Religious communities vs Scientific minds, Which one is better? Basis of Human knowledge. Purpose of Creation.
Recitation of the Holy Scripture.
And they denied and followed their inclinations. But for every matter is a time of settlement.
And there has already come to them of information that in which there is deterrence –
And extensive wisdom – but warning does not avail them.
So leave them. The Day the Caller calls to a painful matter
Their eyes humbled, they will emerge from the graves as if they were locusts spreading,
Racing ahead toward the Caller. The disbelievers will say, “This is a difficult Day.”
Do they say: We are a host allied together to help each other?
Their assembly will be defeated, and they will turn their backs in retreat.
But the Hour is their appointment for due punishment, and the Hour is more disastrous and more bitter.
Indeed, the criminals are in error and madness.
The Last Day they are dragged into the Fire on their faces [it will be said], Taste the feel of Hell.”
Indeed, all things We created by a proper measure.
And Our command is but one (word) swift as the winking of an eye.
And We have already destroyed your kinds, so is there any who will remember?
And everything they did is in written records.
And every small and great [thing] is inscribed.
Indeed, those who exchange the covenant of God and their [own] oaths for a small price will have no share in the Hereafter, and God will not speak to them or look at them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them; and they will have a painful punishment.
And among them a party who alter the Scripture with their tongues so you may think it is from the Scripture, but it is not from the Scripture. And they say, “This is from God,” but it is not from God. And they speak untruth about God while they know.
And of the people are some who say, “We believe in God and the Last Day,” but they are not believers.
They think to deceive God and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive it not.
In their hearts is disease, so God has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they used to lie.
And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.”
In fact, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive it not.
Those are the ones who have purchased error in exchange for guidance, but their trade does not profit them, nor were they guided.
And they say, “Never will the Fire touch us, except for a few days.” Say, “Have you taken a covenant with God? For God will never break His covenant. Or do you say about God that which you do not know?”
Yes, whoever earns evil and his sin has surrounded him; he is from the people of hell; they will remain in it forever.
End of Recitation of the Holy Scripture.
O people you who call yourselves believers, people living in west and in developed countries or those who apparently do not believe in God or your religion are not bad. In fact it is you who are wrong. In fact God can replace you with them and make them believers than they will have pleasure of both worlds and your Lord is all able to do that. Your Lord will replace you from them if you will not correct yourselves. They are not like those communities mentioned in the scriptures upon whom God sent his punishments. In fact it is you. The majority of them are still practicing good in their societies. They have tolerance, honesty, they don’t lie as much as you do, they take care of each other. They have some personal evils which God can remove. All the time they consider what God has created around them and think on the creation of the heavens and the earth.
All their great minds who study research on the creation all around them are better than you. You say that fire will not touch you except for a few days while the others will abide therein forever. Have you taken any oath any promise from your Lord or do you say about God that which you do not know.
Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Rosalind Franklin, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Steven Weinberg, Paul Kurtz, Edward Wilson, and many more great minds are better than you. They are agnostics or skeptic because of the irrational religious dogmas. But they are good people and know their duties towards their societies. They could not believe in that God because they were thinking minds. While your Lord is all knowledge, all logic, all rationale. He is the light of the heavens and the Earths.
This is really strange that your Lord created Adam and taught him the names of all things. Adam is the one who knew name of the things that Angels didn’t know. This is the basis of all human knowledge. This is the reason of Adam’s superiority over all other creation and his qualification for vicegerent of Earth. You can see that all collective human knowledge is actually naming of things all around us. We discover new things new formulas new theories new concepts. Have you seen that those developed nations which in your eyes are non believers they actually have all the naming rights of all that around you. From a small machine to everything on planet earth from virus bacteria to all sky all universe around you all animate and inanimate things. They have a better right to be called vicegerent of Earth, or is it you?
Compare the level of freedom the level of human rights available in these nations with yourselves. Moral standards and social welfare standards in those nations have never been seen throughout human history except for few years. These nation give you the same rights of citizenship which their own people enjoying while your treatment even with each other is like an enemy treating its enemy.
Your communities have not produced a single mind of that level in last thousand years. Because your communities are not based on knowledge and science. Innovation and creativity require an environment of freedom, in which the mind can roam freely and create. Creativity grows only where there is freedom of thought, freedom of thought of all kinds. It doesn’t grow and flourish in a society where there are restrictions on thoughts. You can say, but we have not restricted anyone to think and get new ideas in science and technology. But the problem is that mind doesn’t work like this. That is it doesn’t work in this way that as a society we say look we are giving freedom of thought to our intelligent minds on these fields of A, B and C but these intelligent minds are not allowed to think on the other fields D, E and F etc. Only Freedom of every type make a society where new ideas, inventions take place. Freedom to an extent that you can question about anything and get answers not punishments. A society where only logic prevails. In today’s world which ever view has logic and rationality it succeeds.
Censorship and a block in mental freedom, kill all creativity. It is not so hard to see the conflict between the inquiring mind’s need to examine the world and discover the answers, and the religious mind’s conviction that all answers have been given already. Remember what happened to Giordano Bruno in 1600 and to Galileo Galilei 33 years later because they supported heliocentrism (that the Sun, and not the Earth, is at the center of the cosmos), thus opposing the official dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.