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Criticising Religions


It's a group is for you atheists and agnostics who like criticism.. feel free to participate.

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Criticising Religions

About Criticising Religions,

It's a group is for you atheists and agnostics who like criticism.. I welcome your suggestions updating this group, sharing links and adding discussions or comments..

Feel free to participate..

Middle-Eastern Gods
The current Top Ten:

1st : SATAN
2nd : JESUS
3rd : ALLAH
4th : JEHOVAH
5th : YAHWEH
6th : AHURA-MAZDA
7th : BEELZEBUB
8th : GOD
9th : BAAL

10th:YHWH

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 Useful Books

  about Islam,

Books of "Ibn Warraq"

-Why I Am Not a Muslim, Ibn Warraq, foreword by R. Joseph Hoffmann.

-Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, edited by Ibn Warraq.

-What the Koran Really Says: Language, Text, and Commentary, edited and translated by Ibn Warraq.

-The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, edited and translated by Ibn Warraq.

-The Origins of The Koran, Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book, edited by Ibn Warraq.

 about Christianity and Judaism,
-Why I Am Not A Christian by historian and philosopher Richard Carrier.

- Why I am not a christian by Bertrand Russell

-The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha by James H. Charlesworth.

-History of Old Testament Criticism by Archibald Duff.

-Why I Am Not a Jew , by David Dvorkin.

-The Jesus Puzzle, by Earl Doherty.

 

                          Why I Criticize Religion - Sam Harris

 

 

Discussion Forum

Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time

Started by Hope. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Apr 30. 15 Replies

Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time! Seriously!Sharia principles are to become enshrined in the UK legal system for the first time, with The Law Society publishing guidelines…Continue

Tags: system, legal, for, first, time

O! Secular education, when will I see your light?

Started by Pa3'yn Mar 30. 0 Replies

I began attending university a while back, and I was utterly shocked by the amount of idiocy that is found there. The policies that I shall now mention are all influenced by religious matters:1.…Continue

Tags: education, university, arabia, Saudi

Religion to Disappear By 2041 Claims New Study

Started by Hope. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Sep 18, 2013. 20 Replies

Added by Rebecca Savastio on July 23, 2013.…Continue

Tags: Claims, New, Study, 2041, By

The Skull-Smashing Cleric

Started by Hope. Last reply by Hope Jul 2, 2013. 8 Replies

Why is that Her Majesty's govt. so complacent to Wahhabi clerics?This cleric makes me laugh actually but, don't ever underestimate him because he has too much fans!…Continue

Tags: Cleric, Skull-Smashing, The

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Comment by Mo Trauen on April 1, 2014 at 7:18pm

The new law in Saudi Arabia sounds just like what the religious kooks in America want to do.

Comment by Hope on April 1, 2014 at 5:17pm

Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, the Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order".

The new laws have largely been brought in to combat the growing number of Saudis travelling to take part in the civil war in Syria, who have previously returned with newfound training and ideas about overthrowing the monarchy.

To that end, King Abdullah issued Royal Decree 44, which criminalises "participating in hostilities outside the kingdom" with prison sentences of between three and 20 years, Human Rights Watch said.

Yet last month further regulations were issued by the Saudi interior ministry, identifying a broad list of groups which the government considers to be terrorist organisations - including the Muslim Brotherhood.

Article one of the new provisions defines terrorism as "calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based".

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-de...

Comment by Hope on March 31, 2014 at 11:36am
Comment by Yahweh on March 30, 2014 at 8:25am

Why am I number 5?

Comment by Hope on August 14, 2013 at 12:55am

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds

Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades.

A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies. Even in extreme old age, intelligent people are less likely to believe, the researchers found - and the reasons why people with high IQs shun religion may not be as simple as previously thought.

Previous studies have tended to assume that intelligent people simply “know better”, the researchers write - but the reasons may be more complex.

For instance, intelligent people are more likely to be married, and more likely to be successful in life - and this may mean they “need” religion less.

The studies used in Zuckerman's paper included a life-long analysis of the beliefs of a group of 1,500 gifted children - those with IQs over 135 - in a study which began in 1921 and continues today.

Even at 75 to 91 years of age, the children from Lewis Terman’s study scored lower for religiosity than the general population - contrary to the widely held belief that people turn to God as they age. The researchers noted that data was lacking about religious attitudes in old age and say, “Additional research is needed to resolve this issue.”

As early as 1958, Michael Argyle concluded, “Although intelligent children grasp religious concepts earlier, they are also the first to doubt the truth of religion, and intelligent students are much less likely to accept orthodox beliefs, and rather less likely to have pro-religious attitudes.”

A 1916 study quoted in Zuckerman’s paper (Leuba) found that, “58% of randomly selected scientists in the United States expressed disbelief in, or doubt regarding the existence of God; this proportion rose to nearly 70% for the most eminent scientists.”

Yahoo

Comment by Hope on July 8, 2013 at 8:51pm

Why We Believe in Gods - Dr. Andy Thomson (American Atheists)

 

Comment by Hope on July 2, 2013 at 8:03pm

God is for idiots

Comment by Hope on July 2, 2013 at 6:46pm

20 Vile Quotes Against Women By Religious Leaders From St. Augustine to Pat Robertson

The media’s most unabashed misogynists are actually tame compared to their ideological ancestors, which include the biggest names in Christian history.

June 30, 2013 | With diatribes about entertainers who invite rape and moms who are destroying America by supporting their families...with ignorant arguments about fetuses that masturbate, and females who might as well if they use contraception, and fetal personhood that trumps the personhood of females...it’s tempting to think that Christian conservatives have reached some new pinnacle of hating women and sexuality. But the sad reality is that even the media’s most unabashed misogynists like Michele Bachmann, Michael Burgess, Lou Dobbs and Juan Williams are actually tame compared to their ideological ancestors, including some of the biggest names in Christian history.

In past centuries, men who were hailed as church fathers, patriarchs, doctors, and even saints boldly expressed their view that females are inferior and loathsome, and they explained at length why God shared their perspective. Lest we fall into the conservative trap of thinking that the past was somehow better than the nasty messes we face today, it’s worth pondering some of the lovely tidbits the Church has thought fit to preserve and promote in the centuries since Christianity was founded. Here are some of the most savory. They come from three waves of religious leaders: “Fathers” of the Catholic Church, Protestant reformers, and American patriarchs who inherited the mantle of both.

Church Doctors and Fathers

· Every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman.–Saint Clement of Alexandria, Christian theologian (c150-215)

· In pain shall you bring forth children, woman, and you shall turn to your husband and he shall rule over you. And do you not know that you are Eve? God’s sentence hangs still over all your sex and His punishment weighs down upon you. You are the devil’s gateway; you are she who first violated the forbidden tree and broke the law of God. It was you who coaxed your way around him whom the devil had not the force to attack. With what ease you shattered that image of God: Man! Because of the death you merited, even the Son of God had to die... Woman, you are the gate to hell. –Tertullian, “the father of Latin Christianity” (c160-225)

· http://www.alternet.org/belief/20-vile-quotes-against-women-religio...

Comment by Hope on July 2, 2013 at 6:40pm

Thank you all for joining this group! \ (•◡•) /

Comment by Christian AWOL on July 29, 2012 at 7:21pm

Just a comment on the Great Chrisian doctrine of original sin. It requires that obvious mythology get turned around and transformed into historical fact. If Adam and Eve didn't actually sin in Eden, then there is no basis for original sin. However, original sin is required to have Christ's death make any sense. So no original sin = Christ died in vain. Everything hinges on that first magical couple eating fruit from a forbidden tree because a reptile (no mention of satan in the book itself) told them too. Nice.

 

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