Posts Tagged ‘ fundamentalism ’

The Norway tragedy : A chilling reminder of the dark side of ideologies

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

The gruesome tragedy in Norway, leaving 93 (as of writing) dead, is being compared to the Oklahoma bombing, is a chilling reminder of the dark side of ideologies – when it comes to mixing politics of hate with personal beliefs. As details about the gunman and arsonist Anders Behring Breivik emerges, it is becoming increasingly

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Why Islamophobia must be vigorously resisted by everyone to strengthen its secular leadership.

Jun 19th, 2011 | By

While 9/11 was an eye-opener to how destructive the forces of fundamentalism can be in the modern world, one of the saddest aftermaths have been the emergence of waves of Islamophobia across the world. It has also been stated widely that Islam is often poorly understood and under-represented in the worlds’ media as a vibrant

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Seeking a Neurological Explanation Of Religious Fundamentalism

May 31st, 2011 | By

Why some human beings react violently when their beliefs regarding deeply personal philosophical views are challenged, is a question that needs serious probing. Should it be considered merely an pathological form of behaviour neurologically speaking, or does it represent a social disorder on the lines of ‘culture bound syndromes’ ? Especially because such violent reactions

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Why fundamentalism may be an evolutionary endgame

May 24th, 2011 | By

Fundamentalism is in no way restricted to religions and faiths any more : there has been a recent trend to apply the term to any group, establishment or person perceived to apply their theology-related doctrines in a strict, inflexible fashion. And that includes atheism and secularism as well. For instance, in France, the restriction on

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