Also, atheism is lack of belief in gods, but agnosticism isn't doubt. Agnosticism isn't even a position on belief- it's a position on knowledge. It means a person who thinks it is impossible to prove or know with certainty whether a god exists- it says nothing about whether that person believes in a god. Most people- atheist and theist alike- are agnostics.
But at any rate... the very poor analogy about agnosticism = doubt that used to be on here seems to have been deleted or moved anyway, to the quiz's credit and credit to those who pointed this out.
What is legally classified as a religion in the United States, a cult in France, and a business in Switzerland?
I love how Christians will laugh at the whole Xenu/volcano stuff...and then will turn around and read their bible where dudes lived hundreds of years, the earth was created in mere days, no dinosaurs ever existed, virgin teenager is raped by a sky daddy and impregnated by a magical dude who walks on water, and two of every species of animal fit on a boat and avoided a world ending flood. Hysterical!
On the other hand, in my opinion, another possible answer to the quiz could be "friar".
It is also used by extremist for armed struggle in the sense of holy war. But it is not the primal meaning of it.
Akbar is often used beside Allah to mean "Allah is great".
I am an Arab Muslim and I'm telling you that Jihad means "to strive" and not the western propaganda "Holy war" just to make us look terrorists or bad... this stereotypical image of us must end because it's offensive!
Yes, Jihad can mean to defend against attacker in war which comes from striving to die in the name of God in DEFENSIVE WAY, but mainly the word "Jihad" means to strive, like a Muslim is fasting Ramadan in a non Muslim country where everybody is eating and drinking around him while he is fasting for God, that's called Jihad. Or leaving your country in order to get master's degree in another country, that's also called Jihad. Or not replying at a person who is swearing at you or bullying you that's called Jihad.
BTW, in the Arab world you would find many men have the name Jihad which obviously means striving and not holy way -_-
And I suppose all the many Arabic-speaking self-described Jihadists out there whose leaders do study carefully the Quran, and for whom jihad explicitly means the use of violence, they must be agents of Western propaganda, too, right? I did hear in Saudi that Osama bin Laden was working for the CIA... also that he was a secret Jew... also that he was a noble hero everyone lied about... hm....
Anyway, in the middle of your hysterical comment above I noticed that you did concede that jihad can mean to die in war fighting against the enemies of Islam. Who you choose to define exclusively as attackers, that makes you seem super neutral, but... attackers.. defenders... you're still fighting a war. So I win. Thanks.
Please stop telling me your own experience, I'm not interested in your subjective experience, it's not necessarily the objective truth. If you want to know about Islam then read the Quran and ask trusted scholars, not some pamphlets.
Yes, one of the definitions is to strive in fighting context but that's just one branch out of many ones, and you can't limit it based on that and ignore the true original meaning of it, you can't take it out of context based on your political agendas, we are arabs and we know our language and we know that "Jihad" is a very nice word which means "to strive". It's like saying the word "Fun" means mocking because you can make fun of somebody! while you ignore the original good meaning which is a joyful time! If I want to say "Holy War" in Arabic it would be الحرب المقدسة "AlHarb Almuqaddasah", which was never mentioned in Quran or Hadith!
I suggest you open your mind and be rational and watch these links instead of trying to "win" the argument.
2.) "Akbar," especially in the implied context, means "Greater," not just "Great." It should be displayed as such. "Great" can still be an accepted answer.
3.) Since this quiz is about multiple religions, you should use "Hebrew Scriptures" instead of "Old Testament."
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