Note : Atheism is a new phenomena in the history of mankind and cannot be said to be natural.
It is totally against the pure instinct of man, not to believe in a supernatural being - for this would only be replacing the idea of God (the intelligent Force), with nature (an unknown entity without any will nor intelligence, yet said to be the cause) capable of creating many amazing things in this universe.
In matters of doctrine about God, we cannot use reason, because God is infinite, while our mind is finite. What is finite cannot encompass the infinite. We regard “ Trinity ” as a mystery and accept it by Faith.
Even in this suggestion, it is itself a contradiction as we cannot help but use reason to make sense of it.
Surely, when God reveal truth, it must be in a form which we have been prepared to know. Man has been given “ reason ” so that he can discern, understand and arrive at knowing the truth in any matter. Especially in religion, any doctrines taught must be evaluated by reason – without which, it is advocating us to become ‘unreasonable’ which demeans our God-given faculty.
Using of reason is not about trying to ‘encompass’ something infinite, but only in comprehending and verifying truth within its finite capacity.
Example, when we are choosing to buy a calculator, it is irrelevant to ask : “Numbers are infinite, can this calculator compute infinite numbers?” Of course no calculator can. But this does not mean we cannot verify the workability of a calculator by using its finite potential and do a simple calculation.
An assertion which is absurd, self-contradictory, antithetical etc. which our mind knows it to be so, is not a “ mystery ”.
By scrutinizing what is presented in the doctrine of “Trinity”, one can show how, or in what way it is absurd, why it is to be categorized as antithetical etc. It’s being “ anti-reason (unreasonable) ” is not a mystery, just as the absurdity of one who say “ this is a circle which is at the same time is a square”... !!?!
To brush it aside as though it is a mystery is misleading and deceptive.
Others may use the term “Faith” as though to mean “ to accept and follow without question, a promise to accept, etc. ” even when it is inherently opposed to our common sense. Islam is opposed to this.
In the Qur’an we are warned :
“ And never concern thyself with anything of which thou hast no knowledge: verily, [thy] hearing and sight and heart - all of them - will be called to account for it [on Judgment Day]! “ ( Qur’an: al-Isra’ : 17: 36 )
To suggest God to have a “ son ” is absurd. Words have meanings, and any statement which contain contradiction, is false and must be rejected. Consider:
“ God ” refers to a Divine being. By “ Divine ” it means inter alia, “ One Who does not need others for its existence; One Who is the Creator and not created; the First cause without any before Him, nothing precedes Him; etc .”
Whereas the term “ son ” implies that He must have a “ father ” without whom, this term “ son ” cannot be true. By virtue of this, the term “ son ” and “ Divine ” are contradictory terms.
In one interfaith dialogue, someone remarked to me: “ The son of a horse must be the same, i.e. It is also a horse, therefore the ‘son of God’ (mentioned in the Bible) is also God ” to which I refuted ......
“ but the God you refer to as the “Father”, has no father, whereas your so-called ‘son of God’ (you purport) has a father. So how can he (son) is said to be like his father (Who has no father) ?”
“ Do you believe in One God (monotheist)? If so, wouldn’t this literal understanding of ‘son’ means that there are two Gods, now? And why stop at one ..?”
“ Muhammad s.a.a.w.” : Arabic name meaning “ the Praised One ”; he is the Chosen, Unlettered Prophet, the servant and Messenger of Allah, the Awaited Seal of Prophethood after whom there will be no more prophet sent.