Posts Tagged ‘ Secularism ’

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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Why one in five Scientists call themselves ‘spiritual’

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

A new study conducted by Rice University sociologists has examined the definition of spirituality amongst elite scientists in 75 leading U.S. universities who otherwise brand themselves as ‘atheists’. 72 out of 275 scientists in this study considered themselves not religious but spiritual, a self descriptive trend that is all too common in today’s increasingly secular

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Would a completely secular or atheist society be more peaceful ?

May 18th, 2011 | By

If atheism became the dominant belief system, would society become more peaceful ? Some people point to religion being a major cause of disruption and war. To paraphrase John Lennon – would we have anything to kill or die for without religion? According to 2001 census statistics, over 8.5 million (1) people in the UK

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