How many Muslims are willing to stand up and say, in the case of the girl from Qatif, that this manner of justice is appalling, brutal and bigoted — and that no matter who said it was the right thing to do, and how long ago it was said, this should no longer be done?
Anyone who says God is on their side is dangerous as hell.
Where are the Muslim voices raised over the terrible injustice of incidents like these? Faith is that quality which enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.
Sincethe world's forests have declined from 4. What brought that Event about? I suggest that the anthropomorphic god-idea is not a harmless infirmity of human thought, but a very noxious fallacy, which is largely responsible for the calamities the world is at present enduring.
At the end of nearly 31 million people were living with HIV, up from Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God and the Last Day: Freedom is usually destroyed in a gradual manner, it is less noticeable then.
I believe that the universe abides by the laws of physics, some of which are known, others of which will surely be discovered, but even if they aren't, that will simply be a result, as my colleague George Johnson put it, of our brains having evolved for life on this one little planet and thus being inevitably limited.
We believe that ALL human beings not only are entitled to these rights, but are obliged to respect and protect these basic values.
I'll go my way and you go yahweh. I dislike the way in which prejudice is passed off as piety. Of the estimated 2. I don't believe in life after death, channelled chat rooms with the dead, reincarnation, telekinesis or any miracles but the miracle of life and consciousness, which again strike me as miracles in nearly obscene abundance.
It should be getting better — but it isn't, it's getting worse. That led to an explosion of violence because large groups of Muslims still will not accept criticism of their religion. I dislike the way reason is reviled as a vice and reality is decreed to be a matter of convenience.
As I told them the news before the service, making something up about problems with the appointment, they cheered because I would be staying.
I hope we'd turf whoever tried. Muslims demanded apology, prosecution, and even assassination of artists and editors who allowed the publication of these cartoons. Poke your eye out if you look at women other than your wife … then come to me. Ayaan Hirsi Ali Everyone followed the cartoon crisis, or the crisis about the cartoon drawings of Mohammed in Denmark.
The Ganges River symbolises purification to Hindus, who believe drinking or bathing in its waters will lead to salvation. I demand that all prisoners of conscience be released from the dungeons of Islamic countries where they are kept in dreadful and inhumane conditions.
But when those crackpots issue veiled threats to try to sway government policy, we should lose whatever tolerance we had for the general foolishness of religions and those who follow their leaders. I demand appropriate actions to be taken against those responsible for the arrest, torture, and death of political and religious dissidents.
Unless that happens much more widely, a moderate Islam will remain wishful thinking. True, many good and brilliant people believed it once.
Thinking of the victims, the perpetrators, and the near future, I felt species grief, then species shame, then species fear.
People are allowed to believe whatever they like, and listen to whatever crackpot they choose. They actually believe if you kill women and children, you will go to heaven.
Three years ago a move to a new post was cancelled at the last minute because the bishop in the new area insisted on asking questions that Issues forbids him to ask, and which in any case should never be asked of any Englishman, gentleman or priest. Every month more than 2, people are killed or maimed by mine explosions.
A Short Introduction] Natalie Angier Among the more irritating consequences of our flagrantly religious society is the special dispensation that mainstream religions receive. A baseless belief, so long as it doesn't harm others, is a benign social ill.
We hear that violence is not in the Koran, that Islam means peace, that this is a hijacking by extremists and a smear campaign and so on. Of the estimated 2.
Some nice art, some pretty music and some photogenic buildings. Where is our rage after William Sampson and Zahra Kazemi were subjected to medieval torture and, in the case of the latter, murdered viciously in the prisons of Islamic world?
Draw your own conclusions.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. Moderation / Criticism / Exposition / Exposés David Aaronovitch.
Catholics try, rather unconvincingly, to show how conferring sainthood is different in principle to the pagan apotheosis (the process that made Claudius, for instance, into a God), but the distinction doesn't quite wash.
Moderation / Criticism / Exposition / Exposés David Aaronovitch. Catholics try, rather unconvincingly, to show how conferring sainthood is different in principle to the pagan apotheosis (the process that made Claudius, for instance, into a God), but the distinction doesn't quite wash.
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