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Dec 01, 2016
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Lebanese Journalist Ziad Njeim: If God Created Us Free, We Should Be Free to Reject Her

#5807 | 02:49
Source: Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon)

Lebanese journalist Ziad Njeim, insisting upon using the feminine pronoun in referring to God, said: "If He - or rather She - exists, I thank Her for giving me the strength, the freedom, and the option to reject Her, just as I can accept Her." He further said: "I believe that there is ideological terrorism in the monotheistic religions… which began before Bin Laden." Speaking in an Al-Jadeed/New TV interview on December 1, Njeim took issue with the basic tenets of Christianity and Islam, asking: "How can you imagine the Trinity?" and "How can you [as Muslims] attest to something you haven't seen?"

 

Ziad Njeim: "I believe that people do not know God, and the god they present to us – they never met him. Or never met her. I am against treating God as masculine."

 

 

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"Most of the people who led the religions – the prophets and messengers, whom we hold in the highest regard – were men. All the leaders of countries and the people who wrote the history were men too, and we have witnessed what catastrophes they caused. Therefore, I do not believe in the reliability and performance of men, but rather, in those of women. If there is a God, he would not have turned women into mothers if they were not important. Long live mothers!"

 

 

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"I have doubts about the scriptures. We do not know who wrote them. Back then, there were no means of verification. Today, there are means of recording, but back then, there were none."

 

Host: "It is known that the New Testament was written by the disciples. A group of disciples wrote the New Testament."

 

Ziad Njeim: "That is what we are told. The Quran is the world of Allah, and it was sent down... That is what we are told. I believe that there is ideological terrorism in the monotheistic religions, with all due respect. I respect all the prophets, the messengers, and the divine texts, but I believe that there is ideological terrorism, which began before bin Laden. It began with the religions that said to us: Allah is so-and-so, Christ is so-and-so, the Prophet Muhammad is so-and-so, and you must accept this. If you do not accept it, you are infidels and apostates."

 

 

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"If the religions tell us that God created us free, then we should be free even to reject Him. As for God, if He – or rather She – exists, I thank Her for giving me the strength, the freedom, and the option to reject Her, just as I can accept Her."

 

 

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"We will not reach the end [of the world]. There is no 'end.'"

 

 

Host: "Was there a beginning?"

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "In my opinion, there wasn't."

 

 

Host: "How come?"

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "In my opinion, there was no beginning. The Earth existed."

 

 

Host: "Who created it?"

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "It just exists."

 

 

Host: "Who made it?"

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "I don't know who."

 

 

Host: "How come you don't know?"

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "I wasn't there."

 

 

Host: "Obviously not, but use your brain. If something exists, somebody created it."

 

 

Ziad Njeim: "Our Christian brothers say: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Three in one. Your mind cannot even imagine the Holy Ghost, so how can you imagine the Trinity? That's one thing. For another, our Muslim brothers say: 'I attest that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah.' How can you attest to something you haven't seen?"

 

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