Jude, you gave a long list and I answered all of them.
Islam does not require us to give up logic. I could go on explaining the logic in all the teachings of Islam you care to bring up - but how about if we first discuss why you believe that Christian theology can't actually stand up to the test of logic.
(I can't see why an angel visiting Muhammad, pbuh, is any more laughable than an angel visiting Mary (or Abraham) - but hey, what you find funny and illogical is up to you. )
No need to avoid this question.I could go on explaining the logic in all the teachings of Islam you care to bring up - but how about if we first discuss why you believe that Christian theology can't actually stand up to the test of logic.
The logic of an afterlife stems from the first few bullet points - it is logical to have an after life if we consider the nature of God and creation.
Let me clarify, are you ever going to explain why your stance is that Christianity can't stand up to logic, or are you just going to keep trying to find some Islamic teachings that offend logic?
The difference between us is that I've stated (and can show) that Islam does not require us to give up logic. You have stated that we can't understand Christian theology if we DON'T give up human logic.
Please explain your understanding of the principle behind your belief and then I'll go back and explain the logic of the remaining questions you've just lobbed out.
Nine things the Lord has commanded me: Fear of God in private and in public; Justness, whether in anger or in calmness; Moderation in both poverty and affluence; That I should join hands with those who break away from me; And give to those who deprive me; And forgive those who wrong me; And that my silence should be meditation; And my words remembrance of God; And my vision keen observation.- Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (The Noble Quran, 21:30)"