In the last week we have had a number new members from all over the Middle East and South East Asia. Many of these members are former Muslims from Islamic countries. I notice this because I and a few of the moderators scan through the new members daily looking for bots whom would post spam. It's how we largely keep the site clean of it. If you ever see it, let us know and we'll boot them quickly.
I am not a scientist and don’t claim to be one either, for this could amount to an act of blasphemy (for lack of better word). Nor, is the guy in the video posted below who is callously and vainly attempting to shove religious text into the realm of science. For those who do not know him, his name is Dr. Zakir Naik, a medical doctor who now runs a non-profit organization by the name of Islamic Research Foundation and a free to air TV channel called Peace TV:…
If you were previously a believer in The Almighty, did you ever hear him speak to you?
I never did. At least, I don't think I did.
However, I know a few people to whom God did speak, and I was always envious because God always told them what they should do with their lives. He told them who to marry, which house to buy, and which career path to follow.
I remember, when I was trying real hard to be a good…
There seems to be a lot of confusion for people on what is a compelling argument, and what is just muddying the waters of debate. So often, when in discussions around the existence of gods, the yeasayer will turn to personal experiences of things… Continue
well it finally happened SOUTH PARK god censored the kids. For those who have never seen SP a little background. trey parker created this adult cartoon and comedy central network has aired it for 14 years,parker has profiled almost every religion and has done it simply using 9 year olds asking for explanations ie catholics body and blood of christ,"are we canibles or vampires"? scientology got parker a peabody award. for a cartoon! well a brand new episode (#201) showed muhamed as a sports… Continue
I watched the SNL parody on the television of ICP's song Miracles before I was aware of the actual song. After discovering the source of the parody, I was beside myself at how little SNL had to do to parody this. It is so ridiculous, that it is its own parody. But it also worried me in that I know far too many people who not only embrace ignorance, but seem to celebrate it as a virtue.
The religious right is in the mainstream pushing their anti-intellectual and anti-science agenda. I… Continue
DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK
MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL
JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK
I'm not going to get into their picks for favorite actors and singers. I'm not even going to get into the fact that they are… Continue
Here is the newest political email I have received, although it does not appear to be all that new. But after the failure to block health care reform, this may be getting resurrected as the cause du jour for the crazy right. It has all the classic stamps of lunacy. From spending most of the email establishing outrage before presenting the "facts", to the "BETTER WAKE UP AMERICA" in all caps, to the call to arms at the end reading "This is bad.....real bad....these guys MUST be stopped, stopped… Continue
If you're unfamiliar with Anjem (Andy) Choudary, then check out my prior blog post before reading this one. Anjem is every Muslim apologist's nightmare . . . a real piece of work. I first learned of him a day or two ago when Ayaan Hirsi Ali introduced me to him, via FaceBook. Suddenly, I'm running across him everywhere.
I haven't watched any Pat Condell videos for awhile, so I went to YouTube… Continue
ok, this was after my decomversion. im really open whit my friends about my atheism, and im a really lucky atheist!!! for being in a really fucked up christian country, here in my school there is 5 atheist!s!! (one made by me!! YAY)
soo yeah... i was in school someday and me and the godless league( lol thats how the call us) where in a real thight disscusion, we where really dominanting the discussion! every thing that they sayed whe debunked it with all ease, i… Continue
So recently as I was walking through my campus I see these writing on the ground saying "If you feel lost look towards god" and all that bull shit. Now I realize that I am on of the few people on this campus that has a problem and feels that there should be a response to this. So I have been trying to think of my own message to put on the side walk. Any ideas?
I just observed the best worst religious bitching I've seen in a long time.
"The government is communist for taking God out of our schools."
Are you serious?
And right behind that person is a handful of about 300 more people screaming "AGREE! AGREE!"
First of all: nobody "took" your god out of anywhere. Isn't he, um, I don't know, supposed to be omnipotent? Last I checked, I think that meant God could do whatever the fuck he wanted. That means he can be… Continue
The "clash of civilzations" is often denied by Islamic apologists. It is, in fact, for real.
Here's the FaceBook intro from Ayaan Hirsi Ali:
Hat tip to my friend Sam Harris for posting this video - "British Islamist Anjem Choudary: Freedom and Democracy Are Idols That Must Be Destroyed and Replaced with Obedience to Allah." In my upcoming book Nomad - release date May 18th in the U.S. - I discuss how the power of Dawa – in English, that is the… Continue