Holy Horror


“…a survey by the think-tank Policy Exchange, for instance, revealed that 36 per cent of young (British) Muslims believe that those who leave Islam should be killed.” If the result of the above survey reported in 2007, is to be believed, the height of religious fanaticism and irrational cruelty, worry even someone as apathetic as […]

God, Religion, Atheism, Morality and a few Links


The Moral Contrariety of Christ and State (click) is a nice write-up, which attempts to reconcile rationality with religion-based, authoritative morality (irrespective of what the title seems to suggest). Although, I do not agree with everything in it, I thought it is a good starting point for all religious theists and atheists alike, to start […]

My flirtation with Wikipedia


While I have been keeping very busy, and am unlikely to post anything substantial for some time, I thought, I would provide link to my Wikipedia user page (click) that I had developed after lot of effort without any real knowledge of HTML. Of course back then, I had been able to develop it only […]

Majority


Majority’s are the amplified views of the select, influential (manipulative) few. Probably, that is why most of the views on any issue could be clubbed into few categories (corresponding to the number of factions pushing a particular view). Of course, another reason could be the limited number of opinions that could be formed on any […]

Figures of Speech


Have you ever wondered how wonderful an invention the human language is? Words can stand for meanings so specific, that people spend their entire lives, just mulling over each word, its possible synonyms, the subtleties in the differences of their meanings–writing judgements of court cases, or ‘terms and conditions’ on a web site, or a […]

Democracy!


Rohit’s voice boomed, “You’re so arrogant to believe you didn’t require a creator to be created?” Manoj responded–amidst boo’s. But when he was heard, it was with disinterest. Rohit’d won the debate competition. Manoj wasn’t disappointed because he’d lost, but because he wasn’t heard. Rohit winked. “Now you know why I say I believe?”

Communalism


Edited on January 18, 2013 for terseness. [Following post was inspired by terrorist attack on Mumbai in November, 2008 (click)]. Nowadays we hear so much about violence, terror, and any kind of “planned calamity” that makes me wonder where the human race is headed. All this destruction had made me think as to why do […]