The idea of a Caliphate is central for many Muslims, and until this issue is addressed within the faith there will be future attempts to co-opt its religious concept as a justification for violent conflict and oppression. But the world can help to lessen the attraction of this concept.
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I was born in a log cabin in Kentucky … oh wait that was somebody else. I was born in Pittsburgh,PA and raised in a small coal mining town south of there where I was somewhat of a prodigy. I’m the reason that my school district implemented a “gifted” program because my parents were so relentless. We weren’t rich, but we were happy. Graduating high school at the age of 16 and college at 19, I took on the world until a car accident in 1989 disabled me. I have physical and psychological problems, all of which I’ll talk about.
It can be hard telling people that you're an atheist. What are some ways to do that?
"A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts.” -- Morris Kline
If someone is inclined to believe a thing, then using words and concepts they do not understand or comprehend will drive them further into delusion.