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PostSubject: Why does Islam spread?   Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:15 pm

We can't simply say that Islam spreads by the sword, because all religions spread as a consequence of clashes of cultures, notably Christianity was spread by the sword as well during the colonial activities of the Europeans. So what is it about Islam itself as a religion that makes people want to be Islamic? What is the philosophical value/power behind Islam, compared to the philosophical value/power behind, say, Christianity?

 

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PostSubject: Re: Why does Islam spread?   Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:12 pm

It feels good. It is an even more effective form of emotional release than Catholic confession.

One gives ones entire will to a singular emotional intention, surrender to the Great Merciful One. Its easy, and its works. It gets everyone who goes for it the once hooked. Even I can never er escape my knowledge of that feeling.

Christianity offers a more versatile palet of experiences, and thus also a more challenging initiation. I said elsewhere that no science owes anything to Christianity, but it is still true that Christianity took hold of the same culture of which scientific thought also took hold.

The complexity of the Trinity is baffling to muslims, they all think it is an utterly ridiculous artifice. So basically, the power of Islam is simplicity.

The more simple the West becomes in its moral mindset, the more Islam will expand. Because as a simplistic religion it is far more clever than anything the West can produce.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Why does Islam spread?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:30 am

Fixed Cross wrote:
So basically, the power of Islam is simplicity.

The more simple the West becomes in its moral mindset, the more Islam will expand. Because as a simplistic religion it is far more clever than anything the West can produce.

Very interesting view.

I have most often viewed it as male dominance over women and children. Power and control of others.
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