Windsor Humanist Society

March 25, 2012

The Birth of Religion

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Before them are dozens of massive stone pillars arranged into a set of rings, one mashed up against the next. Known as Göbekli Tepe (pronounced Guh-behk-LEE TEH-peh), the site is vaguely reminiscent of Stonehenge, except that Göbekli Tepe was built much earlier and is made not from roughly hewn blocks but from cleanly carved limestone pillars splashed with bas-reliefs of animals—a cavalcade of gazelles, snakes, foxes, scorpions, and ferocious wild boars. The assemblage was built some 11,600 years ago, seven millennia before the Great Pyramid of Giza. It contains the oldest known temple. Indeed, Göbekli Tepe is the oldest known example of monumental architecture—the first structure human beings put together that was bigger and more complicated than a hut. When these pillars were erected, so far as we know, nothing of comparable scale existed in the world.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/mann-text/1

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  1. Today Justin Trudeau ordered the Canadian Armed Forces to stop combat operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    But his new plans are even more shocking: the Liberals have drafted plans to house more than 6,000 Muslim migrants on a long-term basis at seven military bases across Canada.

    Trudeau plans to turn our military bases into refugee camps.

    Documents obtained by The Rebel under access to information laws show that the Department of National Defence has budgeted tens of millions of dollars for this scheme. That includes a massive budget for “religious support” of these Syrian migrants, including the purchase of Korans, Muslim prayer mats and foot-washing towels. The plan also calls for the construction of mosques, or “worship centres” as they’re referred to in the documents. 

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