The following is a piece I wrote for another board after a prolonged and largely fruitless discussion with a pair of young, indoctrinated theists, whose naivete not just about their beliefs and religions but how those beliefs and religions interact with our world was downright frightening. I found that I was moved to write a rebuttal to their insistent cluelessness, and have further opted to bring that post here.
To us, most of this post is intuitively obvious. Kindly… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on August 7, 2010 at 11:05am —
With mere days before the primary election and with early voting underway, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making controversial remarks about Islam. One could argue that he doesn't have a large Muslim constituency to offend, but that should not excuse a current public official from making degrading comments of questionable validity.
Ramsey was quoted by Talking Points Memo as having said, "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm —
There’s a lot of argument going on about the plan to build a community center with a mosque near Ground Zero in NYC. First of all, it’s NEAR. Not AT. An important distinction – I would oppose building any singular religious center there as people from all faiths and no faiths at all died there. It is, by virtue of what happened there, a most solemn… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on June 10, 2010 at 12:45pm —
Yesterday was the much anticipated conclusion to South Park’s 200th episode which has been causing a great deal of controversy. While the episode didn’t depict the Islamic prophet Mohammad and did what seemed like a major cop-out in revealing that the bear-suited depiction of Mohammad was actually Santa Claus, this episode contained a coded warning to the Muslim world. … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 22, 2010 at 7:07am —
It is pretty well known that Muslim fundamentalists freak out when anyone criticizes their religion or even depicts an image of their prophet Mohammad. In fact, Muslims are even known to get violent about it. Their severe reactions to such trivial things have frightened the media and the entertainment industry.Read the rest of this article
PS This is the most dangerous article I have ever written.
Added by Staks Rosch on April 21, 2010 at 11:32am —
Sunday, a fundamentalist Muslim website called, RevolutionMuslim.com “warned” the creators of South Park that they may have already stepped over the line and that if they continue, they risk violent retribution.Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:16am —
I have mentioned many times here on Atheist Nexus about the social pressures to conform, and the cult-like nature of tradionalist Islam (isolationist, puritanical, exclusivist
, controlling etc), and the many mind-control techniques employed by the religious people to ensure they retain power and the religion survives. However, underlying all this is the assumption that Muslims make that Islam is 'the true…
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Muslim teenage girls are trained from an early age to wear the veil (niqab or niqaab).
Jameah Girls Academy
is a school in Leicester, UK where Muslim girls study both the compulsory national curriculum and Islamic teachings. The sect of Islam followed is Deobandi
, which is also…
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 17, 2010 at 8:30pm —
There was that video of an underage girl being flogged in Swat Pakistan for allegedly stepping outside the house without the escort of an immediate family member. This of course was nothing compared to the countless other incidents and videos of beheadings, summary executions and other acts of atrocity committed at the hands of the warriors of Islam.
Recently, local… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on March 19, 2010 at 12:00pm —
This is a frequent and tiresome ad hominem frequently resorted to by religious fundamentalists fast approaching total cognitive surrender, and I'd like to include a complete rebuttal here before I forget it.
To begin with I'm going to leave Hitler to one side and examine our other three lumninaries. What did Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung all have in common apart from their atheism? Anyone? They all had a fanatical devotion to collectivism.
In short all three… Continue
Added by Anthony Moss on January 29, 2010 at 9:40am —
I never thought I'd be Happy to hear about the issuing of a Fatwah but this is a good one :-)
The following Fatwah was issued by 19 Canadian and 1 American Imam(s) today:
"In our view, these attacks are evil, and Islam requires Muslims to stand up against this evil,"
The imams also said it is a duty of every Muslim in Canada and the U.S. to safeguard the two countries.
"They must expose any person, Muslim or non-Muslim, who would cause harm to fellow… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on January 8, 2010 at 1:53pm —
A few days ago Muslims the world over celebrated the Eid-ul-Adha marking the end of the Hajj festival. The festival also commemorates prophet Abraham's offer to slaughter his son
, Ismail, to comply with Allah's commands given to him in his dreams.
Firstly, coming from a religion that proclaims itself as the monologue of peace, it is obviously quite absurd for its followers to be celebrating an… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on December 6, 2009 at 9:35am —
Evolution or any scientific consensus that challenges established conventions and dogmas is bound to face resistance in any society. In the US for example, there is a raging war of words between creationists or intelligent design proponents on the one side and the overwhelming majority of the scientific community, who argue for evolution; on the other side. In Europe evolution, as a scientific explanation of how we and other living beings got to where we are and how life got its complexity, is… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on November 30, 2009 at 3:29am —
One of the many views rampant in Afghanistan's educational institutions
Islam provides Afghans, specially the disillusioned and somewhat conspiracy minded youth, with the perfect placebo effect. Not that Islam has had any admirable track record in providing solutions to problems or at the very least bringing people together, but what is important to these people is the… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on October 28, 2009 at 1:02am —
Following my introduction (2 paragraphs) are selected excerpts from Wikipedia's article on al-Ghazzali
. Many historians, Muslim or not, believe al-Ghazzali is the most influential Muslim since the Prophet Muhammad. He single-handedly shifted early Arab ideals away from Greek philosophy to orthodox Islam. Despite being a scientist, philosopher and innovator himself, Ghazzali's prolific and influential writings heralded the end… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on September 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?"
is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.
The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments
, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.
Read the full article here
, on my blog
Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Doing exactly the opposite of what is reasonable, newly elected President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed caved into terrorists demands and announced Somalia would return to sharia, or Islamic law. Islamist worldwide get a boost as it becomes apparent they can push around some governments, and command failed states. Is the world heading for a new dark age? More.
Added by Randy Keating on April 20, 2009 at 6:52pm —
I have been neglecting the e-world for a while. Things have been pretty crazy with me, and I'm plain lazy. I guess I needed a break. Plus I got a new xbox 360 so I've been playing video games like crazy when I should
be studying for my PPL test.
Anyway, I'm on the Council of Ex Muslims forum and there's this really nationalist sounding dude on it. His view is that all Muslims (moderate or not) should be deported to Muslim countries. Wow. That's a pretty stupid thing to say on… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on April 5, 2009 at 12:25am —