Atheist Exile's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Worthy cause: Reconstructing the clitoris.

I was just reading that there's a charity (http://Clitoraid.org) which is building a clinic in Burkina Faso expressly for the purpose of restoring clitoral pleasure to Muslim women who have been mutilated by clitoridectomies.



Clitoraid raised more than $50,000 (U.S.) to build the facility and construction began in late April. They are planning on building more clinics.



I Googled medical procedures to reconstruct the… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

My approach to explaining atheism

My main approach to explaining atheism is not to deny God but, rather, to deny any knowledge about the supernatural: and I think we can all agree that God is as supernatural as it gets.



A common response to the above assertion goes something like, "What IS the supernatural, anyway?", or "That depends on what you mean by supernatural".



So let's clearly delineate the difference between the natural and supernatural realms.



The natural realm is the entire universe… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The Supernatural, Dogma and Fraud

At the micro level -- individuals and local churches -- religion often provides comfort and community. However, at the macro level of organized religion, the consequences of belief systems based on the supernatural become clear.



Because they all make exclusive claims to God, the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have been THE most persistently divisive influence in all of human history. If you doubt that, just turn on the news or visit the library or Google it.… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:36pm — 7 Comments

Understanding Roe vs Wade

I've been defending a position on the "Are there any Pro-life atheists out there" discussion that turns out to be the same as the Supreme Court's position. LoL. Embarrassing! I thought Roe vs Wade gave women the right to abortion "at will". It does, but only until the fetus is viable outside the womb (currently between 20th and 24th weeks). This is… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Pro-life or Pro-choice . . . how about Pro-decency?

The following is copied from the "Are there any pro-life athiests out there?" discussion. It's the first time I've staked out my position in writing and I'm pleased with it, so in the blog it goes!



I think we should recognize, from the get-go, that it's highly unlikely that anybody's stance on this controversial issue is going to change if they've already staked out a position… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 10, 2009 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Islam and inverted intolerance: Sarkozy and anti-burqa campaign

The following, clipped from the DNAIndia.com news site, is a revealing glimpse of the abject incompatibility between Islamic and Western values.

Sarkozy's remarks on burqa only to provoke Muslims

New Delhi: Muslim leaders today slammed French president Nicolas Sarkozy for describing the burqa as a sign of "subservience", saying it was a "direct attack" on Islamic identity and meant to "provoke" the…

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Added by Atheist Exile on July 5, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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