Montag, 26. September 2011

The sad state of muslims (a generalization)

I do ask people to understand the following NOT as an insult but rather as an expression of deep sadness about the current state of things....
Frithjof Schuon once wrote:

"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that anyone should be able to oppose Islam with a good conscience quite exceeds the Muslim's powers of imagination, precisely because Islam coincides in his mind with the irresistible logic of things."
Very often when i discuss topics with muslims  I  am reminded of the above quote. 
What however i think is a very sad fact is that of all the people i debate muslims seem to be the ones that have the least knowledge about logic, reason and science. Well, let us inject that they might be on the same level as bible beld creationists with no degree. Most debates center around the intellectual level of children at the age of 5-10. It almost seems as if many of the muslims that debate have not grown up mentally beyond that stage. Several possible reasons come to mind. One of them being poor education, but another one seems to be the deep insecurity that lingers at the edge of a faith that is upheld not because but rather despite reality.They drown their own lack of knowledge by videos of the Zakir Naiks of the world, by copies of internet propaganda where scientists are quote mined and have been exploited by islamic "reasearch" organizations.... 
The same groups that around half a decade ago when science was "in" and islam was "out" thought about a way to make them both compatible so that they wouldnt loose the followers. The same group that held conferences and tricked scientists to participate in order to promote science in the islamic world while the real goal was to claim scientific miracles in the Quran. I still have the email correspondance i have held with some of the quoted scientists. Not a shred of truthfullness in all those internet videos can be found and you see a desastrous agenda at work. Now we see the fuits of all those efforts. People that do not have a clue about evolution, yet spit out the venom of supposed knowledge on why evolution would be wrong, "backed up" again and again by supposed "new discoveries" of science. The fact that 99% of scientists in the biological field alone take evolution as fact either is ignored or discarded as conspiracy.
It is sad to see such stubborness of people that claim to belong to a society that supposedly was one of the greatest until just some 600 years ago. 

Now the decendents of that society ask questions at the level of "who made a tree ?.... there must be a creator" instead of dealing with questions like those that modern science tackles every day starting from the connection between body and mind up to the first few nanoseconds of this universes existence.

"Can a thief go unpunished if he doesnt get caught? No, i dont want that!" That is the level that get's discussed in the net. Hours are spend debating whether it is halal or haram to listen to music.... And we get to hear "no, my grandma was no ape"...

Now ALL of this would be ok, if this was a kid who talked.. we expect to hear such stuff from kids. But we are talking with supposed grown-ups here. 

And the most arrogant part of it all is that those supposed grown-ups tell us what "REASON" and "LOGIC" supposedly is and ask us to listen with an open "MIND".
The irony of this is nauseating.

Sonntag, 25. September 2011

Girl accused of blasphemy for a spelling error

Again it is Pakistan, again it is ridiculous and i would laugh if it weren't for such a nasty thing called "reality".

Faryal Bhatti, a student at the Sir Syed Girls High School in Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) colony Havelian, erroneously misspelt a word in an Urdu exam while answering a question on a poem written in praise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The word in question was ‘laanat’ instead of ‘naat’ – an easy error for a child to make, as the written versions of the words are similar.According to the school administration and religious leaders who took great exception to the hapless student’s mistake, the error is ‘serious’ enough to fall within the realm of blasphemy, Saturday.

You can't but wonder how weak people's faith or self esteem is for them to react in such a bigotted way.

While talking to The Express Tribune, Maulana Alla Dita Khateeb of Gol Masjid praised the decision of the POF colony administration, claiming that he had personally seen the answer sheet in question. He further went on to say that he had met the girl himself, who had apologised for the word used in error.  Asked whether the incident still fell within the realm of blasphemy and whether Faryal deserved expulsion when she had misspelt the word unintentionally, Khateeb said that although he was unclear about the intentions of the girl, the word she had used was sacrilegious.
 Sacrilegious? Sorry but another "Fuck Allah" needs to be said again...

Freitag, 16. September 2011

Near death experiences no sign of life after death afterall....

as if we hadn't said so before....
Seeing your life pass before you and the light at the end of the tunnel, can be explained by new research on abnormal functioning of dopamine and oxygen flow
Here goes another argument of theists ......

Mittwoch, 14. September 2011

86 percent of Germans consider the Popes visit to be unimportant

Only 14% of the German population think the popes visit would be "important" for them.
(Source in german)
86 % actually don't care personally. Even the majority of catholics (63% of them) think that the visit doesnt play a major role in their life. 26% say its "totally unimportant", 37% say its "rather unimportant".

All this just a short time before the pope will talk in the german parliament. A speech that sparks debate amongst the parties.

Personally I find it despicable to have that old man stand in front of a democratically elected parliament.
Who will be next? Ahmedinejat?