Friday, September 11, 2009
After reading some responses from my dear readers, this post will be as a quick response to the comments made through out the articles of this blog.
One of the readers commented by expressing his views about the link between quantum physics and the supernatural, and the probability of other realms existing out side of our existence. He also argues that i should not be narrow minded to the point were i rule out that possibility.
In response I would like to say that in the wacky world of quantum physics; Every thing seems to be possible and impossible at the same time, to Quote a great mind, Albert Einstein once said when he was trying to explain Quantum Physics in a Nutt-Shell he said "If you think you understand Quantum Physics, Then you don't understand Quantum Physics" What Einstein was trying to say is that Quantum Physics is an extremely vast science that we are barely capable of harnessing the feed back that it gives back to our basic minds, Quantum Physics talks about extra dimensions and higher and lower dimensions, and invisible matter ans anti matter to the point it leaves scientists baffled.
Having said that, Yes Due to the higher dimensions and the possibility of parallel universes, there could be realms out side of our existence, My argument is not about possibilities of other realms existing or not existing. I apologize if i haven't made this point clear enough in my previous posts, unfortunately I haven't spoken about Quantum Physics enough to make a clear cut case earlier.
My argument to religious people is as follows;
- What makes you so sure that those existences out side of our universe is the realm of God?
- Have you been to a higher dimension to see this for your self, and bring back un-refutable evidence from that higher dimension?
- And if you're not capable of traveling through worm holes, have you sent a space probe on your behalf, out of fear of being ripped apart by massive black hole's gravitational madness?
- Why is it Allah who resides in the higher dimensions, not Buddha?
- Why is it Yahweh who resides in the higher dimensions, not Zeus?
- Why is it Krishna who resides in the higher dimensions, not The Flying Spaghetti Monster?
(A friendly reminder, telling me that it is written in the bible, Quraan, is not proof, it is just your word against other words that claim their Gods exist in that very same higher dimension that you claim for your God)
The reason why i think Religious people are narrow minded is because they feel the need to narrow the whole existence so that it comfortably fits in the palm of God's hand. Because a religious person has no problem imagining different scenarios of endless possibilities as long as there is God at the end of each scenario, while other scenarios that does not have God at the end of it is considered crack-put science.
Basing my belief on hard evidence is the only reason preventing me from making the wrong decisions in life, it also prevents me from falling pray to people who use religion for their personal financial or political gain.
I have faith in this chair that I'm sitting on right now, because i can sit on it confidently knowing that it is supporting my weigh and that it will not break and make me hit my ass on the ground. I have more faith in this chair than i do in any God described or passed on from ancient literature.
Is God testing my faith?
You claim that your God is all knowing, he can see in to the future, this means that he knows in advance the results of the test of faith, therefor there is no need to conduct this test of faith because the results are already known to him. I will use the same analogy that used long time ago in this blog, which is:
Suppose i ask you to grab a rock and throw it as hard as you can at your neighbor's glass window.
I'm sure that you won't do as i say, because you already know in advance that by throwing that rock at that window will cause the window to break, and it will get you in trouble with your neighbor.
Now if we apply that same analogy to the reason why God created humans (supposing that there is a god) God knows in advance that there will be atheists whom will die not believing in his existence, and also knowing in advance that those Atheists will burn in hell, yet he still goes forward with his plan, and creates humans, This can only mean one thing, that God wants us Atheists to fry in his hell, and still dare to call him self a loving God.
This is just one aspect of the great conflicts in religion, and yet religious people decide to turn a blind eye, and keep believing Myths. and call those Myths science facts, when it is has nothing to do with science.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Any way, the focused hate on Islam is not a virtue that only Atheists have, I would say this without having to look at any statistics or having to collect any anthropological demographics I would confidently assume that not just Atheists hate Islam, 99% of non Muslims share the same hate whether its direct or indirect hatred, the hate is there.
Now after reading up to here and your thinking to your self "but i have a Muslim friend and he seems pretty cool, so therefor you are wrong about Muslims". Then I should tell you that you're wrong, having Muslim "cool" friends doesn't buy any redemption for Islam. What I'm trying to say here is that the only reasonable justification that your Muslim friend is nice to you; is because he's acting according to what I would describe as "Moral Evolution". A modern person who is Muslim or a Christian or from any of the Biblical religions are classified in to 3 categories the first category is the aggressive (extreme) second is mild, and the third category is passive (which is more like an agnostic disposition, where a passive would say "maybe shit happens maybe it doesn't but just to be on the safe side, I'll keep holding on to my faith")
Those three categories are based on how it's corespondents will follow their scripture, so if we take the aggressive category for an instance, Muslims who fall under that category follow every word of the scripture (The Holly Quran) and they are willing to go the distance to obey every word they read, like bombing a building or a plane, or killing non-believers, or caricaturists illustrating sarcastic depictions of Muhammad or God for that matter. I'm not saying or implying that an aggressive Muslim is unable to tell the difference between good and evil. What Im saying is that an aggressive Muslim is too devout and obedient to scripture to the extent that when he is confronted with the choice of choosing between good or evil, their choice is purely based on what they read from scripture, therefor their personal decisions and opinions are irrelevant, If the scripture tells them to do something evil, they would know right away that it is evil and they shouldn't do it, but they would come to a realization that their opinions have no value next to God's grand plan. Not to mention that outside motivation that people like those receive from figures of authority in their community, so when in doubt regarding making a choice between good and evil, they will find their community making that choice for them according to scripture as well. This is why you would find most of the aggressive Muslims living in Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, or Iran or Afghanistan, the environment provided in those countries grants a fertile soil to grow aggressiveness and ideological extremism.
The second category which is the mild one, people who fall under that category reside in countries that house a more tolerant environment, where people's opinions are not constantly observed under a microscope which allows room to breath and enables a person to make some of his/her own decisions. A Mild Muslim wouldn't necessarily blow him self up to satisfy his God, but when they feel they are threatened by another religion or secularism they will go out in protest, and maybe just maybe one or two of them could do something stupid like throwing stones at an Israeli embassy to express their hatred and anger.
Third category for the passive Muslims are for the Muslims who mainly reside in developed countries that allow freedom of speech and all other kinds of freedoms such as the United States, Scandinavian Countries or Western Europe in general. Most passive Muslims are leaning towards agnosticism and are apologists for what they hear about what aggressive Muslims do in their free countries. and they always have the time to come up with justifications to validate their religion, most of those Muslims are people who haven't even the slightest clue about their religion, because they tend to get confused between the sense of morality that they picked up and have grown under in developed countries. So what they do is they return to scripture and start cherry picking things that they find valid according to what they've learned from their free western culture, and they impose those ideas on us and present them as Islamic teachings.
Now back to our main topic, and while keeping the above in mind, I have to stress out one last point regarding hate speeches, as an ex-Muslim and as an Atheist still hiding in the closet, I've heared and seen more than my fair share of hate speeches by Muslim clerics, Imams, scholars, all directed towards other religions and towards non-believers. The hatred speeches theme has been going on since the Islam started, It has been washing people's minds and making people live under the illusion that all the world is conspiring and plotting for their destruction, I find that a normal thing to do, in order for a religion to sustain it self it needs man power and it needs more will power and more and more financial power, the easiest way to gain those three important powers is by promoting Islamic hate speech and cutting off freedom of speech so that there won't be other opinions that contradict with the hate speeches given in Islamic educational religious institutions and in the media. So what do you get after over 1400 years of exposing people's minds to those hate speeches, the only logical conclusion would be, that you a get a whole nation filled with hate and rage and anger towards the other religions that they were told to hate, and those hateful and angry and aggressive people will devote not just their lives, but also their finances and their children so they can empower their Islamic country even more.
These are some of the many many videos about Islamic hate speech that you can find on youtube and all over the internet.
After every things that religion in general and Islam in particular has said and done over thousands of years, After waging wars, after shedding so much blood, after so many persecutions of gays and lesbians and Jews and Christians and after all the brain washing and promoting hate, and after all of these years of causing so much pain and so much more suffering some ignorant Muslims asks me why my hate is focused on Muslims? I should be laughing at the irony of this question, but i find my self unable to laugh because it so much more than that, if it was just irony i would laugh at the question, but there are other factors such as sheer ignorance, narrow mindedness that just hits me where it hurts, and nothing hurts me more than to see some one so narrow minded and more ignorant and full of hate who is in a position of power and that his ignorant opinions and decisions that are backed up by his brainwashed followers dictate how genuine people of true knowledge and wisdom are silenced, and mentally abused.
We all brought up to believe that we are special in one way or another, and we feel very easily offended when we're called ignorant, but as nation that suffers from being one of the poorest nations of the world, we need to ask our selves that there is something wrong with us, there is something wrong in us that is getting in the way of our prosperity and advancement and tolerance. Long time ago we thought the earth was at the center of the universe because it is so special to us, that delusion of greatness made us come up with the wrong answers to explain every thing around us. Until we find a way to get over ourselves and get over our selflessness, we will never be able to see who is truly great minded. We have to realize that people of great intelligence are very rare gems that needs to be given all the recognition that they need to reach their full potential, and lead us to the Utopia that we've been dreaming about since we evolved in to thinking beings. Religion is not the answer to the problems of this day and age, because its fueled by hate, and because religion can't coexist with other religions, therefor it will only cause more conflicts and wars till one of the religions prevails and dominates the whole world. I can't imagine how a terrible world this would become if it was ruled by one religious authority, what makes our world so special to us is the diversity of its cultures and its people. having one religion ruling that whole planet would kill each person's identity then we would all be nothing more than zombies unable to think for our selves not even able to make our decisions or having our own opinions without having to seek the approval of our leaders.
Monday, January 12, 2009
In reply to all the friendly comments I have received from the very friendly Muslims who are wishing that I repent from using my brain or suffer the burning hell fire that "Allah" has prepared for the likes of me.
From a very long time ago, I’m not worried or afraid of God, or Allah, or Jehovah, or Zeus, or any other God for that matter, those are the wonderful consequences that follow the disbelief of a common delusion, which eventually gives you more room to think about a far more productive things in life without having to waste time in worshipping and fearing something that only used to exist in my mind. The things that really scare me are the people who believe in God and the destructiveness that their blind belief has instilled in them. I’ve came to realize this when I’ve seen how Muslims respond to common sense.
Therefore I ask any Muslim to provide physical evidence that proves the existence of God, by physical evidence I mean physical measurable viewable and touchable. In other words, let your God show his /her/it’s face who or whatever he is, then I will believe you, and I promise I will be a good Muslim, till you can prove that, I ask you to keep quiet, and I ask you not to waste your time trying to convince me with the nonsense written in your Qur’an. If you think that your Qur’an holds information about future events, then I ask you to recheck your Qur’an and please refer to the explanations that your fake prophet used to explain his fake Qur’an that he himself stole half of it from the Jews and Christians, and I’m positively sure that you will find that what you call description of future events in the Qur’an are nothing but circumstantial descriptions of what ever happened in those ancient days. Qur’an says nothing about planet earth being round; in fact it says that earth was flat so that it can sustain life. I can’t imagine anything more ignorant that that. This is not very surprising and seems very reasonable for that day and age.
Your Qur’an holds no miracles in its text or in any of its pages what so ever, if you think it does. Then I’m very sorry to tell you that you’re diluting yourself and filling your mind with the rubbish that you hear coming from your cleric’s mouth at every Friday prayer.
Mohammed was as ignorant as any other typical man at his day and age, he had no special revelations nor did any god of any kind spoke to him nor was any wisdom imparted unto him in way or method.
In fact, as I have mentioned in a previous post; that Mohammed spoke out of sheer ignorance when his followers asked him questions related to creation or question related to the environment that surrounded them. Such examples can be found as follows:
This is a page that I have scanned from a book called “Al-Bedayah wal Nehayah” “The beginning and the End” this books describes events from the moment of creation up to the time of Mohammed from an Islamic perspective.
The picture mentions a verse in the Qur’an that translates to:
“It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven). His command descends between them (heavens and earth), that you may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah surrounds all things in His knowledge.”
Mohammed explained this verse to his followers by saying that the distance between the surface of the earth to the clouds is the distance of a 500 years walk, then another 7 skies each on top of the other, each sky is a 500 year walk from bottom to top, after that there you will find the throne of God.
Luckily for us Atheists and non Atheists we have Telescopes that enables us to see millions of light years in to space, but so far no self respecting scientist has reported spotting any throne of God floating about gracefully and peacefully in deep space, even though the equipment that we have today and satellites and the Hubble telescope allows us to see much more deeper in to space than Mohammed had described in his ignorant statement. Not to mention the simple fact that we all know and are very well aware of that the clouds are not a 500 years walk away from the surface of the earth.
Furthermore, there are other things that Muslims seem to toss around as explained scientific miracles of Islam that has been mentioned in their Qur’an before even having those discoveries made in our recent age, one of those claims revolve around a the verse illustrated in this figure 1-2:
The translation of the verse is as follows: “Verily Allah is not ashamed to set forth parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger (or less when it is smaller) than it.”
Muslims claim by this verse that God has said that there are certain microscopic creatures that live on the back of a mosquito, which scientists have discovered recently while it has been mentioned in the Qur’an for more than 1400 year ago.
But what the above verse really means is; That God is not ashamed to set parables from the smallest of living creatures (mosquitoes) and above (larger living creatures) The verse is very simple but some Muslim Clerics are willing to go the extra mile by reading too much in to the lines of the Qur’an so they can twist around the words and come up with some sort of a miracle from within the lines. While the fact of the matter is there are no miracles.
The contradictions and the scientific errors are endless in the Qur’an, yet I still find Muslims turning a blind eye to the obviousness of the truth, and still blindly believing in the delusions that Mohammed has instilled in their forefathers.