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Started this discussion. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Oct 11, 2013. 95 Replies

The events of the last few weeks have made a profound change in my way of thinking. The Kenyan Shopping mall, the Pakistani attacks on the christian minority, the actual objectives of the Syrian…Continue

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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
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Oct 11, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"@Yeddie - What is the purpose of me existing? My purpose is the same as every living creature that has ever existed, from an amoeba, to a mosquito, to a dandelion, to a human - to procreate and keep my species from becoming extinct. Life seems to…"
Oct 9, 2013
Unseen replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"@Yeddie Jones Aside from however we came to be, what do you think the purpose(purpose might not be the right word, but you see where I am getting at I think) is of you existing? Your purpose, apparently, it to commit the logical fallacy of Begging…"
Oct 9, 2013
Yeddie Jones replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"archaeopteryx "I suspect, however, that where you're going with this, is you want to use the tired old Christian ploy of pressing me back to the beginning of the Universe or the beginning of life on Earth, and force me to admit that I…"
Oct 9, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"I can't find the original link to the video I watched, but I did find another reference to it here on TA, from 2011:  http://www.thinkatheist.com/group/criticisingreligions/forum/topics/the-syroaramaic-reading-of-the "
Oct 7, 2013
Physeter replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"What I was trying to say is what I later found in that Slate article--it was long believed that the Quran in any other language violates the divine nature of the text, meaning Islam had the same problems of "The Bible says whatever the hell we…"
Oct 7, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"I think what you're trying to say, Physeter, is that there are certain nuances in Arabic that simply doesn't translate well to English, much as English is often badly translated into Chinese or many other Asian languages."
Oct 7, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"From 600 to 1600, it was forbidden, upon penalty of death, to own a Bible in any language other than Latin, which few besides the clergy could read, leaving the clergy to interpret the Bible at will. John Hus, for example, was burned at the stake -…"
Oct 7, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"Or maybe the Taliban was planning some kind of sterilization campaign, for girls who don't praise Allah enough. (I'm trying to joke, but it wouldn't surprise me.)"
Oct 7, 2013
Physeter replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"This article from 2008 discusses some of the history of Quran translation. It's been a complicated subject. But it confirms what Pope said in the original response at the top of this thread: people are now coming up with new…"
Oct 7, 2013
Physeter replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"I'm not sure what I'm saying. Clearly there are translations of the Koran in English. I've always heard, though, that no translation except the original Arabic is considered the true translation, and that the faithful consider them…"
Oct 7, 2013
Unseen replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"But are you saying that, say, American Muslims who don't speak Arabic aren't hearing what the Koran says? Somehow I doubt that."
Oct 7, 2013
Physeter replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"Yikes. Wait...the vaccines they handed out weren't fake, were they?"
Oct 7, 2013
Physeter replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"No, really. When I was in Africa the people there didn't speak a word of Arabic, except that they were learning their prayers in Arabic and would say "No god but Allah..." in Arabic. And now that you mention it, Christianity got to be…"
Oct 7, 2013
Unseen replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"If that were universally believed, Islam wouldn't be the fastest-growing religion."
Oct 7, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to UnTarded's discussion 'Am I Wrong?'
"Pakistan deadly bomb targets Peshawar polio campaign Two people, one a police officer, have been killed by a bomb which went off near anti-polio campaigners in Pakistan, say police. The blast struck a van near a hospital in Budh Bher suburb of the…"
Oct 7, 2013

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