A Leauki's Writings
Leauki's Articles In Religion
February 4, 2010 by Leauki
This article is about the situation in Canada, but it's really the same in the US and especially in Europe. The scholar interviewed, Mr Khaleel Mohammed, is a traditional Muslim (i.e. he actually reads the Quran and follows it). Foreign-born imams who don't speak English, and who have little understanding of the Canadian way of life, are a threat to Canada, says a leading Muslim scholar "They should be familiar with the Canadian outlook and understand the cultural values of Canada," said K...
January 4, 2010 by Leauki
"Did you hear about the thieves that broke into the synagogue offices? They got away with over two thousand dollars in pledges." Religious institutions need money to operate. Apart from yearly dues a common source for funds is donations from congregants and sympathisers. This is both appropriate and necessary. But religion is not about money  and religion must not be a business. But when a religion asks for money too often, the border between faith and business vanishes. This must be ...
December 17, 2009 by Leauki
Brilliant: Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World... "I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass." ... Historians believe that, immediately following the biblical event, Sumerian witnesses returned to the ...
May 6, 2009 by Leauki
Continuation of a discussion at https://forums.joeuser.com/345884/page/13.
March 12, 2009 by Leauki
This is a continuation of a discussion in https://forums.joeuser.com/341995. Who's forcing their definition upon anyone....what is, is...Sacred Scripture and history give the origin and use of the term, not this Christian. When I say that I don't care about Christians forcing their definitions on a people I include definitions that originate from the Christians' "sacred scripture".   Hebrew (Eber) meant originally a stranger, a foreigner. The first person so designated in Script...
January 28, 2009 by Leauki
With every power for good to stay and guide me, comforted and inspired beyond all fear, I'll live these days with you in thought beside me, and pass, with you, into the coming year. The old year still torments our hearts, unhastening; the long days of our sorrow still endure; Father, grant to the souls thou hast been chastening that thou hast promised, the healing and the cure. Should it be ours to drain the cup of grieving even to the dregs of pain, at thy command, we will...
August 9, 2008 by Leauki
This article is meant to give a quick idea of the events of Noah's flood and what the story is really about. A more full-featured essay will follow, but not very soon, as I am still working on some details.   Genesis 7:6 The Beginning of the Flood ונח בן־שש מאות שנה והמבול היה מים על־הארץ VeNoach ben-shesh meot shana vehaMavol haya mayim 3al-haAretz Two words in this are difficult, or at least go against the traditional English reading of the Bible. The first is the...
July 24, 2008 by Leauki
(This was originally posted as a reply to https://forums.joeuser.com/317336.) I consider the Biblical account of Abraham as extremely important and, in fact, as the most important part of the Bible that is not specifically by law defined as such. Abraham's life story is the first story in the Bible that I understand as a literal description of events, if shrouded in mystery a bit. There really was a man called "Abraham" who had a wife Sarah and both were Aramaeans. And that man really did ...
June 16, 2008 by Leauki
What opponents of evolution (and other theories) don't understand is that science is not about finding the truth (that is best left to philosophy professors) but about finding out something useful about this world. The predictions of theories can be used in engineering and other fields. Applications of the theory of evolution have been used successfully in such diverse fields as medicine and (yes) computer science. Evolution is solid, a tool that we can use to advance. For a good article...
June 9, 2008 by Leauki
To make Creationism a science, you'd have to start with some experiments. Have there ever been successful lab experiments demonstrating how a god creates life (let alone two different lifeforms)? You need: 1. A lab without any life in it. 2. A big or mid-sized all-powerful god. (You can use a Greek or Roman god or a Semitic god, I don't care; please refrain from using Hindu or native American gods if possible to make the experiment easier to reproduce. Darwinists use fruit flies beca...
May 27, 2008 by Leauki
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May 14, 2008 by Leauki
(I made this into a blog entry since I got positive feedback immediately when I posted it in the forums.) As was mentioned many times before, the evolution of one species into two can be observed in the lab. I believe they usually use fruitflies. The theory of evolution says that what works in the lab explains what happened in the real world as well. There is no reason to assume that fruitflies (or any animal) stop reproducing just before two populations stop being compatible enough to int...
December 21, 2006 by Leauki
I fear that there are two problems that Islam faces because both are widespread among Islam's supposed adherents. The one problem is a misunderstanding of where the battle is to be fought and against whom. But the bigger problem, from the perspective of non-Muslims, is something else. It is the pathetic ignorance displayed even by those who are wise enough to know where the battle must be fought. The infidels do not in fact kill thousands of Muslims. In Iraq Muslim terrorists kill Mu...
February 12, 2006 by Leauki
You shouldn't be so proud of your faith. Islam is currently the least sophisticated major culture on the planet. You should work to change that. Instead you applaud those who drag you further down. Do you want Islam to be the religion known for terrorism and burning embassies as well as genocide and anti-Semitism? Just continue as you do. You are already there. You will get in trouble afterwards. G-d doesn't take these things lightly. I believe in G-d and the afterlife. I also bel...
February 20, 2004 by Leauki
I believe in G-d. I believe that G-d created the world, but I have seen no evidence that points to the job being done in six days, which means that I will have to work with other, more practical theories about what happened. Even if the world was created in these six days, the world would still look the same and the knowledge of the method of the creation wouldn't help anybody. The process could neither be repeated nor the knowledge of it used to work with the world as we see it. Evolutio...