5 sht 2007

Divine Will (II)

A very busy week I had, sorry for delay. Let’s go a bit further with the current point.
Lord is a believer in “an omnipotent God” who “can do whatever acts he desires”, but unfortunately it is not likely to solve the problem. Remember the main point which fueled our whole debate: existence of different, inconsistent and even contradictory understandings of that Divine Will. How can we justify such a thing? Lord gives his own view: “God did his best to tell us his Divine Will, and if there are different views and understanding, he wanted so.” Then, the main point is left untouched; Hurray!
Let me paraphrase the case: Indeed, I was aimed to find a reference authenticated by God as the original understanding of His Divine Will. Here, Lord proposes another alternative: if there are different views and understandings, it is possible that God wanted it so.
Therefore, with regards to the fact that God sent us his messengers and revealed many verses in order to make a religious structure for our lives, first of all we should find out if God prescribes a sole definite code for our lives, or just gives us some clues and then wants us to act based on our understanding of that clues which may make many different or even contradictory structures? In other words, there are two possible maps:
(I) There is a precise Code which God and Religion means it and we should try to find it, though some times we may misunderstand it (if this misunderstanding happens while we do our best to find out that Divine Will, God may forgive us); and God's code includes instructions for every simple task of human's life, i.e., in any certain time and place, God has a Will which is Unique and we have to find it.
(II) God has ordered some principles on which we should build our understanding, and from which we should try to derive a kind of Code, and different people may conclude differently, i.e. God has not (meant) a Unique Determined Code.
A simple example may show the difference between above maps more precisely: somebody concludes that right now, ‘A’ (an act, behavior, etc.) is allowed, while the other finds it forbidden. Map (I) tells us that not both of them are true, for God’s code is unique and covers all aspects of human's life: one of them is true, and the other is wrong. Map (II) tells us that it is possible that both of them are true at the same time, on the basis that God has probably not determined a definite Code for A and has left it for people to decide which is true themselves. You know the idea behind ‘Straights Paths’ of Dr. Soroush which is somehow based upon this ideology.
Let me clarify the stand of advocates of Map (II) a bit more: they say that God has a determined code for just few things like Prayers, Fast, etc. In other areas (especially when it comes to some features of contemporary life like economy, geography, etc.), God has left it to the Wisdom of Crowd. People should make trial and errors and step by step develop their own systems of life.
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Dear Lord!
In either case, almost all scholars do agree that an ordinary person is not able to find out the path, for he/she first of all should think of all such matters and then decide about them. The only things that Quran has for everybody (and there is no need for an interpreter to find out them), is prescribed principles of Islam, things of this kind:
1- There is a God, who is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and unique.
2- There will be a day of doom, the last day, Day of Judgment.
Etc.

Good Luck

5 komente:

Lord Kavi tha...

Dear mohammad:
Thanks for your post.
I read it and I think I have my answers, too.

1. I still dont agree with "almost all scholars do agree that an ordinary person is not able to find out the path", as I said why I dont in last posts! please be honest do you really agree that "The only things that Quran has for everybody (and there is no need for an interpreter to find out them), is prescribed principles of Islam, things of this kind:
1- There is a God, who is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and unique.
2- There will be a day of doom, the last day, Day of Judgment."

2. "God has left it to the Wisdom of Crowd. People should make trial and errors and step by step develop their own systems of life." So it seems that its up to people; then what's the usage of God and his Divine Will? the usage of prophets and etc. ?

Lord Kavi tha...

more explanations:
case #1: As god has said in Quran, its for everyone with any understandings! then it seems unjustice to say ordinary poeple are who that dont understand, so just tell them that there's a god and a day of judgment; and no more!

again that problem matters: the usage of Quran (putting in front of car's shield and ...)

why do you agree with those scholars that say WE know what the Quran is, not the ordinaries; So we will tell them what it is. I think those scholars are wrong!! Or if they're not wrong, they're against god and Quran when god says: Quran is for everyone (it doesnt mention its for scholars to understand)!
So why dont you stand against those scholars? I dont wanna accept blindly and believe human do mistakes (and scholars are human too).

Lord Kavi tha...

Case #2:
If people could find out the way (best way for living) then they could've done this! Human being has created these things that you see! Edison did created that lamp with trial and error! we did this computer, apollo, airplane, car, house, industries and etc with trial and error; and we really did it!
And god didnt told us have a CPU works (all of these creation was trial and error)

OK, as you see, there's no need for solving our problems and there are many non-believers who have their way of living without using god's rules! they're so happy and live as what living is and enjoy!
they've found it with trial and error! you know they have their non-believing moralities, ethics and way of living! and these all are achieved with trial and error!

So whats the usage of god if "People should make trial and errors and step by step develop their own systems of life." ?

Lord Kavi tha...

twe mistakes:
1. Edison created that lamp with trial and error!
2. And god didnt tell us HOW a CPU works!

Anonim tha...

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