Tagged: Islam

Wait…what’s the fastest growing religious group in NZ? - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 06, 2016

The NZ Herald reported on the Egypt’s plan to send Imam’s to fight radicalization in NZ.  I will offer no opinion on this issue, given I have no knowledge of the extent of Islamic radicalisation in NZ.  Nonetheless, one claim did catch my attention: Muslims, now about 1 per cent of the population, are New Zealand’s fastest-growing religious group. Read More

Atheists aren’t shrill — just disgusting? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 14, 2011

Perhaps the common hostile reaction to the so-called “new atheists” (or gnus) is more a matter of the disgust in the eye or brain of the beholder than any “stridency” or “shrillness” on the part of the atheist. Well, that’s … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolution and education — advice for teachers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 08, 2011

Creationists have far less influence in New Zealand than they do in the US. Still, quite a large proportion of Christians here do not accept evolutionary science. So, I imagine, their wish to undermine the teaching of evolutionary science sometimes … Continue reading → … Read More

Acceptance of science — dangerous for some - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 07, 2011

In the UK The Independent is reporting that a Muslim scientist is being threatened for his acceptance of evolutionary science (see Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views). The scientist is Dr Dr Usama Hasan, a physics lecturer at Middlesex University … Continue reading → … Read More

The secular Egyptian protest a good start for a successful revolution - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 12, 2011

The ongoing Egyptian revolution has captured the attention and sympathy of people around the world. This is helped by the worldwide availability of internet access and social messaging devices. Even when the Mubarak regime cut off the internet, demonstrators were … Continue reading → … Read More

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