Welcome to my secret anti-religious blog!

My name is Leo and I am an agnostic from the Republic of Maldives. The sole purpose of creating this blog is to provide a dissenting view on the established religious orthodoxies of my home country, for I am deeply concerned about the ever-expanding manifest threat of religious fundamentalism and radicalism in our society. Given the nature of what I intend to say or write about, I am using an obvious pseudonym.

A lot of people would probably dislike a lot of my opinions which I shall express within the confines of this blog, but frankly, I don’t care. I believe in freedom of speech and although I shall make reasonable attempts to consider the religious sensitivities of others, I shall refrain from censoring myself and any other possible commentators on this site. However, I implore any would-be visitors to avoid profane language and keep manners civil at all times.

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3 responses to “Welcome to my secret anti-religious blog!

  1. hassan

    If you “consider the religious sensitivities of others”, please do not try straying the naive countrymen through your nonsense. Trying to stray others is not freedom of speech but an injustice to their selves.

    Science proves beyond doubt that a supreme being called GOD exists. The so-called mother nature is another scientific term for GOD. Science cannot prove how living things came into existence. That is, living things come about from nothingness, if this is what evolution theory says. On the other hand, science only tries (through trial and error method what we called hypothesis and theories) to explain a small portion of the laws of nature.

    Everything around us have a code of nature or a systematic patterns it follows as ordained by God. (This is explained in complexity theory.) As such, RELIGION is the code of nature for humans to live in peace and harmony.

    You are obviously someone confused!

    • Leo

      Oh, is it? And you don’t have any problems with those who just happen to share your belief “straying the naive countrymen”? Don’t you think that that’s a double standard that you have set for yourself?

      Sorry if I sound patronizing but I am doubtful whether you even know what science means, especially if you are going to insist that it proves GOD. And just for the record, evolution does not explain the origin of life, merely its diversity, what you’re referring to is called abiogeneis and science is on the right track of uncovering this mystery as well.

      I do agree that the universe is bound by codes or laws which it follows, but lemme ask you a question, how do you know that the writer of those laws is this being you call God?

      If I am confused, I am only so because of the bigoted likes of you, who ignorantly parade around as if you are the bastion of all knowledge, just because you have faith in what is truly unprovable and sometimes downright irrational. I know I don’t everything, and that includes whether a god exists or not, and I will update or change my views accordingly when evidence presents itself. In the meantime, I will continue to voice my opinions and express my disbelief and if you’ve a problem with that, then I suggest go to dhi-islam.com or something and continue stroking your unquestionable “religious sensitivities”

  2. Malay Atheist

    @ Hassan
    “Science proves beyond doubt that a supreme being called GOD exists.”
    How exactly is that? Would you care to provide some examples? According to Islamic theology, Allah is unlike anything that he creates. How would a scientist set up an experiment to detect the existence of an entity that is not like anything in the universe?

    ” Science cannot prove how living things came into existence.”
    In some cases, science actually has. In other cases, science offers very compelling potential answers. But whatever the case, in science, there is an effort to “show the work” (to borrow from mathematics), instead of just automatically concluding “Who else but god could have done this?”. You’re not the only one with a forefinger and a sense of wonder; the Jews, Christians, Hindus, Taoists, etc. have also attributed the existence of “stuff” to the actions of a supernatural being(s).

    “That is, living things come about from nothingness, if this is what evolution theory says.”
    Evolutionary theory only attempts to explain the development of life, not its origins. It says nothing about god. There is a whole lot more physical evidence to support it than any nonsensical speculation in the quran or any other scripture. Your fetish with “nothingness” is better directed at the Big Bang theory, but even there you would be mistaken because even the physicist can’t even say with certainty that there is such a thing as nothingness. Go look up quantum vacuum fluctuations.

    “… science only tries (through trial and error method what we called hypothesis and theories) to explain a small portion of the laws of nature.”
    Not completely precise – especially when you talk about trial and error – but at least scientists focus on observable phenomena which possess testable qualities instead of over-reaching the limits of their knowledge the way religious people do.

    A side note: I disapprove of scientific wizardry like string theory. I don’t care what the math implies – until we have some solid data, the chatter don’t matter. But even here there is at least an attempt to justify whatever hypothesis is made. I don’t remember my ustaz ever trying to derive any mathematical proofs for god – all he did was regurgitate the words regurgitated by some other ustaz he remembers regurgitating the regurgitations of another.

    “Everything around us have a code of nature or a systematic patterns it follows as ordained by God. (This is explained in complexity theory.) ”
    Complexity theory (whether you’re talking in the sense of economics, maths, computer science, etc.) says nothing about god. The words “god” and “complexity” usually appear in the same sentence when it’s a creationist talking.

    “… As such, RELIGION is the code of nature for humans to live in peace and harmony.”
    As such, you’re not making any sense. If religion is any kind of code, it must be the one that makes my blogger account go crazy once in a while. Look at the world – there is religion, and yet there is no lasting peace and harmony. Want to know why? It’s human nature. We alternate between periods of (relative) peace and prosperity, and periods of disorder and uncertainty. It’s not bad or good, it just happens. The human desire for order is one of the reasons why we created this thing called religion, but despite our best hopes, even religion has failed to give any lasting peace in life.

    You have no evidence whatsoever for the existence of god. Any “proof” or “evidence” of god is usually derived indirectly or tangentially from other observations, but this is a trick that every religion uses, and the people who use this resort to this way of reasoning because they know themselves they don’t have any real evidence.

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