The BIG DEBATE: Held on 17th November 2014 at the University of Northampton
The debate juxtaposed the Islamic position with the Atheist (Secular Humanist) position on four topics: Women’s Rights & Leadership, Should religion decide who we marry? (incl. whether or not Gay Marriage should be prohibited or not), Animal Rights and Ritual Slaughter (Halal/Kosher) and whether children from religious families should be ‘forced’ to attend religious assemblies in UK Faith Schools.
Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association (BHA), and Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union – the world union of Humanist organisations.
Abdullah al Andalusi, Islamic thinker, and speaker for Muslim Debate Initiative
A logical and realistic look into the Athesistic world view & claim that we are all simply “biological accidents”.. with no purpose.
I forgot to say that yes it is hard if your Parents are not yet muslims but
we have to remember what the Qur´an says: we cannot guide whome we want to guide,
but God guides whome he wants to guide.
Muslims let not videos like this lead us towards arrogance but instead take the good from them, Atheists this is not to attack you as people but instead to highlight the flaws of your world view and to encourage you to turn towards the truth.
Suppose you find a watch in the middle of a desert. What would you conclude? Would you think that someone dropped this watch? Or would you suppose that the watch came by itself?
If your answer is, “That watch came by itself.”
I have no option but to call you a LUNATIC.
Of course no sane person would say that the watch just happened to emerge from the sand. All the intricate working parts could not simply develop from the metals that lay buried in the earth. The watch must have a manufacturer. If a watch tells accurate time we expect the manufacturer must be intelligent. Blind chance cannot produce a working watch.
The creator who gave us light, energy, protection and beauty the only one who deserves our worship. Yet some people insist that he does not exist. What would they think if they found a watch in the desert? An accurate, working watch? A beautifully designed watch? Would they not conclude that there does exist a watchmaker? An intelligent watchmaker? One who appreciates beauty? Such is God who made us.”