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Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) Message Board › New Meetup: Jan. Book Club Disc: Islam, God and the New Englightment

New Meetup: Jan. Book Club Disc: Islam, God and the New Englightment

Bakari
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Elk Grove, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN)!

What: Jan. Book Club Disc: Islam, God and the New Englightment

When: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Coffee Garden
2904 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
916-457-5507

I'm pleased announce the next book discussion will based on the book, Islam, God, and the New Englightment. You can read the table of contents and the Introduction cthis book on Amazon.com, by clicking "Search inside this book," which you can find right under the book cover.



I think you'll find the writing of this book very accessible. It provides a great outline and analysis of the "new enlightenment", the scientific method, and the author's free thinker's analysis of the Koran and Islam.

What is science? How credible is modern scientific knowledge? What
does science say about the history and nature of the world we all live
in? What is the world-view of the Islamic holy text, The Koran? Is the
Koranic world-view compatible with the science-based world-view? Does
science have anything to say about the God hypothesis? Is religion
helpful or harmful to the progress of human civilization? These
profoundly important questions are discussed in this book. One of the
goals of the book is to turn any reader into an enlightened humanist;
particularly readers from a Muslim background. However, this book is
not just about Islamic theology or Muslims, it has a wealth of ideas,
arguments and information that all humanists, atheists, freethinkers
and brights should be aware of. This book rebuttals the strongly-held
believe of theists and “apologists” that religion is the foundation of
human morality. It methodically shows that religion is not suited for
the advancement of morality and ethics in twenty-first-century world.
If we are genuinely interested in the continued progress of human
civilization (and perhaps even the long-term survival of the human
species), we must move beyond the current fragmentary religion-based
values systems and move toward a worldwide secular-humanism-based
universal moral and ethical values system. How this can be achieved is
also discussed.


About the Author:

The Author was born into a Muslim family in an Islamic country. He
completed High School education in his native country, followed by
undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States, with a
specialization in chemistry. Both of the Author’s parents are
professors of social science and are prominent intellectuals in their
country. From an early age, the author participated in discussions on
social, political and international issues with his parents and their
colleagues. His familiarity with both social science and natural
science, combined with his upbringing in an Islamic country, and
academic training in a Western country, makes him well-suited for
writing on such a broad topic as Islam, Science, Religion, Morality
and the Future Human Civilization. Visit www.rmunir.com for more
information about the author, his e-mail address and to read the
introduction and other selected sections of the book.

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