Dawkins’s Dream: To Persuade Muslim World Of Evolution

Via RichardDawkins.net, comes this piece from The Guardian: None of Professor Dawkins’ books, on evolution as well as religion, has ever been translated into Arabic, and his work has been heavily censored in Turkey. In an interview with The Times, he said that popularising evolution in the Islamic world, where creationist beliefs are strong, was [Read More...]

Afghani Husbands Allowed To Starve Wives Who Refuse Them Sex

Sendai Anonymous heartily congratulates these men on their civil progress: According to beebs, it is now perfectly legal in Afghanistan for men to starve their wives if they refuse to have sex with them at least once every four days. I don’t really know what’s so magical about four days and not three or five, [Read More...]

The Religion Of Peace Murdering Gays In Iraq

Sickening: (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]

Interview With Journalist Threatened With 40 Lashes

Her crime:  wearing trousers. via Atheist Media Blog [Read more...]

Religion As A Morally and Politically Ambivalent Force

Two weeks ago, I profiled various remarks from Jerry Coyne for the incisive way they challenged assumptions that (1) religion is indispensable for moral progress, (2) that religion is even on balance usually an aid to moral progress, and (3) that moral progress is even something observable over the course of history.  Coyne’s remarks were written [Read More...]

Banning the Burqini

The official reason was strict public health standards: PARIS — A Muslim woman who tried to go swimming in a head-to-toe “burquini” has been banned from her local pool in the latest tussle between religious practices and secular authority in France. Officials on Wednesday insisted they banned the woman’s use of the Islam-friendly swimsuit because [Read More...]

Religious Extremists Appeased Again

Disgraceful: Yale University and Yale University Press consulted two dozen authorities, including diplomats and experts on Islam and counterterrorism, and the recommendation was unanimous: The book, “The Cartoons That Shook the World,” should not include the 12 Danish drawings that originally appeared in September 2005. What’s more, they suggested that the Yale press also refrain [Read More...]

Atheism’s Evil History

via Hollie Pugliares [Read more...]

Are American Christians Really That Easily Offended?

From an article by the American Institute of Physics about yesterday’s Creation Museum field trip led by PZ Myers: William Watkin, a chemist living in Indiana, challenged one exhibit’s suggestion that the Grand Canyon could have been carved in hours by a process similar to how volcanic mudslides can rapidly create canyons in softer rocks. [Read More...]


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