If some Muslims fail to interpret the Quran right it means the Quran is unclear and thus imperfect

February 16, 2015, 10:59 pm

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The debate "If some Muslims fail to interpret the Quran right it means the Quran is unclear and thus imperfect" was started by I_Voyager on February 16, 2015, 10:59 pm. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 24 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

I_Voyager posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

I_Voyager, Mr_Anonymous, rubellum, liamjosephcash, leoi137, ameliajane, Haelaeif and 2 visitors agree.
wmd, asaru, Raydiff3r, river93x, Vivinary, LeaderOfDiscussion, BloodyCarousel, invincible_01, PsychDave, Armihakhan, Egert_Clueless, llthslvtr and 12 visitors disagree.

Mind you, I am trying to make an argument in response to the common Islamic argument that the quran is perfect literal truth. Given that argumeny, my prior claims follow. Given the opposite - the quran is not literal truth - your counter argument stands true. It is a text which can be twisted by an interest to mean something in line with their interest. But just as laws are imagined structures - not objectively true (which you proved as far as I'm concerned in your debate with SoSocrates) - then you would find your demonstrated parallel. But you can't effectively interpret principles of science to result in any engineering feat you want, you are confined by the a priori truth of reality.

4 years, 11 months ago

People can't agree on what the law says after hundreds of years of trying to plug every loophole. People who have a vested interest in getting people to do what they want will twist whatever they can to serve their purposes. That doesn't say anything about what they twist, it speaks to the quality of the person doing the distorting. There is nothing so perfect that people cannot intentionally misinterpret it.

4 years, 11 months ago

If the quran was a text perfectly designed to guide humanity to god's ideal state, and the book was made to be literal, then it would not fail to guide people to the right path. Instead there are many different interpretations of Islamic truth with each group claiming the others are liars inside, thanks to statements in the quran that create this confusion, urging Muslims to be wary of Muslims who lie about their belief. Those whose view on Islam differs from yours must immediately, eithout proof, be a liar, as well ad those who later leave. This failure could only be attributed to the imperfection of human consciousness if the quran were designed to be cryptic and interpretable. Since many attempt to take it literally and still diverge, the book fails to illuminate a single righteous path and proves itself not divine in origin by proving wrong its own claim as literal truth.

4 years, 11 months ago
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