You wrote: “As the answer to our question comes from Surah 2 onwards, then it becomes a mere ritual repeating 5 times a day to show us the straight path. Just get your answer from the Quran, remember what you are told to do, submit to this by doing it.”
Undoubtedly, the answer to our supplication is from Chap 2 onwards. Yet, keeping God and His attributes in mind, our pledge to follow His commands, and our supplications are essential to cement our bond with God. If this practice of 5 times is done purposefully and with the spirit it is intended for, there is no way one can go astray, even if one does not know the full Quran.
You wrote: “Please reflect that if a namaz prayer is a requirement for is to do 5 times a day, you would expect the instructions for this to come right after surah 1, but it does not.”
This is the problem. We think as per our limited thinking as to how God should reveal something at this stage, in this way, here and now, etc. We want God to do things as per our understanding. Let’s try it other way around.
You wrote: “Please also reflect on other posts showing that the command to do namaz prayer is not in the Quran, and could not, was not given to the Messenger, or to Abraham, so what we have is a none Quranic sanctioned act. If you accept this is the case but still want to do namaz, then I can respect your decision though I do not agree with it but I cannot accept that the Quran tells us to do this when it clearly does not.”
Look respect is mutual, I respect your choice not do Salat as Muslims do. Please don’t blame Quran for your choice. I have already posted my comments related to Ibrahim, Creed of Ibrahim, and Religious Rites under the thread 1-5 Salat. See, if it makes sense to you, if not, be it.