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The rise of Arab Atheism

The Rise of Arab Atheism

Religious disbelief is viewed with alarm in most Arab countries. Two government ministries in Egypt have been ordered to produce a national plan to “confront and eliminate” atheism. In Saudi Arabia, the most recent anti-terrorism law classifies “calling for atheist thought” as a terrorist offence. This hounding of non-believers might seem especially strange at a time when concerns are high about those who kill in the name of religion, but Arab societies have a general aversion to nonconformity, and the regimes that rule them often promote an official version of Islam that suits their political needs. Thus both jihadism and…
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What Believing in God Does to Your Brain

Researchers found humans suppress the analytical areas of their brain in order to believe in god. Humans suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god, research suggests. They do the opposite when thinking about the physical world, according to the study. “When there’s a question of faith, from the analytic point of view, it may seem absurd,” said Professor Tony Jack, who led the research.

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Tolerance Is the Only Policy That Holds

Tolerance is a very interesting phenomenon to experience and it is very funny to live. Tolerance, politically speaking, is very valuable and beneficial for it presents what is best in people to contribute to building productive societies. It is not a problem in religions, nor a problem with non belief, it is a problem with application. The more we live tolerance, the more our lives interesting will become. Therefore, the Islamic Middle East is not an exception and can be a pioneer still in propagating tolerance. the problem neither lies in specific features of Islamic culture and religion nor in other…
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