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Our latest ‘Underground Knowledge’ group poll on the popular literary site Goodreads.com has taken an interesting turn with one of our Muslim members adding to the discussion.

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The poll simply asks: Do you believe in God? Results remain largely unchanged since our last poll update with 71% of poll respondents saying Yes (I believe in God); 16% saying No (I am an atheist); and 13% saying Undecided (I am an agnostic).

Our Muslim member, whom we shall call “Aabid” for the sake of this post, comments as follows:

 I am a believer, I believr in God, Allah, and I would like to point out that Muhammad Peace be upon him, is the a prophet and messenger of God, he’s a person just like all human beings, and in Islam, he’s Not considered a God, God is the Great Creator of the universe, the ultimate power and mighty of all, so please if you’re not a believer don’t be offensive to other religions, Islam Christianity Judasim Pagan or all, please dig things up before you say anything, just like I respect all of your opinions.  

Further random comments follow from other poll respondents (names withheld):

Aabid, finally! It’s nice to have a Muslim member commenting as there have been a lot of ill-informed comments about Islam in various posts (just as there are a lot of ill-informed comments in the media about your religion) so it’s great that you have joined the group. I look forward to reading more of your comments.

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I actually find it incredible that the media has managed to blur people’s opinions, and logic, of Islam and Islamic State etc. We’re on dangerous ground when it comes to confusing someone’s religion with others’ terrorist political religious views. (Especially when Islam and Christianity, along with Judaism of course, are from the same root)…And, oh…. how many examples there have been throughout history, especially with Christianity…

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Stop tarring all with the same brush. Think it through. It’s pretty damn easy to see that terrorism and Islam are two completely different things. And yet, I still feel the need to point it out because people are being brainwashed by the media. Look at who funds both sides of this new world war. That’s who the enemy is. Look at your own governments and ask: “Was it something we did?” You’ll soon find out, hell yes, it was. They’re fighting the West for a reason. You wanna stop the increasing war? Start by changing your own country’s philosophy and start asking: “What can we do to HELP this situation?”

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There are also elements of Islam I disagree with. But I just feel Muslims are being misrepresented in Western media. And moderate Muslims (the vast majority) are paying the price for extreme zealots (small minority).

 

Aabid summarizes the sentiments of most poll respondents to date with the following comment:

…Loving the spirit in this poll by the way.

 

To view the comments of all poll respondents, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group?type=group

Poll ends January 26.

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Our ‘Underground Knowledge’ discussion group is aimed at those with an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or to uncover “underground knowledge” on important issues of our times.

Everyone’s welcome to join! All you need is an enquiring mind. Our members include scientists, teachers, historians, authors, intelligence agency personnel, bankers, housewives, whistleblowers, students and many more.

Visit the group at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group

 

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In the latest poll in our ‘Underground Knowledge’ group on the popular literary site Goodreads.com we ask members: Do you believe in God? Given the number of declared atheists in the group, the interim results are surprising.

To date, 72% of poll respondents say Yes (I believe in God); 16% say No (I am an atheist); and 12% say Undecided (I am an agnostic).

It should be pointed out, the question (Do you believe in God) asked in the poll is qualified by the following: “This word doesn’t just include the Christian deity or other religious versions but any concept of God such as non-religious ‘spiritual’, New Age definitions or quantum physics/scientific theories of God).”

Comments received by poll respondents make for interesting reading. Here’s a random sample. (Names withheld)…

Yep….believe in God. BUT…..I’d sure as hell, (oops, sorry God) believe even more if I’d hit the damn lottery after praying sooooo hard. Just sayin.’ 

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Yes, I believe in the Lord God Creator, Maker of Heaven and Earth, unlike the author of the previous post, who prefers to sell his soul to Lucifer, the Fallen Angel. Many people do not believe in intelligent design, but several of my articles point not only to intelligent design and cosmology but a timetable to world events.

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Yes, I am a believer, but I don’t believe on that simple description of the Great Engineer, like it is depicted in the Big Books. 

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Best description would be that I believe in a Mathematical Entity, void of any mental abilities or identity. Completely non Anthropomorphic.

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If you are to consider a fruit bearing tree, you would have a good idea of how I perceive life, and the universe. Interesting, that a single bud of an early spring, may lead to a great tree, hundreds of years old, which produces many fruits, is it not? All is fractal, Brahman is everything.

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My God’s name is NOT Muhammad. My God spreads love and allows me to live my life to it’s fullest. 

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But what about the Islamic members of this group, Xxxxxx? Do you love them too? 🙂 

 

To view the comments of all poll respondents, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group?type=group

Poll ends January 26.

 

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Our ‘Underground Knowledge’ discussion group on Goodreads.com continues to go from strength to strength with membership now topping 490, making this one of the fastest growing groups on Goodreads.

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The group is aimed at those with an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or to uncover “underground knowledge” on important issues of our times.

Everyone’s welcome to join! All you need is an enquiring mind. Our members include scientists, teachers, historians, authors, intelligence agency personnel, bankers, housewives, whistleblowers, students, three or four rednecks (probably three) and one or two busy-bodies (two actually).

Visit the group at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group

 

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