If I am taking a decision which will govern my life and decide my infinite existence I tend to take this serious.
My point is that I am not "bashing" Hamza here, but taking a distinct rational and factual approach to show whether people here can trust him with any level of confidence. Obviously, the answer is no. I see no "good points". He lies, deceives and misleads Muslims by pretending to be open and knowledgeable. I don't expect support. I am fully aware that my stance is contrary to the snuggly approach some Muslims take because it makes them feel better. I am aware that the truth and that reality can be more harsh and difficult than a dream.
My point regarding atheism is that it seems to me that Muslims really don't know much about atheists. So a dedicated thread would serve to inform and at the same time offer a platform to ask for those that are genuinely interested in expanding their horizon.
"Hamza is my brother in Islam" ok, I'll accept that. Would the same be true if he killed another human being? Where is the limit?
Thank you. I think I know what Muslims believe in - it's what Muslims think what interests me. Because I see a conflict here. If you are a subordinate or a slave to a god it means you accept the judgment of that very god. Why would that god require you to take the law into your own hands and not judge, but execute punishment on another human being? Would that god be incapable of doing that?
"You are western" what does that mean? Is New Zealand Western? ok ok ok, I am kidding, I think I know what you mean. So, yes, my personal opinion is that differences can be solved without violence. Which is why I would gladly see anything stronger than a sling-shot or a paint-ball-gun abolished.
I strongly believe in free speech, so telling people outside a Church, Mosque or Synagogue that humans can be good or bad without any of these is perfectly ok. How can this "offend" anyone? Muslims tried to kill me. Am I offended? No, I consider them brainwashed and deluded.
I must have missed your "episode of Dawkins interviewing Weinberg" link. But I know the video. Regardless: maybe most scientists are atheists, but hardly any atheists are scientists. I am not an active scientist but an atheist. I do NOT see any link between atheism and science. Science, where physics is a branch, is not superior to anything. No, not at all: some physicists are atheists and some are not.
I find that people here have very and highly preconceived notions as to what represents an atheist.
I don't understand why I can only talk to Muslims, Christians, Jews, Scientologists, Zoroastrians, Jainists, Taoists, etc etc a limited number of times.
Does it mean that after talking to Muslims several times I HAVE to accept Islam or be chucked out?