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Posted: Jan 22, 2016 - 1:27pm

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Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Releases Fatwa Against Chess
Chess is the 'work of the devil,' kingdom's highest Muslim cleric says in binding religious edict, accusing game of stirring enmity among people.

I guess a game where a pawn might end up taking out a king makes some people uncomfortable...

 
so chess is hell?
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016 - 11:21am

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Releases Fatwa Against Chess
Chess is the 'work of the devil,' kingdom's highest Muslim cleric says in binding religious edict, accusing game of stirring enmity among people.
An Egyptian chess player during the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany, 2008.AP
I guess a game where a pawn might end up taking out a king makes some people uncomfortable...
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016 - 7:46pm

Why humans find it hard to do away with religion - John Gray
An American scientist visiting the home of Niels Bohr, the Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist and refugee from Nazism who was a leading figure in the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb, was surprised to discover a horseshoe hanging over Bohr’s desk: “Surely you don’t believe the horseshoe will bring you good luck, Professor Bohr?” he asked. “After all, as a scientist . . .”

Bohr laughed. “I believe no such thing, my good friend. Not at all. I am scarcely likely to believe such foolish nonsense. However, I am told that a horseshoe will bring one good luck whether you believe it or not.”

Dominic Johnson, who tells this story, acknowledges that Bohr might have been joking. But the physicist’s response captured an important truth. Human beings never cease looking for a pattern in events that transcends the workings of cause and effect. No matter how much they may think their view of the world has been shaped by science, they cannot avoid thinking and acting as if their lives are subject to some kind of non-human oversight. As Johnson puts it, “Humans the world over find themselves, consciously or subconsciously, believing that we live in a just world or a moral universe, where people are supposed to get what they deserve. Our brains are wired such that we cannot help but search for meaning in the randomness of life.”

An evolutionary biologist trained at Oxford who also holds a doctorate in political science, Johnson believes that the need to find a more-than-natural meaning in natural events is universal – “a ubiquitous phenomenon of human nature” – and performs a vital role in maintaining order in society. Extending far beyond cultures shaped by monotheism, it “spans cultures across the globe and every historical period, from indigenous tribal societies . . . to modern world religions – and includes atheists, too”.

Reward and punishment may not emanate from a single omnipotent deity, as imagined in Western societies. Justice may be dispensed by a vast unseen army of gods, angels, demons and ghosts, or else by an impersonal cosmic process that rewards good deeds and punishes wrongdoing, as in the Hindu and Buddhist conception of karma. But some kind of moral order beyond any human agency seems to be demanded by the human mind, and this sense that our actions are overseen and judged from beyond the natural world serves a definite evolutionary role. Belief in supernatural reward and punishment promotes social co-operation in a way nothing else can match. The belief that we live under some kind of supernatural guidance is not a relic of superstition that might some day be left behind but an evolutionary adaptation that goes with being human. (...)

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Posted: Jan 8, 2016 - 7:14pm

Unholy Alliance: Christian Zionists and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Imagine thousands of people cheering and shouting for Israel in the huge Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. On stage, Ehud Olmert, the mayor of Jerusalem, proclaims: “God is with us. You are with us.” The crowd hollers, whoops and some blow the shofar. But none of those present is Jewish. Outside the auditorium Leanne Cariker from Oklahoma is carrying a placard that reads, “Just say No! to a Palestinian state.” Next to her stands another group of demonstrators, Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. They oppose the state of Israel.

This conference, the annual meeting of the U.S. Christian Coalition for Israel, began with a video-taped benediction from the White House. When Tom DeLay, the powerful, born-again majority whip in the House of Representatives, addressed the audience, he asked them, “Are you tired of all this? Are you?” “Nooo!” they roared back. “Not when you’re standing up for Jews and Jesus, that’s for sure!” he replied. DeLay was followed by Pat Robertson, the coalition’s founder, who dwelt on Arab plans to drive Israel into the sea and the sins of Arafat and his “gang of thugs.”

At another rally in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2002, thousands of miles away from the ruins of Nablus and Jenin, tens of thousands of American Jews (and many of their non-Jewish supporters) gathered to show solidarity with Israel. Speaker after speaker had one simple message: “America and Israel united against terrorism.” Janet Paraschall, representing Christian broadcasters in the U.S., made it clear in her speech that support for Israel was now a litmus test for those who claimed to be America’s moral majority. “We represent millions of Christian broadcasters in this country. We stand with you now, and forever.”

Since September 11, 2001, there has been an explosion of Christian fundamentalist support for Israel in America. The Christian Right (there are approximately 40 million on this side of the political spectrum in the U.S.) has had some influence on U.S. policy over the last three decades. Presidents Carter, Reagan and George W. Bush all claimed to be “born-again Christians.” But, with Bush’s election, the Christian Right has gained extraordinary influence over American foreign policy relating to the Middle East in general, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular.

Asked if he believed whether Ariel Sharon was a man of peace, and if he was satisfied with his and his own government’s assurances that there was no massacre in Jenin, Bush gave his infamous reply: “I do believe Ariel Sharon is a man of peace.” Coupled with Reverend Jerry Falwell’s remarks in the first week of October, 2002 — “Mohammed was a terrorist. I read enough of the history of his life, written by both Muslims and non-Muslims {to know} that he was a violent man, a man of war.” — many Arabs and non-fundamentalist Christians were incensed and placed on alert. The “war on terrorism” appeared to turning into a Christian war against Islam and Arabs.

The main interpretive challenge for those of us who are secular-minded (including me, who was once an evangelical, 35 years ago) is to recognize that Christian Zionists read the daily news as signs of God’s presence in the world. They don’t separate mythic stories about the meaning of life and God’s intervention in our affairs from the use of reason to order our affairs.

Beliefs matter — but some beliefs have very bad consequences. (...)


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Posted: Jan 5, 2016 - 5:09am

Now if only this were true in the Middle East and Africa, we might be on to something:

Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative
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Posted: Jan 5, 2016 - 4:54am


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Posted: Dec 31, 2015 - 5:47pm

Bible Professor Says God Made Eve Using Adam’s Penis, Not His Rib

The theory came to Zevit after translating and studying the Hebrew text of Adam and Eve in the Genesis story of the Old Testament. Zevit believes the Hebrew word “tsela” does not translate as “rib,” but instead can be understood to mean “limbs sticking out sideways from an upright human body.”

As men and women do actually have the same amount of ribs (and any other sideways sticking limbs, for that matter), Zevit believes this is how the ancient Israelites attempted to explain the uniquely boneless human penis.
Just a theory...
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Posted: Dec 24, 2015 - 5:42am

Somalia joins Brunei by banning Christmas celebrations 'to protect Islam'
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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 - 8:25am

Malaysia's first Shariah-compliant airline Rayani Air takes off
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Posted: Dec 16, 2015 - 10:17am

Tunisia jails six young men for sodomy three years each


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Posted: Dec 9, 2015 - 5:47am


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Posted: Dec 2, 2015 - 10:08am


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Posted: Nov 21, 2015 - 4:26am

Saudi court sentences poet to death for renouncing Islam
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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 - 7:14am

Religious tolerance at its best!  Jews don't really care about that ol' Wailing Wall anyway, right?

Palestinians Look to Claim Western Wall Through UNESCO
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Posted: Oct 19, 2015 - 5:40am


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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 - 4:41pm

Mother 'helpless' to stop fatal church beating of son
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015 - 8:35am

Wish them luck, they are going to need it.

Struggling to cope with refugees, Germany prints its constitution in Arabic

Those articles are usually considered to be the foundational elements of modern-day Germany and include freedom of speech and other basic rights.

"The separation between church and state, the fact that men and women have equal rights, homosexuality is nothing abnormal, that civil unions can be freely chosen, that we are a country with freedom of expression which includes criticism of religions and our intolerance of anti-semitism are all principles which we need to explain — but we nevertheless expect those who come here to accept ," Gabriel said in the interview. "Be supportive and be demanding — that applies to integration, as well."


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 - 5:56pm

 islander wrote:

A low pressure system will come in from the East and rapture parts of Iowa and Illinois. A bit of fire and brimstone will be kicked up over Ohio as the wicked dead rise up and prevent those of us with pure souls from reaching the new Heaven. I'd stay away from I-80 as there will surely be toads and locusts to deal with. Next week looks to be full of retribution, so don't forget your bibles, and you ladys should bring some good pearls to clutch. 

 
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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 - 8:30am

 Proclivities wrote:
wicked dead

 
When the preacher takes a step back, you can see a small circle with just one little arrow going in, and it's labeled "Steve."


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