Tuesday, February 03, 2015

sorrow and disgust…

have neither religious nor geographical boundaries

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a humble expression of condolence and deepest sympathy to the family of the cruelly executed Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeth – and the peoples of Jordan.

worth it

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The NEW standard….

above which all religions must rise if they are to survive

empathetic reciprocity - Zuckerman

(on this basis most religions, as practiced and preached, are doomed!)

Speaking out - 001

muslim victims

Asim Mehmood's full article can be found here

 

As has been written on this blog, Islam is at war within itself. It is only when individuals and Imams speak out against the abuse of Islam and the Koran

that Muslims will be able to reclaim their hijacked religion.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Do you get the feeling…

that institutionalised religion has maybe misread, misunderstood or misinterpreted *THE MESSAGE*?

or, as I have said previously on this blog, that secular society is now teaching ethics and morality to the religions?

"Studies have found that secular teenagers are far less likely to care what the “cool kids” think, or express a need to fit in with them, than their religious peers. When these teens mature into “godless” adults, they exhibit less racism than their religious counterparts, according to a 2010 Duke University study. Many psychological studies show that secular grownups tend to be less vengeful, less nationalistic, less militaristic, less authoritarian and more tolerant, on average, than religious adults.

Recent research also has shown that children raised without religion tend to remain irreligious as they grow older — and are perhaps more accepting. Secular adults are more likely to understand and accept the science concerning global warming, and to support women's equality and gay rights. One telling fact from the criminology field: Atheists were almost absent from our prison population as of the late 1990s, comprising less than half of 1% of those behind bars, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons statistics. This echoes what the criminology field has documented for more than a century — the unaffiliated and the nonreligious engage in far fewer crimes.

Another meaningful related fact: Democratic countries with the lowest levels of religious faith and participation today — such as Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Belgium and New Zealand — have among the lowest violent crime rates in the world and enjoy remarkably high levels of societal well-being. If secular people couldn't raise well-functioning, moral children, then a preponderance of them in a given society would spell societal disaster. Yet quite the opposite is the case."

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