Ok, so I have just watched this video:
I might not agree with its views, but I have to admit that it is very funny indeed. However, it does raise some great points.
This video is a live example on how religious books might not have been meant to be taken literally. You are not bound to what your holy book LITERALLY says, unless you want to shut-off your logic portal. You rather interpret the meaning and analyze the metaphors to derive lessons.
Let’s put the concept of blasphemy aside and ask with an open mind: What is God? Does God need to be seen as a physiologically human-like entity? What if God is an energy? What if God is a fundamental mathematical formula that runs our universe? What if God is within us and within everything? Is God a mean for us to spiritually connect with everything around us? Would God exist without a purpose?
I did some research and I saw that, to my surprise, a lot of people have been talking about this and attributing it to many theories worth deliberating. I’m digging into the ‘fundamental mathematical formula’ theories at this time.
Here’s an idea: If God wanted humanity to have a holy book that would last for thousands of years (or more), would that book contain literal information? The obvious answer is No. Societies are always changing; what literally applies at one time will not apply in the other. It’s time we take the historical context into consideration and look into the metaphors.
That’s the way I see it, at least. Any thoughts?
Q. What is God? Does It have a form or look like paintings of God that we see?
M. Like Michelangelo’s God! No, this is his God, it is Michelangelo’s God. You want to see what God looks like? Who is it who asked this question? Please raise your hand. I will show you immediately. You? Look behind you, your neighbors in front, to your right and left, that is what God looks like. Alright, you are satisfied? God said, “God made man in His own image.” So if you want to find God, look at your neighbors. Each one of us houses God inside. So see through the physical wall and then you will find God in yourself and in each other. So treat each other as God, and then you will see how much different life is day after day’. – Source
Hmm, I hope Sheikh Assir would give these thoughts some time.