Outlines the historical patterns behind the formation of the traditional religions. As animals evolved, their senses sharpened to collect more information from their surroundings. Their brains made good use of this information by forming a rough mental picture of the world around them. Animals needed more than just blind instinct, they needed a mental picture of their situation in order to make limited predictions about what might happen in the next moment. Shattering the Sacred Myths - Analysis of Ancient Beliefs
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Apostasy in Islam - Wikipedia, the free en Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ردة riddah, literally means: "relapse" or "regress" but usually translates to "apostasy", or ارتداد irtidād) is commonly defined in Islam as the rejection in word or deed of one's former religion (apostasy) by a person who was previously a follower of Islam.
Introduction When one samples U.S. media, it is difficult to avoid noticing the large and increasing number of public issues that have a religious angle. Creationism, intelligent design, prayer in schools, the debate over evolution, and many other similar issues basically represent a collision between religious and secular outlooks. And it is clear that this conflict is not calming down, unfortunately quite the opposite — the perception that individuals belong to one camp or the other, with no common ground, is increasing. One goal of this article is to take a careful look at religious belief — who believes, what they believe, and with what consequences in the personal and political spheres. The results may surprise you. * On Believing
Christians attack hominids in Kenya museum Hominid fossils from the National Museum of Kenya Credit: Lillian Omariba/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, 9 September 2006: The debate between scientists and conservative Christians over evolution has hit Kenya, where an exhibit of one of the world’s finest collections of early hominid fossils is under threat. As the famed National Museum of Kenya prepares to re-open in 2007 after massive European Union-funded renovations, local evangelicals are demanding the display be removed or at least shunted to a less prominent location. The Origins of Man exhibit, comprised of prehistoric finds from around Africa’s Great Rift Valley considered by many to be the cradle of humanity, is offensive as it promotes Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, they say. “When museums put it out there that man evolved from apes, theologically they are affecting many people who are Christians, who believe God created us,” said Bishop Boniface Adoyo, who is leading a campaign against the exhibit.