Minute with a Muslim #151 – THEY Call It Superstition

Tom Facchine

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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the difference between superstitions and true religion. superstitions are recognized as superstitions, while true religion is a communication from the Divine, where everything is given to us in a way that is not damaging. The speakers stress that anything that claims to be unseen reality must be addressed, and that punishment is a consequence of gratitude. They also mention that people may be rewarded for their intentions to not feel grateful for eternity, and that they will be punished for their intention to not feel grateful for eternity.
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Some people look at religion and they just read it as superstition, right? And it's kind of the modern secular sort of mindset. But all religion is superstition. But the key thing that differentiates religion or true religion from superstition is the source, right? So some people, they look at the fact that we make will do, and we do these sorts of things, we believe in angels, we believe in devils, these sorts of things. And they will lump it all together in the same category as a superstition, like, Oh, if I spill salt, I have to throw it over my shoulder, and I have to not walk under a ladder and not break glass and Blackcats and the number 13. And all this sort of stuff

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for them. It's all part of the same sort of category. And we will push back. And we would say that, you know, there's a fundamental difference between on an epistemic level about how do we know these things? And how do we know what we know? And at the end of the day, there needs to be a reckoning with how do we actually know that something is communicated from the Creator? And how do we know if something's not right? And that's the fundamental difference between superstition and true religion is that true religion can actually be proven to come from the Divine, it's a communication from the Divine, whereas anything else that people invent for themselves, and it's stupid, and it is

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superstition? And it's all you know, bogus, right? But it's throwing out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak. It's, you know, dismissing everything in a careless and intellectually lazy way to assume that just because superstition true superstition exists, then anything that's claiming some sort of unseen reality must therefore also be superstition. Right now, there's different types, and they need to be addressed. But if somebody has the sort of doubt, well, it's like, okay, what sort of why is there a punishment aspect to it, right? It all comes back to gratitude, right? Because if we believe that this thing was given to us freely by a creator, then it's required that

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we be grateful for it, right? That is literally the essence of all morality is being grateful for what you're being given. And so yes, there is punishment in the afterlife if if somebody completely is callous and arrogant enough to not feel that they feel that they do. They don't have to be grateful for anything, right. And then someone could raise a doubt, well, then why are they punished eternally for something that was finite? And we've addressed this before many, many places, because it was not their choice that it was finite, right? They had the intention to be arrogant and ungrateful, forever eternity if they were given eternal life here on earth, they would have been

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ungrateful forever, and it was only outside circumstances that prevented them from that eternal ingratitude. Right. And so they're going to be rewarded according to their intention. Right. They intended eternal ingratitude, and so they're going to be rewarded or in this sense, punished for their intention to be not grateful for eternity.