trianglewins submitted:
Things like this make me sad for believers. Theists ask me, “How can your life have any meaning without God?” To me, whatever meaning I assign to my life (namely, striving to do good for others and generally trying to leave a positive impression on the world through my actions) is far more rich and satisfying than a life which “has absolutely nothing for me” besides empty faith and helpless prayer.

trianglewins submitted:

Things like this make me sad for believers. Theists ask me, “How can your life have any meaning without God?” To me, whatever meaning I assign to my life (namely, striving to do good for others and generally trying to leave a positive impression on the world through my actions) is far more rich and satisfying than a life which “has absolutely nothing for me” besides empty faith and helpless prayer.


This is the Utah electronic high school web site (I’m taking a few classes online so I don’t have to actually take them at school). I just thought it was ironic that it says, “EHS does not discriminate,” right under the extremely faithist U.S. motto “In God we trust.” The fact that the U.S. still uses that motto even though we are clearly not a theocracy seems rather discriminatory to me.

The actual motto before congress did the in god we trust thing in 1956 was E pluribus unum.
What a world of difference. Is there a doubt why we have to constantly work to make sure that the separation of church and state is not violated? See FFRF.org or AU.org for details.-FA

This is the Utah electronic high school web site (I’m taking a few classes online so I don’t have to actually take them at school). I just thought it was ironic that it says, “EHS does not discriminate,” right under the extremely faithist U.S. motto “In God we trust.” The fact that the U.S. still uses that motto even though we are clearly not a theocracy seems rather discriminatory to me.

The actual motto before congress did the in god we trust thing in 1956 was E pluribus unum.

What a world of difference. Is there a doubt why we have to constantly work to make sure that the separation of church and state is not violated? See FFRF.org or AU.org for details.

-FA

Another idiotically failed attempt of transliterations/translations of Arabic and History:

Submitted by willthinkforcash:

This link here will direct you to the information that EDUCATED MUSLIMS believe. The prophet’s last wife was NOT 9 years old at the time of consummation.

http://www.muslim.org/islam/aisha-age.htm

It is not me who needs to be convinced that having sex with children is bad. “Educated” Muslims need to go to the middle east and educate their arabic speaking brothers on it. I doubt that such arabic speakers all over the middle east are mistakenly translating the Qu’ran or the Hadiths since they are reading such in their NATIVE tongue. Isn’t it obvious? Translation has nothing to do with it. Asserting such is truly an idiotic attempt at whitewashing the actual facts.

The main point is this, why would anyone take self proclaimed “educated” Muslim interpretations over any other? Why should anyone take religious beliefs as true to begin with?

In reason:
-FA 

Narrated Aisha: The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.
Sahih Bukhari 5:58:23

Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for ‘Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)

So much for being 19 years old…..

More here.