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  1. Somewhere else since 2000, Islam has attracted me, rolling in and out. Then, in 2000, I was close to acceptance, but I was put off by the brutality of his followers, about whom I began to learn a lot as I went deeper. Indeed, many questions remain. And Islam itself is heterogeneous: Sunnis, Shiites, Sufis, Ibadis, madhhabs among Sunnis (Hanbali, Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki, and Akida with their own directions), Shiite currents (Imamites, Ismailis, Zaydites, etc.), tariqats among Sufis and various ustazs within the tariqats… All these are often contradictory and incongruous views, even warring ones. Which of them is right, which is better, which is more truthful, try to figure it out, everyone has their own arguments.

    And also Salafis, Wahhabis, Takfiri… they are finding more and more followers in Muslim society, especially among young people, and this does not look very good, since their methods of struggle and other manifestations are very far from “peace and good”. Chain takfir is quite something fierce, like “letters of happiness” and mutual responsibility. Intolerance, cruelty. Cruelty is especially incomprehensible, and I can hardly bring myself to accept it.

    Plus, I think it is very difficult to be a Muslim without having any friends, acquaintances, any Muslim society, that is, to be alone with it. In a city without a mosque, without halal products and other things necessary for a Muslim. So difficult that I can't even imagine how.

    But I like Islam, it's interesting to read about it and learn about it. Even Christianity becomes more understandable through Islam, where complex issues are explained more easily and clearly.

    My knowledge is not yet sufficient to make a decision on acceptance, questions and doubts remain. There are not enough conditions for this either.

  2. No. What for? You can be a religious person and not belong to any particular denomination. “Big” religions have serious drawbacks – a set of behavioral stereotypes that have long been inconsistent with reality, dogmas and opinions of authoritative patriarchs who, unlike true prophets who spoke with the voice of God, would not recognize God even if he kicked them in the ass (sorry, it came out:)), but at the same time enjoy unquestionable authority. Well said on this occasion Ilya Chert. I won't try to reproduce it verbatim, but I'll try it close to the text: “I don't need a crowd of girlfriends to communicate with God. This is my personal intimate relationship, and strangers are just getting in the way.” Something like that.

  3. Of course, I don't want to convert to Islam. Explaining why is quite difficult, because the answer lies in things that many consider prejudices no less than any religion.�

    The fact is that I am Orthodox not because of my faith in God or my belief that the Holy Spirit proceeds only from the Father, but not from the Son. No, of course not. We will leave these questions to theologians. I think Chesterton was right when he said, ” The dead vote with crosses.” This means that behind each person there is a trail of the culture in which his ancestors lived, which influenced the context of the time of his formation as a person.�

    I like Catholicism, I really respect the Old Believers, but all my ancestors in the foreseeable past associated themselves with the ROC MP. My family celebrated traditional Orthodox holidays. I was baptized in the ROC MP. In general, Orthodoxy for me is part of the family history and traditions of my people. That's why I associate myself with him. I would like to emphasize that this is primarily a desire to follow traditions, not ideological attitudes.�

    Islam seems to me to be something alien and distant. A change of religion, when you doubt the Divine even one iota, is hypocrisy. Moreover, science has long studied religions far and wide, which should discourage an adult, even a believer, from completely switching from religion to religion.�

    So what is the point of converting to Islam if the Koran is a poorly retold version of the Christian Bible in Arabic, and that in turn is a book poorly translated from ancient Eastern languages into Greek?�

    However, blessed are the believers.

  4. I'm Russian. He converted to Islam about 7 years ago and didn't even think about it for a second.

    Previously, I was a staunch atheist and was extremely critical of any religion. However, as I became more familiar with Islam, it became absolutely clear to me that this is the Truth. Praise be to Allah!

  5. No. A long time ago, I identified myself as an atheist. However, from the modern

    I like the only religion that doesn't have a divine origin more than others – Buddhism.

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