Let me now do the rebutting part.
FYI, I never knew who is Harun Yahya. At first, I even confused him with Harun Din. And Obe, if I remembered well, you keep laughing at people trying to label you as ‘kafir’ or ‘freemason’ or ‘murtad’. Can’t you see what you are doing now? You’re trying to stereotype everybody who do not support Evolution Theory as ‘influenced’ by Harun Yahya. What the difference anyway between you and the people that loved to label you? You label others also!
And nope, I never read Harun Yahya’s works. Any of them. Maybe he is insane. I did read origin of species by the way. I mean, the theory. Not the book. Since that thing is in my textbooks time and time again. I’m a science student, remember?
Facts or fictions? Have you ever heard that Charles Darwin combined an ape skull with a human’s to create the illusion that the skull belongs to a single ancestor of both species? Yes, I found this in an encyclopedia. You should know since you loved to read them.
And, fact supporting Creationism is also copious and substantial. Or, do you need God to create something before your bare eyes before you want to believe it?
For a smart man like you, this is definitely a laughable question. Obe, please tell me, how many times bacteria give rise to a multicellular organism? Even if they continually evolving, it doesn’t change the fact that bacteria is still bacteria and viruses is still viruses even after their evolution. What kind of evolution crap are you telling right now?
Well I don’t know Obe. Which one easier to believe depends on who you ask this question to. Remember you had posted about the ghost house in Shah Alam? Why then you can believe something supernatural about ghosts but in evolution case, different set of rules is applied? (Quoting you).
Where you are denying every possibility of the existence of supernatural powers resulting to the events in our world. For you, everything must be proven by science. Then please explain all Prophet Muhammad’s pbuh miracles in scientific sense. Water coming out from his hand, moon split into two. Or are you going to tell me that all of his miracles are only myths?
This is one thing I loved the most about you. You asked people to think, but do you yourself think? I never kept my brain in a box, but I believed knowledge must be guided with revelations (wahyu). Contrary to your stand, of which you are implying that knowledge is LIMITED by religion. Isn’t it so?
Okay then, let’s analyse how far have you used your brain to think.
Question : Why do god send prophets? Why didn't he just reveal himself?
When reading this question in one of your entries, I felt so disappointed. Because it shows that you’d never think of this. Where’s your brain eh? It seems to me that you’d love to bash every thing taught in your religion, but you’d never want to learn or think from your religion’s point of view.
1. Because God is so almighty that this world could not sustain His presence. Mount Sinai broke down into pieces when He shown himself to Moses.
2. Meeting God is one of the things that ‘Ahli Syurga’ will experience in Akhirat. When finally they could see the God they had been worshipping their entire life (or for some, not that long). It is one of the benefits of being an Ahli Syurga.
3. If God came down Himself, then there would be a totally different system. Maybe no dosa/pahala, syurga/neraka. Just a different system.
4. Because human mind could not reach the intelligence of God. Everything that He had done, must have solid reasons. Don’t you worry about that. Worry more about your Ibadah and Iman.
These are my answers, from my BRAIN. Why couldn’t you see these kind of answers? Why when it comes to religion, you pretended as if you could not think.
You provided somebody else’s answers (some ustaz @ ustazah) and you bashed them whether directly or cynically. Why Obe, oh why? You bashed them with an atheist point of view, and expect your readers to answer the question raised, without you having to think in the same religious aspects. It makes you feel invincible.
Many other more entries in your blog contradict your calling to use our BRAIN. I think you are the one who’s keeping his brain inside a box. Especially for religion stuffs. If you could argue Evolution using your BRAIN, why can’t you think about religion using your BRAIN?
Yes, and then explain why the common ancestor must extinct before a new species rises? Doesn’t it wonders you that every time you claimed there exist a common ancestor, you failed to mention that the common ancestor had all extinct before a new species is born?
Where is the common ancestor for snakes and lizards? For elephants and whales? Why they must extinct before they give birth to the new species?
Because actually, they never EXISTED.
Yes, but I’m rooting for Creationism. Obe, I would like to clarify again my stand. I did not mention that Evolution does not exist, because for me, if Evolution exists, then it’s up to Allah’s will (Sunnatullah).
Evolution is not impossible. But with the facts that Pro-Evolutionism kept throwing at my face, all I could see is flaws in the Theory (I mean, after I use my BRAIN to analyse the facts given). For some points, Evolution is as if created from thin air, no proofs but kept using false examples to support the claim when I simply see Creationism is a simpler theory and more plausible.
And I read a lot already. FYI, I read more about Evolution than about Creationism. I think I’m mature enough to decide which thing I would like to believe. And when I believe, I give reasons why. But the reasons that Pro-Evolutionism like you giving me to explain Evolution, are just weak and laughable.
I believe I answered this one already. Yes, brain is awesome. Please use yours before implying others to do so. And UPDATED dogma doesn’t mean it’s better than the OUTDATED. I did not believe in fairy tales. I believe in al-Quran.
Thanks for the invitation. But I don’t get it. Do you mean you want me to use my BRAIN or you want me to think the same way as you are?
I seriously don’t think you are bad. You just need answers like others do, but unfortunately, you’d prefer to accept answers from outside the religion, because for you, ulama is blind for science and Islam does not give a favorable answer to you.
After all, difference in opinions is nikmat (or rahmat, couldn’t remember). But what worrying me most, if you are wrong, then how many Muslims suddenly endangering their faiths because of you? Because of your distorted views on Islam? I see that you are trying to make people think, up to the point of abandoning religion in the process.
Obe, knowledge without religion is like searching in the dark. I believe some questions you can keep to yourself and ask God later in afterlife, and not bombarding others to answer. As Muslim, you know what we would face later after we die.