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

Started by Fouad. Last reply by Pope Beanie 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

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

Weekly Atheist Meetups

Started by Mohamed Zaki. Last reply by Mohamed Zaki on Tuesday. 18 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 archaeopteryx on August 15, 2013 at 4:54pm

I posted this comment on your discussion, Hope, but feel I need to repeat it here:

With all due respect, Hope, most Westerners are so out of touch with Islamic youth, that any opinions you get are likely to be uninformed ones. I'm as empathetic toward the cause of young Islamic atheists as any Westerner I know, and more so than many, but I confess to the same degree of ignorance.
I am continually impressed that young ex-Muslims have the courage of their convictions, in spite of having their religion drilled into them to a much greater extent than the average Christian, and living in countries where, in many cases, apostasy is a death sentence, or at the very least, a prison sentence, yet they still stand up for what the believe to be true. But as a Westerner, I can't begin to say I understand what motivates such courage. In fact, if the same were true in the West, I can't help wondering, without the freedom of choice we enjoy, and take far too often for granted, if we would have as much courage as you former Muslims.
I can't begin to tell you how proud I am of all of you.
Comment by archaeopteryx on August 15, 2013 at 4:18pm

The latest, lamest Islamic excuse for misogyny --

Iranian Politician Deemed Too Pretty to Hold Office

"Iranian politician Nina Siakhali Moradi epitomized the promise of more civil rights for the country’s women when she won her bid as an alternate to the Qazvin city council earlier this summer. But now she’s had her election overturned by religious conservatives, who have basically barred her from office for being too hot."

(You gotta give 'em that, she IS hot - but I suppose to the Mullahs, anything that isn't in a burqa is hot --)

Comment by Hope on August 15, 2013 at 2:31pm
Comment by archaeopteryx on August 15, 2013 at 1:42am

As am I, but given a choice, our guys live --

Comment by Hope on August 15, 2013 at 1:38am

I'm anti- Muslim Brotherhood but, I'm also against using excessive force against the demonstrators.. Just sad!

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 15, 2013 at 12:48am

Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

I hope none of these are our people.

Sorry, read the entire story, seems it's the Muslim Brotherhood forces that were killed. I don't want to see anyone killed, but better them, than us.

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.”

Yahoo

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 --

 

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Weekly Atheist Meetups

Started by Mohamed Zaki. Last reply by Mohamed Zaki on Tuesday. 18 Replies

The day of Ashura

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

'Superman is an Arab'

Started by Hope. Last reply by Simon Paynton May 28. 1 Reply

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