Reading Time: 8 minutes How does one go about arguing that their version of Christianity is the “True Christianity”™? This is an epistemological and exegetical problem. I have discussed this previously with regard to Islam and its differences to Christianity in ‘“True Islam” and violent extremism – redux’ and “Islam vs Christianity: the core differences”, the latter which I will […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Religious “crimes” are no longer punished in Saudi Arabia by public floggings, only fines and jail time. But the question is why such alleged infractions are punished at all.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A 2016 book by an apostate Muslim explains how belief in Paradise can self-justify religious extremists in committing unspeakable crimes.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A bit last minute of me to advertise, but if you are in the UK, somewhere near the South, please come to my talk at Chichester Skeptics in the Pub. The talk will be about Islam and violence and the details can be found here. The description reads: On Tuesday 4th October Chichester Skeptics in […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Bible contains Jehovah’s jihads and is more violent than the Qu’ran.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I have been quite outspoken in recent times about what I believe to be a necessary and inescapable connection between Islam, as properly understood (yes, that notion is wrought with issue) and violence (and intolerance). I have even debated this publicly and given a public talk on the topic (at the University of Exeter).
Reading Time: 19 minutes I am reposting this in response to the terror attacks in France last night, resulting in the deaths of over one hundred people. As ever, the internet is awash with right-wing shouts to “kill all Muslims” and refugees, to the left-wing shouts that it is the Imperial West to blame and not Islam or Muslims. Neither of these positions are correct. It is obviously thoroughly complex, indeed involving international politics. However, to deny the Qu’ran, Muhammad and the Hadith causal responsibility in these atrocities is to deny the self-determination of those very terrorists who claim that they are doing these actions in the name of Islam and their god.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Nabeel Qureshi is great; he is a great resource for critiquing Islam, Muhammad, the Qu’ran and the Hadith. He is an ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and now runs and MA course at Biola and runs his own ministry. His knowledge of Islam is super and his videos have certainly helped me in my exegesis and talks on Islam.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I recently had a fascinating debate with David Warden of the Dorset Humanists concerning Islam, which I have written fairly extensively about. The debate was really well-mannered and a pleasure to be involved with. Thanks to the Dorset Humanists for hosing and inviting me. Here it is:
Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine rifling through your old crud to find some old booky thing and thinking, “Hey, that looks old. I wonder how old”. And then getting it dated and finding out it’s the oldest, arguably mots important book in the world!