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

Started by Fouad. Last reply by Sammy Ahmed 20 minutes ago. 11 Replies

An interesting article by Thomas L. Friedman in New York Times…Continue

Weekly Atheist Meetups

Started by Mohamed Zaki. Last reply by Medo Sabry 18 hours ago. 19 Replies

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. 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 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.”


Comment by archaeopteryx on July 24, 2013 at 2:44pm

Pakistan's new hero Burka Avenger

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin.

Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls' school where she works.

Action in the "Burka Avenger" cartoon series, which is scheduled to start running on Geo TV in early August, is much more lighthearted. The bungling bad guys evoke more laughter than fear and are no match for the Burka Avenger, undoubtedly the first South Asian ninja who wields books and pens as weapons.

The Urdu language show is the brainchild of one of Pakistan's biggest pop stars, Aaron Haroon Rashid — known to many as simply Haroon — who conceived of it as a way to emphasize the importance of girls' education and teach children other lessons, such as protecting the environment and not discriminating against others.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 20, 2013 at 3:42pm

Guys and gals, let me ask you something, that only you, from your points of view, in countries with repressive regimes, can give insight. The US just spent 12 years, billions of dollars, and hundreds upon hundreds of lives, trying to take back Afghanistan from the Taliban, and now that we're finally on our way out, they're sliding right back in again.

Here's my question, and it includes Egypt - should the US stop giving millions of dollars in aide to countries who maintain a repressive atmosphere for their people, and leave them to fend for themselves until they can agree to allow freedom for their citizens?

Why should anyone give aid to people who repress their own people, when we could let them see what it would be like, to be without world support? Once the people understand that it is the repressive element that is damaging their economy, it would seem to me that popular support would drive them out.

Opinions, please --

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 20, 2013 at 3:18pm

Uh-Oh --

Taliban-style edict for women spreads alarm in Afghan district

KABUL/DEH SALAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - One of

Afghan President Hamid Karzai

's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women, in another sign of returning conservatism as NATO forces leave the country.

Just days after the United States launched a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan, a senior member of the country's top religious leaders' panel said he would not intervene over a draconian edict issued by clerics in the Deh Salah region of Baghlan province.

Deh Salah, near Panshir, was a bastion of anti-Taliban sentiment prior to the ousting of the austere Islamist government by the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance in 2001.

But the eight article decree, issued late in June, bars women from leaving home without a male relative, while shutting cosmetic shops on the pretext they were being used for prostitution - an accusation residents and police reject

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 10, 2013 at 7:13pm

As am I, Mo - we (the Human race) may have only one shot at this, and we need to get it right.

Ben Franklin, American statesman, once said, "We hang together, or we hang separately."

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 archaeopteryx on July 9, 2013 at 8:21pm

He, and people like you, and all the others who visit here, give me great hope for the future of Egypt.

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 archaeopteryx on July 9, 2013 at 7:33pm

Here's one smart Egyptian kid!


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Weekly Atheist Meetups

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The day of Ashura

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'Superman is an Arab'

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