Should i pick philosophy at A levels even though i am a muslim?

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(Original post by HAnwar)
People have told me about the subject and it sounds boring and not my thing.
Philosophy is not just all about thinking about God, which you might find boring, it also about thinking consistently about nature and the things we come to know. Whatever your field of study, philosophy builds the foundation of its knowledge.
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This reminds me of

"Is applying to Jesus College haram?" :toofunny:
looooool dead :rofl: that was a thing?
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looooool dead :rofl: that was a thing?
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3777409

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No but you have to say Jesus Alayhi as salaam College each time

LMAOOO ffs :rofl::rofl: ty for the lols m8
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LMAOOO ffs :rofl::rofl: ty for the lols m8
OMG I remember that now :rofl:

What a top thread.. 10/10 bants
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Islam is scared of an A level subject ?
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(Original post by champ_mc99)
Doesn't matter if you're Muslim. Do a REAL subject.
it is, it makes you form an opinion on something then find evidence to back up your claim then tell someone else they're wrong and you're right
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(Original post by Absent Agent)
Philosophy is not just all about thinking about God, which you might find boring, it also about thinking consistently about nature and the things we come to know. Whatever your field of study, philosophy builds the foundation of its knowledge.
Meh. Still not my type.
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(Original post by TeeEm)
Islam is scared of an A level subject ?
Islam doesn't actually have problems with thinking rationally and critically. It is of our nature that avoids change, especially change in our thoughts.

As Albert Einstein said;

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
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(Original post by TeeEm)
Islam is scared of an A level subject ?
(Original post by Absent Agent)
Islam doesn't actually have problems with thinking rationally and critically. It is of our nature that avoids change, especially change in our thoughts.

As Albert Einstein said;

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
(Original post by HAnwar)
Meh. Still not my type.
(Original post by Zed1_.)
I am currently doing my gcse's and i plan to do philosophy, psychology, economics and business studies at A level. However, despite my interest in philosophy i am quite worried about if it would break my islamic faith. I'll be honest, i don't actually follow the religion. I don't pray, i commit sins and so on but i am happy being a muslim but i am concerned as to whether the theories and questions of god's existence will destroy my faith.Thanks.
(Original post by Don Pedro K.)
Well, I did R.S. at GCSE and I believe in God. We studied arguments for and against the existence of God, and I found it really interesting. However, to this day (I'm doing my A2s) now, I still believe in God
(Original post by Josb)
It's a philosophy thread, I ask the questions I want.
(Original post by champ_mc99)
Doesn't matter if you're Muslim. Do a REAL subject.
(Original post by LC1996)
I did philosophy as an A Level and I find it impossible to see how after looking at the arguments against God in such detail, how anyone can believe in God. it should be a good thing to challenge your beliefs in an evidence based way.
(Original post by alldayniqqa)
Honestly its a good subject to do which will open up your mind and give you a different perspective on things.



(Original post by thefatone)
it is, it makes you form an opinion on something then find evidence to back up your claim then tell someone else they're wrong and you're right
(Original post by Student403)
OMG I remember that now :rofl:

What a top thread.. 10/10 bants
(Original post by Fiduciam)
LMAOOO ffs :rofl::rofl: ty for the lols m8
(Original post by murakamami)
Hi. I'm currently doing Philosophy at AS, despite not being a Muslim, I do have Muslim friends doing it; because they have an interest in it. From what I know their beliefs have not changed; but if you choose to do philosophy at a-level, you should be ready for a lot of debate about God and arguments based on the existence of God.


"The mark of an intelligent man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it."
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Lol since like 98% of the kids in my school are muslim, the Philosophy and Ethics class is all Muslim. My friend does it and i asked her if It ever caused her to challenge her faith. She basically said that the arguments go over her head. She learns it for the exam, but doesn't seriously try to contemplate or understand them
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"The mark of an intelligent man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it."
Lol that quote actually came to my mind when reading this thread :lol:
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Lol since like 98% of the kids in my school are muslim , the Philosophy and Ethics class is all Muslim. My friend does it and i asked her if It ever caused her to challenge her faith. She basically said that the arguments go over her head. She learns it for the exam, but doesn't seriously try to contemplate or understand them
You go to school in Saudi lmao?
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(Original post by childofthesun)
Lol that quote actually came to my mind when reading this thread :lol:
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(Original post by High Stakes)

"The mark of an intelligent man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it."
But the problem is not in entertaining a thought, but of knowing it to be true without accepting it.
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I see.. :sigh:
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But you cannot really decide to have no interest in a subject when you have never engaged in it, no?
But you can't just take risks when it's a subject you're going to be studying in depth for the next two years... why are you trying to turn this into "muslims don't do philosophy because it could challenge their faith" when several muslims in the thread have already said that they chose philosophy and it didnt affect them
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7KhRYarGw
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I see.. :sigh:
Baby it was just an expression of admiration! You don't have to worry. You're the only one for me. xx
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(Original post by High Stakes)
"The mark of an intelligent man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it."
I studied philosophy in college and I hated it, principally because I found it was just a memorising quote competition.

Can you explain your quote in your own words?
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