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Name: Roya
Home: sydney, Australia
About Me: I went from looking for god to finding him evil to finding he does not exist, all before turning 14. Now, I can proudly say, I'm a libertarian, an anarchist, and a free thinker.
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    Thursday, August 31, 2006

    I have been tagged by AJ to do a Book Meme.
    So here it goes:

    A book that changed my life? Unfortunately it was Qur’an that changed my life more that any other book. It was Quran that made me an atheist. It was Quran that made me read more about the world, rather than perusing my childhood dream of becoming a vet. Before reading the Quran, my life was all about animals, tigers, lions, etc. After reading it, it became about, humanity, history, politics, religion, philosophy, and especially about creating a better world than the one that I was currently living in.

    A book I’ve read more than once: The Republic (Plato). I loved the way it was written. I felt like I was there with them, arguing.

    A book I would take with me if I were stuck on a desert island: Hmmm... Possibly a how to do book on how to suvive on an island and how to get home.

    A book that made me laugh: A book by an Iranian comedian writer Seyed Karim about his growning up in Iran. Don't remember the exact name though. :(

    A book that made me cry: None.

    A book that I wish had been written: Any (philosophy?) book that would put forwards arguments on why we need to tackle religion if our humanity is to survive. It needs to show that religion is not just a toothless kitten.

    A book I wish had never been written: Quran. I don't think explaination is needed as to why.

    I'm currently reading:
    Leviathan (by T. Hobbles),
    and Two Treatises on Government (by J. Locke).

    A book I've been meaning to read: The End of Faith (by Sam Harris).

    What turned me onto fiction? I'm not a fan of fiction books. whenever I try reading one, I leave it after reading just 10 pages or less. However, I do read alot of futurist articles on the possible directions that our world can take.

    Ok, so now I tag in turn: I'll do that later. No! this is not a blog name.
    posted by Roya @ 7:47 PM   0 Comments
    A bit of humor on Islamic terrorism won't hurt.
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006
    After all these arguing on the M.E. conflict, I thought a bit of humor is necessary (as least for me) to stay sane. The followings are from the Buchurim Blogs:

    Osama and Saddam- The arab edition

    Osama bin Laden

    Yalla Ya Nasrallah - Song from Israel

    Hope you enjoy them. :)
    posted by Roya @ 7:39 PM   5 Comments
    Blogs on Islamofacism. Oh! sorry! I meant the poor innocent Arabs!

    Thanks to Eye On The World blog I came across a great blog on the Arab-Israeli conflict called, Campaign to Divest from "Palestine" . I would refer anyone who is interested on the topic to read the blog, especially the August 10 post, which makes very good arguments about why this land was not an Arab land and therefore the Jews did not take the land from them.

    The atheist Jew also has a great post on the question of LAND OWNERSHIP in which he makes similar arguments that the land Arabs accuse Jews to have stolen is not theirs (the Arabs) to begin with.

    I also found two more blogs worth mentioning.
    The first is A New Dark Age Is Dawning in which I found a scary clip on how "We must educate our children to be true Muslims" where they showed a 3.5 year old girl thought by her parents to hate Jews as their profit Muhammad thought them to do.

    The second is Cartoon Nazi where I found a clip on the Mothers of Terrorists called Child Molesters which shows how those mothers feel proud of what their children did and they notice others treat them with more respect for bringing up such great childrens.

    Also if you think it is the west that created such monsters then just read History of Jihad or IslamoNazism, which show that since Islam was first created this BARBARIAN IDIOTS have been on jihad NONSTOP.
    posted by Roya @ 5:01 PM   11 Comments
    Jews' vs. Muslims' contribution to humanity
    Monday, August 28, 2006
    This is an interesting entry by Kris on INTERESTING STATISTICS ABOUT ARABS & JEWS. Surely this is the fault of the westerners, isn't it?
    posted by Roya @ 6:13 AM   1 Comments
    The Sick Arab/Islamic Mentality II
    Saturday, August 26, 2006

    Let's accept that Arabs are victims of the Israeli and Westerner's aggression. But what is puzzling here is that with all this talking of Israeli war crimes and Lebanese misery, Hezbollah claimed victory in this war, didn't they?
    The major newspapers and internet sites are full of article noting that, "For Majority of Arabs, Hezbollah Won".

    The Washington Post,

    "CAIRO, Egypt -- Babies have been named "Hezbollah" and "Nasrallah." Even some die-hard secularists are praising the Shiite fundamentalist militia in the wake of its cease-fire with Israel _ saying its fighters restored their feelings of honor and dignity."

    "Arab nations fought several wars with Israel _ in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973, as well as Israel's previous two invasions of Lebanon. The first three were heavy defeats for Arab armies, and though Egypt's army saw dramatic successes in 1973, the battle had swung to Israel's favor by the time it ended."

    "In the eyes of many Arabs, Hezbollah's performance shook the Israeli military's image of invulnerability."

    "The Lebanese people may have lost a lot of economic and human resources .... but away from figures and calculations, they have achieved a lot of gains," said Youssef al-Rashed, a columnist for the Kuwaiti daily Al-Anba.

    Lebanon's "heroic resistance fighters have proven to the world that Lebanese borders are not open to Israeli tanks without a price," he wrote Tuesday. "Lebanon was victorious in the battle of dignity and honor."

    So that's what all this was about. A revenge for the wars in which they lost and to show that Israel is not indestructible (what for?, are they planning or promoting another war with Israel?). They are seeking honor the same way, they seek honor and dignity by killing their daughters if they are raped or happened to be in love with somebody.

    It's not about how many lives they themselves loose but how many they themselves can kill. Their happiness lies in the misery of others (Israeli people) and not the prosperity of their own people. How sad is that. SICK is a better word actually.
    posted by Roya @ 2:31 AM   30 Comments
    Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List.
    Thursday, August 24, 2006
    This is crazy. I read this in the NY Times.

    "Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students."
    What do they think they are going to achieve with this? The more they take away the freedom of scientists, the more likely it is that other countries taking advantage of this situation and in the end, it would only prove how religion can have such a negative impact on progress.
    Read this from New Scientist,
    Singapore has taken advantage of the Bush administration's decision to restrict US federal funding for stem cell research, and now carries out research for a number of US institutes, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
    posted by Roya @ 7:17 AM   1 Comments
    The Sick Arab/Islamic Mentality
    Monday, August 21, 2006
    Every where I go, I hear of the Israeli aggression towards poor innocent arab palestinians. Well, there is a good discussion between a palestinian girl with an Iranian called Ali Sina, in which Sina makes very good points about Arab mentality. He shows very well how wrong it is to assume that palestinians and in fact arabs are the innocent players here.
    You can read it here. It is long so i didn't post it. :)
    posted by Roya @ 1:11 AM   48 Comments
    What if we never died?
    Sunday, August 20, 2006
    I was just thinking, what would it be like if we didn't die? What would theists say about, the meaning of life, punishments for our sins, existance of souls, etc? What would theists say if we discover the genes responsible for aging and be able to change them so that death by aging would be a thing of a past? Would they challenge the role of god in death? Would there even be a theist?
    Imagine if we insert some gene into a chimp and be able to increase their intellect so that they can read, write and calculate complex mathematical question (which many theist themselves may not be able to do). Would theist accept that we are not that special but lucky that some of our ancester's genes related to brain growth mutated? Would they still refute evolution? Would they say the chimp has a soul now? How would it change our human identity?
    I usually think alot about how to fight religious dogma but maybe this fight is not as hopeless as it seems. Maybe science has the answer.
    posted by Roya @ 5:10 AM   4 Comments
    The War on Iraq must go on!
    Sunday, August 13, 2006
    During the last month, my views have changed radically about Iraq. I can actually say that I have returned to my previous view that war on Iraq was a good thing. There is a few reasons for this and I'll explain why.
    Firstly, I don't believe that the war on Iraq has been responsible for the hatred of US among Muslims. Muslims have always hated US and especially hate the Jews. This hatred stems from the religion of Islam itself. I should know better as I had been a member of terrorist organisation (Basij) myself in Iran (aged 11). All we learned was hatred toward non-believers when we were studying Islam. This link to Islam itself became clear cut for me last week when in discussion with an old Arab friend of mine, he refered to the quran and said that even the stones and trees would start to talk and say to Arabs that there is a Jew behind me come and kill him. He was not even ashamed of what he was saying. This wasn't something I hadn't heard before but what was the triggering point for me was when I asked him about the stupidity of Hizbullah to think that they can hurt Israel. He laughed and said that the Muslims in a battle(I can't remember the name) had fought more than 100 000 strong troup with just 10 000 soldiers. He then refered to Iraq and said that the mighty US forces cannot defeat the Muslims. This is something that I hadn't heard in Australia at all. I remember learning about it in Iran and I remember the glorification of the fighters, and how somehow god made the heart of the enemies of the Muslims to be filled with fear. We also learned about the glorious Khalifa of the Shia's that died along with the rest of his 72 followers who were mainly families consisting of women and children and elderly because he refused to give into his enemies requests, that could have saved their lives as had been promised. What we see in Leb is the same thing. they don't care if all of their own people dies like their own hero, the second Khalifa of Shias it is seen as a sign of strength.
    Basically any defeat in WAR ON TERROR is a WIN FOR ISLAMO-FACISTS.
    I also liked the clip that Atheist Jew put on his blog ( I watched half of it :) a few days ago). In fact there was nothing new for me in it that I didn't know before. I myself witnessed the brainwashing of children by the Islamists. This was before Iraq, before the new Leb-Israeli conflict, before Afghanistan. What the clip did for me was to take what was in the back of my mind and memory for so long into my attention and make everything clear. Muslims didn't start hating US or the Jews after 9/11 they hated them since Islam has existed. The INFIDEL US is an enemy of Muslims not because of their foreign policy but for the simple fact that they are not muslims. We had muslim cleric comming to our AUSTRALIAN school (when I was in my hast year of high school) and talking about the australian girls and refering to them as whores and sluts. He also talked about how he was searched in the airport because he had a beard and saw that as discrimination. Basically they hate anything they percieve as as unIslamic culture.
    Islam clearly justifies kiling non-muslims and even glorifies it. For this reason I really think xianity is less harmless than Islam (at least for now). So even if the xians think that a win in Iraq shows that god is in their side then be it. Islamic Facism has 1 billion supporters but xian fundies do not have the mass support that the Islamic madness has and are definitely do not see killing as an enjoyabe sport.
    I also think that we can't avoid war with Isalm. This is going to become much bigger then it is now, but it has to happen if we are to get rid o religious stupidity. Firstly, the moslims werent going to stop after 9/11 and whether there was going to be war on Iraq or not there would have been fighting in somewhere esle. Secondly, I believe, a war between Islam and xianity is inevitable. Both are bizzziiiiih recruiting followers. Muslims recruit suicidebombers and xians the politicians. Both want to dominate the world so a crash (if the war of Iraq is not one) is inevitabe. Thirdly, I think this is the best way to get rid of religion ones and for all. The two world wars were needed in order for a rapid acceleration in international cooperations and multilateral treaties that dramatically reduced the number of wars in world. The dark ages was needed to show that religion should not be mixed with government and now similarly, a war between religions is needed to show that just having separation of religion from the state is not enough and religion needs to be eradicated.
    Another reason for my support for war on Iraq is that, I as a Kurd am really scared of Arabs. I know if the US gets out of Iraq the Arabs are going to turn on us and take away any freedom that we enjoy now. The War on Iraq has helped the Economy of Kurdistan alot. Kurds, a nation that is one the the most secular muslim country in the Mid-east, pro-US and pro-Israel is especially important for the war on Islamo-Facism. Just look that the post by a Kurdish Blogger. Where can you see that much Pro-Israeli expressions anywhere in the mid-east? I challenge you to find me one example.
    I believe an independent Kurdistan can be in the interest of both US and Israel. For US we would be the only muslim nation to support them unconditionally unlike Turkey and for Israel we can be a cheap supplier of Oil. The Kurds and Israelis have a lot in common. Neither of the two countries has friendly neighbours. Both fear Islamists and have Arabs as their common enemy. And their land is in constant attack by the outsiders. I think Israel is going to be an important friend of Kurds. Kurds do need America and Israel for their survival whether they like it or not.

    By the way, I won't be posting much as I think I need to focus on my studies.
    posted by Roya @ 12:41 AM   50 Comments
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