"Advocates of Islam—being Muslim themselves or sympathetic to Islam—will tell you: "Islam is a religion of peace; even if things like beating women are being attributed to Islam, still a lot of Muslims are not aggressive at…"
""Curing" gay people has been going on for so long and fundies are not waiting for a "gay gene" to begin their "transformation" campains. In fact, your comment reminded me of the case of Alan Turing (the father of…"
"I was going to mention this same argument which I've come across so many times before when discussing religion with believers. Since you've said it nicely, I'm just gonna second it..
I would love to know, however, what is YOUR reply…"
"Since I don't have any children, I faced this "dilemma" with my little brother (8 years-old). Raised by my parents (liberal Catholics), he grew up believing in a creator. Before I could indulge in any discussion with him I had to…"
""My mother's eyes caught a sunbeam and shimmered like two green emeralds as she lifted her countenance to smile in the sunshine. It was then that I realized that I did not need those seraphic visions to materialize as I saw the angel…"
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"Islam was spread into the Arab world with the sword (most religions were actually). However they still believe they are able to force people to respect them and even fear them. Instead today the non-Arab world despise them.
I say to all the Muslims,…"
"I agree that if you are to take the Dawkins' Scale at face-value you might not be able to relate to it. But, imo, the "spectrum" allusion by Dawkins serves as a metaphor to the transition(s) in religious convictions people might…"
"Hey Tracy, I'm not sure if you're familiar with Richard Dawkin's Belief Scale which he formulated in his book The God Delusion. He says that the different levels of convictions in the existence or inexistence of God can be placed on a…"