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I have seen quite a few claims from those championing Islam to be scientifically enlightening, quoting Koranic verses that supposedly prove the Koran has known or predicted many of the Scientific discoveries modern scientist have made today. I found many of these claims dubious.

Professor Richard Dawkins did too and, limited to 140 characters on Twitter, he posted: "All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though".

This caused a massive uproar and many threw Dawkins a number of accusations including racism and bigotry. I think Dawkins removed the Twitter post but he wrote an article to explain and defend his tweet.

http://www.richarddawkins.net/foundation_articles/2013/8/9/calm-reflections-after-a-storm-in-a-teacup#

As long as there are people claiming how great Islam is in terms of its scientific prowess, Dawkins' tweet was justified.

What do you think?

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Pastor Youcef Nararkhani is a Christian Pastor awaiting execution in Iran. His apparent crime: Apostasy. He has an Islamic ancestry therefore, he must remain a Muslim. He was asked to recant his faith in Jesus Christ or die. He has been given opportunities to recant his faith and he refused.

Religions are supposed to be for the well-being of human beings, are they not? If the christian god and the muslim god are supposedly the same, do we suppose that that same god approve of this?

The discussion seems pretty petty doesn't it? If you strip away the fancy religious words like apostasy, recant and faith, we can boil this situation to it's basics, it pretty much goes like this:

  • A: Stop believing in Jesus, believe in what we believe.
  • B: No thanks. I like what I believe
  • A: We give you three chances to say yes
  • B: No. No. No.
  • A: Okay then, we kill you

How tragic. This to me, is yet again an example of the attrocities people inflict on each other because of their beliefs in their gods.

In Malaysia, their conservative Islamic Party is encouraging men, who are looking for their second or third wife, to choose single mothers instead of virgin girls. Virgin girls have no burden. If men marry more single mothers, men can help these single mothers take care of their children.