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Tag Archive: Religion

Jun 09 2012

Shame on women!

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Even educated women still practice various customs, cultures and traditions that are anti-women. Mangalsutra A woman wears Mangalsutra, a black beads necklace, for her husband’s health and well-being. Would a man wear a Mangalsutra for his wife’s health and well-being? Hell no! Sindoor Married women wear vermilion or Sindoor on the forehead and along the …

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Jun 03 2012

We have enough Muhammad Cartoons. Why not some burqa cartoons?

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We have seen a lot of Muhammad cartoons. But I think burqa cartoons are funnier. “I’m quite pleased with your new appearance. Now you are finally behaving like a proper woman!” Pardon the delay, I didn’t know what to wear.

Jun 03 2012

The Living Dead

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Once upon a time widows were burned alive on their dead husband’s funeral pyres. It was believed that if a widow burn herself to death soon after her husband died, her husband would go to heaven and all his sins would be gone with the wind. Suttee or sati (“good woman” or “chaste wife”) was …

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May 22 2012

Resistance against intolerance

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For ages, nobody drew Muhammad. Artists freely drew the Virgin Mary, Jesus the Christ, Gautama the Buddha, Hindu gods and goddesses, and whoever else that they liked. But Muhammad, fanatics have objected to his being drawn even though Muslim artists drew him in the Middle Ages. Recently someone broke the rule. A Danish cartoonist drew …

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May 20 2012

Therefore, God exists.

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  I asked my mother, ‘How do you know God exists?’ My mother could not answer immediately. After thinking about it for a while, she told me, ‘Look at the butterflies, how did they get  so many beautiful colors? Look at the flowers, how do they get their fragrances? What about jackfruits? Who put all …

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May 12 2012

‘I love you, Mohammad!’

May 11 2012

”Islam gives women freedom!”

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Most people say, women choose to wear the burqa. Why hasn’t a single man ever chosen to wear the burqa if it is a matter of choice? I have heard that under the burqa it’s an Italian woman who recently converted to Islam. How can they bear such a humiliation! Is it because they, too, …

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May 09 2012

Are you an atheist? Better be a humanist.

Dear Alom Shaha, Thank you for sending me your ‘The Young Atheist’s Handbook’. I haven’t started reading the book. But I’ve listened to your interview today. I understand what you have said. I was thinking of Sam Harris’s recent article while listening to you. You probably have read the article. Sam Harris said TSA screeners …

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May 05 2012

All great feminists are atheists

‘The church is a terrible engine of oppression, especially as concerns women.’–Elizabeth Cady Stanton ‘I have endeavored to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the …

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May 03 2012

Obama should end National Day of Prayer. God & government are a dangerous mix.

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”You know who I pray to? Joe Pesci. Two reasons; first of all, I think he’s a good actor. Ok. To me, that counts. Second; he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Pesci doesn’t fuck around. In fact, Joe Pesci came through on a couple of things that god was having …

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