Imagine sitting on a railway and there is a train coming to your direction through that railway. There are a few people who know the signs of an incoming train (vibration of the railway, sounds, etc), but most people around you did not see the train. ASSUMING THAT THERE REALLY IS A TRAIN COMING YOUR WAY:
1. You cannot be safe by simply disbelieving in the existence of that train.
2. You cannot be safe by claiming that you have rights to choose your own path and meaning and conclude therefore the train cannot exist.
3. You cannot be safe either by saying that the train does cannot exist because it is not what you prefer.
4. You cannot be safe either by agreeing that a train is there but you claim that you have all the rights to be in that particular spot on the railway, and the train does not have rights to pass.
5. You cannot be safe either by following the majority of people around you who do not know the signs of the coming of the train and say “there is nothing, you are safe to stay where you are”.
I do not find life as going on whether or not we choose the right or wrong path, and there are numerous religions and beliefs (or lack thereof) along the way offering us their ‘products’ like merchants trying to convince us that their product is the best. I do not find Islam simply as the best among other choices of ‘merchants’ we find along the way, so much so that those who do not choose Islam will simply find a lesser quality in their life but thats all.
I find that Islam is a message of what really is the reality. Its truth is neither subject to our liking, nor is it subject to approval of the masses. The train is coming anyway. For those who do not see the train, then it is up to you. But for those who have noticed an incoming train, it only makes sense for these people to warn others. They will do their best, but if you insist then all they can do is stand back and watch what will happen to you.
You may not agree with me, but hear this:
(كَلَّا سَوۡفَ تَعۡلَمُونَ (٣) ثُمَّ كَلَّا سَوۡفَ تَعۡلَمُونَ (٤) كَلَّا لَوۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ عِلۡمَ ٱلۡيَقِينِ (٥
“Nay, but ye will come to know! Nay, but ye will come to Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge!” (Surah at-Takaathur, ayat 3-5)