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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Behe has not scientifically demonstrated anything. Irreducible complexity is just another argument from ignorance. The concept does not lead to new knowledge. On the contrary, the concept promotes giving up and just saying "God did it". You never learn anything doing that. Improbable events happen all the time. In fact, every event in the universe is improbable. Everyone's lives is just a sequence of incredibly improbable events.
  2. And some people call Islam Mohammedanism. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Mohammedanism That does not mean that the name is accurate. No, in both cases the name is used to demean that which they symbolize. Theists WANT to call the theory of evolution Darwinism as part of a disingenuous game to portray the theory of evolution as a religion. That's called propaganda.
  3. I like what Richard Dawkins says about blasphemy...it's a victimless crime. Perhaps the story of Adam and Eve is a myth, a metaphor, or a parable. Have you ever considered that? Humans did not evolve from chimps. They share a common ancestor from approximately 5-7 million years ago. Also, individuals do not evolve, populations evolve. You lack of understanding (willful ignorance, you don't want to understand) is astounding, but not uncommon. Many people don't want to understand things that might upset their world view.
  4. This does not answer my question. He talks about other faiths, but says nothing about people with no faith.
  5. A tax is compulsion. It's not the same degree of compulsion as a death threat, but it is still compulsion. I'd like to see verses from the Qu'ran that relate to the treatment of atheists, if they exist. And if they do not exist, I'd like to see some documentation regarding the current understanding(s) of how to treat atheists.
  6. What would happen to atheists if Muslims were able to establish a worldwide caliphate? Some people have told me that Muslims would kill all atheists, others have told me that Muslims would do nothing. Obviously, both of these cannot be true at the same time. What would happen to people like me if Muslims were to eclipse the West in political, military, and economic power? I'd like scriptural references if possible, not just random peoples' opinions.
  7. This statement is not only libel, it also demonstrates your profound ignorance. Just because reality does not conform to your ideology does not make it untrue. Evolution is a fact and the theory of evolution explains how it works, to the best of our current knowledge. The theory will be improved over time, as we gain more knowledge. Isn't the self-correcting nature of science wonderful? Without science you wouldn't have clean water to drink, air conditioning in your home, a computer to make anti-science internet posts, or any of the other amenities you take for granted.
  8. Theists (Muslims, Christians, Mormons, etc) believe morality is divine because they cannot explain the origin of morality. That's how it works with everything that theists cannot explain...God did it.
  9. There is no such thing as "Darwinism". No one worships Darwin just like no one worships Mohammed (or calls Islam Mohammedism). The existence of evolution is a fact just like the existence of gravity is a fact. The theory of gravity explains how gravity works just like the theory of evolution explains how evolution works.
  10. It could be fabricated, but I don't think it was because it wouldn't be out of character for a religious icon. Martin Luther King Jr was a philanderer, as was Ghandi. And that's just two I've named off the top of my head. I'm sure we could make a list pages long. It is not any easier for men to thwart their desire for sex than it is to thwart their desire for food.
  11. Incorrect. Islam tossed true scientific exploration aside nearly 1000 years ago, long before there was any European colonization. You can thank al-Ghazali for the fall of Islamic empire. His influence on philosophy, and how it relates to science, was the beginning of the end of Islamic superiority. Blame yourselves. The West dealt with this too, of course. The Catholic church was often a hindrance to scientific advancement. But the difference between the West and the Middle East is that the West woke up. The Middle East is still in a daze.
  12. Is The Unification where they reestablish the old boundaries of the empire? Will they conquer Spain?
  13. I'm amazed there are so many facial recognition experts on this forum. OBL had a porn stash, too. This isn't surprising. The more pious an individual tries to appear, the more they are hiding. This applies to every single human on Earth. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20062676-503543.html
  14. This post does not refute the previous posters argument that Russian intelligence is not reliable. Your position seems to be loaded with confirmation bias.
  15. False equivalence. The Libyan people are not a terrorist organization. Also, what is happening in Libya was not originally a war. The protests were originally peaceful and there was no violence until Gaddafi tried to use force to stop the them. Gaddafi is the source of the violence, not the protesters. This statement does not even make sense. Violent civil wars ALWAYS result in genocide. I don't agree that oil is a huge factor. Media coverage is the primary factor. And the reason Libya was covered is not because they have oil, but because Gaddafi is nuts and he makes for good television (higher ratings equals more profit).
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