Obviously he was arrested and sent back to Saudi Arabia.…Continue
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…Continue
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": …
This is my first try to create a youtube video. It turns out that an essentially easy topic is not so easily put into images...
I could need some critique and help. For those that dont understand the video i have a small explanation below. I dont know why i cant embedd it....
Ok... here is the original thought...
Although god might be allknowing in the sense that he knows all that is…
Hamza .. the "international public speaker" of the "islamic education and research academy" (already two jokes in one sentence) was a guy who tried to educate PZ Myers on embryology (three and counting) and the quran's superior knowledge about the topic 1400 years ago.
I was shocked to see that he had a page entry in wikipedia. But…
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Could anybody make the points in "god Is Not Great" any better than the followers of god?
Via Atheist Media Blog
not worth a…Continue
Sad thing. He was a brilliant writer, I loved his English, I feared his wit and I admired his courage.
Actually there is nothing more to say.
If it wasn't for some of the comments that I see throughout the net. Some by people that should know better.
An atheist writing read on
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"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…Continue
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…Continue
as if we hadn't said so before....
Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow
Only 14% of the German population think the popes visit would be "important" for them.
86 % actually don't care personally. Even the majority of catholics (63% of them) think that the visit doesnt play a major role in their life. 26% say its "totally unimportant", 37% say its "rather unimportant".
All this just…Continue
It's not really hard to see when something is wrong....
“I do feel bad people had to die,” said Asep Setiadi, 40, as he headed out to his rice field. “But I’m grateful that they’re finally gone.”
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What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.
Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.
Here is the good part (emphasis mine):
48. Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…
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Interesting to see that the APA is finally calling for the legalization of same sex marriage.
As we saw same sex marriages in NY just weeks ago this seems a very good move at a very good time.
The scientific and professional organization's guiding body voted unanimously at its annual meeting this week in…
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Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people's death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory. .....Continue
"Our results suggest that when confronted…
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Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public. The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.Continue
The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay…
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