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PUBLIC DEBATE: Does Morality Require a God? Andrew Copson & David Pollock VS Abdullah al Andalusi & Henry Wansbrough

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August 29, 2015 • Atheism, Debates, Featured, Videos

“Does Morality Require a God?” This public debate was held at Warwick University, organised by the Warwick Debating Society (of the Student Union). The debate was a panel debate with each speaker giving presentations and concluding comments. The panel debate was cordial, nuanced, intricate and was well argued on both sides. The Atheist side conceded that there… Read More ›

Current Affairs »

Islamophobia is big money for well known Islamphobes

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The Daily Beast Why do Pamela Geller et al. do it? Sure, they believe it. But they get bankrolled to do it—and on a major scale. People keep asking me why does Pam Geller spew so much anti-Muslim crap? Is it part of her work as a pro-Israel activist? Did she once get food poisoning… Read More ›

Videos »

PUBLIC DEBATE: Does Morality Require a God? Andrew Copson & David Pollock VS Abdullah al Andalusi & Henry Wansbrough

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“Does Morality Require a God?” This public debate was held at Warwick University, organised by the Warwick Debating Society (of the Student Union). The debate was a panel debate with each speaker giving presentations and concluding comments. The panel debate was cordial, nuanced, intricate and was well argued on both sides. The Atheist side conceded that there… Read More ›

MDI News »

Upcoming Malaysia Event: Islamic Response (to Atheism and Christianity)

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Asadullah Ali, of MDI Malaysia is to present part of a one day Dawah course entitled ‘Islamic Response’ in Kuala Lampur. A one day session emphasising the need of Dawah in the world, and imparting key methods and intellectual approaches towards Atheism and Christianity. The event is hosted by the organisers, Mission Salaam. Event description… Read More ›

Spotlight »

The most popular book of all time is the Quran

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MDI Comment: This article shows that interest in the Quran remains quite significant, despite the fact that Muslims are a global minority overall. The issue to consider is not whether enough people have access to the Quran, but whether enough people truly understand it.   The most popular book of all time isn’t Harry Potter… Read More ›

Islam »

The Rationality of Believing in God Without Evidence — Part 1

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God’s existence, or lack thereof, has been debated throughout human history. Theists and atheists alike have offered their best arguments to justify their positions on the matter, with most philosophers concluding that the discussion thus far has only resulted in a stalemate. Although the majority of the world concurs with the proposition that God does… Read More ›

Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics »

The Muslim intellectual revival: Muslim Teenager Turns Plastic Trash Into Million-Dollar Biofuel

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MDI Comment: The example of this Muslim teenager, who invented a cost effective way of turning all too ubiquitous plastic refuse and rubbish into usable ‘biofuel’. This is just another example of the Muslim intellectual revival which is happening in the Muslim world and slowly, but surely, developing a unstoppable momentum. The example also shows… Read More ›

Christianity »

The ‘Human Jesus Documentary’ produced by Christian Unitarian scholar , Dr Anthony Buzzard

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The theological documentary ‘the Human Jesus’, was produced by Unitarian Christians of the Restoration Fellowship, filmed by Mark Dockery, and edited by Paul Millunzi, and tries to bring the difficult theological understanding about the nature of Jesus held by most Trinitarian Christians, down to earth. The video challenges the doctrines of the Trinity, and the belief that… Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

How the Western Enlightenment Created Modern Muslim Tyrant Regimes

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MDI Comment: This interesting article by two professors of Political philosophy and history, describes how the current condition of the Muslim world and the regimes that preside over it are the direct creation of Western colonialism and the ideas coming from the Western enlightenment about governance and rule, not Islam or any interpretation of Islam…. Read More ›

Atheism »

“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”, Says Ordinary Intellect

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God’s existence has been debated throughout the centuries – often fiercely, although most of the time a discussion for café enthusiasts who find the question the mark of a higher intellect; desiring the need to prove themselves worthy of the assumption. For most theists, the debate is considered a matter of common sense, not needing… Read More ›

Feminism »

VIDEO: Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses (Malaysia)

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Here is the video of my conference presentation, “Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses”, which I delivered at the international conference held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) by the Malaysian organisation, Wanita ISMA, on 9th May 2015. Feminism is often portrayed as the female protagonist, the heroine, in the cast of so-called patriarchs; but is feminism really a… Read More ›

History »

Israel’s little-known concentration and labor camps for Arabs in 1948-1955

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By: Yazan al-Saadi Published Monday, September 29, 2014 in Al-Akhbar English Much of the grim and murky circumstances of the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the late 1940s have gradually been exposed over time. One aspect – rarely researched or deeply discussed – is the internment of thousands of Palestinian civilians within at least 22… Read More ›

Zionism »

Jerusalem Church and mosque in West Bank both burned by Jewish extremists

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CNN A day after flames scorched a West Bank mosque, a Jerusalem seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced Thursday — an act police suspect is the work of radical right-wing Israelis. Both buildings were defaced with anti-Arab and anti-Christian slurs, including graffiti maligning Jesus on the seminary, said police spokeswoman… Read More ›

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