Monthly Archives: August 2014

Burn ISIS Flag Challenge (Part 2)

Yesterday’s burning of the ISIS flag was in solidarity with the people of Lebanon, who are threatened with arrest if they burn the actual ISIS flag (they can only burn flags with no religious words). I used a variation of … Continue reading

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Burn ISIS flag challenge!!

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. There’s a protest against ISIS Monday, 1 September 2014 at 6:00 PM in Beirut. Bring your ISIS flag to burn it. If you don’t live in Lebanon, print one up yourself and burn … Continue reading

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An immeasurably tall order: The absurdity of belief

I’ve never believed in divine beings. I’ve been an atheist since the day I was born. Acceptance of supernatural beings or events has never developed in my head. I was negligibly instructed in religious thought as a child, but mostly … Continue reading

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The ISIS flag: A menstrual pad, a toilet

I love Aliaa Magda Elmahdy. She is to Islam what Pussy Riot is to Putin. An Egyptian atheist activist whose major point of contention rests on Islam and its abysmally gendered track record, Elmahdy has captured my heart by removing her … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #53: Who was Kish’s father?

There are a few people named Kish in the bible, but for the purpose of this post I will be referring only to Kish, the father of Saul. The bible is filled with genealogies, even though the bible explicitly forbids … Continue reading

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My favorite religious teaching: Feeding your animals in Jewish practice

Even “militant” atheists like me can acknowledge when religion gets something morally right. Despite our view that religion is dangerous and detrimental to the progress of our species and our planet, sometimes religion does something that makes my heart warm. … Continue reading

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Paradigms, dogma, and analytical eclecticism: A thought on religion versus science

This relatively long post reflects an idea I’ve been considering for a long time. It’s by no means fully fleshed, and I welcome commentary, criticism, or contribution to the discussion from thinkers from all sides. This post discusses three analytical … Continue reading

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