Human beings are violent. As a group. As a species. We are violent. There has never been a period where there is not some type of war being waged on this planet.
Some people say that the ‘Muslim world’ needs a reformation, similar to the one experienced by European Christianity. That such reform will bring [...]
“If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing with, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, then your faith can’t be that strong.”
And so, via Noah Millman: ————
A rabbi and a priest, the two principal clergymen in a town, come, over the years, to be good friends, finding mutual comfort in sharing the [...]
Or… In the USA, we make fun of every fucking religion & creed!
I had a shirt in high school with a list of all the Religions of the World according to the axiom, “Shit Happens.” Here’s a copy of what it said.
Taoism: Shit Happens. Hinduism: This Shit Happened Before. (alt: If Shit Happens, [...]
It’s about 4:30 am ET as I’m starting to write this post and I’m just finished with suhoor, the pre-dawn meal that Muslims eat before beginning fasting during Ramadan.
I’m perusing Facebook as I often do and see a flood of messages from Muslim FB friends wishing everyone else Ramadan Mubarak (essentially happy Ramadan) and [...]
Muslims are taught to say our prayers in Arabic in order to facilitate a level of camaraderie between people of different linguistic backgrounds and to minimize the errors that inevitably occur with translating a form of Arabic that is over 1,800 years old1. Most non-Arabic speaking people probably memorize the meanings at the time of [...]
I think one of the more annoying aspects of human curiosity is the demand for the NOW answer. We want everything to be definitively explained NOW. And so we fill in the blanks for questions whose answers we aren’t prepared to answer yet.
Who created us? What came before the Big Bang? Why is Cleveland [...]