Thursday, February 04, 2016

The specter of atheism in Saudi Arabia: the religious kooks fight back

This book by first time author, Aqwamu Qilan, has been a best seller in the Riyadh book fair, and has been reprinted many times. I said read the book as it pretends to refute atheism and atheists.  Let me just tell you this: in responding to Darwin's theories, he bases himself on the trashy non-scientific book, Darwin's Black Box.  And on the section on women when he talks about the Qur'anic verse about hitting a woman in marital disobedience he says: the the tool of hitting is a mere stick, and that the purpose is psychological and not physical abuse of the woman.  His knowledge of Greek Gods is equal to my knowledge of Israeli "cuisine".