The Skeptic's Dictionary Genealogy of Religion Evil Bible Home Page Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc | Founded 1970 BBC Religion & Ethics - Scottish couples say 'I do' to Humanist weddings 3 May 2013Last updated at 09:23 By Karen Millington BBC Reporter Humanist weddings have become increasingly popular in Scotland, and they may outnumber Church of Scotland weddings if current trends continue, says the Humanist Society Scotland. Any couple in the UK can choose to have a Humanist ceremony, but outside Scotland marriage must also involve a legally recognised service. Since 2005 a humanist wedding has been a legal form of marriage in Scotland, one of only six nations where that is the case. It allows a couple to express their love and commitment by telling their story in front of their loved ones, in their own words rather than those of a Church or state. Paula McGoldrick and James Cherry will be married by Tim Maguire Humanist celebrant, Tim Maguire has married couples in Scotland from many different and diverse backgrounds, and says they often have something in common. "Most of my conversations with couples begin with them saying, 'We're not religious, but...'" 'The one life'
Covert Messiah - 19 October 2013 ERS Charles Darwin and other early evolutionists were fascinated by religious phenomena and how they might be explained from an evolutionary perspective. Nevertheless, evolutionary theory became restricted to the biological sciences and excluded from the study of many human-related subjects for most of the 20th century. Only now is the theory being used to explain all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life. The new field of evolutionary religious studies is part of this larger trend. This website provides an introduction to the study of religion from an evolutionary perspective. It includes the following features: Please visit the EvoS web site for a more general introduction to evolution in relation to human affairs. This website is funded by a TARP (Templeton Advanced Research Program) grant from the John Templeton Foundation, which is administred by the Metanexus Institute. For questions and comments, contact the program director, David Sloan Wilson.
Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant - Op-Eds 1. Sounds right to me Sounds right to me. At this point I am biblically apocalyptic about it. Ellen, NYC (18/3/07) Reply to comment 2 Ms. PS It has also woken a LOT of Jews up. Ann Anon, Orlando (30/3/13) Reply to comment 0 2. The trouble is that we don't really know about the beliefs of the majority of Muslims. Irwin Ruff, USA (18/3/07) 3. ...hijack an entire nation & hold the population as hostages to his ideology. Reply to comment 3 4. on this subject that I have seen in the mass media. Hadassa, Israel (19/3/07) 5. 10% of 2 billion is still 200 million, notwithstanding those who are not fully active yet support the radicals - what percentage of these are there?? Mark, ZA (19/3/07) 6. It is estimated that nearly 70% of all Muslims are fundamentalists. Gee, A majority of Muslims are fundamentalists (19/3/07) 7. who will listen? Louise M. 8. And most Americans are peace loving but they will not stop the inevitable US abandonment of the Jews. Rabi Yisroel, Yerushalayim (19/3/07) Reply to comment 1
Why Militant Atheism is Necessary - Immortal Why Militant Atheism is Necessary Apr 4, 2011 Militant Atheism is necessary as a force to counteract the unbalanced political and social power that popular religious belief systems have wielded for too long through their powerful standardising of beliefs. For, Against and Other It is true that on any contentious point you will get people with extreme points of view on each side. Where Religion changes this game, is how it allows large numbers of people to be made to believe the same position, often to the ‘extreme’ point, just by asserting that it is true and providing a bible quote or two. Every Belief is Related to God So, religious institutions have a special belief power over people. Of course not all people agree about all things in religion. So there may very well be a form of each religion for each specific combination of beliefs. “…That’s odd. The logical cause here is very straight forward. Why This Matters The Real World There isn’t! And that is why Militant Atheism matters.
Portland State Sociology of Islam & Muslim Societies | Home The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Newsletter: Winter 2011 Newsletter No. 7 - ISSN:1942-7948 Contents Social and Political Transformations in the Middle East - Umit Kurt and Oguz Alyanak The Political Economy of Turkey’s Response to the Arab Spring - Altay Atli Footsteps of Revolution in the Land of Queen Sheba - Bezen Balamir Coskun Two Sides of the Same Coin; Conflicting Views of Islamism in Pakistan - Jeanette Bailey Egypt and the "Arab Spring": Notes on Facts and Challenges - Moises Garduño García The Arab Spring and the Turkish Model - Alper Y. Dede Will Geopolitics Split Along Sectarian Lines in the Middle East? Witnessing the Rise of a Sectarian Speech Amidst War of Perceptions - Camille Germanos Turkey as a Model Democracy? International Conference: Globalization and its impact on Indigenous Cultures November 17-18th, 2011 (Thursday & Friday) First Day: November 17, 20119:00-11:00 AMRecitation from the Holy QuranOpening Remarks by Dr. 5. Session II: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.1.
Let Atheists (or Jews or Muslims) Care For Your Pets After the Rapture For a small fee, of course. Via Tyler Cowen, two websites -- Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA and JesusPets – that promise a service in which atheists who are also animal-lovers agree to care for the pets of those taken in the rapture. From Eternal Earth-Bound Pets: You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind? We are a group of dedicated animal lovers, and atheists. We are currently active in 20 states and growing. Our service is plain and simple; our fee structure is reasonable. For $110.00 we will guarantee that should the Rapture occur within ten (10) years of receipt of payment, one pet per residence will be saved. Unfortunately at this time we are not equipped to accommodate all species and must limit our services to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and small caged mammals. From JesusPets: If Jesus returns tonight, who will feed your pets tomorrow? The JesusPets Partner Program Statement