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Is Secularism Sacred? A Response to Matt Ridley

By Ayesha Malik. Reposted with permission from An Eternity of Discourse.

Should Religious Parents Leave Their Kids Alone?

Religion is a hot topic these days, with Daesh prompting right-wing commentators and New Atheist activists to renew their criticism of religion in general, and Islam in particular. I spied last week a tweet (below) from one such critic Maryam Namazie, which mentioned religion being ‘imposed’ on children. It reminded me of New Atheism’s golden-boy […]

Does Dark Matter Disprove God?

Does the existence of space disprove the existence of God? (No seriously). It’s taken from Victor J. Stenger’s “God: The Failed Hypothesis.” Here’s what he says in that book, followed by our thoughts: “It is commonly thought that the universe is an intricately complex place. However, taking an overview we can see that this is a selection […]

Richard Dawkins & Natural Selection: a Love Affair

He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a thing, He only say to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. (Qur’an 2:118) Why is there something rather than nothing? That is the question that has plagued philosophers, scientists, and billions of people, throughout time and space. It is a question that is […]

Can You Be Good Without God?

Say, ‘O Allah! Originator of the heavens and the earth; Knower of the unseen and the seen; Thou alone wilt judge between Thy servants concerning that in which they differed.’ (Qur’an 39:47) “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true” […]