I mean everything thing you're saying is true but I've already taken that into account as an inevitability. What Shocks me the most is that all these institutions (including the technological monopolies now in existence) are basically pretending to solve the very problems they're actively creating. I mean tell me how many things you can think of that we did fine before a technological middle man came along? Do we really need smart toasters logging every time we burp? Do we really need institutions stigmatizing and forcing people into worse situations? Solving problems is an existential threat. That's why you don't see government or religion actually SOLVING anything, they just use the premise as an excuse to make everyone agree to a long and pointless bureaucracy to be born so: a.) a bunch of bullies can harrass people or, b.) a bunch of people can go around rubber stamping things all day.
"Religions" are many. But the true final religion has everything already solved until the end of time. Whether it is applied by humans is something else. Humans complicate simple matters. Study history. That is why even previous religions were changed by humans. People changed the books with their hands.
Your acknowledgement of technological monopolies making things worse is true. It all comes down to the simple lesson Allah first gave to prophet Adam (peace be upon him) ie don't go near the tree. Why? because harmful changes
would happen. Human beings have a hard time applying that lesson. Change is of two types, good or bad. It depends on the context and the Wisdom of Allah. When things are left to the intellect alone, that's when problems start happening. Imbalances. Extremes. Oppression. Greed, Capitalism etc.
You say that religion doesn't solve anything. I say it confidently Islam has everything solved. Like I said above whether people apply and be grateful for it or even let it enter their hearts and be curious is another thing. We humans cause our own problems.
- What you see of Alcohol related cancers and birth defects wouldn't be existent in a true Islamic society
- The same for smoking
- The rise in sexually transmitted drug resistant super bugs (by the way secular government never pushes the obvious benefits of Islam and can't swallow their pride. They'll research new vaccination development instead of promoting the existing solution of not being sexually promiscuous)
- The oppression of the interest based banking system. Modern day enslavement making people sell their lives to pay off a debt
- Deceiving business practices where it is legal
to sell "food" that is actually incredibly harmful to everyone and cause diseases like diabetes even in children
I could give many more examples yet you claim Islam doesn't solve anything when on the contrary it forbids all of the above?
Amazingly, all of the above is also related to the very simple lesson of prophet Adam (peace be upon him) through the general principle of Prevention.
Which goes into every layer of those fields of life. Food, Sex, Business, Housing, Goods and services. What I mentioned above are outcomes and consequences of harm after a choice has been made. Or doing things in an extreme, unhealthy or misguided way and so essentially the wrong choice. Yet if those choices were Prevented
there would be freedom. Freedom from disease, freedom from enslavement, harm etc.
Yet you say religion doesn't solve anything? It's people that don't choose freedom. They choose enslavement.
So it looks like the lesson of prophet Adam (peace be upon him) still applies to this day doesn't it?