All Blog Posts Tagged 'islam' (69)

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

We Are Just Animated Pieces Of Meat

If you haven’t read the recent Daily Mail piece by A.N. Wilson, I would recommend you do so to follow along with what I am about to go on about. Some of you might already be familiar with his emotional appeal drivel for Christ and might be able to save yourself the agony of reading more of his…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

RAGE! (What I want to say but won't on FB)





I really hate having to bite my tongue.... but COME ON!!!!!!!



I found this delightful picture on my Facebook Newsfeed, along with other peoples comments on Muslims, both Radical and Moderate...and I'm sitting there with a couple…

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Added by Rachel Riley on May 18, 2013 at 3:40pm — 11 Comments

Petition: King Abdullah: Immediately release journalist Hamza Kashgari

Just a few days ago i wrote about Hamza Kashgari.

Obviously he was arrested and sent back to Saudi Arabia.…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 13, 2012 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

Hamza Kashgari: "satanic tweets" result in calls for the death penalty

Until last weekend 23 years old Kashgari Hamza was just a young and upcoming journalist from Saudi Arabia with quite a fan base following him not only in the newspapers but also on twitter. Currently he is a man who has to fear for his life with a saudi government prohibiting all newspapers from publishing any texts by Kashgari. More than 10.000 people on facebook demand his death and it is…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 10, 2012 at 3:12am — 3 Comments

Calls to Behead Indonesian Atheist Alexander Aan

As Dan Barker once formulated



Any belief system that threatens you with (physical) violence is morally bankrupt. 



It is 2012 and we take a look at some "democratic" country that allows for "6 religions":  …

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 3, 2012 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

The sad state of muslims (a generalization)

I do ask people to understand the following NOT as an insult but rather as an expression of deep sadness about the current state of things....

Frithjof Schuon once wrote:
"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on September 26, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Girl accused of blasphemy for a spelling error

Again it is Pakistan, again it is ridiculous and i would laugh if it weren't for such a nasty thing called "reality".



Faryal Bhatti, a student at the Sir Syed Girls High School in Pakistan Ordnance…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on September 25, 2011 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Apologists of Circumcision

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

TONIGHT Ardent Atheist stars Laura J Silverman, Gary Shapiro & BJ Kramer!

TONIGHT Ardent Atheist at 7pm PST stars Laura J Silverman, Gary Shapiro & BJ Kramer! It's the 3 Jew Review Part Shtayim - http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm

AND The LIVE CHAT hosted by Heather Henderson will be right here: http://tinyurl.com/6ft2ltr

Added by Heather Henderson on June 22, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Religion and "moderates"

I want to tell you all a little story. It involves my nephew, who was around 22 and living in Scotland at the time, where he played in a cricket team. The team was made up of various ethnicities and religions. During an after season party, my nephew happened to mention to one particular young man that he was an atheist. The man he told was a Muslim, around the same age as him, maybe a little younger. He was also supposedly a friend and team mate. So what did my nephew get as a response to this… Continue

Added by Rational-Thinker on May 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Beware of Islam

 

The recent "victory" claimed by the United States government, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, seems a good thing at first. However, it's really just another poke in the eye of this back and forth between the western world and Islam, (or maybe between Christianity and Islam?) A retaliation is sure to follow, that's just the way it works. So while the American people are celebrating in the street, I'd be running for cover.…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 7, 2011 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

Why I left Islam (video)

Something i can relate to....





(found via… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 30, 2011 at 1:24am — 3 Comments

Science in the Quran: A Myth debunked 1 of ?

Looking through my rss feeds today i found a video interview of Alfred Kröner (via AtheistMedia)





This video reminded me of my own "research" into that field a few years ago, funnily using the same islamic site. I started mailing scientists and got some responses.

If there is some interest (please do comment) i might actually post those mails… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 22, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Pakistan's deadly blasphemy-seeking vigilantes

Mustafa Qadri argues that the blasphemy laws of Pakistan are just as much a threat as the Taliban.
After reading his article i can't but agree.


Something that caught my eye in the text however was the following passage:
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 4, 2011 at 3:58am — No Comments

Why Islam's rules for fasting in Ramadan don't make sense

Like many other religions, Islam proclaims that ritual fasting is a good thing in the eyes of God (in that case Allah). And of course there are some rules and regulations for it.

As with the prohibition of alcohol however the rules for fasting don't actually meet the standards one could expect of a God.

"O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)?…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 20, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Why Islam's prohibition of alcohol doesn't make sense.

Muslims usually don't drink alcohol. I say usually because I know quite a lot of Muslims that do drink some alcohol and do other stuff they shouldn't do. But never question their religion!!! Might get you into trouble.



Now the prohibition can be explained quite easily using the following verse in the Quran:

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and Gambling, (Dedication of) stones, And (divination by) arrows, Are an Abomination – Of Satan’s handiwork; Eschew such (abomination), That ye… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 19, 2011 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Arab Atheists and Agnostics speak out in Arabic

Wonderful video. Such things are not seen often.





found via… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 13, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Inside Story - Pakistan's Blasphemy Law

Asking the same question i have.

"Is the conservative religious base taking over in this troubled… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 13, 2011 at 6:13am — 5 Comments

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