Category Archives: religion

Holy Shit” of Terror: Middle Ages & Renaissance

Ser­i­al killers are a spe­cial kind of breed for law enforce­ment agen­cies. This has been a pop­u­lar germ for numer­ous movies and count­less nov­els. Detec­tives inves­ti­gat­ing ser­i­al mur­ders build a pro­file of the killer based on gath­ered evi­dence, then match … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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In Remembrance of 26/11 and Thanksgiving to the Heroes

Warn­ing: A post with­out struc­ture, theme or com­po­si­tion. Sense­less unedit­ed out­pour­ing. Read at your own risk. Blood, bul­lets, and deaths. Bru­tal vio­lence. Screams. Help­less­ness. Despair. Pain. Courage. A nation of a bil­lion aspir­ing to be on the UN Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What The Hell Is Divinity?

A few blog posts and con­ver­sa­tions with friends have made me unqui­et about the con­cept of Divin­i­ty: What is Divin­i­ty and what does it mean? Back­ground My friend Asuph wrote about Divin­i­ty in 2004, when I had not even start­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion in Environmentalism

In the dis­cus­sion sur­round­ing my pop­u­lar post Reli­gion vs. Gen­der Equal­i­ty & Fem­i­nism, there was a ref­er­ence to reli­gion and envi­ron­men­tal­ism. As if on cue, the Pope has now said: “Is it not true that incon­sid­er­ate use of cre­ation begins … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Encouraging Superstition on TV

A few days back, I was watch­ing a children’s real­i­ty show on TV, Zee Saregama­pa Lit­tle Champs. Young chil­dren sing and com­pete in this show, and there are two judges, one of whom is Ms. Alka Yag­nik. After one of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do reli­gions treat women? How do eman­ci­pat­ed women treat reli­gion? A sequence of events recent­ly has made my mind unqui­et over this sub­ject. Nita asked if Hin­duism was com­ing of age, with peo­ple per­form­ing the sacred ‘thread cer­e­mo­ny’ on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delu­sion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Chris­t­ian child’ or a ‘Mus­lim child’. Small chil­dren are too young to know their views on life, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poverty is not the root cause of terrorism

Arch­bish­op Desmond Tutu has gone on record in an inter­view with CNN to say: ““You can nev­er win a war against ter­ror as long as there are con­di­tions in the world that make peo­ple des­per­ate — pover­ty, dis­ease, igno­rance, et … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A 9/11 Tribute from Voyager & Carl Sagan

      This image was tak­en, at Sagan’s sug­ges­tion, by Voy­ager 1 on Feb­ru­ary 14, 1990. As the space­craft left our plan­e­tary neigh­bor­hood to the edges of our solar sys­tem, engi­neers turned it around for one last look at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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