Are you an Atheist ?
The following article was written by a friend of mine, in an attempt to assist an acquaintance on his quest to the truth, I thought it may help many people (though not many read my blog)
Reading the article and truly understanding it, will take some soul searching and a truthful look into the depths of the of your beliefs. This is not an easy ready material….enjoy
Obligations of Truth
Where do you lead yourself by declaring it as an atheist? The answer to this question is that you don’t know. For no matter how much knowledge man can have, the answer to this question would still need more. So can any human being with our current state of knowledge declare the ability to set up the ‘truth’ of absence of a creator to the universe and be sure to where this ‘truth’ will lead self and others? The answer is NO. For human knowledge to be regarded as truthful has to be evidence based, only researchers know how difficult it is to derive causation to a small thing like a disease from its associations, then how would it go to the causation of the universe, no scientist with enough appreciation to the truth of his mission would hold the responsibility to such an allegation. The more knowledgeable a person is the more appreciative of his ignorance.
The secular west was so self reflecting in clearly declaring its ignorance to the larger facts of life. It offered the members of its system the insurance of living according to truthful knowledge reached by humans so far, bypassing to a great extent the injustice of being judged by human ignorance. And following the known truthful rules of universe serves very well in contemporary aspects of life, but there it stops. Regarding larger truths of life, its members are left unguided, leading their lives with their own misconceptions and human ignorance regarding religion and God, and ignorance serves nothing in truth.
So clearly declaring myself as not enough knowledgeable to declare this world as atheistic, probably I should make a detour.
Instead of declaring myself as an atheist, deceived by the allure of holding an existential knowledge that I don’t really have, I would rather link my existence in all its levels, proceedings, and abilities for knowledge with an existence that holds knowledge to all this universe and where it goes, ALLAH.
An existence not created by my fantasy to a greater wholesome view of the world and truth but an existence of which humanity was always given updated information in all the successive messages talking about the creator of this world culmination in the last message of Islam with its well preserved words of wisdom conveyed from ALLAH to humanity in the Qor’an.
This link liberates one from constantly being restrained by the small space of human knowledge or from being led astray to the mischief of the larger space of human ignorance.
It also Frees humans from being enslaved by non truthful gods of ignorance (polytheism) to submitting to THE ONLY who holds the causes of this world, rather than fighting the enslaving non truth of polytheism by another non truthful allegation of atheism.
By keeping up to this link, I know that humanity can get the utmost benefit of knowledge, a knowledge not only serving for contemporary life, but a knowledge that serves humanity now and hereafter.
After all this, a question remains for your to answer: is it truth and true knowledge what humanity is seeking by claiming atheism or is it a trial in human history to flee the obligations of truth?