Archive for October, 2009

Religion of peace?

October 24, 2009

Inspired by the “No God – No peace/Know God – Know Peace” trending topics on twitter I do want to know how any half educated human being can think that these equations are working. History tells us pretty much on every page in its book a completely different story.

I don’t want to say that people who consider religion important are dumb (even if there is some data which tells us exactly that):

Religion and IQ are strongly negatively correlated (-.886). See:

Religion and IQ are strongly negatively correlated (-.886). See:

Some of my best friends are people of faith and I wouldn’t consider them unintelligent. It just seems as if religion is successfully blocking some ideas. Maybe religion has to be narrow minded up to a special point to work properly – who knows?

One of those ideas is, to return to the beginning of my statement, the one about it being quite possible to lead an ethical and moral life without believing in a greater being and its holy words. (more…)


Changed the title

October 23, 2009

Time told that there is something appearing on this page. The first name of this blog was Xiagan’s fabolous diary of ordinary things, with the tagline There’s stuff out there: Ordinary, normal, plain, common and simple. So I’m not writing about it (yet). But as I found out, there is no ordinary stuff I want to write about now -but there are other things. Common? Yes. Simple? Nope, alas not.

More to follow soon, stay tuned!

It all depends on what your definition of “blog” is!

October 4, 2009

Aren’t there enough blogs out in the word yet? Probably not, but I’m not the one to add another one now. Time will tell if something will appear on this page or not. 🙂