August 9, 2022

Month: April 2020

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Presidential poll: Heads I win, tails you lose.

I just took a poll that came into my email. Note how all the questions imply that Trump did the smart and right thing, so that anyone who disagrees with him is wrong and looks bad. Fortunately, beyond the yes, no & not sure options, there was an “Other, please specify” in each case. 1. […]

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Atheist vs Religious Accountability

Someone told me today that he believes that “atheists choose to be atheists for one of two reasons – 1 – they enjoy the convenience of being able to do what ever they want to do without any thought of accountability, and 2 – they have anger and bitterness that they would vent against God […]

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An Infidel Reads Sūrah 56

This is the 21st part of this series, reading The Qur’an; A New Translation by Abdel Haleem. We’ll occasionally compare that to other translations and with tafsirs for clarification. We’re also reading each “chapter” [surah] in order of revelation [mostly] rather than the order in which they are typically printed. If you missed some of this series, you can see: my 1st post on surahs […]

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