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The Nonbeliever’s Guide to Bible Stories
Throughout contemporary life, references from the Bible, its stories, and characters surround us. As a result, nonbelievers may be at a loss when they encounter them in conversation, art, or literature.  Modern-day controversies such as separation of church and state, posting the Ten Commandments in government buildings, nativity displays, and other issues may not be fully understood. This represents a gap in nonbelievers’ knowledge base.  My first book was written for my daughter as a guide to successful living. Trust Your Radar: Honest Advice for Teens and Young Adults from a Surgeon, Firefighter, Police Officer, Scuba Divemaster, Golfer, and Amateur Comedian combines life lessons with fun stories from my varied careers. A second book, Trust Your Radar, Slackers’ Edition, is a streamlined version. Both works identify organized religion as “jammers” of our clear-thinking “brain radars.” My new book, The Nonbeliever’s Guide to Bible Stories, fills the information gap about the Bible for my daughter and lucky readers.  It’s a secular sprint from Genesis to Revelation, hitting the characters, stories, occasional highlights, numerous lowlights, and famous quotes (featured in italics).  Nonbelievers should have some concept of the religious fairy tales being foisted upon their believing peers. At a minimum, just to get all the jokes.  Read the full story https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/12/the-nonbelievers-guide-to-bible-stories.html
My Vote Won’t Make a Difference: A Bigger Myth than God
Democracy is a lot like Atheism. Both are grounded in the belief that there is no sovereign, no ultimate arbiter of right and wrong who will steer us in the proper direction if we just listen closely enough and, most importantly, obey.  Not everyone in a democracy is an Atheist, and not all Atheists think democracy is a good idea, but Atheists in America do. So why is it that Atheist voter turnout is so low?   There are probably as many reasons as there are non-voters, but after years of listening to people talk about all aspects of voting, I’ve come to understand that a lot of us have never had the opportunity to take a close look at what democracy is and what it isn’t.  Democracy is born of the understanding that when more than a handful of human beings are thrown together, at least some of them will want to govern.  The problem of deciding who ends up in charge can be solved in a number of ways. Birthright and force have been the two most common in history.  Other choices include lotteries, omens, and default. Democracy solves the problem by placing the burden of the decision squarely on your shoulders and mine.  And I do mean burden because democracy is not easy; it was never meant to be. Just like the word “god,” the word “easy” appears nowhere in the Constitution.  Democracy is not a synonym for freedom because it doesn’t promise that you will get your way—not even once in your life—after the votes are counted.  Democracy doesn’t guarantee voting procedures without deep flaws and deliberate complications (but it does offer ways to remedy them, albeit with a lot of work and never overnight). Read the full article: https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/12/vote-as-an-atheist.html
I Said No to a Religious Friend as She Lay Dying. Was I Right?
Religion is nothing but a crock used by people to fortify themselves against the frightening prospect of death, that chillingly inevitable end of life.  And when death impends, be that at war, in hospital, or on death row, people cling more desperately to that delusion.  Even nonbelievers walk on eggshells when faced with a dying person. We wonder: Is this really a good time to tread on their sensibilities and disabuse them of their crock? Not long ago I found myself in that quandary.  Someone I knew was dying, and I went to her deathbed to pay my respects. She was a woman who respected me as an elder of the Nigerian community in Cleveland.  She was also something of a protégé, having sought my advice repeatedly as she considered the proper advanced-degree path to pursue.  In my days as a scientific educator—when, also, two of my sons were in the university—I had become something of an information resource for my fellow Nigerians on matters like the choice of college to attend and the discipline of study, and especially how to tap into financial assistance programs available to good students and their parents in the U.S.  I chose to visit her when most of her friends and well-wishers would be at work. I was wary of the perplexed reactions of my fellow Nigerians when it became known that I am an atheist.  My friends told me I would come across much better as an agnostic or a pagan than an out-and-out atheist, for Nigerians are often ranked alongside Americans in sheer religiosity—of the pushy and loud sort.  It’s amazing that the very people whom religion has historically oppressed and denigrated the most (i.e. women, Blacks, colonized people) are the ones who cling to it most tenaciously!  The Nigerian media go so far as to estimate that one in three houses in the cities and townships of the Christian south of the country are used nowadays as churches, chapels, temples, tabernacles, or other places of worship.  “Nigerian atheist” is considered an oxymoron. Those who know I was raised a Catholic—and, to boot, an altar boy able to recite the entire Eucharist liturgy in Latin and English—profess themselves baffled by my apostasy.  Read the full article: https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/I-said-no.html
Sadaqah - Make a Sadaqah Donation and Help the Needy People - Albaraka Trust
<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Sadaqah - Make a Sadaqah Donation and Help the Needy People - Albaraka Trust Albaraka Trust UK Why Is Sadaqah In Islam, And What Are Its Virtues? In Islam, Sadaqah Donation is the most fundamental of all acts of a believer. It is a word that means "alms." Therefore, it is far more than just giving money to charity. Sadaqah does not only include monetary donations but also includes acts of kindness such as visiting people who are sick or in need and adopting poor families, offering them gifts, or even just being on good terms with them. In this article, the author provides the reader with a useful overview of why Sadaqah is an important aspect of Islam, what type of deeds make up sadaqah, and which benefits it has for the person acting. What is Sadaqah? Sadaqah is an Arabic word meaning almsgiving. It is one of the pillars of Islam and one of the biggest acts of charity a Muslim can do. Sadaqah comes from the root word Sadaqah, which means to purify, sanctify, or cleanse. Allah says in the Quran: \" O you who believe! Give alms (zakat) of what you possess, before it is consumed, that he may have certainty (of your faith) and fear nothing on earth but Allah.\" (Quran 2:283) There are many virtues to giving Sadaqah. First, it helps relieve poverty and suffering. Second, it builds relationships of compassion and brotherhood between Muslims. Third, it demonstrates our sincere desire to please Allah by helping others in need. Fourth, Sadaqah stimulates economic growth by encouraging people to invest their money in productive activities instead of wasteful consumption. Fifth, Sadaqah enables us to live a righteous life and make amends for our past sins. Finally, it teaches us about self-discipline and patience. The Basics of Sadaqah In Islam, Sadaqah (charity) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Sadaqah is defined as the voluntary giving of wealth, food, clothing, or other material goods to help those in need. The main purpose of Sadaqah is to help the needy and promote social justice. There are several virtues associated with Sadaqah that make it an important part of Islamic tradition. One of the virtues of Sadaqah is that it helps reduce poverty and promote social mobility. By donating money to charity, individuals can help create opportunities for others who may not have had access to similar resources in the past. In addition, helping others positively affects one's own mental health and well-being. According to some researchers, regularly volunteering positively impacts both physical and psychological health. Additionally, donating money to charity can help build community spirit and increase understanding between different groups of people. Sadaqah also promotes spiritual growth. By giving money to charity, individuals can develop a sense of selflessness and generosity. This type of character trait is essential for developing a strong faith in Allah (God). Is Sadaqah obligatory in Islam? Sadaqah, or almsgiving, is an obligatory act of charity prescribed by Islam. The Qur'an states: "O you who believe! Give up all rights of property that you may possess and give alms that you may be able to do good (to others)." (Qur'an 2:195) Sadaqah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and its importance can be seen in the fact that it is mentioned directly after the profession of faith. The main objectives of Sadaqah are to purify the individual giving the alms, to help those in need, and to cultivate a sense of community. The purification aspect is important because it helps remove sin from the giver's conscience. The purpose of helping those in need is to encourage people to help their fellow human beings instead of expecting society to take care of them. Finally, cultivating a sense of community is important because it builds relationships between people and helps create unity within Muslim society. There are several benefits that come with performing Sadaqah. For example, it can help increase one's faith in Allah Almighty because it demonstrates our dedication toward His teachings. The Virtues of Sadaqah Sadaqah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it is a voluntary act of charity. It is one of the most important duties that Muslims are commanded to perform. Many virtues come with Sadaqah, and here are five of the most important: 1. Sadaqah makes us charitable. Sadaqah makes us feel grateful for what we have, and it inspires us to give more back to our community and society in general. It teaches us to be thankful for our blessings, even if they aren't material possessions. It makes us more compassionate and understanding, and it encourages us to help others whenever possible. 2. Sadaqah builds community spirit. Muslims are always encouraged to support each other, especially when it comes to helping others out with their charitable work. By donating money or time together, we build strong ties within our communities. This is an especially valuable lesson to learn during difficult times like these when so many people are struggling financially. 3. Sadaqah brings peace of mind. When we give Sadaqah, we commit ourselves to doing something good for others without expecting anything in return. Conclusion Sadaqah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it refers to giving charity in a way that is pleasing to Allah. Many virtues are associated with Sadaqah, including helping others find their own path to Allah, providing comfort during difficult times, and inspiring others to give back to society. Giving back through Sadaqah can be a very rewarding experience, and it's something that everyone can participate in. So if you're looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the world while also benefiting yourself financially, consider giving sadaqah a try!
Jesus: Prophet of Peace and Love or Purveyor of Fear and Hate?
Multitudes of Christian commentators over the past two millennia have proclaimed the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to be unsurpassed tenets of spiritual wisdom and unexcelled guidelines for living a morally responsible life.  Hundreds of millions of devout believers are absolutely convinced that they will conquer death and attain everlasting life because God sacrificed his son for their sins. They are also convinced that Jesus didn’t really die. He was restored to life and subsequently ascended to heaven to spend eternity with his father, and soon Jesus will return to Earth to judge the wicked and rapture righteous believers up to heaven with him. Countless books have been written extolling the allegedly commendable features of the “Christian worldview” and the “Christ-centered life,” but, by contrast, few authors have examined the unsavory side of Jesus’ personality and his less than-meritorious behavior and opinions. For this presentation, I’ve formulated, in a balanced fashion, two sets of ten principles based on Jesus’ pronouncements. Although his directives come from the canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), additional documentation is abundant elsewhere in the New Testament epistles and letters. The twenty precepts are listed along with the supporting Bible verses from which they derive. The cited verses and passages appear in this separate article. This scriptural evidence will enable readers to answer for themselves the binary question that is the title of this article. NB: This article is not made assuming Jesus literally indeed existed, but an evaluation of the character of the Abrahamic religious texts. Read the full article:https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/jesus-prophet-of-love-or-hate.html
The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Motivational Quotes
Motivational quotes can help you to reach your potential each day. I am sure these are just a word but, they are positive words. And if you are on the verge of giving up in life, struggling, and pushing yourself for the next level, sometimes there is only what you want in your life. So whether you are trying to finish up your project, you have to start a new side hustle or have to hit a big life goal, knowing how to motivate yourself and you have to train your brain for success that can help. So, let’s dive into what is motivation, how to motivate yourself, and the motivational quotes of the day that’ll get you back on track. These motivational quotes will give you the jumpstart your day needs, you can try Quote Creator to motivate others. How To Motivate Yourself: There are simple 3 tricks to motivate yourself 1) Create a positive environment 2) Celebrate your small wins 3) Surrounded you with motivated peoples What is Motivation? Motivation is your desire to do something with your personal life, at work, in school, in sports, or in any hobbies. Having the motivation to do something can help you achieve your big goals and dreams, whatever they may be. Knowing how to motivate yourself can help you accomplish anything you set your mind to, so let’s get to that next. Motivational Quotes To Reach Your Potential — — — — — — — — — Motivational Quote of the Day — — — — — — — — — “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love as you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like its heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”― Neil Gaiman “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” — Socrates “Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.”― Eleanor Roosevelt “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV “Whatever you are, be a good one.” ― Abraham Lincoln — — — — — — — — — — Quote Of The Day — — — — — — — — — — — — — -------- “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” — Unknown “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.” — Catherine Pulsifier “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.” — Unknown “Impossible is just an opinion.” — Paulo Coelho “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” — Isabelle Lafleche “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” — Elon Musk “Hold the vision, trust the process.” — Unknown “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” — Unknown
The Simplest Way To Make The Best of Quote Pictures
How Easy or Difficult to Create Quote Pictures Online? Creating quote pictures may feel like a daunting task but it needn’t be. The key is to get the process in place for creating your content, and then regularly create quotes and share them on Social Media. Today it’s possible for anyone to create good quality quote images for sharing on social media. There are numerous online tools where anyone can create quote pictures, branded ideally. Software and apps are available that allow you to do this from your desktop or mobile device. Most of these tools for creating quote pictures offer a free version. More on that in a moment. For this post, the focus is on creating pictures or images similar to those in the samples above, with quotes, tips, or other snippets of text, along with a high-quality photo, image, or background, and your unique branding. The first thing you need to decide on is what quote(s), tip(s), or other snippets of text you will put on the shareable picture(s) you are creating. Think less is more when deciding on what to share. You want the text to be large enough to read and short enough to be digestible almost at a glance. If you want to create a quote daily and want to share it with a writer’s community then share and create a quote with Quote Maker/Creator. Check Out Tips to get better with your write-ups. Best Way to Create Quote Pictures Online? Download QuoteMaker App: Download a QuoteMaker first from Play Store or App Store. Now simply register yourself on QuoteMaker or log in first. Create a Quote: The second step is to create a quote with your name. Now it’s time to share your valuable quotes, thoughts, stories, poems, and poetry with your name. Here you can get more features like you don’t have to rewrite your name but your name is regenerated by the system so that your time is not wasted. You can even find your quotes on Google with your name. All quotes are google searchable so more people are getting motivated by you. Add Background And Other Filters To Your Quote: Now it’s time to create your quote with pictures. QuoteMaker has a lot of backgrounds. Choose the background according to your quotes and create a great quote. There is one thing that a better background gives your quote an eye-catchy look and gets more engagement. You also set your photo image in your quotes. There are other filters like overlays, fonts, background colors, and a lot more than give you a stunning quote at the end. Your quotes have a watermark of QuoteMaker so that no one can copy your quotes and you get valued with your words. The Best part is that QuoteMaker is FREE to use. Share Your Quote: It’s time to share your quote with the writers and readers community and get a lot of likes and comments on your words. Choose category is a major part of your quotes just because all the writers and readers find your quotes with your name and with your quote category. Choose an appropriate category for your quotes. | Also Read: Amazing Hindi Quote Maker Creator Online Get Socialized: Share your quotes with your family and friends with just one click. You can share your quotes on every social media like Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Sharechat, etc. Where to Find Inspirational Quotes and Sayings Search Engines: Search engines are the main source of the websites and a many numbers of quotes and so many topics as well as you can see the views of the quote-images and you can share these quotes online. Here are some advantages and tips to find an exact quote. 1. Identify the keywords that you want to read or write a quote (for instance, ‘inspiration,’ ‘leadership,’ ‘customer service,’ etc.) 2. You can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing when you want to search for quotes, use that keyword (s) like ‘quotes about inspiration’ or ‘inspirational quotes’ these searches can generate a list of websites that carry the quotes as well as visual galleries of quotes that are posted by others. 3. You can share through the search results and find what will work for you and your targets. 4. Capture the quotes that you like to use online. When you want to create your own picture quote, remember to find an author in the search engine so you can put its name on its own quote. 5. Double when it comes to posting anything | Also Read: Best Amazing Quotes About Life QuoteMaker: Create Quote Pictures with lots of features and options Create a stunning post on QuoteMaker. Here you can create a post with a beautiful design, choose a background from the app, or also choose from your gallery. Make your font more beautiful from the font settings and make your poem or quotes more beautiful. Save your post in one category and post to the public or private. There you can find many other posts that also motivate you to make amazing poems or quotes. You can also motivate others by poetries. Best place to show your emotions and writing skills.
Love Quotes For Any Situation
There are so many ways to say I love you, so let’s take it slow and start off with these cute I love you quotes. These cute messages can help you express your feelings of love without feeling too serious — because let’s face it, saying “I love you” isn’t always easy! Here I give you some Love Quotes “I want someone who will look at me the same way I look at chocolate cake.” – Unknown “You want to know who I’m in love with? Read the first word again.” – Unknown “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery “I love you and I don’t want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out.” – Unknown “I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you.” – Charles de Leusse “I love you with every beat of my heart.” – Armaan “I love you because you join me in my weirdness.” – Unknown “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” – Pablo Neruda “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe “And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you.” – Unknown “When I tell you I love you, I don’t say it out of habit. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Unknown “The day I met you, I found my missing piece. You complete me and make me a better person. I love you with all my heart and all my soul.” – Unknown “You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.” – Unknown “I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” – Scott Adams If you want more Quotes you can visit our blog Dailyshikkha.
Personality transformation and personal development
You focus on developing the body, the brain, and the memory. You like to do this with great enthusiasm. After all, you want to be physically and mentally fit. That's great, but have you ever considered developing your own personality? How can you develop and transform your personality and actively give yourself more time for personal development in everyday life? Your personal development is basically divided into three important areas. However, you do not go through them one after the other, but they repeat themselves again and again: 1. Knowledge: realization of yourself is the analysis of the actual state. Here you first become aware of who you are and what makes you. But this analysis is not finished after one time. The more you work on yourself and your personality, the more often you will learn something new about yourself. So never lose sight of reflecting on yourself and getting to know yourself over and over again. If you want to transform your personality for the better, you can use amazing online resources available for free. 2. Acceptance: Wait, didn't we just say that personal development is about changing yourself? Why should you accept yourself now? It's simple: we don't want to turn 180 degrees and become a different person. We may also just accept ourselves as the person we are and not have to get rid of every little habit and thought. Start accepting and loving yourself as the person you are. This is the only way you will be able to grow in the long run. Personality Development it's more about.., negative beliefs and habits that keep you from living to your full potential. 3. Change: Last but not least, change occurs. Of course, this doesn't happen overnight, and as we've already established, it takes stamina, a concrete goal in mind, and the will to change. Don't let setbacks drag you down and be mindful and loving with yourself along the way.
Why Coming Out of the Closet as an American Atheist Is Worth It
Reasons Why Coming Out As An Atheist Is Worth It I always like to start an article with a statement of the obvious, to help the reader and writer begin on common ground. For this article, the statement is: We live in a very religious nation. It wasn’t hard to come up with that, because in the United States churches outnumber schools and libraries by several orders of magnitude. Yet Atheism is growing, which means there’s not only a decent chance that you, my lovely reader, are a non-believer yourself, but there’s also a good chance you’re relatively new to your non-belief. You may even still attend church, while not buying into a word of the preaching. If you are a believer, there are decent odds that you are questioning and wondering what life is like on the other side. (The “other side” being Atheism in this life, no heaven or hell in the next.) Let me help fill you in. As an “out” Atheist, I’m perhaps a little biased, but I think being out is pretty damn grand. But even I can admit that it is good and bad to live out of the closet as a non-believer. Since I’m a cynic, we’ll begin with the bad. For two and a half years, I worked for an organization called the Secular Student Alliance. Have you heard of the national organization Campus Crusade for Christ? These days, they’re calling themselves just “Cru.” They organize clubs on college campuses. The Secular Student Alliance (SSA) organizes similar clubs for Atheists who aren't interested in a crusade so much as they’re interested in eating pizza with other Atheists. I used to work for SSA as their high school organizer. All in all, it was a pretty sweet gig. As soon as I started that job, I immediately noticed a big difference between religious students and non-religious students: most of the non-religious students hadn’t told their parents about their disbelief. Read the full story: https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/coming-out-as-atheist.html
How To Delete Hotmail Account
Many users nowadays want to delete their Hotmail account. Although the email service used to be very popular, it hardly plays a role on the Internet anymore. We'll show you how to deactivate the contract and delete your account completely. As we all know, Hotmail is one of the leading email services introduced by Microsoft. It is also called yahoo mail. It provides excellent services to its users. You can access those services if you have created the account on Yahoo. Sometimes the various troublesome and troublesome issues come in the Delete Hotmail Account but they have introduced solutions for it. They have solutions for every problem related to yahoo account; it can be forget password, delete account and many more. You just need to go to its official website and check the link for the particular issue associated with Yahoo account. The most important question that comes to mind is how to delete Hotmail account, but we have solutions for it. It is a good idea that if we are not using the account for a longer time then we should delete the account permanently. It is a very easy and simple procedure to delete Hotmail account permanently. If you want to delete Hotmail account, you need to follow the steps below one by one. How to delete Hotmail account permanently? You can easily delete your Hotmail account. To delete Hotmail account, you need to read below steps one by one. 1. First of all, go and search for the official Hotmail website. 2. Now, you must go to the page to close your account 3. You need to enter your Microsoft Hotmail account ID, which you want to delete. 4. Now, you need to ask some security questions to verify your account. 5. Now, you need to follow the instructions on the screen. 6. Now, fill out the form to close the account and submit it. It is a simple procedure to delete Hotmail account. If you need help related to Hotmail account, you should contact customer service. They will surely help you. You can also show here the steps to delete Hotmail account on other devices, as shown below: How to remove Hotmail account from iPhone? 1. Go to the Hotmail account login page. 2. Enter your email ID and password and press login. 3. From settings, switch to 'account settings'. 4. Click on the 'Close Account' option shown below on the page. 5. It will ask you to make sure, just follow the steps by clicking next. 6. Now, click on 'Create an account for closing' and press OK. 7. Redirected to the final submission, if you are sure, click on the 'Done' option. How to delete Hotmail account from Android? 1. Sign in to your respective account from your Android phone. 2. Go to the settings option, right there. 3. From settings, go to account settings. 4. Now select Advanced Account Settings option from there. 5. From the given options, click on 'Delete Account'. 6. It will ask you to confirm the request. 7. Confirm your request and click the 'OK' button. By following the above processes, one will be able to delete their account permanently from their smartphones or the system. Call @: (1-888-409-0908) Visit Our Website: Delete Hotmail Account