Christianity and Richard Dawkins

Moderation is the keynote of Epicureanism.  No Epicurean can be a militant atheist like Richard Dawkins, whose books are very interesting and well-written, but who in person is too disagreeable. Contrary to Dawkins, some activities of religion are good, e.g raising money for charity Sunday schools and teaching children consideration and love, honesty and integrity.  If …

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A message

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”  (Steve Maraboli, “Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience”). Epicureanism stands for moderation in all things, friendship, …

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Fight back against prejudice and bigotry: how it should be

From: Georgetown School of Medicine Student Affairs To: Students at the School of Medicine – Subject: Letter to our Muslim Brothers and Sisters at the School of Medicine Dear students, faculty and staff of the Medical School, Peace! In collaboration with all of my fellow chaplains, across this University, I wish to stand in solidarity …

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Thanksgiving: the power of myth

Americans mythologise Thanksgiving.  Many know they are doing so; even more do not. The Pilgrims didn’t call themselves Pilgrims for starters.  The were overwhelmingly not Puritan and they were not really persecuted at all, just annoyed at the Church of England and its bishops. They did leave England for religious reasons, but left Holland of …

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The Caliphate, and what comes after the defeat of the unbelievers

Since the mainstream media are not reporting this, I thought it might be of interest to readers to complete what I wrote yesterday. After its battle in Dabiq,  the caliphate will go on to sack Istanbul, destroy Israel and continue to expand, since expansion is the essential duty of the Caliph. At some point an …

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ISIS: what the Western media is missing

In the Monday edition of the New York Times Paul Krugman, deviating from his usual subject of economics, said that the objective of ISIS was to terrorize non-believers.   It’s true that the “Caliphate”  has a holy duty to terrorize its enemies, but this is not the main objective. In the March edition of Atlantic Magazine, …

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