Blind Faith is a "squandered and wasted mind set". This book points out that most beliefs that we have are put there and "sealed in concrete" in early childhood. They are usually based on our parents or others' beliefs and are seldom questioned by us. In order to have valid beliefs, it is necessary to re-examine those beliefs from a reasoned viewpoint. If I Had Been Born a Muslim, asks you to consider that your beliefs would be different if you had been born and brought up in a faith different from yours. What if you had been born a Muslim, for example? The idea is equally valid if you asked, "What if I had been born a Hindu or a Jew or xxx?" The author looks at basic beliefs from a reasoned and logical viewpoint, attempting to discard biases as much as possible. Many conclusions are startlingly obvious when "pure logic" is used instead of "ancient, stale restatements". The author is Catholic, but if a Muslim was writing this, it would be "If I had been born a Catholic or Jew, etc." Throughout the book, the author, using reason and a splash of humor, attempts to come to the truth concerning basic beliefs and urges you to do the same. The book will open your eyes to blind faith. It will challenge you to re-evaluate the Old Testament and New Testament miracles. What do you believe about Jesus? Why? And, watch out if you never questioned your faith! A major portion of the book is dedicated to the important question, "Did the Universe/matter/time always exist or was it started at some point - needing help from a causative force - God?" The author feels that he has absolutely proven the latter, through logic and reason alone. A renewed vision of God is portrayed. The author's purpose in writing If I Had Been Born a Muslim is to provoke the reader into looking at their religion or non-religion, as the case may be, with an unbiased attitude. And, to hope that the reader, using thought, reason, and non-bias, will question their old "drummed into you from birth" beliefs - with a little help from God.
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 10th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19 x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.26