Bertrand Russell ::: A History Of Western Philosophy ::: 127 The Epicureans

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 18-11-2014

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In Sharia-Happy Malaysia, Not Being a Muslim Might Cost You Your Kids

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 12-11-2014

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A marital spat over religion cost one Malaysian Hindu woman her baby. Her husband insisted his spouse become a Muslim; when she refused, he grabbed their 11-month-old daughter and disappeared. That was more than five years ago. Though a civil court granted the mother custody, she never saw her child again, because her legal victory was canceled out by the father gaining custody in an Islamic (Sharia) court. As reported by the Associated Press,

Police have been unwilling to enforce the civil court’s decision.

Religion and politics are heavily intermingled in Malaysia: the country has

… [a] divided legal system, where majority Muslims use Sharia courts for religious and family issues such as conversion, divorce and death. The other 40 percent of the country — mainly Christians, Buddhists and Hindus — use a secular legal system inherited from the Southeast Asian country’s British colonial rulers.

Critics accuse the ethnic Malay Muslim-dominated government of doing too little to resolve problems when those legal systems collide. The government has become increasingly reliant on support from Islamist and right-wing pressure groups as other constituencies flock to the opposition.

In Malaysia, everyone is equal. It’s just that some are more equal than others.

Some lawyers and legal experts say spouses in especially bitter custody battles sometimes convert to Islam to gain an upper hand. A Muslim with a non-Muslim spouse who seeks custody from the Sharia court is almost certain to win because the spouse has no standing. … [A] cabinet decision in 2009 to allow minors to be converted only with both parents’ consent has yet to be made legally binding.

This is what happens when a religious majority doesn’t stop at simply worshipping, but seeks to legislate and impose its will as well.

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Why I am not a Christian by Bertrand Russell

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 08-11-2014

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Full text at http://www.users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html.

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Bertrand Russell ::: A History Of Western Philosophy ::: 303 Machiavelli

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Bertrand Russell ::: A History Of Western Philosophy ::: 122 Aristotle’s Logic

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Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain Why the Creation of the Universe and Life Really Aren’t All That Improbable

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 01-11-2014

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In the next video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty explains the Argument from Design — specifically, how the astronomical possibilities against the creation of the universe and life really aren’t all that improbable:

I haven’t had a chance to watch the whole thing yet, but if any moments stand out, please leave the timestamp/summary in the comments!

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Bertrand Russell (Part 2 of 6) Authority and the Individual: Social Cohesion and Government

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 29-10-2014

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1948 Reith Lectures Bertrand Russell Authority and the Individual (Part 2) Social Cohesion and Government You may LISTEN to original samples here: http://www…

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todd friel interviews christopher hitchens on “wretched radio” (full interview) – part 1

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 28-10-2014

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todd friel interviews christopher hitchens on wretched radio on april 9, 2009.

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Bertrand Russell ::: A History Of Western Philosophy ::: 128 Stoicism

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 27-10-2014

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Bertrand Russell ::: A History Of Western Philosophy ::: 116 Plato’s Theory of Immortality

Posted by admin | Posted in Anti-Religion | Posted on 24-10-2014

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