Latest review on History of the Apocalypse

[BookLife]: Negru, who describes himself as neither a believer nor an atheist, didn’t use the popular phrase “a brief history” in his title for good reason. At 581 pages, the tome is anything but. Negru reminds readers that fascination with the apocalypse isn’t a recent cultural obsession; rather, it’s been a subject of intense interest since the earliest days of recorded history, as evinced by the doctrinal beliefs of all three Abrahamic religions. He also points out that the phrase the end of the world can be interpreted various ways, such… read more »

Religious evolution

A free and open-source software (known as FOSS in technical terms) is a computer program that anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change it in any way; the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve its design. In May 2003 WordPress 0.7 was released as a free and open-source software content management system for people who want to build personal blogs on the Internet. In January 2004 WordPress was updated to 1.0 and, compared to the previous version, it was improved with the additional features of friendly… read more »

Michael Shermer: Baloney Detection Kit

With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth? Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine lays out a “Baloney Detection Kit,” ten questions we should ask when encountering a claim. The 10 Questions: 1. How reliable is the source of the claim? 2.Does the source make similar claims? 3. Have the claims been verified by somebody else? 4. Does this fit with the way the world works? 5. Has anyone tried to disprove the claim? 6. Where does the preponderance… See the video »

Anonymous asked: “What are some things Muslims agree that Muhammed (PBUH) did wrong?”

This is the most important problem of Islam, and Muslims don’t even realize it. Jesus Christ, according to the Quran and the Bible, was immaculate. The Quran says that Jesus was an important prophet, while the Bible states it was God, but this is another story. The point is that Christianity is seen by Muslims as an inferior (corrupted) religion. Therefore, your prophet, your founding father, your prime model, can’t be inferior to the prophet of the other inferior and corrupted religion. If Jesus… read more »

Review: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (2005) by Sam Harris

This book was written after the 9/11 attacks. Harris harshly criticized Islam, Christianity and Judaism in particular, though he is an atheist who opposes all religions. In the first chapter he criticizes how religion has spread and has been considered to be undisputed. He refers to the reprehensible consequences that took place because of faith such as wars and atrocities. He even points out that matters are worse now that extremist groups have planet-destroying weapons. Thus, faith… read more »

About (Our philosophy)

There was a day when I was just like you, a believer. I was so passionate about my religion that I studied it; hard. I studied its history, its structure, its personalities, its relation with other religions… But the more I studied, the more I realized that there is an incommensurable difference between what people think about their religion and what their religion really is. And I also learned that there is one thing that keeps religions alive: fear. Fear of hell, fear of punishment, fear of pain… pure fear is the air, water and food of every single god. Fear can be overcome only if we gather information… read more »