A group for brave atheists who have said NO and rejected; Atheists who have publicly renounced and criticised their religions.
Sep 2, 2012
Thank you for the invitation. I agree that Islam is a dangerous religion and I have read parts of the Koran, but not all. What can you tell me about the Golden Age of Islam, and when/if they welcomed knowledge from any and all sources?
Neil DeGrasse Tyson - The Islamic Golden Age: Naming Rights
Sep 3, 2012
Organized irrationality of ANY sort should be at least suspect, because that opens Pandora's Box. It permits OTHER irrationalities to show themselves and have an influence on the culture that surrounds it. I still think that individual irrationality is inevitable and, by and large, harmless. However, when you have a large group of people indulging in irrational belief and behavior, THEN looking to promote, promulgate and proselytize that behavior on the grounds that EVERYONE must believe as they believe, the line has been crossed.
Whose Caliphate did Mansur al-Hallaj live under?
Sep 4, 2012
I want to know more about that period in Spanish history when all three monotheistic religions existed peacefully side by side. Then I want to go back to the Alhambra by time machine.
I am also a great fan of Sufi folk tales, e.g. those of the Mullah Nasrudin. Very, very funny stories.
What is the status of Sufism in a country like Iran?
The late Luis Bunuel would have loved the Nasrudin stories. They are surreal.
Probably not much different from the status of Baha'i, which is denigrated, attacked and condemned in Iran, and has been practically since its inception.
I've always said that religions who most actively attack other religions and so-called spiritual movements are the ones most likely to doubt their own.
Well, I like Sufism.
Robert Anton Wilson said all Sufis are "clowns." He must have had Nasrudin in mind. Nasrudin went to the bank and asked to withdraw funds; when asked for some identification, he took out his I.D. card, looked at it, and put it back into his pocket. "Yep. That's me."
Of the one where a rich neighbor's servant answered the door and Nasrudin asked, "I'm collecting for charity, is the master home?" The servant said, no sir. Nasrudin said, "Then you better take his portrait out of the upstairs window."
Sep 6, 2012
@ryan. Don't worry, they have so marignalized the pagan faiths, including Luciferianism, that none of the evangelical theocrats is going to round them up and build a fire of faggot kindling. No, it is the non-believers who will be victimized this time around. We will be blamed for 9/11 and all manner of unfortunate events because the pols are dumbing down the electorate; one version of the GOP platform even includes a push to rid schools of "critical thinking" curricula. That way, you can blame 9/11 on the non-believers "because" they represent just the sort of thing that would give the U.S. a bad press in places like Riyadh, Tehran, and other places, apostacy being the very worst of all possible crimes wherever Shariah prevails.
Hegel was channeling Santayana.
Nope. In quantum theoretical space-time they both existed at exactly the same time.
Sep 7, 2012
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/new-atheists hey I agree and I love your group.You might also like my group in the link above.
Sep 11, 2012
I got this from Atheist Humor. Thought it fit here too.
Oct 2, 2012
The look on that kid's face says it all! "Man, what is up with all this kneeling shit?"
Oct 3, 2012