Monday, December 29, 2014

Iceland - the Viking land of fire and ice, has become humanity's bastion for privacy

The privacy we need and seek is here for all humanity - from Iceland - the land of fire and ice.

Can Iceland become the 'Switzerland of data'?

Amid government snooping, tiny Nordic nation hopes to brand itself as a safe haven for data privacy around the globe.

Verne Global Data Center.  [Felix Gaedtke/Al Jazeera]

 Iceland should become for information what Switzerland is for money. ~Birgitta Jónsdóttir

by Felix Gaedtke

Reykjanesbaer, this former NATO airbase looked like nothing more than a huge warehouse from the outside.

But the barbed-wire fence surrounding it and surveillance cameras atop its gates betrayed its importance.

This facility, which began operating in February 2012, is one of several data centres in Iceland. It's run by Verne Global, a company that allows its customers to store data on servers here.

Tate Cantrell, the company's chief technical officer, explained why Verne Global favoured this tiny Nordic nation of all places. "In Iceland, you've got this ideal situation: energy, excellent connectivity for data, and a constant cool climate. So Iceland was an obvious choice."

Iceland's abundant renewable energy from geothermal and hydroelectric plants means the costs of running these data centres are low. And the Gulf Stream current keeps the temperature in Iceland more or less stable throughout the year, avoiding the need to provide cooling for the servers and computers.

Data centres based here have another advantage, too: Iceland is in the initial stage of implementing the most progressive data-privacy laws in the world, a major selling point especially after whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations regarding widespread surveillance by the United States' National Security Agency (NSA).

A recent paper published by Verne Global stated that Iceland was "uniquely positioned as a data privacy haven" because of the new regulations.

'Switzerland of information'

The International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), a non-profit organisation, has played an instrumental role in designing and promoting the legal framework for Iceland's new data privacy laws.

Following the country's 2010 financial crisis, mass protests broke out against the nepotism, corruption and lack of transparency exposed by the collapse. A group of Icelandic activists began working on an initiative to create the world's strongest media and free speech protection laws, as well as a state-of-the-art privacy law.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is IMMI's spokeswoman and now represents the Pirate Party in the Icelandic parliament. She met Al Jazeera at her office in Reykjavik and explained that one of IMMI's goals is "to allow people working on human rights or investigative journalists, as well as people who want to host data on a massive scale, to be free from worrying about privacy issues".

She added: "Iceland should become for information what Switzerland is for money."

In 2010, the IMMI, then known as the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, proposed a resolution to change Icelandic law to ensure data privacy and freedom of speech. The proposal includes protection for whistleblowers and journalists' sources, as well as an "ultra-modern Freedom of Information Act" based on elements from existing laws in Estonia, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

The data centres would benefit from a clause in the law that ensures the protection of intermediaries such as internet service providers and telecommunications carriers.

Gaedtke's report continues here. 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Allah Helps Only Those Who Allow Change Within Themselves

"Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."  Qur'an:  The Thunder 13:11 

Which Islam to you want?

                                  THIS ONE?

Young Men in Kermanshah, Iran

Indonesian Women Can Wear Makeup with a Hijab.  What About Other Muslim Women?

Nasr Al-Mulk Mosque, Isfahan, Iran
Modern Islamic Fashion; Scarf with Hijab
Modern Indonesian Islamic Fashion

An Ismaili Wedding


Syrian Zakia Abdullah sits on the rubble of her house in Aleppo

Lonely Yazidi woman suffering

Indonesian woman getting caned who was gang raped by eight men.  What was her crime?
Iranian Lovers Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni being prepared for execution by hanging.



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin views himself as 'second only to God'

Former Soviet leader warns Russian president not to be a 'bighead' because 'that is what ruined me'

Wisdom from one of the few great leaders of the 20th Century.  I've always loved Mikhail Gorbachev.  Russians will someday regret the way they've treated him.  I have always LOVED Mikhail Gorbachev, because he helped to dismantle the Soviet Union, and to protect the entire world through that transition which could have been catastrophic.  I also agree with his criticism of the United States and Europe.  We were largely responsible for creating the conditions that led to Vladimir Putin's popularity.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was wide open to friendship with the United States and Europe.  Then their economy collapsed, the former Soviet peoples were plunged into dire suffering, and what did we do to help?  Almost nothing.  I was actually ashamed of the West.  It was a huge mistake to do this to our eastern family who wanted our friendship, and more assistance to emerge from the chaos successfully, to have a free, market-driven economy.  Instead, we continued to pour billions and trillions into more weapons and wars, and to move our weapons closer to Russia, after they felt betrayed.

I hope we're not doing the same to Ukraine.  Our overall response to both Russia and Ukraine, must be far different than we've done in the past.  So far, our response to Ukraine seems a bit better than what I would expect, but it isn't robust enough.  And while protecting Ukraine, the West needs to assure Russia that we do not wish to have an adversarial relationship.  It's ridiculous!

Madison Reed

Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin views himself as 'second only to God'

Mikhail Gorbachev has said Vladimir Putin thinks of himself as "second only to God" after complaining the Kremlin leader never seeks his advice.

The 83-year-old former Soviet leader made the comments as he launched his new book, After the Kremlin, in which he praises the former KGB spy for playing a major role in stabilising Russia and acting "in the interests of the majority".

However, Mr Gorbachev used the book launch to say: "He has started picking up the same illness which I suffered from earlier – self-confidence. Don't get a big head. That is what ruined me."

The former president said apart from a short meeting in June, Mr Putin's aides had repeatedly declined his offer to meet. Mr Gorbachev recently warned of the potential for a new Cold War 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"I need to participate, and I will. Nobody will shut my mouth, even though people wanted me to emigrate. I don't want to leave, let those people leave," he added.

Joe Biden, the US vice president suggested on Friday that Russia faces "rising costs and greater isolation" if it continued to violate ceasefire agreements with Ukraine, after holding talks with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.

Mr Biden was visiting Ukraine on the first anniversary of the start of mass protests culminating in former President Victor Yanukovych relinquishing power. More than 4,300 people have died in eastern Ukraine since April.

Alongside respecting the ceasefire, Mr Biden said Russia should allow Ukraine to restore order over its own borders and remove "illegal military formations, military equipment and militants".

Prior to the vice president's visit to Ukraine, Russian officials warned the US against selling arms to the government in Kiev.

Source for Sebastian's article:

Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin views himself as 'second only to God'


A Letter of Consolation to My Childhood Friend and Schoolmate About the Non-Existence of "Death"

Human Beings Possess Two Bodies; a Physical Body, and a Body of Light

My dear Paul, I am sorry to hear the news about your recent loss of a family member. The temporary separation is what is so shocking and painful to us. It's because our human civilization aided by science doesn't yet understand the process that we unfortunately call death, with all of its attending superstitions, stereotypes and unknowns.

Were you aware of recent scientific proof that we have a non-physical body of Light that can travel out of the physical body while we are living, or at the point we leave permanently - that gives scientific evidence that there is no "death"? Do my words sound familiar to you?
The Apostle Paul experienced what we call in the modern age, an "out-of-body experience", and he speaks a lot about it in II Corinthians. So did Jesus, more than once. Here's one excerpt from II Corinthians, to encourage you and your friends to learn more about our spiritual reality:
"I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.  And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell." (2 Corinthians 12:2-4)
In other chapters Paul speaks more about the meaning of the resurrection, gleaned from his own personal experience, which I believe - and he confirms - is the knowledge and experience of realizing that we are free, and eternal beings, and that our physical bodies are simply wondrous animated shell instruments of our powerful and eternal bodies of light!  

Within our lifetimes Paul, we are going to have another, enormous social revolution, aided and embraced by science. It's already in the making. It will be concerning the existence of the spiritual dimension, and the light body. Humans are going to "resurrect". Once we all "resurrect" - meaning that we break free from the illusions of our limitations; and the great illusion that death exists, then this will fuel a transformation on our planet that we can't even imagine.
Humans will be free from their primal fear, and from all the superstitions that we have created about death, and will use our non-physical means of travel and communication through our light bodies, as another way to explore the universe and advance our knowledge.
Love and gratitude for creation, and the Designer of the universes and dimensions, and all Life forms - and knowing with certitude that we are a part of something this magnificent and beautiful, and loving, will PERMANENTLY alter the course of human civilization, and change everything positively.

It's important for all of you to be happy, and not to end your connection with your family member, or perpetuate the baloney death superstition. He needs you. He has transitioned from a denser frequency to another, and needs your support - and will soon discover how free he is! Send him loving and happy thoughts and uplifting prayers - and celebrate his freedom! 

The universe is the manifestation of the force of Love.  It links everything together.  In the future, there will be no significant separation in communication or travel, between the "heavens" and the "Earth".

Light and blessings to you and your family!



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pat Robertson: 'Dangerous' Ouija Boards 'Communicate With Demonic Spirits'

by Madison Reed

Ouija boards, like pendulums, dowsing rods, Tarot cards, painting on a canvas, prayer and meditation - all open our minds and hearts to communication with the infinite web of living consciousness that connects all beings in the Universes - ultimately connecting to the Source.  The Universe gives us what is in our hearts and minds - what we ask for.  "Your wish is my command" said the Genie to Aladdin.

All "water" flows from the same Source.  Along the way, it can be polluted by sewage waste to spread filth and infection into anyone who drinks it, or can remain in its rarified state of high energy purity, and pass through the pure lands full of beautiful crystalline channels.  Unfortunately, some people love the taste of contaminated water.

Thank God most people would not be attracted to Pat Robertson's childish nonsense.

Source:  Rightwing Watch


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy 2014 Diwali Greetings from U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Joyous Diwali to all my friends in West Virginia and beyond who serve our beautiful Lord Krishna! ~Madison Reed


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Martian Atmosphere Explodes During the Pass By of Comet Siding Spring

On October 19th, German astronomer, Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich captured the following footage of Comet C / 2013 A1, commonly known as "Comet Siding Spring," through his telescope as the comet passed by Mars.  As you can see from the video, something from the comet plowed through Martian atmosphere, and ignited the Martian atmosphere like a solar coronal mass ejection, and sent out debris.  This is preliminary information.  I'm sure much more news is on the way.  This is a huge event.  An explosion of this magnitude could drastically affect our sister planet Mars' atmosphere. 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dream Telepathy Already Confirmed by Science

Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution

Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming. This isn’t a new concept, scientific interest in telepathy dates back to the fathers of the psychoanalytic movement. Freud, for example, considered telepathy and the implications of it with regards to psychoanalytic thought. He also considered dream telepathy, or the telepathic influence of thought on dreaming on multiple occasions. Carl Jung believed in the telepathic hypothesis without question, and even developed a theoretical system to explain “paranormal” events of this nature. (2)

All great minds seem to encourage the study of various types of non-physical phenomena.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” - Nikola Tesla

“A wealth of anecdotal and clinical material exist which supports the possibility of telepathic effects occurring in dreams (Krippner, 1974). However, an experimental approach to the topic did not become possible until psycho-physiological laboratory technology became available. It was discovered that sleeping research participants awakened from periods of rapid eye movement (REM) activity were frequently able to recall dream episodes. As a result, it was possible to request a “telepathic receiver” to attempt dreaming about a target stimulus that was being focused on in a distant location from a telepathic sender.” (source)

Experiments and Results

In the mid 1960′s, Montague Ullman, MD, began a number of experiments at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York to test the hypothesis that sleeping people could dream about randomly selected material that they were targeting to dream about. In other words, they could choose what they wanted to dream about, some examples include artwork, movies, photographs and more. Shortly after these experiments began, she was joined by Stanley Krippner. Krippner is a PhD., and professor of psychology at Saybrook University, he has a very impressive background when it comes to the scientific study of dreams, psychology and parapsychology.

The experiments they conducted lasted a span of more than 10 years, and “yielded statistically significant results.”

During the experiments, there was usually a “telepathic sender” and a “telepathic receiver.” They met in the laboratory for a short period of time before being placed in completely separate rooms just before they went to sleep. The “telepathic” sender had an envelope waiting for them in the room in which they’d sleep. The envelope would contain something like a picture or a drawing. The “receivers” were then purposely awakened shortly after Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM) and the researchers took a dream report.

A Very Significant Session

One very memorable and significant session of dream telepathy experimentation took place where the selected art print was “School of Dance” by Degas, which depicted a dance class of several young women. According to Krippner, the “receivers” dream reports included such phrases as “I was in a class made up of maybe half a dozen people, it felt like a school,” and “There was one little girl that was trying to dance with me.” These results are extremely fascinating, the idea that one can influence another’s dream is quite remarkable. Although we might not understand the process behind the transfer of information, and we can’t see this transfer take place from mind to mind, the phenomenon was well documented and real, yet void of any scientific understanding or explanation. This is quite common when we examine scientific studies that have evaluated parapsychological phenomena. It’s real, observed, yet we don’t quite understand ‘how.’

Another significant session conducted by Krippner and Ullman took place on March 15th 1970. In this session, a large group of people at a Holy Modal Rounders rock concert were selected as the “telepathic senders.” A local media artist by the name of Jean Millay took responsibility to ready the “telepathic senders” for “target preparation.” She did this with help from the Lidd Light Company, a group of artists that were responsible for the light show at the concert. Millay gave the audience a brief verbal set of directions before the image was flashed on the large screen that the “telepathic” senders were looking at. Six slide projectors were used to project a color film about eagles and their nesting habits as well as information about various birds from around the world, including information about the mythological Phoenix. This all happened at the same time Holy Modal Rounders were playing their song, “If you want to be a bird.”

 There were five volunteer “telepathic receivers” for this experiment, and they were all located within a one hundred mile radius from the “telepathic senders.” All of the receivers were aware of the concert location and were told to record their images at midnight because that was when the material to be sent by the senders would be exposed to them.

“One “telepathic receiver,” Helen Andrews, had the impression of “something mythological, like a griffin or a phoenix.” The second, third and fourth research participants reported images of “a snake,” “grapes,” and “an embryo in flames.” The fifth participant was Richie Havens, the celebrated American singer and recording artist, who reported closing his eyes at midnight and visualizing “a number of seagulls flying over water.” Both Mr. Havens and Ms. Andrews reports represented direct correspondences with the target material.”(source)

More remarkable results were seen when the rock group “Grateful Dead” also volunteered to participate in a dream telepathy session over a span of six nights. You can read more about that (and other results) here. These results were actually published by the American Psychological Association (1)

These are usually the instructions given to the subjects that participate in these experiments.

1. You are about to participate in an ESP experiment. 

2. In a few seconds you will see a picture. 

3. Try using your ESP to “send” this picture to the receiver.

4. The receiver will try to dream about this picture. Try to “Send” it to them. 

5. Then, receivers will be made aware of the senders location

Possible Explanations?

Quantum physics has shed light on the vast interconnectedness of everything in the universe. One possible explanation is quantum entanglement.  For example, two electrons that are created together, if you send one to the other side of the universe, the other will respond instantly, distance doesn’t matter. This is one way of interpreting how everything is really connected in some way. Einstein called it “spooky actions at a distance.”  For a great visual demonstration of this, click here.

The truth of the matter is that there is no explanation and scientists are unable to give an explanation. They were only able to observe what was taking place, which again,  is very common for parapsychological phenomenon.

At the same time, these experiments involve dreams, a completely different and altered state of “reality” that we really don’t know much about. It’s a world separate (or at least we think) from the world in which we are “awake.” Although the world we perceive when we are awake could just be a dream. We could go on and on with these questions, and continue contemplating forever.

Parapsychological Phenomenon Has Been Proven and Documented All Over The World

Parapsychological (PSI) phenomena, and studies examining the role of consciousness and its influence on our physical material world has been studied, documented, observed and proven (over and over again) by a number of renowned scientists in a number of laboratories all over the world. The Department of Defense has had a huge interest in it (and have studied it) for a number of years, yet the scientific study of it is concealed from the public and left out of universities and mainstream science, which is not fair, and not right. It’s not like we don’t have this information, some of this documentation and these publications are available in the public domain. CE has covered these in depth, and the link below will take you where you want to go, to an article that is well sourced with lots of information. There are more examples on our website, so if this sparks your interest feel free to browse through it and look for more!



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The First Queen to Follow Baha'u'llah

Princess Marie of Edingburgh, Queen Marie of Romania

“The Bahá’í teaching brings peace and understanding. It is like a wide embrace gathering together all those who have long searched for words of hope. It accepts all great Prophets gone before, it destroys no other creeds and leaves all doors open. Saddened by the continual strife amongst believers of many confessions and wearied of their intolerance towards each other, I discovered in the Bahá’í teaching the real spirit of Christ so often denied and misunderstood: Unity instead of strife, Hope instead of condemnation, Love instead of hate, and a great reassurance for all men.”   ~Princess Marie of Edinburgh, Queen Marie of Romania

"A passion for Beauty. The Diaries of Marie, Queen of Romania"  Pasiunea pentru frumos. Jurnalele Mariei, Regina RomÂniei. Regia/ Director: Sorin Ilieşiu

"Mary, Our Queen" (Trailer) A 2010 film by Marian Baciu, Sahia Film Production 2010

Marie of Edinburgh (Marie Alexandra Victoria; 29 October 1875 10 July/18 July 1938) was Queen of Romania as spouse of King Ferdinand of Romania.

She was born on 29 October 1875, at Eastwell Park in Kent, the eldest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. Her father was the second-eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Her mother was the only surviving daughter of Alexander II of Russia and Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse.


A Discussion Between a Russian and an American About the Future Greatness of Nations Yet to Come

Madison Reed  Artwork by Patricia Reed

by Madison Reed

A very dear Russian friend and I were discussing the great potential that all nations have to shed their illumination on the world.  We touched on the United States, Russia and China - and then the Muslim nations.

I said, "Nothing would please me more, and make me prouder, than to see Russia as a great power, that surpassed the United States - not that the United States has attained any special station that it should be distinguished above other nations.  In fact, the United States is very, very far from its true potential to do good in the world.


He asked if I believe China would rule the world.  I told him that I believed China would become an enormous blessing to the entire world, once the Chinese people and government opened to the spiritual dimension, and opened their hearts.  And I truly believe this process is underway now.

Then he asked what about the "rich Arabian" countries?  I said, "I'm afraid they're going to have a longer path of suffering.  Only after Mecca is liberated, and the cry of "Mankind is One" is sung from the minarets of the Grand Mosque (Masjid al-Haram), and the Kaaba becomes a place of pilgrimage open to all people who desire to connect to one of the great branches of mankind's spiritual heritage, will Arab countries pour out their gifts and illumination to all mankind.

All nations and peoples are heading in this direction.  No nation yet can honestly claim to be a just and truthful nation yet.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

A 7th Century Prophecy About the Future Collapse of Islam, from Imam Ali, the First Successor to the Prophet Muhammad

Islam's 4th Caliph and 1st Imam, Hazrat 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib
In his prophecy about the future of Islam, as recorded in the "Awalimu al-Ulum Wa Al-Maarif", or "Awalim," - an authoritative hadith accepted as authentic by both Sunni and Shi'ah Muslims - Ali Ibn Abi-Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, and the first Imam to succeed him, said,

"Islam would be capsized as a pot is capsized with all its contents."

The Awalim was compiled by Sheikh Abu Allah al-Bahrani in the 12th Century.  It consists of 100 volumes.

If you have any doubt about the Awalim's authority and authenticity, check entry number 181 at:


Monday, August 25, 2014

"Mitakuye Oyasin" - The Universal Lakota Sioux Prayer for Mankind

by Neva Howell

There is a simple but profound Lakota prayer: Mitakuye Oyasin.

These two words mean All My Relations or We are All Related.

To pray this prayer is to petition God on behalf of everyone and everything on Earth.

Mitakuye Oyasin honors the sacredness of each person's individual spiritual path, acknowledges the sacredness of all life (human, animal, plant, etc.) and creates an energy of awareness which strengthens not only the person who prays but the entire planet.

Soon after I first learned this prayer, I saw that it represented all that needed to be said. It was a prayer of respect, honor and love for all of mankind, and for the Earth. It was a prayer that said "I wish goodness and peace for all. I would leave no one out. I pray for all." It was a prayer that crossed the barriers of religion and could be prayed by one of any faith. It was a prayer that united, instead of dividing. It was an amazing prayer.

There has been a growing awareness, among those of every major faith, of the common elements within religions. Over the next few years, we will see increasing overlaps of creed and ritual as people of every faith sense a need to embrace new ways of relating, outside the structure of their own faith to embrace the Godness in others, regardless of the differences in dogma or religious law. There will be less and less need to convert or convince and more willingness to learn from one another. A combining of traditions, and a reaching out beyond the boundaries of divided faith, will result in a focus on common truth, tolerance, acceptance, and Oneness.

I'm not sure how long I have known that we are all connected (and that what we do affects those around us as well as people we never meet) but I do recall, very vividly, the moment this awareness made it's way to my conscious mind in a clear statement of purpose. I was watching a music video on MTV. God moves in mysterious ways. The scenes were accompanying a song titled Everybody Hurts, by REM. The camera moves slowly past rows and rows of cars, bumper to bumper, in Los Angeles rush-hour traffic. We (the viewers) are shown the thoughts of the passengers in each car, by way of captioned statements on the screen.

It is painful to watch not just because everyone seems lost in pain, struggle or hopelessness, but because they all seem alone and unaware of the people in other cars. Then, a solitary man steps from his car, closes the door, and begins to walk away. One by one, passenger after passenger follows suit until all the thousands of cars are left vacant. A way of life is abandoned. One by one, we are stepping on the path to a new reality.

Critical Mass has been reached. The hundredth monkey has rinsed his food, and a new core knowledge of Oneness is being born. Aho. Mitakuye Oyasin.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Neva Howell can be contacted through her page at
She also has a website called Ask A Healer


Monday, August 11, 2014

Report finds that most young Iranians are sexually active, and many are gay

The research department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex - See more at:
search department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex - See more at:
The research department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex - See more at:

The research department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex

The research department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex - See more at:
Gay Iranians Celebrate LGBT Day  Photo:

by Andrew Potts

An Iranian Government report has found that sex before marriage is widespread among young Iranians despite the country’s hardline approach to public displays of affection and Islamic code.

The Iranian Parliament surveyed 142,000 young adults and found that 80% of the women reported having had boyfriends.

They also found 17% of the young adults had had a same-sex relationship despite the country imposing the death penalty for homosexual acts.

The report, released earlier this month, recommended allowing couples to register temporary marriages – a tradition among Shiite Muslims called ‘sigheh’ – with the state to deal with the problem of heterosexual promiscuity.

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Related:  Yes, There Are Gays in Iran
An Iranian Government report has found that sex before marriage is widespread among young Iranians despite the country’s hardline approach to public displays of affection and Islamic code.
The Iranian Parliament surveyed 142,000 young adults and found that 80% of the women reported having had boyfriends.
They also found 17% of the young adults had had a same-sex relationship despite the country imposing the death penalty for homosexual acts.
The report, released earlier this month, recommended allowing couples to register temporary marriages – a tradition among Shiite Muslims called ‘sigheh’ – with the state to deal with the problem of heterosexual promiscuity.
However the researchers proposed no solutions for young Iranians in same-sex relationships.
Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad famously declared that there were no homosexuals in his country in 2007 when confronted on his country’s record on LGBTI rights.
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Report finds most young Iranians are sexually active and many are gay - See more at:
Report finds most young Iranians are sexually active and many are gay - See more at:
Report finds most young Iranians are sexually active and many are gay - See more at:


Friday, August 8, 2014

Are many of the world's so-called religions, just magnets for sociopaths and psychopaths?

 A gay Iranian man hung because of his sexual orientation
A gay Iranian man hung because of his sexual orientation.
WAKE UP!  The human race needs to RETHINK and REDEFINE the phenomena we're excusing every day, and labeling as part and parcel of "RELIGION," when they are in fact not part of true religion in the least, but activities by people who are mentally and spiritually ill.

Many of our religions and religious denominations are nothing more than deranged organizations that are powerful magnets for sociopaths and psychopaths. 

Their poison passes into our governments, corporations, media, schools and families. 

Psychopathy mislabeled as divine religion, is causing most of our world's problems.  There's nothing sacred about it, and it needs to be stopped.

~Madison Reed


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Indonesia Preparing to Recognize the Baha'i Faith As An Official State Relgion

Lukman Saifuddin, the new Religious Affairs Minister of Indonesia, has called for the Baha’i Faith to become the next state-recognized religion.

Lukman Hakim Saifuddin
In a response to a query from the Home Affairs Ministry regarding the status of the religion, Lukman asserted that Baha’i is protected under the Indonesian Constitution, and added that adherents should thus be given official recognition by the state. This would allow Baha’i followers to list their religion on all official documents such as identity cards, licenses, certificates, and property deeds, which can be difficult to obtain for Indonesia’s religious minorities. Many believe that this move, along with the election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, proves that Indonesia is becoming a more tolerant and open society.

In 2000, Baha’i was legalized in Indonesia, a country with a high degree of religious diversity. The Indonesian state officially recognizes six different religions: Islam, Catholicism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Hinduism, and Confucianism. With the recent call from Lukman Saifuddin for Baha’i to be granted official status, it may be set to become Indonesia’s seventh official faith. Due to its diversity and the close proximity of mutually opposed religious faiths, Indonesia has struggled with religious violence between certain sects. Despite this, however, Baha’i enjoys more freedoms there than in nations such as Iran and Egypt where it is still heavily restricted.

Lukman’s desire to officially recognize Baha’i was met with mixed reactions in the country, with some opposing the proposal, and others stating that the Indonesian government should recognize all faiths. Bonar Tigor Naipospos, deputy chairman of Setara Institute and advocate of religious freedom, asserted, “The Constitution never mentioned official religions — it only said that people are free to hold a religion or belief and worship according to their religion and belief. The problem is with the Religious Affairs Ministry, which in this case being exclusive and discriminative.”

Many local officials throughout the country are loath to grant official documents such as licenses and permits to groups and individuals who do not adhere to one of the state-recognized faiths, making life difficult for religious minorities. Lukman, posting from his Twitter account, stated that the Religious Affairs Ministry is reviewing the issue. If Baha’i is granted official status as Indonesia’s seventh state-recognized religion, this may indicate that Indonesia is becoming more open to religious minorities, giving hope to adherents of smaller faiths throughout the nation. Ismail Hasani of the Setara Institute declared that Lukman’s openness gives minorities “hope for the strengthening of religious tolerance.”

Baha’i is a monotheistic religion native to Persia. Founded in the 19th century, its leader was exiled from Persia to the Ottoman Empire, where he died a captive. The faith then later spread to Iran, where it is still heavily persecuted. It is estimated that there are currently over 5 million adherents to the faith scattered in almost every country in the world. The Baha’i teachings stress the oneness of God, asserting that all creation comes from Him, and that God speaks through chosen prophets. Baha’i adherents believe that these divine messengers exist in Abrahamic religions such as Islam and Christianity as well as Dharmic faiths such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Baha’i stresses the unity of mankind and the unity of all religions, stating that like all creation, all major religions come from the same God.
News Source:  World Religions News
Reference:  Bahai'is of Indonesia