My generation was involved to praise earthly people as if they were deities. Those who have the same age as me or a bit older remember the ovations when names of Stalin or Rakosi were mentioned. Later, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat under the regime of Kadar was lighter.
However, the political changes in 1989 have not brought tranquility, in fact it resulted rivalry:
- in plundering the country as soon as possible,
- in creating charismatic leaders under the umbrella of democracy who become humandeities.
Plundering was successful and masses of human-deities are among us. They are those who declare everything exclusively!
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things), (Quran 102:1)
Acquisitiveness, that is, the passion for seeking an increase in wealth, position, the number of adherents or followers or supporters, mass production and mass organization, may affect an individual as such, or it may affect whole societies or nations. Other people's example or rivalry in such things may aggravate the situation. Up to a certain point it may be good and necessary. But when it becomes inordinate and monopolizes attention, it leaves no time for higher things in life, and a clear warning is here sounded from a moral point of view. Man may be engrossed in these things till death approaches, and he looks back on a wasted life, as far as the higher things are concerned.
I turned towards Islam because Quran doesn’t allow anyone to mediate between me and Allah. Even Mohammed (pbuh) cannot! Dou you understand? Even a Prophet (pbuh) cannot stand between me and Allah! As he was also a human. A teacher, the last one! I feel comfort in Islam because I am in a human dimension without any human-deity and I am not going to leave that space!
Muhammad is no more than an apostle: many Were the apostle that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah. but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude. (Quran 3:144)
There are no flying creatures with wings around me and I am not threatened by monsters with hoofs and horns. I can purify myself with 1400 years old teachings what make me more perfect and relaxed.
There is always a smile on my face when I look on those human-deities. They try to force innocent people into their material world where they can take away earthly assets by payment warnings, execution orders and tax policies in order to push you in slavery. However, I am not involved because there is nothing with me what they can take away!
There is also smile on my face when I see the actual preachers of Islam. Some of them have become human-deities, too. There are huge sources behind them but those who finance them don’t understand the essence of Islam: if they pull down their minions into the material world what works according to their material regulations, in the long term they and their show-Islam preachers will be doomed to fail.