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Why I Am Not a Christian | Review

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Not so far from Philosophy: The Basics by Nigel Warburton (though it’s written after Why I Am Not a Christian). I don’t think it’s a matter of “why someone is a christian or not?” rather than “why do we have to cling to a religion?” It’s what Russell’s justified clearly as he said, “Most people believe in God because they have been taught from early infancy to do it, and that is the main reason.” It’s true that every religion has existed or will exist, is teaching its followers from the early childhood how to cling to this religion, and defend it in front of any other religion. That it’s the truest, it’s the impeccable one, so on and so forth.

Yet Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism etc are all the same; if one asked you to show ‘Love’ to your parent the other will ask you to show them ‘Passion’ and the circle revolves. Are we really this blind to the truth or do we want to be blind? When science came and refutes all the theories of god, deities, creation in a correct and plausible manner, why we still choose to be in denial?

The first thing is born with human is fear, we have developed fear to encompass all aspects of our lives. So it was imperative to us to believe in a greater force that’s greater than us, is capable of conducting our lives. Physics, chemistry, biology were marginalized and were replaced by God. The one who we haven’t yet seen, haven’t yet talked but his idea is in our minds, inherited generation after generation in a very programmed manner. In this regard, Russell says:

Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the
unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother
who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole
thing — fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. (..) Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make this world a better place to live in, instead of the sort of place that the churches in all these centuries have made it.

I’d like to quote a paragraph from Philosophy: The Basics I do believe in:

A god who allows such suffering for merely aesthetic purpose in order to appreciate it in the way one appreciates a work of art, sounds more like a sadist than the all- good deity described by theists. If this is the role suffering plays, then it makes God uncomfortably close to the psychopath who throws a bomb into a crowd in order to admire the beautiful patterns created by the explosion and the blood.


Started Reading – June 11, 2017

Finished Reading – June 11, 2017

* I do not own a copy of the book.

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Men Loving Men: A Gay Sex Guide and Consciousness Book | Review

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I believe it only happens in the Arab world, were you read an LGBT book then all sorts of rumors about your sexual preferences start spreading till the point where you no longer able to recognize yourself, whether it is homo or hetero!

Luckily, people who are capable of reading these sorts of books in public are usually badass or homosexuals and not afraid of admitting it OR THEY ARE JUST AN LGBT SUPPORTERS! (Sorry for disappointing lesbians haha)
A sex guide is kind of good thing for not experienced AND experienced ones; there will always be new things to learn or to take into account because it doesn’t only focus on you but also on your partner(s) as well. The purpose of writing this book was really moving and thoughtful from Walker:

Once a friend and I were having sex and he tried to fuck me in the ass. It hurt; I got scared. Afterwards, I felt I was really inadequate. I thought, “Everyone else knows what to do and has a super time, but I just get confused.”There were sex guides for women and men-that was normal-but none for me. So right then and there, I decided to write something for those who always got ignored, to give some support and guidance about men loving men.

Since homosexuals consider themselves ‘aliens’ sometimes ( and they should not) but it’s only because we are living in a world full of straight people, and homosexuality has been prohibited for so long yet homos have witnessed cruelty, incivility and slaughtered (never forget Alan Turing) which made their coming up bit risqué. BUUUT, Mitch Walker came with his magic stick and brings out this warm and informative gay sex guide to the world, so all LGBT supporters and LGBT community per se can enjoy its marvelous topics. As Walker says in this regard:

Many people with gay feelings feel bad, as if that part of them were nasty or wrong, or their lives were condemned. Our society says nothing positive, and shows no way to grow. This can result in much isolation, and the pains of loneliness, blocking our needs for trust, warmth, caring, love, and sex. Our society tries to suffocate us, making us happy to grab a one-night stand, or slit our wrists.

Let’s talk about a group of people whom (not all of them of course) are hateful, disrespectful to other than their species, whom think that their religion is the one and only of all other religions, a group that a wall will be built for them in heavens because they think they are the only ones in this whole world. IT’S ARAB-MUSLIMS.
Many thanks for Walker for pointing out that a lot of well know poets like Abu Nawas, Mohammed Ebn Malik and Islamic figures like Saladin yet many Islamic successors ARE PROVEN TO BE HOMOSEXUALS (and you can Google this, little skeptical). It’s when Walker’s magical words took place as followed, “Don’t believe everything you read; check it out for yourself. Browse around and explore what you want. A person only grows by interacting with something and making it their own, in their own way.”
Masturbation, fellatio, anal Intercourse and orgy all took a tremendous place in the Islamic world many years ago and still (secretly). So, why we have to make a big deal out of it now?

The book clearly wants not only gay people (though it’s directed to them) but everyone reading it to grasp the importance of romance in the sex and in the relationship in general; to cuddle, to touch, to feel the warmth of each other’s bodies and genitals. Moreover, to be honest with your mate and to show understanding to his needs and desires because there is you and him/her and this relationship, not only you.
Walker has made a coherent and interesting book indeed that covers all the important aspects of gay’s sexual life in hope it made their life much easier.

To be gay is not to be a homosexual.”Homosexuality” is a label put on some of us by ill-meaning scientists; it usually means a sex preference, and absolutely so. Gayness goes infinitely beyond sex, and may not include it at all. Each is gay in her/his own way-it is a perspective, a flowering.


Started Reading – June 1, 2017
Finished Reading – June 12, 2017
* I don’t own a copy of the book.
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Art

  1. A History of European Art – Professor William Kloss
  2. American and European Works of Art

Classics

  1. A dimond as Big as the Ritz and Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. A study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
  3.  A Chirstmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  4. Doctor Faustos – Christopher Marlowe
  5. Litters to Milena – Franz Kafka
  6. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  7. The Black Cat – Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Woman who Rode Away and Other Stories –   D. H. Lawrence
  9. Ulysses –  James Joyce
  10. Utopia – Thomas More
  11. Candide – Voltaire
  12. The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  13. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  14. The Sun Also Rises –  Ernest Hemingway
  15. الأساطير اليونانية و الرومانية

Business/Education

  1. How to Write a Business Plan – Mike McKeever
  2. How to Write Better Essays – Bryan Greetham
  3. Oxford Guide to English Grammar –  John Eastwood
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey

LGBT

  1. Gay & Lesbian Themes, Critical Survey of Poetry –  Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman (Editor)

History

  1. Solomon on Sex: Lessons on Love, Sex and Marriage from the Song of Solomon –  Kurt Trucksess

  2. The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance – Christopher MacEvitt

  3. Magic in ancient Egypt –  Geraldine Pinch
  4. Sex in the Ancient World from A-Z – john Younger

Novels

  1. Eat, Pray, Love –  Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok
  3. 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
  4. Love in the Time of Cholera -Marquez Gabriel Garcia
  5. The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver) –  Maggie Stiefvater
  6.  The Bell Jar – Silvia Blath
  7. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  8. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  9. الضوء الأزرق – حسين البرغوتي
  10. الأرجوحة – محمد الماغوط
  11. المؤلفات الكاملة – نجيب محفوظ المجلد الخامسة

Philosophy

  1. Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: An Introduction – Larry Krasnoff

  2. Jung: A Very Short Introduction – Anthony Stevens

  3. The Birth of Tragedy – Nietzsche
  4. Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction – Edward Craig
  5. Logic: A Very Short Introduction – Graham Priest
  6. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  7. The Meaning of Truth –  William James

  8. The Art of Dying – Osho
  9. Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. اسطورة سيزيف – البير كامو

Plays

  1. The Divine Drama of Love –  James A Fowler
  2. No Exit and Three Other Plays – Jean Paul Sartre
  3. The Words – Jean Paul Sartre
  4. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
  5.  ست شخصيات تبحث عن مؤلف – لويجي برانديلو

Poetry

  1.  Selected Poems – Derek Walcott
  2. Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
  3. Selected Poems – Pablo Neruda
  4. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  5. The Illiad – Homer
  6. The Odyssey – Homer
  7.  Love is a Dog From Hell – Charles Bukowski
  8. الأعمال الشعرية الكاملة (الجزء الأول ) – نزار قباني

psychology

  1. The Art of Seduction –  Robert Greene

  2. Thinking Skills – John Butterworth, Geoff Thwaites

Religion

  1.  Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon – Daniel C. Dennett
  2. God Is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens
  3. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
  4. Why I Am Not a Christian – Bertrand Russell
  5. Free will – Sam Harris

Science

  1. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

Politic Science

  1. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order – Samuel P. Huntington

Sociology

  1. Sociology: A Very  Short Introduction – Steve Bruce
  2. العرب وجهة نظر يابانية – نوبوأكي نوتوهارا
  3. رأس المال 1,2,3 – كارل ماركس
  4. طبائع الاستبداد ومصارع الاستعباد – عبد الرحمن الكواكبي

Essays

  1. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi