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Saw the above thread but the author seems to have made a mistake instead of saying theist, he wrote Atheist and so i thought let me correct this
Who is leading the fight against Science? Not Atheists. Who is still insisting that the world was made in 7 days, that dinosaurs did not exist, still trying to deny evolution? Not Atheists
Sadly, lack of knowledge seems to define theists - and they are giving the rest of us theists a bad name
Once, a long time ago when we knew little about the...
One of the teachings of Quran and muslim Traditions, is that, every people have a Term. For example, once the Term for Jews ended, Jesus appeared with a new Book. The Period of Christians ended when Muhammad appeared.
Quran and Hadithes teach, that the Muslims also with no exception were appointed a period:
"To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation)." Quran 7:34
Imagine a world where the thought of God, a god, or a Creator never crossed anyone's mind. The concept simply does not exist. Would there be an increase in open mindedness regarding what is scientific fact and what is theory?
For example, there's a lot of emotion behind the suggestion that evolution may be only a theory. The motivation behind the suggestion may be to preserve the belief in creationism. The atheist wants nothing of this, so he's adamant that evolution is a fact, that the...
“By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. … Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” -- Mother Teresa.
Personally, the shallowness of the notion that abortion is the greatest destroyer of love and peace grates on me like nails screeching across a chalkboard grate on some folks. I wince at...
Muslims believe that their prophet is the greatest example of a man ever to walk this earth (this despite some also saying that all prophets are equal, but we'll put that aside for a while).
Muslims, I challenge you to prove to me that Muhammad was a better example of a human being than anyone before or after him. I am of the opinion that he was an immoral religious fanatic who practiced senseless violence.
I'll start with a couple of quotes from Ibn Ishaq, Biographer of Muhammad:...
The soul is usually defined as the seat of the self, or that sense of 'I' that would remain if the body with its functions shut down. Some define spirit in this way, and yet others call it the Atman.
How is it that one can posit the self has a seat or permanence to it, when the sense of being is comprised of many factors- mostly things people experience in their lives?
Take away any one of these experiences, and the sense of self wouldn't be the same. We wouldn't feel like the same person....
Let's be glad we don't live in Russia. Half of RF would be doing time.
I know that many people have said that this is all nothing more than anecdotal evidence. Although I myself am a skeptic, I also have to consider the alternate possibility that there could be an afterlife. When a person is in a hyper conscious state near death and they are walking around in some beautiful landscape in their near death experience, then this is the motor functions of the brain active.
So if that is the case, then why don't we see the patient moving his/her arms and legs on...
I guess this is an issue I have with more fundamentalist forms of belief, is that I often see opposition to other worldviews and groups that could be called cruel or hateful.
I guess a good example of this is some Christians supporting ex-gay conversion therapy for teens and kids, when such 'therapies' are known to use excessive methods like induced vomiting or hitting.
My question is- is this a form of religion worth having? Is this valid? Is this a true and proper expression of...
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