Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

For many critics, the arch-conservative Catholic community Opus Dei is a diabolical sect. However, Opus Dei (which translates to "Work of God”) sees itself in a very positive light. Even today, it’s very difficult to look into the inner world of the sect. That's because its 90,000 members worldwide have taken a vow of secrecy… Continue lendo Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

“Are all things empty? – Nagarjuna & The Buddhist Middle Way” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

In this episode, we explore the teachings of the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna and his school, known as Madhyamika, or "The Middle Way". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZ-OnmKl70 Sources/Suggested Reading: Siderits, Mark & Shoryu Katsura (Translated by) (2013). Nagarjuna's Middle Way: The Mulamadhyamakakarika. Classics of Indian Buddhism. Wisdom Publications. Westerhoff, Jan (2009). Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction. Oxford University Press.… Continue lendo “Are all things empty? – Nagarjuna & The Buddhist Middle Way” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

“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 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

Gnose, pessimisme et antinatalisme dans Le Mauvais Démiurge – CIORAN

Timide, dépourvu de dynamisme, le bien est inapte à se communiquer ; le mal, autrement empressé, veut se transmettre, et il y arrive puisqu’il possède le double privilège d’être fascinant et contagieux. Aussi voit-on plus facilement s’étendre, sortir de soi, un dieu mauvais qu’un dieu bon. Cette incapacité de demeurer en soi-même, dont le créateur devait… Continue lendo Gnose, pessimisme et antinatalisme dans Le Mauvais Démiurge – CIORAN

“Los misterios de Eleusis: significado y ritual” – Fernando García ROMERO

Fundación Juan March, 29 de octubre de 2019 Los cultos mistéricos de Eleusis se conocen –por los textos literarios– desde el siglo VII a. C., fecha en la que se ubica el Himno homérico a Deméter, y pervivieron hasta el siglo IV d. C., con la supresión del culto por el emperador Teodosio y la… Continue lendo “Los misterios de Eleusis: significado y ritual” – Fernando García ROMERO

The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary

As Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger was head of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. Using archival footage and conversations with contemporary witnesses, this film provides insight into the rise and fall of the German pope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPaMPPIB9NU Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church into the greatest crisis it has faced since the Reformation. Namely,… Continue lendo The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary

Filosofia e judaísmo: um livro, um povo, uma terra – Catherine CHALIER

FILOSOFIA NA PRAÇA 2022 Módulo III: 01 de junho – 15 de junho – Profa. Catherine Chalier (Professora emérita da Université de Paris-Nanterre): Judaísmo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV_xw7AwkO4 Aula #1 Três encontros foram planejados com a presença da profa. Catherine Chalier, o primeiro será direcionado ao tema Como estudar a Torá? com foco no tema da escritura à… Continue lendo Filosofia e judaísmo: um livro, um povo, uma terra – Catherine CHALIER

“A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

According to a bon mot of Adolf von Harnack, Gnosticism signifies the acute Hellenization of Christianity. This bon mot would itself remain a profound remark only if one were successful in confirming the hypotheses about the non-Christian origin of Gnosticism. For, wherever Gnosticism may have arisen – in heretical and apocalyptic Judaism, in irrational dualism,… Continue lendo “A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK