All Blog Posts Tagged 'Islam' (87)

Apostasy and Blasphemy is my right....and not a crime!

Being an Ex-Muslim and born of Pakistan, it sure brings with itself a barrage of problems, pressures, ridicule and a lot of threats, especially if you happen to be an atheist and are fighting for your right to be an apostate or stand and oppose religious beliefs.



If you happen to be born in a country that takes Islam as the forefront for law-making, rights and the way of life to be run in that country, then you're most likely stripped away with a great deal of freedom of choice,…

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Added by Zohaib Javed on March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Reminder: 9/11 was about RELIGION

“Infidel, n.  In New   York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion.  In Constantinople, one who does.”

--Ambrose Bierce

 

 “If you believe in Judgment Day, I have to seriously question your judgment.”

--Bill Maher

 

 “If the kind of God exists who would damn me for not working out a deal with him, then that is unfortunate.  I should not care to spend eternity in the company of…

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Added by Alan Perlman on January 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Dealing with a religion and culture that shuns free-thinkers and Atheists alike.

Coming from an Islamic country, where the majority comprises of Muslims, anything that a person questions or doubt about it is quickly shunned or shot down without leaving any room to justify your base of questioning. 



Everytime you question the teachings and the contradictions associated with it, you're met with severe hostility, or ridiculed for your actions, and when you criticize it, you're faced with a lot of threats which leaves a person in a high state of depression as well…

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Added by Zohaib Javed on January 10, 2013 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Happy Blasphemy Day! (They’re just WORDS, idiots!)

 “Impiety, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.”

 Ambrose Bierce

 

“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.”

Mark Twain

 

Fuck Yahweh.

Fuck Shiva.

Fuck Mohammed.

Fuck Jesus

Fuck Zeus.

Fuck Allah.

Fuck Thor.

Fuck _____ (fill in the name of any deity, past or present).

 

There, that ought to do it.  I’m an equal…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

The historicity of Islam and Muhammad.

Ibn warraq says that the historicity of Muhammad is doubtful :

  • Although the unreliability of the Arabic literary sources has been known for a century, only recently have scholars begun to explore its full implications, thanks largely to the ground-breaking work of the American scholar John Wansbrough.…
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Added by Anonymous Comrade on September 18, 2012 at 2:36pm — 5 Comments

Suggested Obama Speech Draft: Muslims Must Learn Tolerance

Good evening. Tonight I speak, as always, to my fellow Americans…but also to the entire Muslim world, from those who think theirs is a religion of peace…to the perpetrators of the ongoing insanity of blasphemy laws, jihads, and fatwas – all of you who call yourselves Muslims.

I want to talk to you about the recent resurgence of Muslim insanity.  Actually, most of Islam is insanity, but the same is true of all religions, and that’s beside the point.

Sometimes Muslims just go…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 23 Comments

9/11/12

Yesterday embassies in Egypt and Libya attacked. Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was killed. Secretary of State Clinton said, "there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind." Why did this happen? Apparently a few found an amateurish video criticizing Islam and its prophet too much to bear.

I am not sure what would "fix" this, and I suppose no one does and everyone has their own idea. But I am certain that another war won't change anything.

Added by Charles Miller on September 12, 2012 at 7:58am — 2 Comments

Three Things I (Think I) Know About 9/11

Of the many, many things there are to know about 9/11, here are three that I hang on to.  Other suggestions are welcome.  What is not fact about 9/11 is voluminous: the Jews did it, the government did it, they hate our freedoms, etc., etc.  But here are three (proposed) facts:

(1) The horror could have been prevented.  Every indication is that the government knew about Muslim men being trained to fly planes.  It is common knowledge…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Some of the commenters to this blog have asked, "How is jealousy related to religion?" I can't totally answer this question in a short blog entry, but the connection is deep and strong. Jealousy is t…

Some of the commenters to this blog have asked, "How is jealousy related to religion?" I can't totally answer this question in a short blog entry, but the connection is deep and strong. Jealousy is taught and encouraged by all the patriarchal religions. Whether Hindu or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or Mormon, all claim the woman is subordinate to the man and that the man is responsible for mate guarding his female(s). It is fundamentally based on the notion of ownership and possession. The…

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Added by Darrel Ray on August 2, 2012 at 2:36pm — 4 Comments

The Cult of One Billion - Is It Already Too Late?

“Those who love God are not always the friends of their fellow men.”

Robert Ingersoll

“When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.”

Oscar Wilde

“I find it necessary to wash my hands after I have come into contact with religious people.”

Friedrich Nietzsche



Voltaire was right for his time, but would be wrong today if he said “Christianity…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 24, 2012 at 8:00pm — 27 Comments

Christians Protest Arab Festival

Please follow link below

http://www.humanisticus.com/2012/06/christians-protest-arab-festival.html

Added by Peter Ferguson on June 21, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Anne Graham Lotz Helping to Create a Boston Bible Party

Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, took time out from her swim in the shallow end of the Graham family gene pool this weekend to assure everyone that she would NEVER vote for an Atheist.



This isn’t particularly unusual. The Graham family has a long-held antipathy toward Atheists and other minorities. Son Franklin Graham entertains rather birther-like suspicions that maybe Barack Obama isn’t a Christian.

No Wisdom for the Ages



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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on April 9, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

#NudePhotoRevolutionary Calendar

In a press release today last week, Maryam Namazie formally announced the #nudephotorevolutionary calendar.  As Aliaa Magda Elmahdy chose to stand up against female oppression, we too advocate for free-expression and women’s rights.  This calendar features black and white nude photographs, and I’m Ms. September.  For Maryam’s article announcing…

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Added by Emily Dietle on March 13, 2012 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Islamic Apostates

Being a Christian apostate can be difficult. Being an Islamic apostate can be dangerous.

http://www.apostatesofislam.com/

Added by Terry Groff on February 14, 2012 at 11:03pm — 4 Comments

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/05/ayaan-hirsi-ali-the-global-war-on-christians-in-the-muslim-world.html

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM EST…

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Added by Sassan K. on February 14, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Zombie Muhammad? Atheist Attacked by Muslim During Halloween Parade

Zombie Muhammad? Atheist Attacked by Muslim During Halloween Parade

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Added by Sassan K. on October 14, 2011 at 12:32pm — 14 Comments

"More from the religion of peace" - 12-year old Christian girl kidnapped & raped until she converted to Islam

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048261/Christian-girl-12-kidnapped-raped-beaten-converted-Islam.html

Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, beaten and raped for eight months until she converted to Islam

  • Asian Human Rights Commission claim girl was lured…
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Added by Sassan K. on October 13, 2011 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

Al Qaeda Calls On Mahmoud Ahmadinejad To End 'Ridiculous' 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

I had to share this with y'all...I found it to be hilarious and to be another ridicule against the 9/11 conspiracy theorists

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/al-qaeda-ahmadinejad-end-911-theories_n_985265.html

Al Qaeda Calls On Mahmoud Ahmadinejad To End 'Ridiculous' 9/11…

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Added by Sassan K. on October 2, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Opening Rant

First, a rave:  I am most grateful for Atheist Nexus.  Since effectively rebirthing myself as an atheist (decades ago, I was an agnostic), I've had no place to voice opinions, reactions or thoughts, where others might share them and perhaps further stretch my brain with their reflections.  Thank you, A/N.

Now, a rant:  There is little if anything more sacred to me, in all the history and legacy of the United States of America, than the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  The most…

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Added by Doc on September 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

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