Archive for category islam
Chicago Tribune –
Atheist faces new setback in suit over Illinois cross – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-atheist-faces-new-setback-in-suit-over-illinois-cross-20120608,0,6841119.story
Loganville-Grayson Patch –
Born Again Pagan – http://loganville.patch.com/articles/born-again-pagan
Gulf News –
Black magic gear fails to get past Dubai customs – http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/black-magic-gear-fails-to-get-past-dubai-customs-1.1034159
Monash Weekly –
Atheist has faith in power of dialogue – http://www.monashweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/atheist-has-faith-in-power-of-dialogue/2585001.aspx
Note to smug atheists: Yes we win the debates but we have little real power. – http://www.examiner.com/article/note-to-smug-atheists-yes-we-win-the-debates-but-we-have-little-real-power
Huffington Post –
Questions on Science and Religion – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/questions-on-science-and-_b_1585151.html
The Blaze –
ATHEIST FAMILY LOSES LAWSUIT TO HAVE ‘UNDER GOD’ REMOVED FROM THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atheist-family-loses-lawsuit-to-have-under-god-removed-from-the-pledge-of-allegiance/
Bulgaria puts “vampire” skeleton on display – http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/11/uk-bulgaria-odd-vampires-idUSLNE85A02E20120611
Irish Times –
Straight from the atheist’s mouth – but Dawkins got it theologically wrong – http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/0612/1224317752830.html
India Realtime –
Religion Journal: What do India’s Atheists Think? – http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/06/12/religion-journal-what-do-indias-atheists-think/?mod=google_news_blog
From ‘sacred underwear’ to Victoria’s Secret: The devout Mormon woman who chose love over faith when her husband became an atheist – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2158283/From-sacred-underwear-Victorias-Secret-The-devout-Mormon-woman-chose-love-faith-husband-atheist.html#ixzz1xjy3cIXK
Painting Over the Cross; Protecting Pagan Symbols – http://aclj.org/school-prayer/painting-over-cross-protecting-pagan-symbols
Stl Today –
DC atheist group to add Missouri and Illinois lobbying arms – http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/dc-atheist-group-to-add-missouri-and-illinois-lobbying-arms/article_83b20de8-b4d2-11e1-8ab8-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1xjzAxyLy
Daily Tribune –
Watchdog atheist group to appeal Warren ruling – http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20120612/NEWS01/120619878/watchdog-atheist-group-to-appeal-warren-ruling
UFO: New York, California orb formations foreshadow archons – http://www.examiner.com/article/ufo-new-york-california-orb-formations-foreshadow-archons
San Diego Reader –
Atheist Lobbying Group to Install California Chapter – http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/jun/13/atheist-lobbying-group-to-install-california-chapt/
Unbelieving preachers get help to ‘come out’ as open atheists – http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/13/unbelieving-preachers-get-help-to-come-out-as-open-atheists/
Jakarta Globe –
Activists Call for Acquittal of Embattled Atheist Alexander – http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/activists-call-for-acquittal-of-embattled-atheist-alexander/523839
LA Times –
Nativity scenes banned at Santa Monica park after atheist dispute – http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/nativity-scenes-banned-santa-monica-park-atheist-dispute.html
Baptist Press –
Group criticizes B&H ‘Military Bibles’ – http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38037
Derik asks, “Can Superior Beings Exist?”
My question for you today is “does faith require religious text to be justified/validated?”
Derik asks what you would do if you faced with the fact of your faith or lack of faith being wrong.
And that question is, how far is to far?
How far are you willing to go to prove your religious/nonreligious views are correct?
This class was held at the Joint Chief of Staff College, and performed by Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley. Now I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume, Lt. Col. Dooley believes himself to be a good Christian (not trying to single you guys out, but I’m pretty sure this is the case. If I’m wrong leave a comment.) and a “defender of his faith”.
Here are some of the things he recommends in this 4 phase presentation:
- Islam reduced to cult status
- Saudi Arabia threatened with starvation
- Making international laws that protect civilians “no longer relevant”
- applying “the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki” to Islam’s holiest cities, and bringing about “Mecca and Medina[‘s] destruction.”
These are only a few things that are on the table for this presentation. While the top brass have ordered an investigation and the pulling of any Anti-Islam course materials, it goes on to say that many of these “anti-terrorists” that spoke during the eight week presentation have infected top military posts, as well as law enforcement. Meaning that these people are getting high ranks in their fields and controlling the views and actions of many others, potentially poisoning their minds.
So again I ask, how far is to far?
Would you wipe out a whole city to flex your religious rights?
I ask this because I know Wiccans live by one ultimate law, and this kind of shit breaks that law to pieces.
Maybe they should consider this one little phrase before threatening the world with a total war that could escalate into not just a world war but a civil war here in the US.
“An it harms none, do as ye will.”
Let me repeat that: “An it harms none, do as ye will.”
Once more for posterity “An it harms NONE, do as ye will.”
If we would consider this one law of morality the world would likely be a better place. This is for all sides.
Why should an average person believe in a god that damns them from the beginning when there are other religions out there that are happy to show these people, from the start, that religions very own version of salvation and paradise while not limiting their choice of worship?
If the bible is the word of god, why does an average worshiper of god have to read other peoples interpretation of the bible to clarify errors?
Does a lack of knowledge of these peoples point of view make them less Christian? If not then what is the purpose of these books for an average Christian?
What would Jesus do when his beliefs were opposed by a “non-believer”?
Why is accepting others beliefs difficult for so many Christian?
If God made all man, why did he choose the Jews in the old testament as his chosen people?
What is the unarguable message of God? Not the bible, God.
How do you know the word of God has not changed since the writing of the bible?
Why does the rapture sound so much like a Zombie Apocalypse from a cheesy B movie?
Why are there so many variations of Christ Theism?
If there is an absolute God and an absolute word of god, then which christ belief system is the right one?
Why have so many Christians broke the kosher laws? If you do not follow the kosher laws, why?
If you had another man/woman of god inform you that you were worshiping incorrectly would you change your ways based on their belief systems morals and christ belief system?
What christian belief system do you follow? Why not another?
Why did God damn you for the choice of another person?
If you did not know another person that believed in Christ would you still worship? Why?
When answering these questions please try to keep your response a statement unless you truly need clarification on the meaning of a question, these questions are meant to catalog a set of world views. If you choose to challenge a question that is fine and I appreciate your challenge, I will respond accordingly if warranted.