A recent poll in the UK revealed that the man on the street doesn’t think much of Islam: # 58% associate Islam with extremism # 50% associate Islam with terrorism # Just 13% associate Islam with peace Part of the problem is that people are getting information from completely biased sources: # 57% obtain most [...]
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After a lot of reflection, I’ve decided not to wade into the controversy over the Fort Hood Massacre. Sure, shooter Nidal Hasan appears to have been a devout Muslim who shouted “Allahu Akbar” while he was mowing down his colleagues and who had deep respect for Anwar al-Awlaki, the spiritual adviser to the 9/11 hijackers, [...]
Tragedy in (Wichita / Ottawa / Nepal / Israel), where (an anti-abortion activist / a devout Muslim / Hindu extremists / Ultra-Orthodox Jews) (murdered a doctor / murdered his sister and her lover / blew up a Catholic Church / beat up some missionaries) in order to (stop him from performing abortions / restore honor [...]
Over at the Friendly Atheist, Hemant challenges people to describe the chronology of their religious transformations. Here’s mine: 4: noticed gaping logical errors in C.S. Lewis books 5: found the “Captain Kangaroo” episode “Mr. Green Jeans and the Argument from Design” utterly uncompelling 6-7: watched “Superbook” and became concerned that none of my Bibles allowed [...]