Hajar Mulder's views on Islam, religion, the news, politics.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
What is a door? It is an opening in a wall that can give or close access to a new area, in the broadest sense of the word. A door can also be the border between the proved, empirical world, and metaphysics. We don’t know what the future brings, what evil looks like, what God looks like, if there is a God. Knowing in the sense of perceived. Many people believe there is something behind the door: A god, a hereafter, future and past, and many more invincible figurines and phenomena like spirits, angels or satans. Believing is accepting something as true without evidence, and this truth cannot (yet) be proved. That has as a pendant that it cannot be rejected as a lie either, as this untruth isn’t proved or is unprovable, too. Many people say to be in contact with creatures in this invincible world and throughout history many writings appeared claiming to be produced by a creating god. In those writing this godf-igure introduces him- or herself, but also grants man guidelines for a proper life, and a glance on the future. A messenger or a prophet would have directly received this scripture from the deity. These scriptures differ from each other and several organised communities have formed around them, worshipping the deity with rituals stipulated in these scriptures or stipulated by leaders. Conclusively, it seems there are more metaphysical truths. Many say therefore: Everybody has his, her, their own truth. Is this what it is? Is truth only a pleasant philosophical exercise, or does one creator exist after all, and is creation established certainty?