Inside Incel: Alek Minassian and online misoginy | The Fifth State documentary

It was characterized as the actions of a lone wolf — the van attack in Toronto last spring. But was it really? Alek Minassian is accused of committing one of the largest mass killings in Canadian history. Before the attack, a post appeared on Minassian's Facebook account that said "the Incel Rebellion has already begun."… Continue lendo Inside Incel: Alek Minassian and online misoginy | The Fifth State documentary

“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33bTCrv-vE This documentary explores the core beliefs of America's fundamentalist Christians -- including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features… Continue lendo Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

“The Devil Reassured” – CIORAN

Why is God so dull, so feeble, so inadequately picturesque? Why does He lack interest, vigor, actuality and resemble us so little? Is there any image less anthropomorphic and more gratuitously remote? How could we have projected into Him lights so dim and powers so unsteady? Where have our energeis leaked away to, where have… Continue lendo “The Devil Reassured” – CIORAN

In Defense of Abortion | Carneades.org

An explanation of three arguments for the legal right to abortion, an argument from moral status, an argument from autonomy, and an argument from efficacy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bAbvNvaJCE RELATED CONTENT:

“The Horrifying True Story of ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’, and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” – Laura MARTIN

ESQUIRE, 8 June 2022 A four-part documentary directed by Rachel Dretzin, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey tells the story of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), and its disgraced leader, Warren Jeffs. But what’s the true story behind the religion and how did it end up in the unholy place it is now?… Continue lendo “The Horrifying True Story of ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’, and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” – Laura MARTIN

Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

SACRED WISDOM: Pathways to Nonviolence - FESTIVAL of FAITHS 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IV5AyXYNL4 A FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. The 2016 Festival of Faiths will explore how different spiritual traditions, teachers and practitioners address violence, heal our wounds and teach active commitment to nurturing peace… Continue lendo Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

Money, happiness and eternal life – Greed | DW Documentary

“The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else"Ernest Becker, The Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PudZNM276CY But is greed getting the better of… Continue lendo Money, happiness and eternal life – Greed | DW Documentary

“Bolsonaro’s New Ally in Questioning Brazil’s Elections: The Military” – Jack NICAS

The New York Times, June 12, 2022 Despite little evidence of past fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro has long raised doubts about Brazil’s electoral process. Now the military is expressing similar concerns. RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has for months consistently trailed in the polls ahead of the country’s crucial presidential race.… Continue lendo “Bolsonaro’s New Ally in Questioning Brazil’s Elections: The Military” – Jack NICAS

“Brazil’s Bolsonaro Asked Biden for Re-Election Help Against Lula” – Eric MARTIN

"Only God can remove me from the presidential chair."Bolsonaro BLOOMBERG, June 11, 2022 Request came at leaders’ meeting at summit in Los Angeles; Bolsonaro has questioned legitimacy of Biden’s own election Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked US President Joe Biden for help in his re-election bid during a private meeting on the sidelines of a… Continue lendo “Brazil’s Bolsonaro Asked Biden for Re-Election Help Against Lula” – Eric MARTIN