Your quote: Here is someone who searched hadees and came back confused:
Please clarify where the confusion is? I was asked why I do not pray namaaz and I said it was not a command of Allah to do aerobics five times a day; no instructions in the Quran and no instructions in the hadith fairy tales either! So the only recourse is to follow our ancestors which the Quran unreservedly condemns us for doing:-
2:170 When it is said unto these (satans), "Follow what God has revealed", they say, "Nay! We follow that wherein we found our ancestors.” "What! Even though their ancestors (and the ancient Imams) were lacking in understanding and were not rightly guided?”
[5:104, 10:78, 11:62, 11:87, 21:53, 34:43, 38:7, 43:23. Hudan and derivatives = Prominent = Bright = Lighted = Clearly visible = Leading = Guidance = Lighthouse = A well-lit road = A landmark of identification in the desert or sea]
2:171 The likeness of such blind followers is that (of a herd of sheep) which hear the shepherd’s call, but hear in it nothing more than a sound and a shout. Deaf, dumb, blind, for they use not their reason and, hence, fail to attain good common sense.
[This is subhuman level of existence 7:179. ‘Unq = Shepherd’s call. Shepherd here pertains to religious leaders who have learned some meaningless words or tenets, and a herd of sheep is the masses that blindly follow them. Kufr embraces blind following in addition to denying or concealing the truth. Perceptual senses alone cannot distinguish human beings from the rest of the Animal Kingdom. It is the data processing or intellectual analysis that makes them distinct]
The long list I drew up was to show who the majority are following, for it is certainly not Allah via the Quran. And what do the majority give us:-
6:116 People will confront you with what the majority is doing.) Now if you pay heed to, or get intimidated by majority of those who live on earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s Way. Most of the people follow nothing but conjecture and they only live by guesswork.
I am not confused, just more certain than ever that what I believe, the pure and only Quran, is sufficient for me; anything else is just conjecture and a recipe for hell fire to fry us in [metaphorically speaking].