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

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Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

The criminal injunction of Genesis—“Be fruitful and multiply . . .”—could never have come out of the mouth of the Good Lord. “Be ye rare,” He would have suggested, surely, if He had had any say in the matter. Nor could He ever have added the fatal words: “. . . and replenish the earth.” They should be erased… Continue lendo Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

“Anticlericalism and Atheism” – Richard RORTY

Some day, intellectual historians may remark that the twentieth century was the one in which the philosophy professors began to stop asking bad questions—questions like “What really exists?” “What are the scope and limits of human knowledge?” and “How does language hook up with reality?” These questions assume that philosophy can be done ahistorically. They… Continue lendo “Anticlericalism and Atheism” – Richard RORTY

Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism | DW Documentary

In Bangladesh headlines are dominated by violence: Secular bloggers murdered by islamic extremists, government opponents disappear, the Hindu minority is under attack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6DxXI6wD8U The country that wants to reconcile democracy and Islam appears to be finding it harder and harder to strike a balance between the two. Bangladesh was born in blood. The Bangladeshi government… Continue lendo Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism | DW Documentary

Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

To be called a deicide is the most flattering insult that can be addressed to an individual or to a people.CIORAN, Anathemas and Admirations I hate all gods; I am not healthy enough to scorn them. That is the Indifferent Man’s great humiliation.CIORAN, A Short History of Decay Around the world, people who leave the… Continue lendo Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

“On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

As far as I can see, it is only the monotheistic, that is to say Jewish, religions whose members regard self-destruction as a crime. This is all the more striking in that neither in the Old nor in the New Testament is there to be found any prohibition or even definite disapproval of it; so… Continue lendo “On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

“In praise of polytheism” – John GRAY

No polytheist ever imagined that all of humankind would come to live in the same way, for polytheists took for granted that humans would always worship different gods. Only with Christianity did the belief take root that one way of life could be lived by everyone. For polytheists, religion is a matter of practice, not… Continue lendo “In praise of polytheism” – John GRAY

“A ética e a finalidade da existência” – John GRAY

John Gray, filósofo britânico, reflete sobre a relação entre viver eticamente e a crença em um grande propósito. Gray traz a filosofia oriental e correntes de pensamento como os céticos e os estoicos para lembrar como, mesmo certos da ignorância frente aos porquês da vida, é possível vivê-la de forma justa e sábia. Conferencista do… Continue lendo “A ética e a finalidade da existência” – John GRAY

“Living without belief or unbelief” – John GRAY

The God of monotheism did not die, it only left the scene for a while in order to reappear as humanity – the human species dressed up as a collective agent, pursuing its self-realization in history. But, like the God of monotheism, humanity is a work of the imagination. The only observable reality is the… Continue lendo “Living without belief or unbelief” – John GRAY

“Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal

STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, October 4, 2005 David Hume’s various writings concerning problems of religion are among the most important and influential contributions on this topic. In these writings Hume advances a systematic, sceptical critique of the philosophical foundations of various theological systems. Whatever interpretation one takes of Hume’s philosophy as a whole, it is… Continue lendo “Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal