Tag Archive | Islam
Is the Pope having an each-way bet?
I find the Pope’s opinions on two topics in particular, as reported, highly confusing and somewhat illogical. The Pope leads 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. I was very encouraged to read an encyclical will be issued on climate change. So too the promised encyclical on the environment will provide both encouragement for, and a call […]
Leaving Islam – the greatest jihad?
by Aisha Ashraf The news is full of muslim converts striking out for Syria to answer the IS call to jihad, but what about those who no longer feel connected to Islam? In a religion inconsistent with science, logic, human rights and ethics, one so riddled with contradiction it offers equal endorsement of opposing arguments, rational-minded […]
Muhammad Ali in full flight – why is everything white
This video says SO much. Watch his cheeky grin and you know this is edutainment. Of course, being an atheist I can’t buy Muhammad’s “learning the truth”, HOWEVER given Islam abhors racism it is see clear why he reverted and much of the truth he talks about IS truth (losing names and history etc). The title in YouTube […]
Terrorists are terrorists
Let’s get one thing perfectly clear. Terrorists are terrorists. Regular readers know as an atheist I don’t have a lot of tolerance for religions. I acknowledge there are a lot of very good religious people but I believe those people are good people with or without religion: they would be great humanists. Religion didn’t make […]
Ruby Hamad is right, whether western women understand it or not
I read Clementine Ford’s article in The Age dated March 25, Is this photo grounds for death? I shared it around the usual social media traps. It is an issue that should be highlighted. I also read Ruby Hamad’s article in The Age dated March 28, Why protests must be culturally appropriate and noticed Ruby […]
What is it with religion and women?
When I was young one golden social rule was never discuss religion, politics or sex. I’ll leave sex alone for today. EDIT: Nothing is this article is mean to detract from the many wonderful men worldwide who not only accept women as their equals but who fight for women’s rights. I am looking at the […]