Quran 14:4 and ex Muslims: The issue of sacred normativity and antinomianism

I have found relatively comfortable to hear secular or ex Muslims talking about Islam compared to militant ex Christians talking against religion because they have never experienced religion in its Ishmaelite pronomian manifestation. It is also good to hear about the issue of normativity from a secular point of view because the issue of antinomianism and commandments has traditionally been discussed in intrafaith or interfaith debates. I have grown up in an orthodox household of Pakistan being a son of a Scriptural father and a mystic mother. One of them won a US scholarship and another is a zoologist. I received modern education in Pakistan and now I am an electrical engineer working in the area of Nano electronics. What I have observed that it is not pronomianism/sacred normativity per se which causes dysphoria, rather it is being psyche-insensitive pronomianism which causes problems. So, I try to understand the psychology of dissenters of faith and try to reach out to them in their own linguistic and psychological terms as Quran 14:4 teaches. By the way I have read in sacred legal manuals that if someone breaks his fast due to masturbation for example, he only has to fast only for one day again. I have been sexually explicit to make a point that sacred law is not as horrible as some Scripture ignorant zealots present it to be. As far as the issue of shaming is concerned, the word tathrib in Quran 12:92 forbids shaming. For example, whatever an Islamic court decides independently does not give the believers the right to insult any sinner. Quran 2:206 teaches that some people refuse to acknowledge truth simply because their self respect has been hurt that’s why the Ishmaelite Messenger(p) stood up for a Jewish coffin stating: Did God not breathe His own soul in him.





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