When it comes to religion I switch off. What I mean by switch off is that I do not tolerate ignorance or any bull shit of understanding religion in new ways! I refrain from engaging in religious discussions because of two reasons, one is that I do not have enough knowledge about it to quote and back up what I'm saying even though I know what I'm talking about, two is that I get truly angry when it comes to people disrespecting religion, any religion mind you not only Islam. I become a 93aideya when it comes to religion, mokhi ey9eer gazma adeema 3ala golat'hom. I switch off and shut my mouth even though I want to smack the person infront of me because I do not play around with it. I believe what is written in the Quran without doubt. Yes some might seem extreme for our modernised world but this is when faith comes in.
Tell me something when we come to learn something for the first time in school or university why do we take in the information without second guessing its validity? We may start developing our own opinions but we NEVER object to its foundations. Let me relate this to politics, every political action is analysed and supported by theories. I may dislike some theories but I would never dare say this theory is wrong and its characteristics make no sense, I wouldn't say I understand this theory in my own way because I simply cannot! This theory has been laid down by a "Man" and he stated point one, two, three, and stated such is such and such is such, making it a theory used and studied through out time. It is his theory and what he stated is correct point blank.
So why is it when it comes to religion that has been created by "God" we have the audacity to sit there and say I understand religion in my way or dismiss it as a whole or say this religion makes no sense!!! Why do we question its validity?? Medical students follow what they are taught blindly without second guessing their lecturers, so do engineer's and lawyers because they are responsible for lives. They follow what they are taught down to the letter and word but do they do the same with religion? No they don't. Because this religion that has been created by God and it's up for discussion but that of Man creation is not!! By the way I'm being sarcastic here for you that didn't get the previous statement..
I do not tolerate religious discussions because those who say understand religion in their own way really have no understanding at all! If they had any they would NOT say prayer or Hajj is not a pillar of Islam but hey political theories are untouchable but the words of God are up for being shredded to pieces!
I could go on for a while about this topic and write a hell of alot more but you know what I'd rather go read Quran and be taught and educated by God not mankind that lack the essence of understanding..