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Go to: A wanderer from Islam with a message for the West

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“...feeding religious bigotry” and ignoring Islam’s good side, such as its tradition of “warm hospitality toward guests, especially Christians and Jews.”

Especially Christians and Jews? You mean exclusively Christians & Jews. According to Islam, the 'people of the book' should be left alone if they agree to live as second class citizens. People of other faiths are to convert or be slaughtered.

I enjoyed reading Infidel. Ayaan is a very intelligent and accomplished women. My only hesitation with Nomad is that it will probably end up covering a lot of the same ground. As a fellow ex-muslim I wish her continued success & hope people are influenced by her words.

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 07:04:20 UTC | #478391

Go to: Richard Dawkins' singing debut! Symphony of Science - 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow)

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I love this series, I link this to all my religious friends who claim atheism is spiritually void.

The universe is awesome, simply trying to wrap my mind around reality gives me goose bumps, I can't understand why some people feel the need to add imaginary being(s) on top of all this...

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:53:00 UTC | #418809

Go to: Islam's Darwin problem

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News flash American & Europe -- The Islamic world is hopeless.

My advise is to ignore this intellectual wasteland and go on with curing diseases, discovering more about the universe, and furthering technology. You will never get a partner in your civilizing efforts from the Middle East (except from Israel.) The exceptional minds that do emerge from this region will promptly immigrate to your lands and assimilate. Keep the door open to these geniuses but shut to door to the swarm of ungrateful, hard-headed masses who insist on bringing their medieval culture with them.

Kinds regards from a Turk, in whose homeland both and are officially banned... Thank goodness for (Western) Civilization.

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:36:00 UTC | #412883

Go to: Various articles on Richard Dawkins' visit to Brazil

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Brazil is a very interesting country and I'm glad to see that Dawkins received a warm welcome there.

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:23:00 UTC | #385600

Go to: It was a bad year for God.

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"My question is, who do atheists shake their fists against?"

Mostly people like you.

Atheism may be spreading but so is fundamentalism. The kind of religion belief giving ground is the moderate type, both in the USA and world wide. What this means that in 50-80 years, there will be a very polarized world where half have no religious belief while the other half believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible / Quran / Torah.

Sadly, I predict violence in such a world and encourage all atheists to start arming themselves today. If you live in a silly country like the UK that does not permit gun ownership, I suggest you vote in more sane politicians before its too late.

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:51:00 UTC | #341823

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