If you have a mind set, then nothing will change it. Liberals are only looking for buddies to be with, for NOT DOING ordained prayer performance.
Perhaps to reduce guilt. Good for them.
Quran is for a professor and a villager both. It says itself.
22:16 And thus We have revealed the Qur'an in simple and plain verses. Allah Guides him who seeks Guidance.
54:17 And indeed, We have made the Qur’an easy to understand. Then, is there any who will learn?
55:2 He it is Who has made known and taught the Qur'an.
Look, There are no hidden messages, no sub-carrier frequencies, no underlays. Other wise it will not be declared easy by the Creator itself. WHY world he hide real message, when it is made for all human beings. This is a big mistake to find hidden code or message. There are none. It there are , then mankind will be needing Mullahs, muftees, scholars. Allah doesn't want that, so he made it easy, so that an illiterate like me can read it myself and do what i read.
I am not that educated and deep like you, but thats what the world is, like me, villagers, farmers and labors etc.. They just read and follow. Billions of simple population can not find you to make them understand the hidden messages.
Dr. Shabbir Ahmed wrote once. ...I wish to convincingly change this wrong perception. The common and the brightest westerners do not even know that the Qur'an is their property as well. Muslims have no exclusive rights to it. Rather, the Criminals have abandoned it and repelled God's servants away from this Treasure of treasures!)
Again this is the reason that i am also dead against Philosopher class like Ghazali, Indo-Soofis, irani Hadeesi And fiqhai Imams. they all smeared islam from simple to complicated just to prove their super intelligence. Now in the name of finding truth, modern day Liberals are now doing same. But actually trying to avoid all ordained prayers and in the process becoming guilty.
Prayer performances take time, some suffering, some pain and some sacrifices. Its human nature to avoid all such things. But there is reward for such efforts.
I am against present exorbitant ritualistic prayers, inducted by criminals of Islam, but also against the idea that we should quit, like you mentioned in the last para that every one has choices.