Posts Tagged ‘ religious affiliation ’

Love, commando style : How a new bunch of reformers are determined to set things right in India

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

A new group called ‘The Love Commandos’ have attracted recent media attention by launching a crusade against traditionalists who try to oppose marriage across caste and religious borders in India.

Does a loving, forgiving God promote cheating ?

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

A new study (1) published in the quarterly International Journal for the Psychology of Religion carried out jointly by researchers from the Universities of Oregon and British Columbia, USA, suggests that a mean, punishing God actually deterred groups of college students from cheating on tests. By comparison, belief in a loving forgiving God had absolutely

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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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Comments : BBC Report : Religion to become extinct in 9 countries

May 5th, 2011 | By

A new study on census data from 9 European nations (Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland) has predicted on the basis of mathematical modelling that ‘religion will become extinct’. One of the authors of the study, Richard Weiner of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and the

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