Monthly Archives: August 2011

We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed we shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Never may an act of possession be exercised upon a free being; the … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

I’m with Ben, seen here with his pants down; complicated things are obviously designed. The focus of his groundbreaking documentary was on biology classrooms. Through investigative interviewing, and creative editing, Ben Stein revealed how biology teachers and professors are being … Continue reading

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Niqab and Domestic Violence

First, the women in the photo are not wearing the hijab, but the niqab, which is why only their eyes are visible. But either way, consider that Islamic dress for women, as commanded by Mohammad, must cover everything except the … Continue reading

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The hijab is not feminist

Stated for obviousness: Feminism is by definition the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of women. Glad we’ve got that out of the way! To address the issue of whether the hijab can ever be feminist and/or symbolic … Continue reading

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The Bad Translation Gambit

The invention of the printing press and with it, the wide dissemination of versions of the bible translated into colloquial English, was a catastrophe from which the Catholic Church never recovered. For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church maintained its power … Continue reading

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The Rude Question

If you are an atheist, where do you get your morals? I’ve suffered this question more times than I care to remember. As recently as last Friday, a woman, who happened to be Muslim, insinuated that I had no moral … Continue reading

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Islamic Sophistry and Pseudofeminism, Part 3: English Common Law

Keep on keeping on… As for the three verses you’ve brought up… Please know that when we talk about Islamic jurisprudence we’re talking about a comprehensive legal system, and to take one law in isolation without considering others or the … Continue reading

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More than you can handle.

The absurd idea that God would never give you more than you can handle gives undeserved flattery to the well and acts as a cruel bludgeon to the ill. If God never gives a person more than they can handle, … Continue reading

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Islamic Sophistry and Pseudofeminism, Part 2: Her Response

The full text of the email is below. Up here, I will pick out quotes to comment on that are the most fascinating, fallacious, or failful. First let me clarify some things – when I said you’re taking a Eurocentric … Continue reading

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Islamic Sophistry and Pseudofeminism Part 1

A female Muslim student recently emailed me in my capacity as the organizer for a campus atheist student group, following up on a rather heated exchange about the status of women under Islam. Her letter is so full of fail, … Continue reading

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