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

Started by Neal. Last reply by Mrs.B Apr 11, 2021. 7 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

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

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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

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Laws preventing infecting others with HIV, laws preventing infecting CORONA-19

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

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Yes, religion does have all the answers. Saudi Arabian cleric has claimed that the Earth does not orbit the sun and is in fact stationary,…Continue

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Another decade, same old song.

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From Buzzfeed - Things Atheist Guys Love

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Waiting for the Rapture

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Comment was by Doone on March 25, 2011 at 7:23pm
In addition (this map) shows that the history and languages of Africa are very different due to the long time humanity has lived in Africa - this map means I agree with JM 
Comment was by Jean Marie on March 25, 2011 at 7:19pm

//Comment by Hope on March 20, 2011 at 2:20pm I dont know why Africans are relating religion to race..
For example,
Malcolm X and Islam!...and the Black church.. //
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Hope, take care not to lump *ALL* africans or *ALL* blacks together, is a huge mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Malcolm X had fairly complex reasons, why he left the christian church, which WAS a tool used to enslave millions of Africans, over to Islam.  Malcolm X's biography is fascinating, and he describes making that choice in great detail, in the book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".  If you want a better understanding of the choice he made, that book might help you understand the choice he made, and why.

 

LIke any other group of people, no ONE person "represents" ALL of the group, anymore than i could quote someone from Saudi Arabia, and feel that quote describes the attitude of ALL people there.  Is just one person who said that, see?

  The number of black atheists is rising.  YAY!!!

Comment was by Hope on March 25, 2011 at 7:01pm
haha, LOL :)
Comment was by A Former Member on March 25, 2011 at 6:30pm
Comment was by Doone on March 25, 2011 at 8:19am
Comment was by Doone on March 25, 2011 at 1:32am
Comment was by Doone on March 21, 2011 at 9:30am

I KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON'T KNOW

by Jen Paton

One good thing could come from this horror: it could spell the end of the age of irony. For some 30 years--roughly as long as the Twin Towers were upright--the good folks in charge of America's intellectual life have insisted that nothing was to be believed in or taken seriously.

--Roger Rosenblatt, then-Editor in Chief of Time Magazine, 16 September 2001.

7-29-03-messo-2Rosenblatt’s partial definition of irony is telling: he misses the most dangerous part. The most insidious irony is not the swaggering and droll Alanis Morisette sense of the word. Rather, the most dangerous irony is the irony of distance. In 1979, Dahlgren and Chakrapani argued that the way foreign countries and foreign people are portrayed in Western news is ironic in the sense that the audience is “situated in a position of superior knowledge to the protagonist.” We think we know something that the people on the news – the flood victims, the terrorists, the freedom fighters – don’t know.  The West is ordered, stable, developed, and modern. “The Rest” are disordered, underdeveloped, and primitive.

You find this distance playing out in surprising places. My oldest friend attends medical school in one of our most “liberal” cities.  Recently, one of the “standardized patients” (actually actors who interact with the students for training) arrived wearing hijab. “She’s wearing a burka!” whispered a classmate to my friend. She corrected him and he was incredulous: how do you know this stuff?

Thirty five percent of Americans know a Muslim person – at the same time, “events and controversies related to Islam dominated U.S. press cov...  beating out Catholic church scandal for the first time this decade. This makes how Islam is portrayed in the American media more important than ever. Unfortunately, the ironic detachment Dahlgren and Chakrapani described over three decades ago seems to persist in coverage even of in-country Islam. When forty percent of Americans say Islam is more likely than other religions “to encourage violence among its believers.”, one wonders where those ideas come from. Especially since, in 2002, only twenty-five percent of us thought so.

Continue reading "I Know Something You Don't Know"

Comment was by Hope on March 20, 2011 at 2:20pm
I dont know why Africans are relating religion to race..
For example,
Malcolm X and Islam!...and the Black church..
Comment was by Doone on March 20, 2011 at 1:54pm

The Oprahfication Of Religion

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Jeffrey Mahan summarizes Kathryn Lofton's Oprah: The Gospel Of An Icon:

She speaks of growing up in the Black church, but as an adult she leaves Jeremiah Wright’s Afrocentric congregation as part of a spiritual quest that incorporates New Age eclecticism, bodily improvement, and self-care. She consumes and markets luxury goods as expressions of identity and self-worth. She is compassionate and generous without challenging political, economic, and social structures. Hers is a “gospel of change,” but the change is entirely personal. Oprah never speaks the collective “we”; she is eternally focused on “I.” I believe. I consume.

(Image: Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour on January 6, 2011 in Pasadena, California. By Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Comment was by Doone on March 20, 2011 at 12:17pm

Here is a bad example of religion = combing old books to find reasons for you political ends

Biblical Capitalism: Why The GOP Argues Jesus Was Anti-Union

Peter Montgomery explains their case:

According to [Glenn Beck's pseudo-historian David Barton], a parable from the 20th chapter of the book of Matthew about the owner of a vineyard making different arrangements with workers was about “the right of private contract”—in other words, the right of employers to come to individual agreements with each employee. Jesus’ parable, he said, is “anti-minimum wage” and “anti-socialist-union kind of stuff.” (This is just one of the parables of Jesus cited by Barton and others in support of laissez-faire economic policies.)

 
 
 

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