Want Your Tribal God, Stay with Your Tribe — If You Want God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, Come Join Us

Epigraph

Say: “O followers of the revealed books! Come to a tenet which we and you hold in common: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall not ascribe divinity to any beside Him, and that we shall not take human beings for our lords beside God.” And if they turn away, then say: “Bear witness that it is we who have surrendered ourselves unto Him.” (Al Quran 3:64/65)

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By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

When we socialize with persons of our sect and faith only and make no effort to know others in our global village we are invoking our tribal God and and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

When we refuse interfaith tolerance and insist on special perks for the majority in our country we are invoking our tribal God and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

When we refuse secularism in our country and want Shariah Law of our choosing, be it Islam in the Muslim majority countries, Christianity in USA, Judaism in Israel, Hinduism in India or even Buddhism as in Myanmar, we are invoking our tribal God and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

When we refuse women rights or gender equality we are invoking our male tribal God and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

When we learn exclusively from the teachers of our religion or sect and refuse the genuine scholarship of others we are invoking our tribal God and and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

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When Republicans want to vote for President Trump on moral grounds despite his extreme moral lapses that have been well documented and popularized and thousands of lies that he has told publicly in the last 3-4 years of his presidency then they are invoking their tribal God and and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

Such right wing politics are not unique to USA and lesser versions of these can be seen in many populist leaders in other countries of the world. They are invoking their tribal God and not the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them.

To find the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, may peace be on all of them, we need to expand our horizons, walk away from our favorite water well and gather information from multiple sources as below rather than finding comfort in our own echo chamber in our social media.

The bubbles of social isolation are the creators of tribal Gods and taking us away from one the God of Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad, who is the Creator of the whole of humanity.

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Suggested reading for understanding morality and promoting secularism in every country of the world:

Only 15% of the French Believe God is Necessary for Morality

Ted Talk: Achieving Secularism, Gender Equality and Interfaith Tolerance Within Islamic Paradigm

Some Argue Islamism from the Quran and others Secularism and Many argue Both on the Same Day

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Reading the Quran and the Bible Literally Means Demons and Jinns Will Rule Humans

Do Religious or Spiritual People Make More Ethical Employees?

Richard Dawkins admits a world with no God would be immoral

Dr. Zia H Shah’s interview by Voice of Islam: Is Morality Objective or Subjective?

National Geographic Video: All Knowing, All Seeing God Keeps Us Away from Crime and Sin, See the Evidence

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63% of Americans say it is NOT necessary to believe in God in order to be moral

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