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Atheists’ Aim To Remove Religious Inaugural Reference Not Sucessful by Khalida
February 2, 2009, 10:28 am
Filed under: February Volume I- 2009, National | Tags: ,

By Mubeen Khaleel

Islamic Post Staff Writer

Michael Newdow, an atheist from California, was unsuccessful in his lawsuit to prevent President Barack Obama from including the phrase, “So help me God,” in the text of the Oath of Office administered to him by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20th.  The proceeding, held in U.S. District Court of Judge Reginald Walton, was similarly as unsuccessful as a previous legal action taken by Mr. Newdow to remove the phrase, “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance – a case taken all the way to the Supreme Court.
Justice Roberts, California Senator Diane Feinstein, and the two reverends who offered the invocation and closing remarks at this historic inauguration, Rev. Rick Warren and Rev. Joseph Lowery, were all named in the failed legal action.  Mr. Newdow’s view was also obviously not shared by many:  the Justice Department and the attorneys general of all 50 states filed motions at the federal court asking that the lawsuit be thrown out.
Conditions of lawlessness, crime and violence, war and suffering evoke statements of faith, belief, and strong religious conviction from all quarters of the nation and the globe.  Despite the almost universal instances of peoples the world over drawing monumental strength from the seed of their belief in an Almighty Creator, a new advertising campaign entitled “Why Believe in a god?” was launched by the American Humanist Association (AHA) using Washington D.C. public transportation late last year. The Metrobus ad slogan, initiated just before the Christian holiday season, sported the traditional red and green colors, and followed up with the words, “Just be good for goodness’ sake.”
Although AHA claims not to be proselytizing, the atheist group admits the aim is to increase its membership. “We expect these bus signs to generate a lot of public interest,” said Fred Edwards, director of communications for the American Humanist Association. “Some folks may be offended but that isn’t our purpose. We just want to reach those open to this message, but unaware how widespread their views are.”
While the American Humanist Association (www.americanhumanist.org) hopes the “no religion” population will continue to grow, they have joined hands with Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, Pagans, and others who do not identify with the predominant Christian, Muslim, or Jewish doctrines. “Humanists and adherents of minority religions, by simple dint of their minority status, should find it essential to join forces to guard against discrimination and to enhance outreach and educational efforts,” reads the AHA website. The advertisement campaign portrays under the slogan  a light-complexioned man with dreadlocks, who could be from any religious or ethnic background, accomplishing their aim of appealing to a broad spectrum of individuals, of all persuasions.
A 2001 study conducted by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture showed that the total number of people who did not follow a religion numbered 29.4 million in 2001, a jump from the 14.1 million figure of 1990. People who term themselves atheist, agnostic, humanist, secular, and strictly “no religion” fall into this category. Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar are currently conducting the 2008 study which will include special modules on Catholic, Mainline Christian, Evangelical Born-again, African-American and also “no religion” populations.
While the figures for the time period between 2001 and 2008 are not yet available, it can be assumed that, due to active atheist organizations, the number may have already escalated another 10 million.
Similar research, and its conclusions, has led analysts to claim that Islam, the fastest growing religion in the West, is now the largest religious body in the United States, as many who were Christians or Jews have, most unfortunately, abandoned their religion and no longer prescribe to religious doctrine.

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Opinion: The Quest for an Intelligence Quotient Illusion by Khalida
July 25, 2008, 5:43 pm
Filed under: July Volume II - 2008, National, Science | Tags: , , ,

By Noora Ahmad, Islamic Post Staff Writer

Caption: Twisted? Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes notoriously endorsed state sterilization in a 1927 Supreme Court decision with the slogan, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough,” using an IQ score as his justification.

In a study slated for the journal Intelligence, Ulster University professor of psychology, Dr. Richard Lynn, will offer up his proof that the higher one’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ), the less likely the person is to acknowledge their Almighty Creator.
Lynn found that a large percentage of people with high IQs considered themselves to be atheists.
The study also mentions that during the 20th century, as IQ rose, religious belief in 137 developed nations declined.
The Eugenics movement has long been using IQ tests  to separate what they think are the better religion and race categories; as well as professional and social statuses.
Doug Daniels, of the University of Regina’s Department of Sociology in Canada, says that although many believe the IQ scale is just “pure math” with no social or racial bias, research proves differently. In 1905, Alfred Binet developed one of the first tests to measure intelligence –the Binet Simon Test– where, according to Daniels, he “perfected his test amongst the middle and upper class children of Paris and, lo and behold, found that working class kids didn’t do so well at it.”
Convincing the general population of the veracity of  the IQ test –a series of questions designed for a certain group of people to master, thereby rendering a second group less intelligent– required a great deal of effort from Binet and his peers. The sequence and nature of the questions themselves have a quality that seems to lead the train of thought, while twisting the thought pattern in a manner akin to mind control.
Indeed, it does seem that those most susceptible to such deceptions – those whose real intelligence is inferior to animals, as even beasts do not deny their Creator – would score very high on such tests.
The point of intelligence exams is to make large groups of people submit to an imposed mental and spiritual inferiority. IQ testing is closely linked to the facist eugenics movement.
Ethnic cleansing.
In 1999, Nicolas Lemann wrote for Time Magazine, “The beginning of the IQ-testing movement overlapped with the eugenics movement — hugely popular in America and Europe among the ‘better sort’ before Hitler gave it a bad name.” Eugenics, or selective breeding based on various prejudices, is often used as rationale for destroying masses of people who are classed as disposable in an Illuminati program.
Peter Quinn in his study “Race Cleansing in America,” mentioned that “eugenics—the theory as well as the word [from eugene which means “wellborn”]—originated with Francis Galton [a key player in the development Intelligence Quotient examinations in America and] a cousin of Charles Darwin. Inspired by Darwin’s theory of natural selection, Galton’s study of the family backgrounds of prominent members of British society led him to the conclusion that achievement and heredity were clearly linked;” leaving room for him and others to promote mass sterilization.
The highest members of British society whom Galton studied and promoted as those most worthy of survival by natural selection –the royal family– have a long history of links to Satanism and mind control.
Although worldly achievement is not discouraged, it is not an indication of a person’s real worth.
The rat race.
Intelligence testing (eugenics) is a tool for the training of aspirations, gearing mankind to be engaged in a constant quest to carve out individual places in a Darwinian system of backward intelligence standards. In the ever changing rat race, few view a connection to their Creator as important. These views, combined with a constant feeding of falsehoods in respect of the Almighty, result in large numbers of atheists.
All people, regardless of race, social standing, or religion should be aware of this attempt to rob them of a relationship with their Almighty Creator, who has designed a system to which all the universes submit since the very beginning of time, a system geared to grant everlasting success.