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  1. Basically, i believe that morality and ethics have a base in "whatever works best for the individual." Our caveman ancestors basically believed (in my view) that what gives them the best chance at life is morally correct. Thus... Killing a human being in their group is bad because that person helps them in the hunting of animals, collection of food, etc etc. Stealing is bad because, if caught, you may be killed. Thus, thievery is again BAD. Rape is bad because again, there is the whole issue of being caught, and if you are caught, then you may be killed. However, religion did come about, and with it came further attempts at improving our own morality. For example, in Christianity, you have "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" and in Islam, the prophet is quoted as saying "Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding about." These were attempts at moving away from the notion of "what is best for the individual" to "what is best for the society." As for Atheists acting immoral, that depends on what you define as morally correct and wrong. If we use US prisons as a reference, i would recommend reading through this source. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-prisoners-less-likely-to-be-atheists/ The difference between the atheist and the theist is that both (when they do act ethically) act ethically for different reasons. Theists have the whole thing with God, Heaven and Hell, whereas atheists are ethical for different reasons (don't want to disrupt social order, not going to jail, etc). To directly answer your question, it depends on what you view as "morally correct" and "morally wrong." Do you think murder is wrong? Do you think rape is wrong? Do you think incest is wrong? What about bestiality? Well Stalin was an atheist, as well as Mao Zhedong, etc. However, there is no representative of atheists, and you can't judge atheists based on the actions of a few? For murder, well the Encyclopedia of Wars, an extensive study published in 2008, chronicles 1,763 wars throughout human history. It names just 123 as religious in nature. You also can't state that the number of atheists in a country are the most peaceful either. The Institute for the Economics and Peace found that less religion in a country doesn't make iit more peaceful. The proportion of atheists in a country had no bearing on levels of peace. If you want to take a look at past examples, i again have to bring up the communists. It is estimated that in the past 100 years, governments under the banner of atheistic communism have caused the death of somewhere between 40 million to 260 million. Then you have the idiocy of Sam Harris when he stated "If i could have a magic wand and rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion." Complementing this (unfortunately) is a study conducted in March 2014 that quoted: "A new EU review of violence against women has revealed that one in three European women has been assaulted, and one in twenty has been raped, with the Scandinavian countries at the top of the league tables. In the Scandinavian countries, in contrast, around half of the women reported physical or sexual violence, which researchers at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights said could have several explanations... In Sweden, 81 percent of women said they had been harassed at some point after the age of 15 - compared to the EU average of 55 percent. After Sweden, which had the highest rate, Denmark, France, the Netherland and Finland all saw rates above 70 percent. The EU member state with the lowest rate - 24 percent - was Bulgaria." In regards to incest, Lawrence Krauss, in response to the question "Why is incest wrong?" said "It's not clear to me that it is wrong," further going on to state that if it is between two consenting adults, etc, it is completely fine. TheAmazingAtheist (a youtube channel with 1 million subscribers) produced a video titled "Atheist Libertarian defends Incest, Polygamy and Cannibalism!" A quotation from the abstract of Will M. Gervais' study "Everything is Permitted? People intuitively judge immorality as significant of Atheism" not-so-wonderfully quoted that even "atheist participants judged immoral acts as more representative of atheists than of other groups." For bestiality, i recommend that you read through this. However, you can't really state that atheists are by default immoral. As Ken Ammi once wrote "When considering any and every atheist condemnation of any action whatsoever it is of primary importance to keep in mind that they are expressing personal opinions about the act(s) they are condemning..." You cannot judge Atheists except by their character. Thus, when i go out with my atheist friends, i don't assume that they are immoral because i have seen nothing from them that is immoral. --- I hope i didn't insult any atheists with this; again, i do not think you are immoral. It is all based on the individual...
  2. Hey guys. Please do this. its due urgently. im like 4 weeks behind. thank you!!!!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14VwpcbY5DnCnlEBTq_bzXtpegt2H5qaNzJbT81NfSpE/edit?usp=drive_web
  3. Currently, my school only offers Arabic. In the past it did teach Indonesian as well. My school is stupid in the fact that it has teachers qualified to teach German, Kurdish, Spanish, etc but decides against the teaching of these perhaps easier languages. The reason is that most of the school consists of Arabs. However, most children of Arab immigrants only know (broken) slang arabic, which is completely different from standard Arabic depending on your origin in MENA. A lot of students have complained they they would prefer it if they could learn these other languages because it would be easier for them, but the school persists in not giving in to their complaints..... LOL, i laughed at those guys so much. I know Syrian arabic which is one of the closest slangs to standard, hahahahahaha lol lmao. They switched to hsc :)))))))))
  4. lol, couple days have more than passed. i really want to see the explanation lol, probs cause i was the last comment.
  5. omg lolllllllllllllllllllllllll. please tell us the teacher's reaction!
  6. Here is the google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14VwpcbY5DnCnlEBTq_bzXtpegt2H5qaNzJbT81NfSpE/
  7. Hello guys, please complete the questionnaire and post the results. If you have a better way for me to do this, please don't mind telling me. Thank you very much!!! Maths golden ration questionairre.docx
  8. Thank you so much and best of luck with your exams next month!!!
  9. hello, i was thinking of doing that as well, but i don't how to put up the questions that are in relation to the pictures. If you have the time, i'd love to hear from you, and possible receive help in the creation of this form.
  10. Please don't call the USA a regime.A regime is according to online dictionary " a government, especially an authoritarian one." Authoritarian means " favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom." America does not suffer from a regime, and you're calling it a regime, at least in my view, brings insult(?) to the people living under ACTUAL regimes.
  11. that may be true in the western world, but definitely not in Africa, Asia, etc. Even Europe has seen a surge in the number of protests, usually to do with the subject of immigration. So, no tbh, i don't agree with you that protest has gone blunt. After all, especially in our modern world, with availability of the internet, a single strike no matter how large can reach the whole world and reflects to other countries on the perception of the target country's populace on recent policies. Although they definitely not as effective as they used to be, i believe because of the degree of the strike. Once a big European country (not big in size, but in its popularity, or a word like that?) has a major protest where there are significant clashes with police, and people perhaps go on strike, definitely the world will react. But for now, countries not associated with the West will in all honesty and let's not deny it here, have their protests, no matter the severity or the size of the protest, ignored completely, or if not ignored, people will know very little about it.
  12. lmao i cant remember how much anime ive watched, but ive definetly read a lot more manga. just to give you a scope, ive watched one piece, bleach, naruto + shippuden, fairy tail, DB+Z+GT, Hunter X Hunter, then there all the ones with a lot less eps, like Berserk, shokugeki, death note, kenichi, attack on titan, kabaneri, DXD, parasyte and i can seriously go on for days lol. however, to be truthful, ive dropped all anime in favour of reading manga thesse past 2 years, and even then i only keep myself up to date with One Piece, shokugeki no soma, prison school, and Tokyo Ghoul: re. lol its not a lot, but hopefully my dropping anime will pay me back in the end lol. but ive barely managed to let go of kdrama to be honest. btw, thumbs up to whoever has read berserk, and has remained sane!
  13. lol im syrian, and look at what a couple of innocent strikes turned to in my country. All though to be fair, governments in the middle-east have been despicable for decades, and enough evidence can be seen by the outreach of the Arab Spring. All cases of the arab spring, besides Tunisia has resulted in a civil war of sorts, with the most obvious and bloody case being Syria. However, in your case, where most Americans are not suffering from poverty, and every country has their eyes set on the USA, nothing as bad as those can happen. Trump, however, will perhaps ignore you the best he can. i mean, doesn't look like he cared about the "Muslim Ban"(im muslim, and i agree it wasn't a muslim ban, but a ban of sorts on muslims from those countries. lol. btw i cant enter america anymore )
  14. good that you dont have anything to add after my saying i dont want to add anymore, and yet have left me osmething so tasty. only your first quote, by e.p sanders sounded partially affirming for the resurrection. the other two basically say that the followers of jesus suupposedly had visions of jesus, but it doesn't really confirm the resurrection. but that the first quote ill admit threw me off a bit. until i found the whole thing... New Testament scholar and theologian E. P. Sanders argues that a concerted plot to foster belief in the Resurrection would probably have resulted in a more consistent story, and that some of those who were involved in the events gave their lives for their belief. Sanders offers his own hypothesis, saying "there seems to have been a competition: 'I saw him,' 'so did I,' 'the women saw him first,' 'no, I did; they didn't see him at all,' and so on."[14] In defending the historicity of the resurrection, Sanders goes so far as to state, "That Jesus’ followers (and later Paul) had resurrection experiences is, in my judgment, a fact. What the reality was that gave rise to the experiences I do not know."[15] wikipedia.org g... the fact that this guy is still agnostic despite being a "new testament scholar" also doesn't sound good. It basically means that he's an expert in Christianity, a lot more so than your daily christian, and has still decided that Christianity was a religion worth believing in. gg. i swear im not returning to this topic after this anymore, no matter how many tasty morsels you offer me.
  15. look im doing this as a one-off off my pledge. firstly if friday is day 0, then it touched 2 days, not 3 days. Ive counted the days for you, and you still seem not to understand. this part of your argument is driving me crazy. letme make it clear for you. if you died on friday at say 5:am, on saturday at 5:00 am, you will be considered to have died for one day. enough with that. You do know that Jesus prayed, ate ate, and had all the other functions a normal human has. when critics of the bible ask why Jesus prayed, and said that "power is in the lord, my father, and not with me", bible scholars say the part human in him had to do that. Humans will have a resurrection one day according to the bible, and fter that, you can't touch them. If jesus is part man, that means he is susceptibe to this resurrection, yet if he was indeed resurrected, why hide from the romans and jews. do you not understand what a contradiction means. Lastly, it wasn't that Mary Magdalene came to the tomb that i was caring about. It's what she said when she came to the tomb. cbf finding it in the bible. watch the link below from 1:01:15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eDN8cJs41I also, i say that she was the last one to the end, considering all the other disciples were too bothered to find out for themselves whether Jesus died or not, and instead, relied on the words of the romans and jews around them. capische. seriously, im not responding anymore. all you're doing is making up excuses.
  16. lol this part just made me cringe. friday is day 0, siphr inarabic, cero in spanish, nul in dutch. if it started on friday, that means friday is day 0. saturday would be day 1, and sunday would be day 2. wth i even counted them for you previously. cringe was real in this reply. it pretty much set the tone for the rest of your argument: lacking and in a desperate attempt, you called my argument weak. all i derived from your reply is that you seriously haven't read the bible. Lastly on the topic of Jesus, if someone makes a direct statement, there really shouldn't be any metaphors. look at the context. when those jews asked him he called them the sons of an adulterous generation (he basically called their mums *****s) and heap a whole load of insults on them before he specifically said he was gonna "in the belly of the earth for threedays and three nights just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights." the only literary technique one canfind in there is the comparison of events. there are no metaphors. Just because said person usually speaks in metaphors, doesn't mean said person will speak in metaphors all the time. Sure Jesus wasn't 'just a man' to paul BUT when critics of the bible ask why Jesus ate and prayed and stated that the power resided with the father and nt with him, bible sholars state that Jesus was still part man and it was the man part of him that needed to complete this. you can't abandon an argument in one instance to defend from another attack. your admitting that jesus was not man at all (please don't deny it, you just stated that Jesus wasn't just a man.' to why that bible verse doesn't apply to him) leaves you open to attacks on the caims i mentioned earlier. The whole point of bringing up mary magdalene was to show that he wasn't dead, and that the only disciple that in your NT stayed with him to the end, knew that he was still alive. your bible is contradictory among other things, which i will not say, and seriously, get off this topic. you started this, and i ended it it. don't try and bring it up again. it's as i mentioned before sickening, as well as completely distracting. however i rest assure in my knoweledge of the bible to not wait over 4 days to reply, so thats a small relief. you know what. your religion is yours. my religion is mine. keep your belief intact or not, i dont really care. if im gonna waste my time, i'd rather it be on something of actual value, where my knoweledge of the subject is at least equal to those around me, and where there is no way i can possibly insult someone's religion because as i mentioned before, i don't really like debating religions. in the end, as i said before, you keep your religion to yourself, keep your belief intact. i dont really care if you bring a christian perspective on whatever topic is to be spoken on next, just stop with this endless rambling. weve seriously been debating this thing for like a page and a bit!! all love and no offence meant as long as you don't bring it up again, Talalrulez
  17. OMG lol good luck with whatever you're doing.
  18. Have you guys decided not to post anymore? come on. At least someone make a comment delivering how they feel about divine command theory...
  19. lol okay sorry @azara you're a guy i have to listen to and as payback for introducing me to Richard Dawkins, i'll listen. ok @ILoveJesus. This is how it starts. A miracle is defined as something that you find amazing. For example, if i were to fortell the future regarding the fate of the world, or the next major catastrophe, that would be a miracle, right. SOOOOO, when Jesus spoke to the Jews, he stated that his only miracle to them would be "of Jonas, and just as he stayed in the whale for three days and three nights, so too shall i be in the earth for three days and three nights," or something like that (im quoting from memory here so cut me some slack). Jonas's miracle was that despite being thrown into a stormy sea, being swallowed by a whale, he was still able to live, and even prayed to god whilst in the belly of the beast. After all this, God kept his servant alive, and bla bla bla there's a happy ending for Jonas.so when Jesus said he shall be in the earth for three days and three nights, there are 2 ways a person can take this: they can either look at whether Jesus stayed alive the whole time, or they can look at the time(just to let you know, a crucifixion is meant to be a slow death, taking usually several days, but lets just assume the argument that Jesus died right away, just discarding all known information about this form of torture). So looking at the first option, Jonas stayed alive the whole time, whilst Jesus died.pretty obviously, this one doesn't hold up. So the second choice, which is what you pointed out, is time. So Jesus as a jew believed that the new day on the calendar starts at sunrise, as do we muslims. so he died on friday evening. that's one night for him. Then there's Saturday day. thats one day and one night for him. Then there's Saturday night and now that's 2 nights and 1 day for him. Now on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene came looking for him,and found that he had already left, and a figure came to her, and asked her what she was doing in the mausoleum, and she says that she looking for Jesus to care for him, ie: she had known he was alive beforehand. so this is 2 nights and 1 day. Despite Jesus assigning himself 6 time periods (3 days and 3 nights) he still fails to meet it, and even in your theory of 3 days and 2 nights (or we can swap it around for sake of argument) he still fails to meet the criteria. Furthermore, Mary's entering of the tomb signifies the fact that she knew that he was alive, perhaps the only one among the believers of Jesus. This is known as the other disciples say themselves that they could only atone for Jesus's death through gossip they heard, meaning that they were not eye witnesses. they had heard people saying this, so they believed it.So when Jesus came to them, they thought they were seeing a ghost of some kind, and he reassured them that he was not in fact a ghost, and to prove so, he let them touch him and he ate in front of them, still not out of the time limit that he provided for himself. Anyway, we know from Mary's encounter of Jesus that in fact, Jesus was disguised as a gardner, so as to not be found by the Romans and the Jews and be persecuted yet again, meaning that he feared death. Yet, the bible states that every being has only one life, and they shall not be granted any more, until Judgement. That would mean, had Jesus died, he shouldn't have beenafraid of being seen by them, as they would not be able to touch him, coz according to the bible, hes kind of a zombie, yet even that is too simple, If you've read "Skulduggery Pleasent" know that i compare Jesus in this case to the White Cleaver, in that they are both in full control of themselves and their mind, and do not hunger for brains or any other crap like that; they are just alive, despite supposed to have being dead. I think you get the gist of what i'm saying. If you've actually read the bible thoroughly as i have done, and not just picked stuff from internet or listen to your one time weekly priest for information on Christianity, i expect to not have to list all the verses from which they originate, as even this is at least, considering it has to do with one of the biggest parts of Christianity, a known to all Christians(i am fully assuming. i was not raised a christian and so don't really know what you learn about in bible studies.). so therefore, i'm pretty sure i've shown all needed information in dismissing the reality of any resurrection and am therefore done with the debate at hand, not because im running away, but ive spent a hell of a lot of time on this, rather than my studies, which has been bothering me lately(btw, when say im a muslim, i meant i explored through many religions, from Judaism to Jainism, and made an educated choice of what i thought was best. This was just a bit of me trying to tell you a little bit about myself). anyway, to all the other people, I'd like to bring up a new topic, which i learnt about whilst listening to a CrashCourse lesson. What do you guys think about Divine Command Theory?
  20. he proves it doesn't touch 3 days with your own FREAKING bible. bro, when someone considers evidence, you don't cherry pick. you watch or select the whole thing rather than look only at specific parts. which is why i said previously to watch that video on your weekend when you have time to see the whole thing. just because you're PRETTY sure of something (key word if you didn't notice is pretty)doesn't mean it is fact.
  21. the thing is it didn't touch 3 days. ther was only 2 nights and 1 day. since its not touching, this jewish expression can't be used. look, im not gonna address your other points because deedat already addressed them. did you watch all or did you skim through the video
  22. lol im doing Arabic, and there are 2 internals. there's the oral and then there's the written assessment. All though your sister is seriously messing things up for the other Arabic B students (thx a lot), in the end, she'll still need a teacher to at least look after the written assessment and a teacher with whom she can respond to in the oral, so if she can do that, then she should be all fine. btw, اين انت تعيش الان؟ انا اسكن في استرالية، فقط انا من سوريا.
  23. Lol, i know its actually quite late replying to you, but to be honest, i've only head so little about him. i've heard that he's a great thinker and talker, and that he's like the type of person that goes out to educate people about faith (or in his case, lack thereof). All though it is minimal, i will ensure that i at the very least watch a talk of his in the weekend. Or you can suggest me something to watch. Either way, i don't mind.
  24. He actually starts everything from 24:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eDN8cJs41I

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