Hey guys. I'm relatively new to Blizzforums.
I have a problem that I hope you guys can help me with.
I'm a Muslim who is very quickly weakening in faith.
I was reading the Quran at the request of my mother and I noticed that
many of its verses contain control mechanisms (ie, don't make heretic friends, don't question the Quran, etc.)
I, for a moment, thought that this book was attempting to brainwash me, but I dismissed the thought.
I closed the book out out of frustration and gave a heavy sigh. When my mother saw this, she yelled, "Don't disrespect the Quran!"
I'm used to statements like that, so I was inclined to dismiss that as well.
What actually pushed me toward atheism was that after she yelled,
she asked me to look over my shoulder and spit three times because it wards of the devil.
I found that to be supremely absurd and I believe that is when I became agnostic.
After much research into the topic of agnosticism and atheism, I found that most atheists are atheists not because they lack morals,
but because they have reasonably concluded that natural selection provides a scientifically sound explanation for things.
After reviewing the evidence and applying some personal thought, I believe I might be becoming atheist.
Is there any insight anyone can offer me for or against atheism?
Is there any insight anyone can offer me for or against theism or Islam in general?
Are there any other belief systems that you could recommend. I'm in a transition phase and am open to anything for now.
I'm sort of torn at the moment and would appreciate any advice I can get. Thanks in advance guys.