Converses of wisdom

Converses of wisdom by brother Abdullah Al Andalusi.

The Skeptic said “What if you are wrong?”

I said “What if I am right?”

The Atheist said “How is there a Creator?”

I said “How is there a Creation?”

The Christian said “Love God and worship Jesus”

I said “Love Jesus and worship God”

The Jew said “God will always be true to his covenant with us”

I said “Have you been always true to your covenant with God?”

The Buddhist said “The purpose of life is to discover Enlightenment”

I said “Enlightenment IS to discover the purpose of life”

The Polytheist said “I worship gods that hear me and intercede with the almighty God”

I said “I worship the one God, who is mighty enough to hear me without intercessors”

The Secularist said “Politics, Wars and killing for religion is bad”

I said “Politics, Wars and killing for materialism is evil”

The Evolutionist said “The universe created life by itself, without need for God”

I said “Did the universe create itself without need for God?”

The Democrat said “The majority must rule”

I said “But what will rule the majority?”

The Nationalist said “The Nation comes first, before God”

I said “God was first, before the Nation”

The Conservative said “Why don’t Muslims assimilate into our culture?”

I said “Because your culture demands assimilation”

The Patriot said “I support my country, right or wrong”

I said “A country has no right to be supported in wrong”

The Liberal said “Humans should be only individuals, free from oppression, and equal”

I said “You ‘free’ Individuals only from their humanity, to oppress each other equally”

The Communist said “The world is only matter, and society is the highest good”

I said “A society that is only worldly, has no higher good that matters”

The Zionist said “Palestinians desire the end of Israel’s existence”

I said “Desire for the existence of Israel, has ended Palestine”

The Neo-Conservative said “I believe WE are the superior Civilization”

I said “Your belief makes you the inferior Civilisation”

The American politician said “We resist only terrorism and those who use violence”

I said “You only use violence to terrorise those who resist”

The French Politician said “We have banned wearing the Niqab to free women”

I said “You have banned womens’ freedom to wear the Niqab”

The Islamophobe said “I hate Islam, and fear for my safety from Muslims”

I said “I fear for the safety of Muslims, from those who hate Islam”

The Feminist said “Women require to be treated identically to men, because they are equal”

I said “Are men and women identical, to require equality of treatment?”

The Radical Feminist said “We do not want Women to be told what to do by sexist men”

I said “You want women to be told what to do by sexist women”

The Pacifist said “The just way is to be peaceful”

I said “To be peaceful to the unjust, is injustice to the peaceful”

The Utilitarian said “Always choose the lesser of two evils”

I said “Then your choices will always be evil”

The Ascetic said “Leave worldly affairs, and seek God”

I said “Seek God in your worldly affairs”

The Conspiracy Theorist said “I believe ‘They’ control the World”

I said “That belief controls your world”

The Defeatist said “Do nothing, for the evil is too strong”

I said “Evil is strong because you do nothing”

The Millennialist said “Wait for a sincere leader, who will be able to help us”

I said “How can he help us, if we are not able to be led sincerely?”

The Fatalist said “Fight not against our backward state, it is God’s will!”

I said “If we fight the state of backwardness, this too is God’s will”

The Apocalyptist said “Do not ignore the signs, we are living in the end times”

I said “These are signs only that you are living in ignorant times”

The Pragmatist said “Ideally, you should embrace compromise”

I said “You should embrace an uncompromisable Ideal”

The Extremist said ‘Extreme times, calls for extreme measures’

I said ‘Extreme times comes from extreme measures’

The Modernist said ‘We should reform revelation to fit the times”

I said “We should reform the times to fit revelation”

The ‘Moderate Muslim’ said “The truth is, only following Islam moderately makes you a good person”

I said “Then you are only moderately truthful, and moderately a good person”

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