Minister who converted to Islam

It's easy to run into conversion and deconversion narratives: atheist becomes Christian, Christian loses faith, so on and so forth. Where nonbelief is involved, however, I'm probably too partisan. Maybe looking at conversions between different religions is a better way to get a handle on what is going on.Here's an interesting example: Jerald F. Dirks, a Minister of the United Methodist Church who converted to Islam. It seems he became very impressed with what he perceived as the moral integrity … [Read more...]

Cardiologists losing it

There is a very popular form of apologetic literature among Muslims, based on the notion that modern science and technology is congruent with, or even foreshadowed in, the sacred sources of Islam. It's bad enough that this species of pseudoscience has a large following among the general public. What is worse is that significant numbers of devout Muslim professionals, particularly in the applied sciences, believe and promote this dreck. (See An Illusion of Harmony.)One consequence of this, … [Read more...]

The Real Adam and Eve story

A reader pointed me to this video. (Thanks!) It was fun, so here it is: … [Read more...]

Is the Universe Rational?

Is the Universe Rational? … [Read more...]


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