I am an atheist. I cannot say that I believe that there is no God because I honestly do not know. But since I don’t know, I don’t believe in God. I work hard to respect people of faith, and I do a pretty good job with this.
It is often said that science steals the majesty and awe from the Universe. It is often said that there is no wonder in the scientific worldview (metaphysical naturalism).
I’ve never understood these sentiments.
What the various religious texts tell us is profound. It is majestic, awe-inspiring, and wondrous. But nothing written in any book even begins to match the majesty, awe and wonder of the Universe that science is unveiling for us.
Here’s a taste.
Dust That Sings
I’ve got your inspirational courage right here.
If you’ve never heard of Irshad Manji, give her website a look. If you have heard of her, give her website a look.
Hers is a courage that I will never have.
And agree or disagree with her, she is is truly an inspiration.
“I’m not a moderate Muslim, I’m a reformist”
Irshad Manji blog and official website
Irshad is founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University’s school of public service. This leadership program equips students to challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and self-censorship — within their families, communities and organizations.
And don’t for a second think that the world today is lacking in moral leadership and heroism (heroine-ism?).
Another great blog by a group of muslim women.
Do you have an opinion about muslim women?
Is your opinion informed?
Want to be sure?
Step 1: Read what muslim women write.
Check out this insightful blog: