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Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Mar 10. 21 Replies

Yes, religion does have all the answers. Saudi Arabian cleric has claimed…Continue

Tags: is, stationary, earth, claims, cleric

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 29. 1 Reply

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World  Men like this give me hope for the Middle East.Continue

Waiting for the Rapture

Started by Neal. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Welcome to the CrazyIn Texas there's a case going to the Supreme…Continue

Tags: religion, atheist, universe, homeschooling, education

Another decade, same old song.

Started by Neal Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

A decade or so ago, Judge Moore's ten commandments monument went on tour across the U.S. When it made it's way to Lansing, MI, I went to protest the monument sitting on the state capital grounds. There I ran into a fine christian man and his son who…Continue

Tags: song, old, same, robertson, phil

400 men cut their testicles off believing it would help them meet God.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Mar 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Hell, this might be even better than the stationary earth dude. Cutting off your balls should be an action that all religious men partake in. …Continue

Tags: to, get, closer, god, testicles

Foundational Worldview Questions

Started by Brennan Bowman. Last reply by Chris Sep 24, 2014. 40 Replies

Hi everyone. i am working on project for a class and for it I am asking some questions on worldviews. If you are willing I would really appreciate it if you would answer these questions for me.1.What is actually reality? What is really real?2.What…Continue

How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book!

Started by Davy. Last reply by Suzanna Apr 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Council of Islam in Pakistan has declared that mere existence of women is against sharia and the will of their sky fairy! Read the full report in the following link.…Continue

Tags: Pakistan, council, sharia, ideology, islam

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreeding

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Mar 20, 2014. 10 Replies

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreedingvia The Panda's Thumb..Had to put this up. Apparently creationists have their own take on the recent findings that…Continue

Tags: Creationist, Earth, Old, Betiality, Neanderthal

Chris Cuomo Schools Catholic League's Bill Donohue

Started by Neal Feb 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Bill Donohue speaks to CNNCatholic League President Bill Donohue got a course on modern…Continue

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The spiritual scientist

Started by Davy Sep 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Science would not exist without an innate spirituality driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world, writes Paul Willis.Early this year my seven-year-old son Chester began his current obsession with the computer game Minecraft. It seems he…Continue

Tags: problem, desidn, solving, zombies, science

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Comment by Suzanna on April 25, 2016 at 7:20am

Really interesting stuff. Sounds like the book is a good read.

Comment by Mrs.B on April 25, 2016 at 2:16am

That's about the strongest episode I've seen from B.Dalton.

Affleck needs to just look after his acting career.

Comment by Stephen on April 24, 2016 at 11:44pm

Free Speech and Islam — In Defense of Sam Harris

The controversial atheist needs a fair hearing

“It’s gross!  It’s racist!” exclaimed Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Real Time in October 2014, interrupting the neuroscientist “New Atheist” Sam Harris.  Harris had been carefully explaining the linguistic bait-and-switch inherent in the word “Islamophobia” as “intellectually ridiculous,” in that “every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets conflated with bigotry toward Muslims as people.”  The result: progressives duped by the word shy away from criticizing the ideology of Islam, the tenets of which (including second-class status for women and intolerance toward sexual minorities) would, in any other context, surely elicit their condemnation.

Unwittingly, Affleck had confirmed Harris’ point, conflating religion with race.  In doing so, the actor was espousing a position that can lead to a de facto racist conclusion.  If you discount Islamic doctrine as the motivation for domestic violence and intolerance of sexual minorities in the Muslim world, you’re left with at least one implicitly bigoted assumption: the people of the region must then be congenitally inclined to behave as they do.

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http://quillette.com/2016/04/21/free-speech-and-islam-in-defense-of...

Comment by Stephen on April 24, 2016 at 8:16pm

Bravo, fight Homophobia and hatred wherever you find it.

Comment by Stephen on April 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

Bangladesh professor hacked to death by Islamist militants

An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

A university professor was hacked to death on Saturday in northwestern Bangladesh, police said, with Islamic State claiming responsibility for the latest in a series of attacks on liberal activists.

Two assailants on a motorcycle attacked Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, an English professor at Rajshahi University, slitting his throat and hacking him to death, Rajshahi city police chief Mohammad Shamsuddin told reporters, quoting witnesses.

He was found lying in a pool of blood near his home, where he was apparently waiting for a bus to the university campus about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Dhaka when he was attacked.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-attacks-idUSKCN0XK038

Comment by Mrs.B on April 20, 2016 at 12:51am

Yes, loved Katharine Hepburn!

Who would have thought we'd still be hearing/seeing these things in the 2000's?!

Comment by Stephen on April 20, 2016 at 12:31am

Atheists face death in 13 countries, global discrimination: study

In 13 countries around the world, all of them Muslim, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution under the law, according to a detailed study issued on Tuesday.

And beyond the Islamic nations, even some of the West's apparently most democratic governments at best discriminate against citizens who have no belief in a god and at worst can jail them for offences dubbed blasphemy, it said.

The study, The Freethought Report 2013, was issued by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a global body uniting atheists, agnostics and other religious skeptics, to mark United Nations' Human Rights Day on Tuesday.

"This report shows that the overwhelming majority of countries fail to respect the rights of atheists and freethinkers although they have signed U.N agreements to treat all citizens equally," said IHEU President Sonja Eggerickx.

The study covered all 192 member states in the world body and involved lawyers and human rights experts looking at statute books, court records and media accounts to establish the global situation.

A first survey of 60 countries last year showed just seven where death, often by public beheading, is the punishment for either blasphemy or apostasy - renouncing belief or switching to another religion which is also protected under U.N. accords.

But this year's more comprehensive study showed six more, bringing the full list to Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

In others, like India in a recent case involving a leading critic of religion, humanists say police are often reluctant or unwilling to investigate murders of atheists carried out by religious fundamentalists.

Across the world, the report said, "there are laws that deny atheists' right to exist, revoke their citizenship, restrict their right to marry, obstruct their access to public education, prevent them working for the state...."

Criticism of religious faith or even academic study of the origins of religions is frequently treated as a crime and can be equated to the capital offence of blasphemy, it asserted.

EU STATES OFFEND

The IHEU, which has member bodies in some 50 countries and supporters in many more where such organizations are banned, said there was systematic or severe discrimination against atheists across the 27-nation European Union.

The situation was severe in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta and Poland where blasphemy laws allow for jail sentences up to three years on charges of offending a religion or believers.

In these and all other EU countries, with the exception of the Netherlands and Belgium which the report classed as "free and equal," there was systemic discrimination across society favoring religions and religious believers.

In the United States, it said, although the situation was "mostly satisfactory" in terms of legal respect for atheists' rights, there were a range of laws and practices "that equate being religious with being American."

In Latin America and the Caribbean, atheists faced systemic discrimination in most countries except Brazil, where the situation was "mostly satisfactory," and Jamaica and Uruguay which the report judged as "free and equal."

Across Africa, atheists faced severe or systemic violations of their rights to freedom of conscience but also grave violations in several countries, including Egypt, Libya and Morocco, and nominally Christian Zimbabwe and Eritrea.

(Reported by Robert Evans; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

Comment by Stephen on April 18, 2016 at 11:40am

I watched her in The Lion in Winter last week, just fantastic, what an actress she was.

Comment by Suzanna on April 18, 2016 at 11:21am

Exactly, well said.

Comment by Stephen on April 17, 2016 at 6:31pm

 
 
 

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