sure you can add many other names.

May Allah grant us all the honour of being true peacemakers, and seeing peace in this life and the one to come. Please donate and provide your active support to all good charities that help the oppressed and the suffering.
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I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 158
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