Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

3 Comments

  1. Jaco
    March 6, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    Ikhlas,

    I think you’ll find many like-minded friends on this site who are not Muslims and who see no need to become Muslims either. Since the Bible is a strictly monotheistic book which also encourages us to be open to God breaking through and revealing himself in nature and in humans, seeking anything else to “improve” on that is utterly unnecessary.

    “That may be the greatest proof that proves the Qur’an is more right. Not to mention the Qur’an shows more respect for monotheism. More respect for all the Prophets. From Adam to Jesus to Muhammad peace be to them as only Prophets/Messengers/holy men. More respect for the heart. More respect for the innocent against sinners/sins. Truer respect for repentance.”

    These are merely statements devoid of proof. I think the content and effect of the Biblical text are overwhelmingly sufficient.

    Thanks,

    Jaco (Yaqoob)

  2. Ikhlas
    March 5, 2014 @ 2:50 am

    Birth and death only prove we’re all no more than vulnerable creations.

    Only One Creator has no death (ending) nor (beginning) birth. If you believe G-d is only G-d, say: G-d is One. Absolute and Eternal. G-d never begets and was never begotten. And none can come near in position to the Greatness of G-d. G-d is only Unseen. How Perfect is G-d.

  3. Ikhlas
    March 5, 2014 @ 2:07 am

    One G-d = One G-d. No addition and no subtraction. That’s why Islam is a whole monotheistic religion.

    This is different. trinity + monotheism = polytheism. That’s why Christianity has has the smallest population of monotheists. It’s true.

    G-d, L-rd is only G-d, L-rd. Not ego, nor man. Right. Men also are Jesus and Muhammad who were no more than noble men/Prophets. 5:72 Most Christians utter blasphemy who say G-d is one of three in a trinity. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.

    What makes one holy book more right than the other? Its same original (monotheistic) language. The original (Aramaic) language of the Gospel is different/lost. Please consider this. A different/lost language is a different/lost message. That’s how important language is. The original (Arabic) language of the Qur’an was saved and remains the same. The same language proves the same message.

    Qur’an 14:4 For those who ask why Qur’an is not revealed in another language as a miracle! God has always sent His words to each nation on their own language so that they may get the message clearly. [The message thus being clear], God then lets those who disbelieve walk on the wrong path and Guides those who believe to join the right path and G-d is the All Mighty, the Wisest.

    That may be the greatest proof that proves the Qur’an is more right. Not to mention the Qur’an shows more respect for monotheism. More respect for all the Prophets. From Adam to Jesus to Muhammad peace be to them as only Prophets/Messengers/holy men. More respect for the heart. More respect for the innocent against sinners/sins. Truer respect for repentance.

    The best virtue is true humbleness. Humbleness is Islam/G-dliness. The Qur’an is indeed the surest book of G-d’s Guidance.