Latest review on History of the Apocalypse

[By Mary W on Goodreads]: I’ll start with the minuses: To be honest, reading it all was a challenge. It is very long and in some parts (I think that) it can be improved or simplified. Minor mistakes here and there. Moreover, later I understood that a minimum of information about the three Abrahamic religions had to be included in the first part of the book – which is like 10% of the book – in order to understand the rest of it, but I find religious dogmas quite dull. Now the pluses. In the second part things became interesting... read more »

The prophetic foundations of the Islamic State and the radicalization of Islam

...the Islamic State points toward the fulfillment of prophecies. But the organization is in accordance with only a small fraction of all the Islamic prophecies and contrary to many others. Religion, however, has the gift of eclipsing reason, making people ignore failures and see only the successes and the alleged wonders. While the rise of the Islamic State was not entirely an accident, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s coming to power was due to pure chance. The problem is that... read more »

By The Numbers - The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics

By the Numbers is an honest and open discussion about Muslim opinions and demographics. Narrated by Raheel Raza, president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, this short film is about the acceptance that radical Islam is a bigger problem than most politically correct governments and individuals are ready to admit. Is ISIS, the Islamic State, trying to penetrate the U.S. with the refugee influx? Are Muslims radicalized on U.S. soil? Are organizations such as CAIR, who purport to represent... See the video »

William Rocha Lacerda asked: "How do I become an original Christian according to the Bible and not according to the Catholic Church?"

You see, this is the kind of dilema Islam is facing right now. Unfortunately for Islam, it hasn’t have a “French Revolution.” Yet... The problem of all religions is in the questions: are religions perfect and they must not accept change, or they are starting points from where you can build on? And here is the thing: if you consider that your religions is perfect and “round” and... read more »

Stephen Hawking says most of our history is "the history of stupidity" [on ScienceAlert]

In a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week, Stephen Hawking made the bold claim that the creation of artificial intelligence will be "either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity". The talk was celebrating the opening of the new Leverhulme Centre of the Future of Intelligence, where some of the best minds in science will try to answer questions about the future of robots and artificial intelligence - something Hawking says we need to do a lot more of.... read more »

Review: The God delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins

For Richard Dawkins this world is a battleground between two forces. On the one hand there is faith, which is like a plague and its obvious symptom is religion, while on the other hand there is reason, whose symptom is science. Dawkins’s book is about defending reason, science and atheism, and attacking faith and religion. For him, faith and religion are a sort of intellectual diseases that not only managed to resist, but they keep coming back over and over again with renewed strength and new means of adaptation. And their effects are... read more »