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Ultimate Questions in Philosophy of Religion


Author(s): Shaykh Mansour Leghaei

Category: General Philosophy


Shaykh Mansour Leghaei, in this book delves into the philosophy behind several intrinsic faith matters such as belief in God, free-will or predeterminism, the question of evil and much more.

Chapter 1: The Sleepwalkers!


If you would be a real seeker of truth,

You must at least once in your life doubt,

As far as possible, all things.

“Discours de la Méthode”; Descartes. 1637.

The Sleepwalkers

Khalid Gibran, the well known Lebanese poet and artist of the early twentieth century, says in prose poetry named ‘The Sleepwalkers':

“ In the town where I was born lived a woman and her daughter, who walked in their sleep.

One night, while silence enfolded the world, the woman and her daughter, walking, yet asleep, met in their mist-veiled garden. And the mother spoke, and she said: "At last, at last, my enemy! You by whom my youth was destroyed -- who have built up your life upon the ruins of mine! Would I could kill you!"

And the daughter spoke, and she said: "O hateful woman, selfish and old! Who stand between my freer self and me! Who would have my life an echo of your own faded life! Would you were dead!" At that moment a cock crew, and both women awoke. The mother said gently, "Is that you, darling?" And the daughter answered gently, "Yes, dear.”!

How can we really prove we are not sleepwalkers in our so-called life?

Let me share a personal experience with you. Some years ago, I

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