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He’s Not the Messiah…

He’s Not the Messiah…

A contender for the most infantile, irritating criticism of atheists and secularists is that we deify celebrity atheists and engage in cultism. If you doubt this, I encourage you to do a Twitter search for the terms “cult” and “worship” against the usual list of cognitively challenged Islamic apologists.

According to mouth-breathers like CJ Werleman and Nathan Lean; agreeing with any points made by Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins or Bill Maher or Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Christopher Hitchens, or criticising misrepresentations of their views is to engage in sycophantic hero-worship of unimpeachable cult leaders. They insist that the only motivation someone could have for arguing in favour of any of the views espoused by these people is one of personal adoration, equivalent to a school girl’s juvenile crush on her geography teacher. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reza Aslan and The Apostates Experience

ISIS Crucifies 8 Christians in Syria for Apostasy From Islam.

ISIS Crucifies 8 Christians in Syria for Apostasy From Islam.

“If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today…Opposing apostasy is what kept Islam to this day.”  – Yousef al-Qaradawi

Religious scholar and Islamic apologist Reza Aslan has recently tweeted that the most “venomous” threats he receives are from atheists.  This has kick-started a backlash in the form of the #AnApostatesExperience hashtag on Twitter and Facebook with many ex-Muslims detailing the harrowing threats and persecution they have experienced from the Muslim community upon renouncing their faith. The intent of this backlash has been to illustrate that however “venomous” these empty threats received by Reza Aslan may have been, they almost certainly pale into insignificance when compared with the widespread, real-world victimisation of Muslims that have had the temerity to abandon or even question their religious beliefs.

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Politics, Religion

 

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