So in the last blog I discussed how things go in the middle east from my point of view. Every problem occurring in the middle east is due to one main problem and this problem is violation to human rights. So basically nature is designed in a specific way and Islam is designed in a way completely opposite to nature. In the beginning of Islam, the worst way was used to spread the religion and that way was making an entire army to enter countries to spread the religion on the people by force.…Continue
Forever cursed is how I see organised religion. I call them corrupt or forever cursed, because that is exactly how I see them. They (the institutions) try to make amends by seeming to have mended their ways; but then somehow go back to their roots. Then you see them for what the really are, they…Continue
It's rather interesting that a mostly Jewish university offered and then withdrew an honor to a woman speaking out against Islam. A former member of Dutch Parliament, Ali was herself a victim of misogynistic theocracy.
This interview was conducted yesterday on Fox news:…Continue
I must admit, I'm not a big fan of Richard Dawkins or Steve Pinker for that matter. They're quite ethnocentric. As a feminist and someone who veers more towards the left, I can't stand their Darwinian style elitism. I'm looking for more equitable Athiest or Agnostic thinkers, if anyone could recommend anything please inbox or comment. I'm new to this site so go easy on me. Also any texts that criticize main theological issues in Islam would be great. Documentaries are also welcome. If you're…Continue
So I was vehemently opposed by another individual when I told her that all babies were atheists. I also said that no innocent child believes in the supernatural beings until they are proselytized to believe so. Doesn't geographic determinism prove this? If you're born in the United States, you'll probably end up Christian, and if you're born in Iran, you'll end up Islamic. Doesn't this prove my point? I'd appreciate any devil's advocates.
A great letter I came across. A young Muslim Pakistani boy finds out his girlfriend wasn't a virgin, and e-mails a psychologist threatening suicide. The psychologist's answer is awesome.
Perhaps reading this account of the terrifying, inhumane, and repressive situation in your country shocks you, and you may feel that I am being unfair to Pakistan or to Islam, but my intention is neither to discredit Pakistan nor to insult Islam. I simply must start with…
Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
Pharyngula details the advanced science of Islam. Just simply astounding ...
"If a housefly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for the one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure of the disease."
So saith the Prophet, and so affirmeth these Islamic so-called scientists.
Added by Barry Eckert on January 30, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments
A couple months ago Robert Karp asked this question. I initially meant this as a comment to that post, but it developed into something bigger, so a blog post makes more sense.
For the most part, Christianity has gotten past its bronze age stage. There are still pockets of severe repression, but not so much anymore. People make a lot of prayer in the classroom,…Continue
I came across this year old video shared by a fellow member where few Muslim liberals used a Gallop poll to prove that most Muslims are not radical. They used this single poll to try to prove that Islam is totally a religion of peace.
Taking a skeptical approach to every thing that we hear or see, lets try to investigate what evidence Gallop has for its shocking poll result.
First the video. Many people would want to avoid the 107 minute debate, but I would like to suggest it…Continue
Three of the major religions formed out of the early Israelite religion, this religion was essentially a precursor for Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The original scriptures of the Israelite religion were written between 900 – 100 BC. Not all of these had a directly religious origin, but were given religious significance by being collected together into a single compilation.
It was around 1200 BC that a number of tribes of diverse origin inhabited the hills…Continue
Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Despite a rather shaky start to the day, everything is now going well and I just read a great article inThe Vancouver Sun, titled …Continue
Here in the Islamic wacky land of Indonesia the devout are everywhere. Running too and fro humming, mumbling, beating drums, reciting, and handing coins to beggars for everyone to see. Obsessing over Islamic rules first stated in popular hearsay manuals like Bhukari's hadith, all the while turning a blind eye to the playing out of such social taboos as homosexuality, kissing, drinking and basically any western "too free society" influence on TV daily, or on the streets of Jakarta…Continue
Added by Mike on July 29, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
... it's only a bit tongue-in-cheek... wouldn't it be great? I, for one, support the idea.
Added by Alejandro M on June 4, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments
Added by Euan Franklin on May 21, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments
I find it quite difficult to find a reliable news source that doesn't interject too much of their own biases into stories. As a result I tend to gravitate towards BBC news, as I find their coverage usually to be somewhat more middle of the road.
I was reading this article this morning:
For those who are of the TL;DR crowd…Continue
Added by Kai on April 19, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Sure, fine, I give in. I hate re-posting from my livejournal, because it seems redundant when someone can just go directly to the livejournal, but since posting my livejournal link as a blog post is bad and posting this (what I've written below) isn't considered a forum post, I have been given no choice. -.-
For me, a religious feminist is an oxymoron. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are one in the same. Of all the people who should be, at the very least, against organized…Continue
Added by Rose on April 17, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments