There Will Be War.

“I believe in world peace. I believe it is possible.” – Every politician or beauty pageant contestant ever. Highly unlikely. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t be desirable. It’s just not going to happen. Even in an idealistic world where everyone had enough food, followed the Golden Rule, did not covet status, wealth or … Continue reading

Someone tell the UN to stop pandering to Islamists and Terrorists

It’s a lesson for the kids: TERRORISM WORKS! A few days ago, the UN – by a massive 85 – 50 voting margin (with 42 abstentions) – passed a non-binding resolution calling on member states to prohibit “defamation of religion”. Alright. The time for politeness is over when such an appalling policy is passed. FUCK THAT! And … Continue reading

On personal spiritualism and liberal religiosity

A little while back a friend asked me if I thought that recent violent acts by religious fundamentalists have stained the benefits of interiorized spirituality. Since this is a good question and one at the heart of much of my thinking on religion and “spirituality” (I’ll explain the shutter quotes later), I figured I’d make … Continue reading

What do Jesus, Mohammed, Budai, Buddha, Ganesha, & XENU have in common?

I JUST KICKED ALL OF THEIR ASSES!!! And there’s more: I AM GOD AND SO CAN YOU! You can be (as well as fight) God in this game! You can also be or fight Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Budai, Ganesha and Xenu!  Step into imagination land and test your mettle against some of the most revered and/or feared mythical … Continue reading

Schism: A Muslim’s video response to Geert Wilders’ anti-Qur’an film Fitna

Barry Duke of The Freethinker writes: “IT had to happen – a Saudi man has hit back at films criticising Islam in a Fitna-style video which portrays Christianity as a religion of violence. The film, entitled Schism, was made by Raed al-Saeed. It splices together Bible verses and Iraq war images – including British soldiers … Continue reading

American tax dollars are funding an Islamic school

The following has been cut and pasted from the Friendly Atheist: Charter schools, like public schools, receive government money and must therefore stay out of the religion debate. That is to say there should be no proselytizing in the classroom one way or the other. The schools must remain secular. Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) … Continue reading

Summary of Geert Wilders’ anti-Qur’an film Fitna (SPOILER ALERT)

This review will largely be a summary of the film. I will make some appraisals, but because I am by no means an expert on the Qur’an or the domestic and international relations history of the Islamic world, I do not feel sufficiently informed to make a great deal of value judgments. Picture of Geert … Continue reading

Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam film, Fitna, HERE

View Netherlands MP Geert Wilders’ newly-released anti-Islam film Fitna here. Wilders’ name has been popping up rather frequently over the past few months, as he is a very vocal critic of Islam. He has gone so far as to press for the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands, saying that it is in conflict … Continue reading

Russian Protestant and Muslim groups want cartoon channel shutdown for airing anti-religious programming

CBC reports that Russian Protestant and Muslim groups are calling for the shutting down of a Russian cartoon channel, 2X2, for airing programs such as South Park, which these groups have deemed to be anti-religious and to promote homosexuality.  2X2 is standing its ground. A spokesperson responded to the demands by pointing out that Russia is a secular … Continue reading

Islamic Nations look to up the ante in their opposition to free speech re: Islam

I was disturbed though not surprised when I read Ed Brayton’s post today which reported that at a recent summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of 57 predominantly Muslim nations, discussion focused on how to eliminate criticism of Islam from around the world. The organization of Islamic nations discussed the possibility … Continue reading