Qatars Islamic Education textbook for grade 11 devotes an entire chapter to the topic of secularism and the dangers it represents. The book describes secularism as a negative phenomenon that originated in the West and was injected into the Islamic world by the colonialist powers in a bid to distance the Muslims from their religion and raise generations disconnected from Islam. The chapter lists the negative characteristics of secularism and its detrimental effects, and stresses that Islam views it as heresy.
Anybody in here interested in an exploration of secularism? Does it actually exists? RELIGIOUS MEDIATION OF SOCIO-CULTURAL: CONCEPTUAL DIFFICULTY OF SECULARISM In what follows, an attempt is made to highlight the logical difficulty there is in the ways of formulating the idea of secularism as a principle of disjunction between the affairs of spiritual and
And that was how secularism began to be ripped apart. The nationalism that had developed throughout the 1960s, one that envisaged a purely Bengali landscape, was under attack from some rather unexpected quarters. Do not forget that even leftists of the pro-Beijing brand were doing all they could to undermine the cause of the state. Men like Abdul Haq solicited, in 1974, Zulfikar Ali Bhuttos assistance in overthrowing the government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It was through these men, these elements, that the deconstruction and destruction of secular politics truly began. It served as a natural corollary to what was to follow. But let the point not be missed that when secularism lay flat on its face in Bangladesh, it was not the Bengalis who pushed it into the mud. That came by way of the coup makers of August 1975. The damage done on August 15 was nowhere more intense than in the return of the Zindabad factor in national politics ...
This chapter was written for a conference in the wake of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (1995), which spoke of the culture of death, referring to cultures in which the intending of death is legally or socially accepted. The meaning of culture is first considered, and then the influence of secularism (considered in the light of Platos analysis as in Chapter 3 of this volume, and of Owen Chadwicks tracing of the secularization of the European mind to the axiom that miracles do not happen. Topics considered include creative causality and providence, freedom of choice, dignity, Nietzsche, the significance of intention and its denial by many proportionalist theologians, and secularism by default.
Dr. Barry A. Kosmin has been a Principal Investigator of the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) series since its inception in 1990. He is editor of the new on-line international journal Secularism & Nonreligion (Ubiquity Press) and of the ISSSCs series of collected volumes on aspects of secularism: Secularism and Secularity: Comparative International Perspectives, 2007; Secularism & Science in the 21st Century, 2008; Secularism, Women & the State: The Mediterranean World in the 21st century, 2009.. He has directed large national social surveys and opinion polls in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. An internationally known expert in Jewish demography he directed the CJF 1990 U.S. National Jewish Population Survey, the American Jewish Identity Surveys of 2001 and 2008, and the 1998 National Survey of South African Jews (University of Cape Town). He is a consultant to the JDC International Center for Community Development, Barcelona, Spain.. Dr Kosmin has taught at Universities in ...
Turkey Table of Contents The expectation of the secular ruling elite that the policies of the 1920s and 1930s would diminish the role of religion in public life did not materialize. As early as 1925, religious grievances were one of the principal causes of the Seyh Sait rebellion, an uprising in southeastern Turkey that may have claimed as many as 30,000 lives before being suppressed. Following the relaxation of authoritarian political controls in 1946, large numbers of people began to call openly for a return to traditional religious practice. During the 1950s, even certain political leaders found it expedient to join religious leaders in advocating more state respect for religion (see Multiparty Politics, 1946-60, ch. 1).. A more direct manifestation of the growing reaction against secularism was the revival of the Sufi brotherhoods. Not only did suppressed tarikatlar such as the Kadiri, Mevlevi, and Naksibendi reemerge, but new orders were formed, including the Nurcular, S leyman i, and ...
Secularism is not just a political event, it is a mental state where God is isolated and exiled, only popping up from time to time when we require it.
Here are a couple of Islamic examples as well.. In Egypt, theres a minor crisis going on while drafting a new constitution. The secularist minority in the relevant commission is boycotting the Islamist-led process which is leading toward a stricter application of Islamic law. Some Islamists now accuse the boycotting liberals of attempting to impose a Western liberal ideal on a Muslim country-charging them with a tyranny of the minority. Many conservative Muslims genuinely feel that their religious freedom is violated by secular policies, as it interferes with their ability to fully live in compliance with Islamic ideals as a community. Hence, according to their concept of religious freedom, it is secularist interference with their ability to impose their moral ideals through public policy that constitutes a violation of religious freedom.. Meanwhile, in Turkey, conservative Muslims in power see provision of religious education in state schools as a duty. Fatma Şahin, the Minister of Family and ...
The Vanguard of Theology and its Expression. The great culture today is based upon the principle of self-determination: secularism presents man in his own image. The most avid promoter of today s great culture is the mass media which, through the peculiar dynamic which exists between society and the media, is constantly generating popular versions of secularism. In this relatively new cultural territory, conditioned and limited as it is by its quest for efficiency, mass appeal and profit, many human values find little room for manoeuvre. Moral values, spiritual values, intellectual values, aesthetic values amongst others, are given limited scope. In the secular world, man in his own image, has become constrained, vulnerable and superficial.. Perhaps there is a sense from popular culture that the more cultured aspects of society offer no more than elitism or issues for special interest groups. Yet the experience of humanity, which manifests a profound yearning for betterment, expressed above all ...
As soon as the Tunisian elections results were announced with Nidaa Tounes overtaking Ennahdha party, celebrations of the Islamists defeat at the hands of the secularists got underway across the media in France and many other western capitals. The historical context of a country in the aftermath of a revolution, its socio-political circumstances and complex regional conditions was banished from the narrative. Between cliches of bad Islamists defeated by good secularists and jubilant resurrections of old prophesies of the failure of political Islam, the contest was portrayed as a battle of ideologies and world views.. Such faulty conclusions derive from false premises: from the tendency to view political parties and movements with an Islamic reference frame as metaphysical ahistorical entities outside the laws of socio-politics. Their decisions and conduct are only explainable by reference to theology and ideology. Their religious references are seen as the key to their successes in ...
I doubt, that you can call Russia largely european. The Bolschewiki successfully prevented this. And it will take Russia still a long, long time to recover from this nightmare. The current wealth and power of Russia is due to the resources of its earth not its people. As allready mentioned, Russia is dying faster than almost every other people. You cannot get people by force to make more babies. Demographics do not work that way. There seem to be at least two factors related closely to demographics. Alphabetisation and secularism. The more primitive a society is, the more fertile. That is the reason for the baby boom in Islam. But now Iran has one of the lowest fertiliy rates. Algeria too. With a few exeptions (Palestine) the fertilty rates in the muslim world are declining. Later and not so drastically as in the west, but still declining. Here comes the issue of secularism in.But the people we have to deal with are allready born. The reason why appeasement parties still attract a lot of votes ...
When President Bush announced that he favored Intelligent Design be taught in schools on an equal footing with Darwinian Evolution, he inflamed the Secularists and the Liberal Left. The Left has no tolerance for any challenge to their superiority and their holy grail of Darwinian Evolution. An uproar of whining erupted from the Liberals. Many tried to characterize President Bush as being against science.. There were accusations that Intelligent Design is based on faith and not on science. Such arguments have intimidated those who understand science and believe in God. Many scientists in academia or public service fear for their careers and most say nothing.. In his Inaugural Address, President Obama said, We will restore science to its rightful place . . . What is the rightful place of science? Was Obama referring to politics, government, public or private research, education, or something else? From what we have seen and heard thus far, President Obama appears to hold the politically ...
This book conceives of religion-making broadly as the multiple ways in which social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured within the matrix of a world-religion discourse that is historically and semantically rooted in particular Western and predominantly Christian experiences, knowledges, and institutions.
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Gonzo. I disagree with some things Taslima says too. But Im not afraid to ask her questions about it at conferences and I dont dismiss entire conferences because her face is on the poster. She also says some great things: its not like Rupert fucking Shelldrake is on the poster and the conference will be about how to masturbate yourself to sheer oblivion. Its not as though the speakers - including Taslima - wont be receptive to questions and very likely sitting around in the bar afterwards to discuss things like this. I find Taslimas views on some things troubling, but it just makes me want to ask her about them, not to dismiss entire conferences as bad because shes there. Whatever my disagreements with her, shes a brilliant speaker and if you havent seen her perform then youre missing out. I disagree with some things Richard Dawkins says too, especially lately, but Id still go and listen to him talk because he still has a lot of good things to say. If he said something I disagreed ...
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Gotcha. This is all part of a general problem of various unspecified religions in unspecified countries suffering in a general sort of way. But could you be a little less general and more specific?. Okay. Opening paragraphs:. The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday highlighted how easily religious coexistence can be ripped apart in a region where secularism is weakening amid the growing appeal of a politics based on ethnic and sectarian identity.. In India, the countrys governing right-wing Hindu party is exploiting faith for votes, pushing an us-versus-them philosophy that has left Muslims fearing they will be lynched if they walk alone.. In Myanmar, the countrys Buddhist generals have orchestrated a terrifying campaign of ethnic cleansing against the countrys Rohingya Muslims.. And in Indonesia and Bangladesh, traditionally moderate Muslim politicians are adopting harder-line stances to appeal to more conservative electorates.. So Hindus are attacking Muslims, and Buddhists are attacking ...
Its important for all of us - whether religious or not - to defend the secular viewpoint in public institutions, law and policy. For one, because secularism means that you will never be forced to attend or participate in the ceremonies or practices of religions other than your own.. Defenders of religious expression sometimes forget the fact that often, its only contingently the case that youre defending the expression of a religion you happen to belong to, and that this coincidence cant be guaranteed. If your neighbourhood school were over time to evolve into one of a different faith, you might suddenly wish for the school to be stubbornly secular.. A second reason to defend secularity, at least in my view, is because a secular environment is well suited to fostering free and rational choice and taking responsibility for our choices, as I argued in this column defending the rights of children to wear religious headgear at public schools. Its clearer to see the relationship between our ...
Over at Atheist Revolution they are talking about secular fundamentalism. Vjack suggested that there is no such thing as secular fundamentalism, and sought to provide reasons why.. I rise in defense of his claim. Secular fundamentalism does not exist, because secularism is the reasonable middle ground between fundamentalist extremes.. Atheist Fundamentalism. Atheist fundamentalism, or the theocratic equivalent, is a possibility. It is not at all impossible to imagine a cabal of atheists banning all religious practice, prohibiting prayer even in private, shutting all the churches, and banning any organization that strikes its leaders as religious. There is nothing that will prohibit such a society from requiring teachers to teach that no God exists, that those who are religious have abandoned their senses and are not to be trusted in positions of power and lack any rational sense of right and wrong. There is no violation of the laws of nature in an atheist society adopting a national ...
From the periphery, Ethiopian Muslim protesters have recently turned a page in the history of the country. They have proven that demonstrations by religious groups can be peaceful, that secularism can be the aim of these groups instead of their nemesis and that a radical Islamist agenda doesn't have to be the dominant one.
They will remove a democratically elected government by force because they disagree with it? Is that something that will endure? For how long can you keep doing that? Why hold elections at all then? Why doesnt the army just go ahead and rule?. If you want a democratic country to go towards a secular state, youre going to have to convince the people that its in their best interests to do so (manufacturing consent and all that). If the majority actually want and vote for a religiously conservative party and then the military steps in and kicks them out, youre asking for trouble.. If the poll numbers on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headscarf_controversy_in_Turkey are true, I think its obvious that Turkeys secularity is something that the government is trying to keep but that the people dont really want. The Turkish brand of secularism is sounding very much like a bad religion itself. Turkeys case aside,the point Im trying to make before we went of tangentially is that if you want ...
The twenty-four chapters in this volume seek to argue for and illustrate a central element in the authors theory of natural law: that the main tenets of personal and political morality, and of a good legal order, are taught both by reason (arguments accessible to everyone) and by authentic divine revelation (teachings accessible to all who have a reasonable faith in its witnesses). The first Part includes eight chapters. Two attend to the idea of public reason, both in its proper sense and its Rawlsian deformation. One vindicates in outline for treating a religion as part of public reason, and for giving constitutional protection to religions (within due limits now being tested by the emergence of a politically aggressive religion in Western societies). One takes up Platos warning about the political evils of some kinds of secularism, another surveys the principles of a sound relation between religion and state, and the last addresses Catholics about their participation in liberal discourse and
The real struggle in Turkey is not between the religious and the non-religious, but between those who value pluralism and those who want the victory of their ideology.. Adrian Pabst, who is Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Nottingham, has written an analysis for The National which is full of wisdom. He declares:. [B]oth the secularists and the AKP need to abandon their intransigent positions in favour of compromise. The secularists can no longer pretend that Ataturks ideology is universal, neutral and tolerant. They must accept that a large part of the population does not share their secular creed and never will because it is seen as a threat to the free expression of religious faith.. The Kemalists are wrong to treat religion as a purely private phenomenon with no public import. They must recognise that all belief systems and social practices are political. They should look to the best traditions of secularism that separate state and mosque without divorcing religion from politics. In a ...
First, Sibley seems to confuse secular (making no reference to religion) with atheist (in the strong sense of denying gods). To a certain school of thought, any statement that does not begin with an invocation and end with a benediction, is ipso facto impious. But lets be honest: the party whose ox is being gored here -- whose prayers are now omitted from school, whose scriptures are no longer taught during religious instruction -- is not just some generic faith, not some non-denominational spirituality: it is Christianity (and please, dont give me any tokenistic crap about Judeo-Christianity, just to prove that youre not really a bigot.) And that is what official secularism is for: because inevitably, officially sanctioned observances are always one partys prayer, but not someone elses; it always comes down to the government endorsing one faith over another. Several centuries of blood were spilled in Europe before we finally got the clue that government must be for all the ...
It is not whether a belief is true, whether it is rational, that has been essential to the argument, despite the protestations to the contrary. No one expends too much energy complaining about people going to an astrologer because those that do dont hold any political power and are only likely to harm their own purse if they are foolish enough to think that they should make life-decisions on the basis of the notion that there are only twelve types of people in this world. In measuring harm, surely its the human impulse to enforce belief, whether that be rational or not, that has lead to the greatest harm? Here I would contend that while it is not possible to determine whether religion has been on balance more harmful historically than secularism, I do think one can say with a reasonable amount of confidence that the marriage of cognitive infallibility and state power - whether religious or secular - has been the root of more human misery than the politics of scepticism. Talking from opposite ...
Sumantra Bose Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press. ...
The current issue of Life Issues Connector, published by Dr. John Willkes Life Issues Institute, is devoted to the Girl Scouts. That organization has long since been co-opted by the larger secular culture, and is now a leading supporter of secularism, sexual self-expression, contraception,
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I will interpret your question to mean whether I think secularism will strengthen in the U.S. over time. I am not ordinarily an optimist, but I take heart from the incensed response to the existence of a mere three contemporary books debunking religion. While the proportion of Americans who believe in Biblical revelation remains depressingly high and doesnt yet show much sign of decline, the reaction of religions conservative apologists to a few atheists sticking their heads out of the foxhole suggests to me a possible nervousness about religions hold in the future. First Things editor Joseph Bottum calls secularists superannuated, in the aforementioned book Why I Turned Right. Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Henninger claims a religious provenance for the following American virtues: fortitude, prudence, temperance, justice, charity, hope, integrity, loyalty, honor, filial respect, mercy, diligence, generosity and forbearance. Yet Classical philosophers and poets celebrated many of ...
The face of European populism is, these days, white and bristly. And it answers to a comic name. Meet Zottel, the billy goat mascot of the Swiss Peoples Party (SVP). Zottel, the partys bleating heart, was conscripted to enliven Octobers federal elections; and, as any Swiss will tell you, hes become a celebrity in his own right.. Campaign literature describes a party beholden to Switzerland, and to no other. And the partys electoral platform invites judges to censure practices at odds with Swiss values. These, they write, include genital excision, crimes of honor, polygamy, and discrimination against women. The party also speaks to freedom of conscience and opinion, while rejecting, in the tradition of Swiss secularism, political claims of religious inspiration and their symbols. This refers to minarets, specifically.. The party kicked off a signature drive in May to force an obligatory referendum banning minarets, which Blochers party considers both an accessory of worship and a ...
Hmm, I dont see much separation of Church and State here, do you? Enter Nicolas Sarkozy, a Hungarian Jew pretending to be a French gentile, and all around alcoholic womanizer. Recently the Mossad midget was ranting about banning the burqa. Ho hum, yet another feeble attempt to pander to the extremist vote. One would think that the President of France would have more urgent matters to tackle, like the pathetic state of the French economy instead of worrying about the clothing a few dozen Muslim woman CHOOSE to wear. Lets get a few things straight : the burqa is not a religious form of dress hence it in no way infringes upon the bogus secularism of the state. Grow up and stop behaving like a bunch of spoilt hypocritical brats, we dont live our lives to please the likes of you. If you really believe in freedom, you would let people go about their business instead of forcing your inferior sad excuse of a culture upon them. Thats right, I said it. Putting aside wine, cheese, a 35 hour work ...
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Pope Benedict XVI argued that to suggest that the absence in society of a religious, specifically a Catholic inspired ethnic, meant an inevitable descent into a liberal secularism, was to mischaracterise British society, and the views of the majority of the Churchs flock. Are we really ruled, he enquired, by nothing more solid than social consensus? In a less pessimistic view of society and mankind then that of which Newman held, Pope Benedict XVI explained that society was not inherently amoral. Most men and women, he said, remain driven by a clear sense of right and wrong. The marginalisation of religion, he explained, particularly Christianity, was one of the single greatest threats to the modern world, as was occurring in even the most tolerant of nations. There are those, he exclaimed, who would advocate that the voice of religion be silenced, or at least relegated to the purely private sphere ...
Bowen remarks in passing that the French place inordinate faith in legislation as a remedy for social ills, and this is certainly true. Indeed, such faith is central to French Republicanism, which differs from the American variety not only in its emphasis on civil equality and secularism, but also (in keeping with its French Revolutionary origins) in the importance it attaches to the expression of the popular will in law. The many constitutions of Frances five republics have tended to evince a distrust for American-style checks and balances as impediments to the popular will, while elevating the legislative branch above the others…Perhaps, he implies, the French should broaden their notions of what is acceptably French. The Republic, he preaches, is based not on a shared faith, but on a faith in the possibilities of sharing a life together, despite vast differences in appearance, history, and religious ideas. Well, yes, in one sense; but the Republic is not just a gentle ideal. It is also ...
Commentary by Wayne Madsen After the U.S. revolutionaries defeated the British and the embryonic United States was formed, the nation had two paths before it. It could have followed the path laid out by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin and become a truly enlightened democratic republic founded upon strict secularism and revolutionary principles of liberty and justice for all. Or it had the choice of following the cautious and limited democracy, based on a strong central government, as preached by George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. Unfortunately, for the United States, the country chose the latter option, thus ensuring that the present-day United States of America is a nation controlled by an elite oligarch that does not differ in thought and practice from the arcane monarchy of Great Britain, from which the American revolutionaries fought so hard to break free. The commander of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States, George ...
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham says Americas enemies today are "godless secularism" and those who "call themselves progressives."
20] The United States deep social problems are all the more disturbing because the nation enjoys exceptional per capita wealth among the major western nations (Barro and McCleary; Kasman; PEW; UN Development Programme, 2000, 2004). Spending on health care is much higher as a portion of the GDP and per capita, by a factor of a third to two or more, than in any other developed democracy (UN Development Programme, 2000, 2004). The U.S. is therefore the least efficient western nation in terms of converting wealth into cultural and physical health. Understanding the reasons for this failure is urgent, and doing so requires considering the degree to which cause versus effect is responsible for the observed correlations between social conditions and religiosity versus secularism. It is therefore hoped that this initial look at a subject of pressing importance will inspire more extensive research on the subject. Pressing questions include the reasons, whether theistic or non-theistic, that the ...
20] The United States deep social problems are all the more disturbing because the nation enjoys exceptional per capita wealth among the major western nations (Barro and McCleary; Kasman; PEW; UN Development Programme, 2000, 2004). Spending on health care is much higher as a portion of the GDP and per capita, by a factor of a third to two or more, than in any other developed democracy (UN Development Programme, 2000, 2004). The U.S. is therefore the least efficient western nation in terms of converting wealth into cultural and physical health. Understanding the reasons for this failure is urgent, and doing so requires considering the degree to which cause versus effect is responsible for the observed correlations between social conditions and religiosity versus secularism. It is therefore hoped that this initial look at a subject of pressing importance will inspire more extensive research on the subject. Pressing questions include the reasons, whether theistic or non-theistic, that the ...
That very omission confirms his point and approach. He seems to be trying to get through mainly to faithful preachers, and not so much to the loose minister who washes his hands of Church moral teaching, one of which he has just excommunicated. And the Pope includes amongst these primary addressees those who try to recover a past state of affairs, with an inward-looking, static vision of reality. Might these be the many commentators to the extent that they just cant seem to hear his urgent invitation to engage modern culture in a discerning and purifying manner. And the Pope argues that failing to hear this we risk becoming a nest protecting our own mediocrity - and one might add, continue offering grist to medias falsifying mill. Its almost as if such conservative faces, and ears, have been set like flint against the idea of real development, perhaps hardened over the years in which we have failed to stop the rise of secularism. No wonder the media is so much in the hands of our ...
What Secularism Means to Africa: What It Has Been, What It Hasnt Been and What It Could Mean for Human Rights, edited by Jon OBrien (Washington, D.C., Catholics for Choice, 2017, ISBN 978-0-998416-1-6) 40 pp. Softcover, $15.00. In America today, we struggle nervously against a rising tide of efforts by the theocrat Right and their …. ...
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Two bombs went off Sunday in a crowded neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was the deadliest attack against civilians in Turkey in five years, and it happened on the eve of court deliberations on whether to ban the Islamic-oriented ruling party for allegedly trying to undermine secularism.
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Also, it has not always been the most orthodox of Christians who have changed the face of charity worldwide for the better. Florence Nightingale (the lady who helped make nursing a legitimate profession, and taught that no one should be refused admittance to a hospital based on their religious affiliation, and no patient should be proselytized in a hospital, but instead they should be allowed to see whichever clergyperson they preferred) was not an orthodox Christian, but instead a freethinking universalist Christian. (Ms. Nightingale also wrote a few steamy letters that suggest she may have been bi-sexual or a lesbian.) The founder of the International Red Cross (now called the International Red Cross and Red Crescent), Andre Dunant, was gay. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was another freethinking universalist Christian. Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who spend years in Africa as a doctor and helped to publicize the plight of suffering Africans, was a liberal Christian and author of ...
HUMANISM AT LARGE Our Christian Language Peg Tittle Several years ago, I held a position at Nipissing University in Canada that involved working with students to improve their writing skills. At the time, all students admitted to the publicly funded university had to take a writing competency test, and I ...
Christian humanism emphasizes the humanity of Jesus, his social teachings and his propensity to synthesize human spirituality and materialism.[citation needed] It regards humanist principles like universal human dignity and individual freedom and the primacy of human happiness as essential and principal components of, or at least compatible with, the teachings of Jesus.[citation needed] Christian humanism can be seen as a philosophical union of Christian ethics and humanist principles. The term humanism was coined by theologian Friedrich Niethammer at the beginning of the 19th century. Christian humanism has its roots in the traditional teaching that humans are made in the image of God (Latin Imago Dei) which is the basis of individual worth and personal dignity. This found strong biblical expression in the Judeo-Christian attention to righteousness and social justice. Its linkage to more secular philosophical humanism can be traced to the 2nd-century AD writings of Justin Martyr, an early ...
The focus on secularity comes at a critical time for European social and political attitudes within a global context, in which many principles are fundamentally being challenged. In particular, the very European truce between secular humanism and religious traditions has come under increasing scrutiny, challenged both from within and without. The issue asks: has the search for mutual disambiguation, an exorcism of the ghost of the (belief of the) other, given rise to a profound lack of comprehension between cultures of belief and non-belief? Contributors examine the historical entanglement of secular humanisms and religious traditions, the forbearance of European religious history, and the ways in which majority religion in Europe has never been rid of challenges from other modes of life, religious or otherwise. Contributors also write from the context of Iran, Turkey, Russia and Congo to examine forms of religious hybridity and disputed spaces and representations of belief and secularity which ...
Jennings Brown at Vocative says left-leaning natural health sites were the pioneering sources of fake news, before the right-wing, pro-Trump wave of hoax reporting that consumed Facebook. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention is an outspoken opponent of Trump, and its caused many evangelicals to turn against him. Jonathan Merritt says this is a bad idea, and from what I know of Moore, I agree with Merritt. I bet Moores smarter than anyone in the SBC who wants to push him aside. The Charity Commission for England and Wales decrees that Jediism is not a religion. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan, and 10 years ago I wrote about how I had felt about his passing 10 years before that. Wait, Ken Ham is pro-LGBT rights? Oh, no, of course not. He just wants to claim the rainbow for God, which I suppose He appreciates. Adam Ruins Everything explains the origins of Christmas, featuring some very turnt Peanuts-esque characters. Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck eat each ...
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On the ladder of evolution, near the rung of religion, you will find humanism. Its a fairly straightforward and simple philosophy, which is to its advantage. Typically humanism focuses on the value of human beings, and supports rational decisions that will improve the lives of humans as a whole. Which sounds great… if only the reality werent lacking. Unfortunately, like its sibling Philosophy, humanism is a ideology that has difficulty moving forward.. Humanists in the past likely would have found current medical techniques grotesque perversions of nature. Cutting someone open and placing technology within them? A defamation of what it means to be human, all those with pacemakers or cochlear implant should be put out of their unnatural (or is it unholy?) misery. Prosthesis? What value does life have when youre forced to live as an abomination to humankind. etc. (its unfair to put words in the mouths of the dead, but this is a realistic analysis.). Once a technology becomes mainstream (ie, ...
Humanism in Rome in the 15th Century To support a conference on humanism in Rome in the 15th century, a period neglected because of previous scholarly attention paid to Quattrocento Florenceand Venice and Cinquecento Rome. Sessions will include early Roman humanism in relation to the Papal Curia, art and antiquity.. ...
2. We hate you because your secular, liberal societies permit the very things that Allah has prohibited while banning many of the things He has permitted, a matter that doesnt concern you because you separate between religion and state, thereby granting supreme authority to your whims and desires via the legislators you vote into power. In doing so, you desire to rob Allah of His right to be obeyed and you wish to usurp that right for yourselves. Legislation is not but for Allah (Yusuf 40). Your secular liberalism has led you to tolerate and even support gay rights, to allow alcohol, drugs, fornication, gambling, and usury to become widespread, and to encourage the people to mock those who denounce these filthy sins and vices. As such, we wage war against you to stop you from spreading your disbelief and debauchery - your secularism and nationalism, your perverted liberal values, your Christianity and atheism - and all the depravity and corruption they entail. Youve made it your mission to ...
Historically, in western liberal democratic states, Christian prayers have often been recited at the opening of various public institutions meetings. However, the recitation of such prayers is now being questioned on the grounds of being too particular in promoting specific religious denominations; of promoting a particular religion over another; and even of promoting religion in states where no longer everyone subscribes to one. Many such disputes spring from the growing desire for equality and neutrality in increasingly diverse and secular societies. This paper focuses on the recent legal disputes in Canada, concerning the recitation of prayers before the commencement of primarily council meetings. It examines Canadian tenets of neutrality and consequently secularism, questioning what each looks like (or could look like) and whether they require public spaces to be religion-free in order to hold true, or whether they can be inclusive to both religious and worldviews of non-belief in these ...
Historically, in western liberal democratic states, Christian prayers have often been recited at the opening of various public institutions meetings. However, the recitation of such prayers is now being questioned on the grounds of being too particular in promoting specific religious denominations; of promoting a particular religion over another; and even of promoting religion in states where no longer everyone subscribes to one. Many such disputes spring from the growing desire for equality and neutrality in increasingly diverse and secular societies. This paper focuses on the recent legal disputes in Canada, concerning the recitation of prayers before the commencement of primarily council meetings. It examines Canadian tenets of neutrality and consequently secularism, questioning what each looks like (or could look like) and whether they require public spaces to be religion-free in order to hold true, or whether they can be inclusive to both religious and worldviews of non-belief in these ...
Historically, in western liberal democratic states, Christian prayers have often been recited at the opening of various public institutions meetings. However, the recitation of such prayers is now being questioned on the grounds of being too particular in promoting specific religious denominations; of promoting a particular religion over another; and even of promoting religion in states where no longer everyone subscribes to one. Many such disputes spring from the growing desire for equality and neutrality in increasingly diverse and secular societies. This paper focuses on the recent legal disputes in Canada, concerning the recitation of prayers before the commencement of primarily council meetings. It examines Canadian tenets of neutrality and consequently secularism, questioning what each looks like (or could look like) and whether they require public spaces to be religion-free in order to hold true, or whether they can be inclusive to both religious and worldviews of non-belief in these ...
Now everybody hold your breath......Unfortunately, it is up to a handful of people (like us) to speak up against the hate, the terror and the intimidation. Very few of our leaders will do it. The media wont do it. Hollywood wont do it. Our universities act like prostitutes in the face of radical Muslim Student Unions. Hopefully, if enough of our citizens get fed up with this Islamic intimidation, they will demand that our leaders get some backbone. Europe is, whether they want to face it or not, at a crossroads in its history. If they continue to submit to Islamic radicals, they will find themselves a majority Islamic society in a couple of generations if demographic trends continue. So proud of their secularism now, they will not be secular if that day arrives. If it can happen in Europe, America could follow within a few decades.But back to the immediate issue in this posting. We must stand with those Danes and other Europeans who are speaking out against Islamic radicalism-under threat of ...
What was most underestimated was the extent to which the military regime had support, even if Mubarak did not. Shafiq, the former prime minister in that regime, could very well win. The regime may not have generated passionate support or even been respected in many ways, but it served the interests of any number of people. Egypt is a cosmopolitan country, and one that has many people who still take seriously the idea of an Arab, rather than Islamist, state. They fear the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamism and have little confidence in the ability of other parties, such as the socialists, who came in third, to protect them. For some, such as the Copts, the Islamists are an existential threat. The military regime, whatever its defects, is a known bulwark against the Muslim Brotherhood. The old order is attractive to many because it is known; what the Muslim Brotherhood will become is not known and is frightening to those committed to secularism. They would rather live under the old regime ...
The triple talaq bill, unilaterally drafted and brought by the Narendra Modi government, is politically motivated, feels the Muslim intelligentsia cutting across sectarian lines and schools of thought - but they are happy that the controversy has created awareness in the public mind about the evils of the practice.. Is the saffron party indeed serious about addressing the root issue of the social evil called instant divorce, and wants it stopped, or is it indulging in political posturing? The latter, say an overwhelming majority of stakeholders - from fundamentalists to liberals, Islamic clerics and women rights activists.. They think that the bill in its present form cannot stand judicial scrutiny.. Its an atrocious piece of legislation which is against the constitution because it discriminates on the basis of religion, Irfan Ali Engineer, Director, Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, told IANS.. Irfan, son of acclaimed reformist-writer and social activist Asghar Ali ...
Tony Blair has warned UK Christians they live in an age of aggressive secularism and criticised recent ludicrous decisions which have seen them punished for expressing their beliefs.. In an interview with the Church of England newspaper the former Prime Minister said: In general terms in British society there is a risk that people see faith as a personal eccentricity.. He has previously admitted that he avoided expressing his religious convictions while in office for fear of being branded a nutter.. Mr Blair was invited to comment on the spate of recent cases involving public sector employees punished with disciplinary action and even dismissal for being open about their Christian faith.. An NHS nurse, Caroline Petrie, was suspended for offering to pray for a patient and a foster carer was struck off for allowing a Muslim girl to convert to Christianity.. A five-year-old girl was scolded at school for discussing her Christian beliefs. Her mother, Jennie Cain, works at the school and may ...
War is being waged against Western culture from within which is in essence a war against Christianity and its moral origins in the Hebrew Bible. By attacking these Biblical foundations in the name of reason and human rights, the culture warriors of secularism are sawing off the branch on which they sit. The only way to defend Western civilisation is to reaffirm and restore its Biblical foundations. My argument is a development of ideas I first explored in my 2012 book The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power. We are living in an era which extols reason, science and human rights. These are said to be essential for progress, a civilised society and the betterment of humanity. Religion is said to be their antithesis, the source instead of superstitious mumbo-jumbo, oppression and backward-thinking.. Some of this hostility is being driven by the perceived threat from Islamic terrorism and the Islamisation of Western culture. However, this animus against religion has ...
War is being waged against Western culture from within which is in essence a war against Christianity and its moral origins in the Hebrew Bible. By attacking these Biblical foundations in the name of reason and human rights, the culture warriors of secularism are sawing off the branch on which they sit. The only way to defend Western civilisation is to reaffirm and restore its Biblical foundations. My argument is a development of ideas I first explored in my 2012 book The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power. We are living in an era which extols reason, science and human rights. These are said to be essential for progress, a civilised society and the betterment of humanity. Religion is said to be their antithesis, the source instead of superstitious mumbo-jumbo, oppression and backward-thinking.. Some of this hostility is being driven by the perceived threat from Islamic terrorism and the Islamisation of Western culture. However, this animus against religion has ...
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All these factors help explain why liberal democracies officially committed to human rights are prone to compromise & even negate the most fundamental human right, the right to life, but the deepest analysis of this problem takes us to the heart of our topic. Again, to quote Pope John Paul II: We have to go to the heart of the tragedy ... the eclipse of the sense of God [leads to an eclipse of the sense] of man, typical of a social and cultural climate dominated by secularism, which, with its ubiquitous tentacles, succeeds at times in putting the Christian community to the test. In a nutshell, that seems to sum up our situation, when the Catholic Church and many other faith communities struggle not only with the H.H.S. mandate but a host of challenges to religious freedom, often because of their refusal to go along with the culture of death.. The separation of faith and culture, the marginalization of God and the things of God, has led to a diminished understanding of the human person that ...
I dont think liberty means libertine. I dont think liberty means absence of values. None of the Founding Fathers thought liberty meant that. The pursuit of happiness in the 18th century enlightment meant wisdom and virtue ... The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 to organize Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin says religion, morality, and knowledge being important, we need schools. It was the Pelosi House that cut off the first three words, and said knowledge being important. None of the founding fathers would have said that education without character is useful. They would have said it is in fact dangerous. Now what you have today is an outgrowth of the French Revolution. Gertrude Himmelfarb brilliant book on three enlightenments captures it perfectly. The French Revolution was an anti-clerical, anti-God rejection of the larger world in favor of secularism. It has dominated our academic world. Our academic world supplies our news media and our courts and Hollywood, and so you have a ...
Mohamed Sifaoui - an Algerian journalist, writer and director living in exile in France - was violently attacked by Islamists in Paris on Friday, June 13th 2008. Why? For his tireless and courageous struggle against fundamentalisms and his defence of secularism. Since 2003 he has benefited from police protection, but since January 2008 it has been withdrawn ...
Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age? - Mark Davis Pickup ...
The Jeay Sindh Students Federation Sindhi: (جيئي سنڌ اسٽوڊنٽس فيڊريشن)‎ abbreviated as JSSF, is the student wing of various separatist organizations struggling for the freedom of Sindhudesh following the ideology of G. M. Syed, founded in 1969. JSSF was a nationalist outfit which emerged from Anti-Unitary System Struggle in late 1960s and later joined G. M. Syed in his ideology of a separate homeland for Sindhis in 1972. Since then, it has been working as the students front of the Jeay Sindh or Sindhudesh movement. JSSF, is the student wing of various separatist organizations struggling for the freedom of Sindhudesh following the ideology of G. M. Syed, founded in 1969. JSSF is working for the rights of Sindhi students and is also an active front for the ongoing struggle for the freedom of Sindhudesh from Pakistan. An Independent state of Sindhudesh, Secularism, Nationalism and Better Education - Better Politics are the slogans of JSSF. Thousands of Sindhi ...
Our Lord promised us that Hell would not prevail against the Church.. He did not promise that Hell would not prevail in the USA, or in your town or parish.. Today we are seeing a shrinking of Holy Church in many places. The rise of relativism and secularism, and the decades-long devastation of our Catholic identity due to poor catechesis, deficient shepherding, and unworthy worship have taken their toll.. We need the New Evangelization that Pope Benedict has called for. We need it desperately. We are duty bound to carry out the Lords great commission. We are bound in charity to be concerned for the souls of our loved ones and strangers who are at risk of the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell.. If we are going to be a minority, then let us be what Pope Benedict called a creative minority. We must keep putting bricks back together, one brick at a time if it need be so.. When we have to deal with a bad wound, sometimes we have to cut things off in order to save the rest. St. Augustine, when ...
A student blogger in Bangladesh has been killed by assailants thought to represent a radical Islam group angry at his secularism.
It also involves a fight against ableism, in as there is nothing especially ideal about the (young, muscular, male, white, healthy) human body. The Vitruvian Man, which was the very symbol of Humanism, was also a symbol of the intrinsically exclusionary nature of Humanism. Posthumanism and Transhumanism are also primarily an inclusionary process that explodes the exclusionary walls of Humanism, without negating its important values. The fact that Posthumanism and Transhumanism have moved beyond the Humanism tradition originating in Renaissance Humanism does not mean rejecting Humanism entirely: some of its basic foundations are also at the basis of both Anarchism (which is in essence a humanist philosophy) and Trans/Posthumanism. For example, one of the most important contributions of Humanism was replacing religious thinking, as a basis for ethical values, with a vision of ethics grounded in human rights. Accepting that we live in a world of natural phenomena, approached through science and ...
In 1989, at the end of the Soviet period, the ratio was 100.9 males to every 100 females in the Russian Arctic. By 2017, that ratio had decreased to 92.3 males to every 100 females, the study said. The main cause for the decline is a reduced life expectancy for Russian men, a nationwide phenomenon. Heleniak has previously analyzed that pattern in the Russian Arctic. Only about a quarter of the post-Soviet era male population loss in the Russian Arctic can be attributed to out-migration, he said in a study published last year titled Where did all the men go? The rest is attributable to premature deaths, with cardiovascular disease, murder, suicide and accidents as prominent causes, he said in that study, published in the journal Polar Record.. But the future outlook for Arctic Russia appears not quite as grim. Overall, the population is expected to keep declining through the 2030s, though at a slower rate, but the male-female ratio will inch a little closer to parity, according to projections ...
Poverty and cultural norms, like early marriage, contribute a great deal to this huge problem and with Nigeria having the highest number of child brides in Africa, the situation is very dire. Almost daily, sad news of child sexual abuse is reported across various social media platforms, with some being infants. These are the stories we publicly get to hear, not to talk of the ones that go unheard due to social and religious norms. - Stand To End Rape. October 21, 2020
The European Society for Mass Spectrometry was established in 1994 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and related subjects throughout Europe.The Society operates as a Federation of national mass spectrometry Societies or Group...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disabling disease of the central nervous system commonly affecting young adults. Pathologically, there are patches of inflammation (plaques) with demyelination of axons and oligodendrocyte loss. There is a global latitude gradient in MS prevalence, and incidence of MS is increasing (particularly in females). These changes suggest a major role for environmental factors in causation of disease. We have reviewed the evidence and potential mechanisms of action for three exposures: vitamin D, Epstein Barr virus and cigarette smoking. Recent advances supporting gene-environment interactions are reviewed. Further research is needed to establish mechanisms of causality in humans and to explore preventative strategies.
OBJECTIVE There is little epidemiologic research on longitudinal and secular trends in weight-related health behaviors throughout the stages of adolescence. In particular, few data are available to assess secular trends in various sedentary behaviors. The objective of this research was to investigate longitudinal and secular trends in physical activity and sedentary behavior in a large, diverse cohort of adolescents. METHODS Project EAT-II is a 5-year longitudinal study (N = 2516) that includes 2 cohorts that allow for the observation of longitudinal changes from early to midadolescence (junior high to high school; n = 806; mean baseline age: 12.8 +/- 0.8 years) and mid- to late adolescence (high school to post-high school; n = 1710; mean baseline age: 15.8 +/- 0.8 years). EAT-II also examined secular trends in health behavior from 1999 to 2004 in midadolescence. The main outcome measures of the mixed-model regression analyses used in this research were self-reported weekly hours of moderate to
Lives of the Nuns, a collection of brief stories of notable Chinese Buddhist ordained women, comes from a world long gone and far away: China in the first flowering of Buddhism fifteen hundred years ago. Before the Lives, compiled by a literary monk of that era, we have only one volume on the community of Buddhist women, the Therigatha, which reports on a time almost a thousand years earlier, in India. The Indian women of the Therigatha had mostly lived simple lives before joining the sangha of ordained women. The Chinese women of the Lives, on the other hand, are mostly upper class and well-educated.. Some of these women became effective and influential teachers. We read of nuns having four hundred disciples, one with never fewer than a hundred under her at a time, and others instructing seven hundred on the monastic rule. One is noted as a witty and popular lecturer, while another was so effective a teacher that students…gathered around her like clouds, causing the Buddhist religion to ...
Much has happened since the formulation and the publication of the Humanist Manifesto. Under able and vigorous leadership in this and other countries, Humanism has become an international stream of thought and commitment aiming at a basic revision of the human outlook and a revaluation of values. I still think the adjective, naturalistic, best symbolizes the perspective of religious Humanism since it calls attention to its rejection of supernaturalism. Modern naturalism is, inevitably, evolutionary in its premises. . . . As I see it, it is all a matter of accent. The essential thing is to have a common framework.. Is Humanism a religion, perhaps, the next great religion? Yes, it must be so characterized, for the word, religion, has become a symbol for answers to that basic interrogation of human life, the human situation, and the nature of things-which every human being, in some degree and in some fashion, makes. What can I expect from life? What kind of universe is it? Is there, as some say, a ...
According to Buddhist teachings, life simply exists, and there is no deeper meaning attached to it other than what we choose to give it. To put it simply, It is what it is. Buddhists believe that our external situation is created by our minds...
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A Buddhist insight into change and impermanence, the context in whch the Buddha approached it and how his teaching should be interpreted.