Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” targets the various gods of religions that the human race embraces, and does not point to the God whose existence the atheist or agnostic argue about. If there were enough hard evidence of the existence of God in any single existing religion, then there would be only one religion left on earth – a situation that might have saved the countless unnecessary killings in the name of religions. Yingwai Suchaovanich … [Read more...] about Science is perpetually sceptical, religion is deadly certain
The event is hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event is held as part of the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week held from January 5 to March 5. Every year, the first week of February is designated as the “International Religious Harmony State” to promote understanding, harmony and cooperation among religions by conveying messages of harmony and goodwill between their adherents during the period. The dialogues of religions hosted by HWPL, called the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office meetings, have been conducted in 216 offices from 124 countries, including Bangkok, to pinpoint the commonality of human values designated in religious scriptures. “As we celebrate 2018 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with ‘The Eradication of Acts of Religious Discrimination’, the HWPL WARP office will urge the … [Read more...] about Religious leaders to discuss how religion can help make a peaceful society
Why doesn’t he do the same with Christians who have a horrible history of committing atrocities such as the Inquisition? Or suppose men followed the Christian Bible’s advice that if they find out on their wedding night that their wife is not a virgin they should kill her. How come this odious hypocrite doesn’t say anything when his fellow Buddhists in Myanmar rape, torture and burn alive innocent Muslims? Or what about Jewish extremism, such as when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Bible gives Israel the right to steal Jerusalem from the Palestinians? Gandhi noted that his own Hindu religion was responsible for the terrible caste system. And that’s the difference between Gandhi, who hated all religious extremism, and Wilcox, who only condemns it when he can use it as an excuse to whip up hatred against Muslims. As I’ve said before, Wilcox uses his Buddhist religion as a doormat to wipe his bloody feet on. Eric Bahrt Chiang Mai … [Read more...] about Extremism infects every religion, so why focus on Muslims?
A Malaysian court on Monday said the religion of a minor could only be decided with consent from both parents, a landmark ruling ending a near decade-old case that widened religious and racial divisions.The judgment is seen as a victory for ethnic and religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation who are pushing for greater recognition of their rights, amid what critics see as growing Islamic conservatism in its government.Five judges of Malaysia’s Federal Court said it was unconstitutional for just one parent to convert a minor to their religion.“Both parents have equal rights,” the Star Online news site quoted one of the judges, Zainun Ali, as saying.“The word ‘parent’ – is a case of being lost in translation,” she added, referring to a Malaysian constitutional provision.The decision upholds a lower court ruling in favour of Indira Gandhi – who challenged the conversion of her three children by her Muslim-convert former … [Read more...] about Malaysian court says both parents must consent on children’s religion
PARK CITY, Utah—The Mormon frontman of the Imagine Dragons rock band hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his religion’s leaders and puts an end to what he calls “shaming” of gay and lesbian kids in the religion.Singer Dan Reynolds said he and director Don Argott made the film Believer to put “a face to the faceless and a voice to the voiceless.” His goal is to show leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that opposition to same-sex relationships is damaging the self-worth of gay, lesbian and transgender kids.“These kids are being told their most innate sense of being is sinful,” said Reynolds, a Mormon from Las Vegas. “Shaming is so destructive.” Read more: Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay in church speech … [Read more...] about Imagine Dragons singer hopes Sundance film about LGBT Mormons inspires real change by religion’s leaders