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How ISIS Drives Muslims From Islam... By Thomas L. Friedman

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Every week since last June i had been posting a discussion inviting anyone who wants to join us.So i decided to make one discussion for all the weeks. Yes i am lazy get over it ;)To all…Continue

The day of Ashura

Started by Hope. Last reply by Belle Rose Nov 2, 2014. 12 Replies

Tomorrow is the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar.. Here are some funny information about that day,, Shia will beat themselves up remembering the death of Imam Hussain…Continue

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Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on August 15, 2013 at 12:34am
This is a heartening article - I loved the line about “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."

Did you also see on the same page - Dark arts master Harry Potter to blame for Obama, claims professor.

How religious people can twist ANYTHING - but our numbers are growing - good stuff:)
Comment by Hope on August 14, 2013 at 12:56am

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.”

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Comment by Mohamed Zaki on July 10, 2013 at 6:48pm

thanks arch!! I am optimistic for the whole human race on the long run

Comment by Mohamed Zaki on July 9, 2013 at 7:57pm

@archaeopteryx a very eloquent kid indeed

Comment by Mohamed Zaki on July 9, 2013 at 7:57pm

Real nice song ya @Hope

Comment by Hope on July 9, 2013 at 6:07pm

@ Simon : Glad you liked it,, it's not my poem, it's a song by Omnia Hegazy ( http://www.omniamusic.com/ ) I'm a big fan :)

Comment by Simon Paynton on July 9, 2013 at 11:21am

Hope, I really like your poem

Comment by Hope on July 9, 2013 at 8:18am

LOL! Thank you :-)

Comment by Hope on July 8, 2013 at 8:28pm

"Grace"

Cover your face
Before you poison all our souls
Cover your mouth
Before it tells us something we don't know
Cover your body
For your skin incinerates
The will of weakened men who just might lose their faith


Our heads our full of color inside
Why is it that we should hide
Who ever gave you the right to step on our pride?


What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?


Why don't you stop yourself
And learn some self restraint
Why should you just be free
While I stay here to suffocate
I'm not an object, but a woman
Don't you see
It would do you some good
To learn the way to talk to me

Our hearts are full of so many dreams
And so much more that we can achieve
Are you scared you might not be able to compete?


What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?


You can keep on trying to hold us down
Keep us blind and dumb so we won't figure out
All your sad attempts to take control
Of our bodies, minds, and of our souls

What if we stood up right now
And spoke out and sung out loud
What if we all danced with joy
For what we are, would it annoy?
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
And changed the world with all our grace?

 

Comment by M on July 4, 2013 at 3:07pm

Some photos of the so-called "military takeover" of Egypt ... this is not a coup ... it's the revolution.

 

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The day of Ashura

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