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Has anyone read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Goz Mar 5, 2010. 2 Replies

If you haven't read this book yet, I highly recommend it (there's a foreword by Christopher Hitchens). Essentially, the book is an autobiography on the life of a Somalian born Muslim woman who after…Continue

IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Curry Apr 2, 2010. 35 Replies

If you ask Dawkins, Hitchens and others, childhood indoctrination in any religion is a form of child abuse. By pushing a religious ideology on a child, while their brains are rapidly developing, you…Continue

How to convert a theist...

Started Dec 23, 2009 0 Replies

The title may be a little of an attention grabber....not sure it’s possible to directly convert a believer. BUT...I have made some really interesting headway with my wife (a solid christian who…Continue

Great to find my people!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skeptic Dec 23, 2009. 7 Replies

Here's my story... (its not short- but I’ll make it as short as I can)Born in a christian home, with christian parents. Went to a christian school, married my high school sweetheart (15 years now), a…Continue

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David Curry replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"i know... i'm lost too. O.o Me smells a troll, maybe?"
Apr 2, 2010
Skeptic replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"That's a little confusing....you have the Atheist "A" as your avatar, on the Atheist Nexus forum...yet you are happy about your religous indoctrination and doubt you'll ever be an atheist?"
Apr 2, 2010
David Curry replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"Then I doubt you'll ever understand the true horrors of indoctrination. ^_^"
Apr 2, 2010
David Curry replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"If you become an atheist and still feel that way, I'll be amazed."
Apr 2, 2010
David Curry replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
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Mar 28, 2010
Goz replied to Skeptic's discussion Has anyone read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali?
"Yes I did...Before I got to read her book,I saw her do a talk on C Span...She was astounding. I was glued to my seat. I also had trouble putting her book down. It was a real page turner."
Mar 5, 2010
Prog Rock Girl replied to Skeptic's discussion Has anyone read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali?
"One of my favorite books. There are some people who have the assumption that if you have something negative to say about Islam, you must not know anything about it (to know Islam is to love it??) or you don't "understand" it…"
Mar 3, 2010
Skeptic posted a discussion

Has anyone read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

If you haven't read this book yet, I highly recommend it (there's a foreword by Christopher Hitchens). Essentially, the book is an autobiography on the life of a Somalian born Muslim woman who after years of abuse and submission to her family and religion, ran away to Holland to seek refugee status (escaping an arranged marriage) and eventually became an atheist. It gives poignant insight into the Muslim world in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Ethiopia etc. a world that I know nothing about. For…See More
Mar 3, 2010
Skeptic replied to Tom Thompson's discussion Theist friendly books
"If your family is more fundie than progressive, in that they do beleive in a literal 6 day creation (early earth), Noah's flood, and that evolution is not real then I would suggest a book by Gordon Glover called Beyond the Firmament. OR...check…"
Feb 17, 2010
Skeptic replied to Joe Henry's discussion Christian: "being an atheist requires to much faith"
"Turek has a debate on youtube with Hitchens where Turek essentially runs through his points from his book(and yes, it is the same old tired stuff). I thought Hitchens handled it pretty well and really pissed Turek off. You could see how frusterated…"
Feb 17, 2010
Skeptic replied to violet cleonstar's discussion Am I a Deist?
"Yep...that’s deism. I can’t even begin to understand your position. When contemplating the possibility of a deistic god, I have to admit to myself that one certainly could exist. But with a non-personal god, who doesn't expect you…"
Feb 17, 2010
Jo Jerome replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"In that case, it seems to me ... "Fighting delusion with oppression is a clear sign that the oppressors themselves are deluded.""
Feb 11, 2010
Tom Thompson replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
""Fighting delusion with oppression never works as we see over and over in various mental institutions." That is an important point to make, I think. I cringe when I hear calls for government intervention to enforce "what we…"
Feb 8, 2010
Sigmund replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"Well, yes, but doesn't it go a bit further than that? If you repeatedly tell a child something untrue, that will hinder their view of reality and ability to think clearly (because they have to wade through all the false assumptions first) and…"
Feb 8, 2010
Freedom of Anonymity replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"Then you should study genetics. It doesn't play "fair", or "equal", or whatever other term for trying to making every human equal/social label/conformist idiocy. No one actually is "equal". Anti-competitive…"
Feb 8, 2010
ryan cameron replied to Skeptic's discussion IS INDOCTRINATION CHILD ABUSE?
"Agreed, the only way we could truly enforce this kind of thinking as "child abuse" is by going after religion as fraud and making the very act of being religious illegal. Fighting delusion with oppression never works as we see over and…"
Feb 8, 2010

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At 1:35pm on December 31, 2009, thedogma said…
hey Howard...how does it work with a Christian wife etc...is she hostile to things? My husband is a bit of a worry...he;s been cool so far, but I think he is a bit scared of it.
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