A Step Towards Gender Equality.
Feb03

A Step Towards Gender Equality.

Apparently what unifies the clergy of major sects in Lebanon is the overzealous clench for power. For merely supporting civil marriage, one can be ostracized and be labelled as an apostate. The defense line for civil marriage supporters is that; the religious establishment have the monopoly to run our personal affairs by trying to block and threaten with divine wrath any alternative law that is attuned with International standards of...

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Why Civil Marriage is Vital
Jan30

Why Civil Marriage is Vital

The uproar against the establishment of Civil Marriage in Lebanon often portrays Civil Marriage as an attack against Religion. Secular family law is frequently misinterpreted as Atheism or as an attempt at the eradication of religion. This couldn’t be further from reality, nor is the institution of Civil Marriage about denying the rights of religious people. Civil Marriage, apart from being cost-effective, is the most pragmatic...

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Did you know the Olympic Torch relay was invented in its modern form by the Nazis?
Feb17

Did you know the Olympic Torch relay was invented in its modern form by the Nazis?

It was planned with immense care by the Nazi leadership to project the image of the Third Reich as a modern, economically dynamic state with growing international influence. The organiser of the 1936 Olympics, Carl Diem, wanted an event linking the modern Olympics to the ancient. The idea chimed perfectly with the Nazi belief that classical Greece was an Aryan forerunner of the modern German Reich. And the event blended perfectly the...

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20th century adoption of the Roman salute by Fascists
Feb16

20th century adoption of the Roman salute by Fascists

The Roman salute is a gesture that dates back to ancient Rome, and then was adopted by the French during the 18-19th century, United States during the 19-20th century and finally by the Fascists. The Tennis Court Oath (French: Serment du jeu de paume) was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the...

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Did you know that morphine is named after the greek god of dreams “Morpheus”?
Feb16

Did you know that morphine is named after the greek god of dreams “Morpheus”?

Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner a German pharmacist, who first isolated morphine from opium in 1806, named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of...

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