Posted: Jan 26, 2018 10:02 am
by Thomas Eshuis
quas wrote:
Animavore wrote:By saying Islam is not a religion, it's a way of life, you are buying into the religion's hands. Many practioners of different religions believe that theirs is not a religion (my Born Again Christian friend is like this), that being called a religion turns Truth into merely a belief. So to them all the other religions are rightly called so, because they are false. Things believed like fairy tales, UFOs, Big Foot, and the Loch Ness Monster.

Which is what they are.

I won't give practioners religion of Islam a break by not calling their religion a religion.

I understand you 100%.

But Islam isn't a religion, because if you practice Islam as a religion only, and try to attain as much Islamic knowledge as possible from a solely religious perspective, you -much like the woman in the video- wouldn't stay a Muslim for long.

Then you're employing an incredibly idiosyncratic definition of religion.
Exactly how does what you describe above prevent Islam from being a religion?
Also, how does the same not apply to fundamentalist Christian denominations?