Are you gay/bisexual and if yes has this affected your relationship with religion?
Anonymous

no I am not

''I am not Pro-Palestinian or Pro-Israeli, I’m pro-human rights'' Dude... you are getting on my nerves, you always want to remain neutral but that's not realistic. ''I stand by human rights'' if you really stand by human rights you would stand with Palestinians. Civilians (children and women) are being targeted and you want to remain neutral? They fucking stole their country by killing and exterminating them and you come up saying ''coexistence'' bullshit. Israel doesn't beleive in Palestine!!!
Anonymous

I am getting on your nerves because I don’t support your ignorant, illogical, unattainable ideology?

Don’t throw people’s suffering in my face, that’s shameful! You should be ashamed for doing so! Nobody stands up against their suffering as much as I do, I stand against the suffering of humanity. If you don’t agree, fine, your angry messages will not achieve anything.

Do you think cheating is ever justified in a relationship
Anonymous

no

Palestine is Palestine, they are not going to accept this humilliation of allowing others take their country. Israel is not interested in coexistence either ''this soil belongs to us and ONLY us because God said so'' WTF. Is this even a reason? Turns out not only muslims guide their lives by religion but they are always critiziced for it. People defending HR remain neutral, I hate this hypocrisy. Israel broke more than 180 resolutions and its ok, Iraq broke 1 and got invaded and bombarded?
Anonymous

I am not defending the government of Israel, but I am logical, and the ideology you have is not logical, it’s not feasible, it’s not peaceful, and it will not be attainable. Not to mention it ignores the fact that you are advocating for the expulsion of millions of people who had nothing to do with the creation of the State of Israel, you are against them merely because they were born there. I wonder if you would say the same to all the non-aboriginals in Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Dude lol (in a friendly way man), you are the one who said that unfortunately Islam has not a cleric that guides the ummah assuming that having one (which is forbidden in Islam anyways) would improve the situation and I'm telling you that's not true because the only sect that allows this is shiism and they are a minority. And also I don't know how having a cleric dictating everything would improve anything. More mental slavery...
Anonymous

I don’t think you understood what I meant, I think a reformist cleric would be beneficial, a scholar as Muslims would say, but he or she would preach reform, to abandon certain outdated ideologies and advance, instead of a cleric that preaches hate, misogyny, violence and homophobia.

I love your blog. I love how you are educated. I love how you articulate all your points with appropriate patience, sources, and research materials with everyone who trolls you and gets upset with you. I love how you do all this for free and don't give up when people frustrate you. I love how you get along with non-atheists in real life. I love how you are more open minded than a majority of atheists. You are awesome, your blog is awesome, and you are doing a wonderful thing.
shadowkin56

Thank you so much! I really appreciate this.

Just to note, I don’t ever make my response to private messages public, but shadowkin56 encouraged me. I wanted to point that out to people out there who do message me privately, as they know I always keep corresponde private.

Once again thank you:)

What's your opinion on Muslims in general? Would you ever become friends with a Muslim?
Anonymous

I have many Muslim friends, I don’t know if this is a joke, or if you’re just trolling me, or maybe you just haven’t read my blog. Either way, your questions shows that you know nothing about me. I have nothing against people, but my issue is with the ideology of religion, not just Islam! This is made rather clear. In fact I try my very best to bridge the gap between believers and non-believers. 

aerithiere:

iranianatheist:

aerithiere:

iranianatheist:

aerithiere:

iranianatheist:

Islam is in a desperate need for reform, but it’s not going to happen by itself. Instead of making excuses for all the violence, intolerance, misogyny, and outright hatred that the Quran preaches, or trying to exonerate the shocking passages in the Hadith, you need to admit that these religious…

Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, hell even Satanism—all those religious demographics have no version of Jihad and Sharia Law, only Islam does. Go figure.

You’re actually wrong! In fact you are dead wrong. Read the Bible, you want to talk about similar laws as the Sharia? well here are just a few for your viewing pleasure since you seem to have read all religious texts to make such a comment.

- Killing Non-believers and stoning people to death if they ask you to join other religions

- Commands you to kill all nonbelievers and destroy their homes

- Stone people to death if they ask you to join other religions

- Kill the whole town even if there is one non-believe

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 13:13-18 ‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods”’—which you have not known - then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination was committed among you, you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock—with the edge of the sword. And you shall gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and completely burn with fire the city and all its plunder, for the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again. So none of the accursed things shall remain in your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of His anger and show you mercy, have compassion on you and multiply you, just as He swore to your fathers, because you have listened to the voice of the LORD your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of the LORD your God

– Kill anyone who disobeys the judge or the priest

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 17:12: “Anyone who dares to disobey either the judge or the priest on duty is to be put to death”

– Justification of rape and murder

- More justification of rape and murder, as well as slavery. The people you attack, the best they can get is accepting your “peace” and become your slaves. If they refuse you kill the men, and keep the women for yourself. I guess any devout Christian who goes to war can take these actions 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 20:10-14 As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the lord your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the lord your God has given you.

– Stone a woman to death if she is raped and did not cry out for help

- First of all there is further command on stoning people to death, but the main point is if a women is raped and doesn’t cry out for help you must stone her to death! Along with the rapist! 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 22: 23-24 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among y

– Rape a virgin who is not engaged, then just pay the father off and she is your wife

- If a man finds a young female virgin who is not betrothed, meaning not engaged, and he raps her, he can then  pay the father of the young girl and she becomes his wife. 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 22: 28-29 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives

– Cut a woman’s hand off if it accidentally touches a man’s penis

- If a woman’s hand accidentally touches another man’s penis you must cut her hands off (This is such a bizarre statement that it partly overlooks the barbaric command of it)

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 25: 11-12- If two men are fighting and one of their wives comes in to save her husband and her hand accidentally touches the other man’s penis, you must cut her hands off.

– Justifies selling your daughter, and her obligations to her master when you do

- Justifies selling your daughter and if you do her role is to please her master (first of all what kind of a sick animal sells his daughter to be a servant, never mind how ridiculous the ruling is

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 7-8

7 “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.

– Justification of slavery

- Slavery is justified all throughout the bible, here we see some passages, including justification for priests to have slaves. Slavery is definitely one of the most immoral things a person can do. Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. The Bible clearly approves of slavery in many passages, and it goes so far as to tell how to obtain slaves, how hard you can beat them, and when you can have sex with the female slaves.

Many Jews and Christians will try to ignore the moral problems of slavery by saying that these slaves were actually servants or indentured servants. Many translations of the Bible use the word “servant”, “bondservant”, or “manservant” instead of “slave” to make the Bible seem less immoral than it really is. While many slaves may have worked as household servants, that doesn’t mean that they were not slaves who were bought, sold, and treated worse than livestock.

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 2-3

2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years but in the seventh year he shall go free without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone he is to go free alone but if he has a wife when he comes she is to go with him.

Biblical reference: Leviticus 22:11

If a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food

Biblical reference: Leviticus 25:44-46

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

More Biblical reference: Genesis 9:25, Titus 2:9-10, Ephesians 6:5

– Justification of beating your slaves as long as you don’t kill them

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 20-21 20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

– Basically you can beat the fuck out of your slave causing serious injury and to compensate you lose the man as your slave

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 26-27 An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.

– Sleep with another man’s slave, bring a ram as a form of compensation for your guilt and you’re forgiven

Biblical Reference: Leviticus 19: 20-22 20)If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed. 21) The man, however, must bring a ram to the entrance to the tent of meeting for a guilt offering to the LORD. 22) With the ram of the guilt offering the priest is to make atonement for him before the LORD for the sin he has committed, and his sin will be forgiven.

– Kill anyone who curses their parents

Biblical reference:

Exodus 21:17 Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.

Leviticus 20:9 Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.

  – Kill witches

Biblical reference Exodus 22:17 You should not let a sorceress live

You this makes a little bit of sense because after all if another magician could perform the way Moses did then he would a little threatened.

  – Kill Adulterers

- There are many references on how Adultery is punished

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.

– Killing with Homosexuals and dealing with homosexuality in general

­- Now we all know how much the bible and religion hate gay people, here are just some of the awful advocated treatments of homosexuality. Although the loophole here is that it doesn’t say anything about sexual relationships between a woman and woman, but then again when does the Bible taken women into consideration when discussing anything.

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:13 If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Biblical reference in Leviticus 18:22 Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

– Stone people to death for fortunetelling

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:27 A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.

- Burn a priest’s daughter if she has premarital sex, some translations say if she is a prostitute (either way pretty damn disgusting)

Biblical reference in Leviticus 21:9 A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death

Leviticus 21:9 (The New International version): If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.

 

Let’s just save some time and say, there is a whole lot more!! Next time you want to make a comment please read before you make such fatuous claims!

Yes, thank you for saving me the trouble. Now compare and contrast the followers of Christianity and Islam who actually commit such verses in each books. And yes, I am well aware that there are Christian terrorists out there other than the Westboro Baptist and Jesus of Latter Day Saints. I can tell you there’s more than a half of Christians who do not even read the bible. I’m one. Why? Because religion is not everything. There’s more to life than the religious belief you belong to. Can’t say the same for Muslims who take themselves and everything else so seriously with a mere swipe at Islam. Now they instigate anti-semitism around the world because the Gaza terrorists are getting their hides kicked…for a fire they ignited in the first place. It’s alright for them to murder those teenagers but then it’s wrong if Israel tries to defend themselves.

Here is why you are wrong again!

first of all you said none of those religions have a version of what is in Sharia law, I just showed you that you were dead wrong, so you have to somehow change the subject and recycle the same arguments that may as well be copied from a book Pat Robertson wrote. So you were wrong.

Then you are wrong again, to assume that this current crisis in Gaza started because 3 teenagers were killed, an accusation that even Hamas denies, even though they always take credit for what they’ve done. So your ignorance about politics is another reason why you are wrong. In fact, I really suggest you educate yourself a little bit. Don’t make a fool of yourself publicly. I’ve heard apologetics make excuses, at least they have a leg to stand. Please I ask you, stop making a fool out of yourself.

That is the basis of what’s been gathered—it all started by the murders of those 3 teenagers out there enjoying life…at the wrong place. Hamas didn’t do it? So Israel killed their own? That’s strange. Because Hamas (a terrorist organization in the likes of Al Qaeda) doesn’t answer to anyone let alone admit murdering hitch-hiking Israelis. I’m not picking a bone with you; I am intrigued by your (original) post that Muslim authorities need to step up instead of brainwashing their legion of followers to submit to Islam and Islam is the only way and no other. And sorry, my answer is still no—Christianity (whatever happened to the other ones I mentioned? Not up to look them up?) may have it written in there, but please, do prove that there’s as much Christians who turn ‘jihad’ in the same way Muslims do. Again, I’m not picking a bone to fight here.

1) You don’t need to lecture me that there are more Muslim fanatics than Christian ones in the 21st century, that was the WHOLE POINT of this post, read the original. Once again, please don’t make a fool out of yourself!

2) You were wrong in saying nothing like Sharia exists elsewhere because it does, and in fact the commandments of the Old Testaments are just as bad as the ones in the Islamic Hadith, if not even more genocidal. I pointed that out for you and you went on trying to change the subject to “look Christians are behaving better”

3) Don’t twist my words around please, it only makes you look foolish. I said, very clearly that Hamas did not take responsibly for the death of those 3 teens, they typically do when such things happen, but with this they didn’t! Now where did I say “Israel did it”, please point out where I said that!

As far as we are concerned it could have been any racist group of freaks, there are lots of them on both sides. Just as there was a violent rally in Tel-Aviv with people shouting death to Arabs, and Israelis go on burning an Arab kid alive, he was innocent as well, racist people are everywhere.

4) You have to be a fool to think this current war started because 3 teens were killed! Look, if I have no knowledge on something I don’t talk about it, or at least I don’t pretend to know what I’m talking about. Start a topic on Nascar racing or Formula one, you won’t hear anything from me because I don’t know anything about t. So I suggest if you have no knowledge of something you just keep quiet or try to learn!

And frankly you know nothing about this conflict!

Look, I think it’s time for a short history lesson and a bit of education. I am an atheist, I am against all religions so just keep that in mind and save your useless lecturing for someone else. I am extremely critical of religion as well, in fact sometimes I am shocked that people in the 21st century can still give any merit to Islam or Christianity beyond their cultural traditions and values, but I get out and travel and meet lots of people so I understand why for some people religion is a necessity. It doesn’t make them bad people. Religion is just so easy to blame for everything, and of course it does cause a huge amount of damage, but when you don’t know or refuse to understand what the big problem is the most convenient and simple fallback is to just blame religion, more specifically in cases like this. 

You seem to be very ignorant on what the big problem is. You are just buying into the same state-sponsored lies that can be extremely manipulative. Of course, if Israel went in and wiped out Gaza they’d know for sure that it would lead to WW3 and the probable end of the State of Israel. Hatred and racism exists on both sides leading to violence. Israel, unlike the Palestinians, tries to justify it as collateral damage or an accident. It’s happened many times. In fact the only reason that Israel tries to limit the death of women and children is due to its own personal self-interest. Let’s not kid ourselves here.

Another pathetic argument is how all Arabs and Muslims want to kill and destroy the Jews. Look, I’m no fan of religion and I disagree with Islam on theological level, but I don’t generalize, I see the bigger picture. That proposition is simply not true, it’s not even close to being true. There are Jewish people in the Iranian parliament right now, there are 30,000 Jews living in Iran, and you want to tell me they are surrounded by 70 million people who want to kill them? 

Now here is the most important point about why this war is going on, it didn’t start a few weeks ago, so here is why you are wrong once again, you seem to be completely clueless to that fact that Gaza is modern day concentration camp, but why is it that way? The settlements there were dismantled in 2005, but Israel has kept a strong siege on Gaza, it controls the territory completely. People are not just dying and suffering from lack of food and medical aid, but they can’t go anywhere, sure the settlements are no longer in Gaza, but the people there are still under Israeli control. They are blockaded, they can’t do anything, they’re suffocating and even then the overwhelming majority of people in Gaza want nothing to do with Hamas’ violence. The only reason they voted for Hamas was because Hamas was the only organization that brought them social welfare and promised to build schools and hospitals, not commit acts of terrorism. I love how pro-Israelis justify Israeli war crimes under the premise of them being under pressure, yet can’t see it the other way for people who are under a lot more pressure.

I am not Pro-Palestinian or Pro-Israeli, I’m pro-human rights, more importantly I care about facts, unfortunately in this ever-growing image-based society the language of the internet seems to dictate “facts” because most people just don’t take the time to investigate further, so we end up having people like you who just spew out a bunch of bullshit lines they heard on a youtube video or from someone who sounded “intellectual” 

aerithiere:

iranianatheist:

Islam is in a desperate need for reform, but it’s not going to happen by itself. Instead of making excuses for all the violence, intolerance, misogyny, and outright hatred that the Quran preaches, or trying to exonerate the shocking passages in the Hadith, you need to admit that these religious…

Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, hell even Satanism—all those religious demographics have no version of Jihad and Sharia Law, only Islam does. Go figure.

You’re actually wrong! In fact you are dead wrong. Read the Bible, you want to talk about similar laws as the Sharia? well here are just a few for your viewing pleasure since you seem to have read all religious texts to make such a comment.

- Killing Non-believers and stoning people to death if they ask you to join other religions

- Commands you to kill all nonbelievers and destroy their homes

- Stone people to death if they ask you to join other religions

- Kill the whole town even if there is one non-believe

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 13:13-18 ‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods”’—which you have not known - then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination was committed among you, you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock—with the edge of the sword. And you shall gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and completely burn with fire the city and all its plunder, for the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again. So none of the accursed things shall remain in your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of His anger and show you mercy, have compassion on you and multiply you, just as He swore to your fathers, because you have listened to the voice of the LORD your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of the LORD your God

– Kill anyone who disobeys the judge or the priest

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 17:12: “Anyone who dares to disobey either the judge or the priest on duty is to be put to death”

– Justification of rape and murder

- More justification of rape and murder, as well as slavery. The people you attack, the best they can get is accepting your “peace” and become your slaves. If they refuse you kill the men, and keep the women for yourself. I guess any devout Christian who goes to war can take these actions 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 20:10-14 As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the lord your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the lord your God has given you.

– Stone a woman to death if she is raped and did not cry out for help

- First of all there is further command on stoning people to death, but the main point is if a women is raped and doesn’t cry out for help you must stone her to death! Along with the rapist! 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 22: 23-24 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among y

– Rape a virgin who is not engaged, then just pay the father off and she is your wife

- If a man finds a young female virgin who is not betrothed, meaning not engaged, and he raps her, he can then  pay the father of the young girl and she becomes his wife. 

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 22: 28-29 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives

– Cut a woman’s hand off if it accidentally touches a man’s penis

- If a woman’s hand accidentally touches another man’s penis you must cut her hands off (This is such a bizarre statement that it partly overlooks the barbaric command of it)

Biblical reference: Deuteronomy 25: 11-12- If two men are fighting and one of their wives comes in to save her husband and her hand accidentally touches the other man’s penis, you must cut her hands off.

– Justifies selling your daughter, and her obligations to her master when you do

- Justifies selling your daughter and if you do her role is to please her master (first of all what kind of a sick animal sells his daughter to be a servant, never mind how ridiculous the ruling is

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 7-8

7 “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.

– Justification of slavery

- Slavery is justified all throughout the bible, here we see some passages, including justification for priests to have slaves. Slavery is definitely one of the most immoral things a person can do. Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. The Bible clearly approves of slavery in many passages, and it goes so far as to tell how to obtain slaves, how hard you can beat them, and when you can have sex with the female slaves.

Many Jews and Christians will try to ignore the moral problems of slavery by saying that these slaves were actually servants or indentured servants. Many translations of the Bible use the word “servant”, “bondservant”, or “manservant” instead of “slave” to make the Bible seem less immoral than it really is. While many slaves may have worked as household servants, that doesn’t mean that they were not slaves who were bought, sold, and treated worse than livestock.

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 2-3

2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years but in the seventh year he shall go free without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone he is to go free alone but if he has a wife when he comes she is to go with him.

Biblical reference: Leviticus 22:11

If a priest buys a slave with money, or if slaves are born in his household, they may eat his food

Biblical reference: Leviticus 25:44-46

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

More Biblical reference: Genesis 9:25, Titus 2:9-10, Ephesians 6:5

– Justification of beating your slaves as long as you don’t kill them

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 20-21 20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

– Basically you can beat the fuck out of your slave causing serious injury and to compensate you lose the man as your slave

Biblical reference: Exodus 21: 26-27 An owner who hits a male or female slave in the eye and destroys it must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. And an owner who knocks out the tooth of a male or female slave must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.

– Sleep with another man’s slave, bring a ram as a form of compensation for your guilt and you’re forgiven

Biblical Reference: Leviticus 19: 20-22 20)If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed. 21) The man, however, must bring a ram to the entrance to the tent of meeting for a guilt offering to the LORD. 22) With the ram of the guilt offering the priest is to make atonement for him before the LORD for the sin he has committed, and his sin will be forgiven.

– Kill anyone who curses their parents

Biblical reference:

Exodus 21:17 Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.

Leviticus 20:9 Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.

  – Kill witches

Biblical reference Exodus 22:17 You should not let a sorceress live

You this makes a little bit of sense because after all if another magician could perform the way Moses did then he would a little threatened.

  – Kill Adulterers

- There are many references on how Adultery is punished

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.

– Killing with Homosexuals and dealing with homosexuality in general

­- Now we all know how much the bible and religion hate gay people, here are just some of the awful advocated treatments of homosexuality. Although the loophole here is that it doesn’t say anything about sexual relationships between a woman and woman, but then again when does the Bible taken women into consideration when discussing anything.

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:13 If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Biblical reference in Leviticus 18:22 Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

– Stone people to death for fortunetelling

Biblical reference in Leviticus 20:27 A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.

- Burn a priest’s daughter if she has premarital sex, some translations say if she is a prostitute (either way pretty damn disgusting)

Biblical reference in Leviticus 21:9 A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death

Leviticus 21:9 (The New International version): If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.

 

Let’s just save some time and say, there is a whole lot more!! Next time you want to make a comment please read before you make such fatuous claims!

A group Israelis try to peacefully demonstrate against the war. They are violently disrupted, many are Injured as Counter protesters attack them yelling “Death to Arabs” and “Death to the left-wing Israelis”

Protesters take to the streets of Haifa, Israel to chat “Death to Arabs”

I think you didn't get my point. I'm not talking about imams advicing you how to live your life, I'm talking about ayatollahs telling you how to interpret the holy book the way THEY want you to interpret it. The holy book! A cleric in Islam dictating literally everything makes absolutely no sense. That's a fundamental problem in shiism. Like taqqiya. And when it's practiced in sunnism its cause it's backed up by a dictatorship. The way religion it's being twisted in Iran makes my blood boil.
Anonymous

you’re preaching to the choir .. so what are you trying to achieve? what’s your point? Once Sunni cleric reads the passage that says you can strike your wife if she’s obedient and says not it just means you can beat her lightly (as if that makes it better), another one reads it and says you can beat the shit out of her, a progressive cleric abandons it altogether and says don’t take it literally, it had it’s own context. I don’t really know what you’re trying to achieve here? 

Israel’s largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, is benefiting from the bloodshed. The American shares of Elbit have gone up over 6% since the start of the latest offensive on Gaza. This is the reality of what we’re dealing with, a tiny group of businessmen and politicians win, everyone else loses, that includes Israelis and Palestinians! For some reason, I am wrong for pointing this out and telling people to stop worshipping the State and stop hating each other.

Source: http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/07/29/elbit-stock-surging-as-gaza-war-lingers/

To summarize, this is what she has posted, but to read more, you can visit her page, which also links to the sources: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152556741184476&id=27231109475

"We stress the need to reinforce the spirit of tolerance, cooperation, coexistence among the Muslims, the Christians, and the Samaritans in the framework of citizenship that does not discriminate against any on the basis of religion or creed.”

"The right of return of all Palestinian refugess and displaced persons to their land and properties, and the right to self-determination and all other national rights, are in-alienable and cannot be bargained away from any political concessions."

"The organizing system of the Palestinian political action should be based on political freedoms, pluralism, the freedom to form parties, to hold elections, and on the peaceful rotation of power. These are guarantees for the implementation of reforms and for fighting corruption and building a developed Palestinian civil society… [Hamas will] adopt dialogue and reason to resolve internal disputes, and will forbid infighting or the use or threat of force in internal affairs. [Hamas will] emphasize respect for public liberties including the freedom of speech, the press, assembly, movement, and work. [Hamas] forbids arbitrary arrest based on political opinion. It will maintain the institutions of civil society and activate its role in monitoring and accountability. [Hamas] will guarantee the rights of minorities and respect them in all aspects on the basis of full citizenship… Public money belongs to all Palestinians and should be used for comprehensive Palestinian development in ways that fulfill social justice and fairness in geographical distribution without misuse, squandering, usurpation, corruption, and defalcation."

"We will stress transparency and accountability in dealing with public funds… [and] modernize laws and regulations in order to increase the efficiency of the executive system… and embrace decentralization and delegation of power and participation in decision making. [Hamas] will revise the policy of public employment in ways that will guarantee equal opportunities on the basis of qualification."

"The aim is to achieve equality before the law among citizens in rights and duties; bring security to all citizens and protect their properties and assure their safety against arbitrary arrest, torture, or regenge; stress the culture of dialogue…; support the press and media institutions and maintain the right of journalists to access and publish information, maintain freedom and independence of professional syndicates and preserve the rights of their membership."

"Our hands will remain extended to all. Consultation and dialogue on all issues of common concern will always remain our policy to achieve the supreme national interests of our people and nation. The door for participation in the government will remain open. This homeland is for all, it is the destiny and future of all."

"Our people have shown all creativity in their resistance to the occupation and set an example of patience, sacrifice, and steadfastness. Their creativity will also, God willing, be displayed in building and construction and in reinforcing the democratic choice, something that, if it succeeds, will be a model to be followed by freedom fighters and noble people in the world."

What are your views on Taqqiya and Abrogated verses in the Quran..?
Anonymous

Well from my understanding, it’s basically a concept whereby you can hide your true religious views if your life is being threatened. For instance, if you are a Muslim and someone puts a gun to your head and says, give up your religion or die, as a Muslim you are permitted to lie in order to save your life.

It is more of a Shi’a practice than a Sunni one, although Sunnis do take part in it and there are passages that defend the concept.

What’s my opinion on it? Well, as someone who finds religion to be greatest man-made idea of all time, I think from its very roots it is all nonsense. But do I personally have an issue with this actual concept? Well, I would put myself in that position and assume if someone said they would kill me, unless I said I am no longer an atheist. I would probably do the logical thing and just say, “Sure I’m no longer an atheist”. Lying is not right, but in this case I would be concealing the truth from a psychopathic criminal. What difference does it make to me? I would live to see another day, I know what my beliefs are, and I am not harming anyone.