Freethought Lebanon events
What was this young man’s crime? Hamza Kashgari tweeted an imaginary and creative conversation with what he considered as his long dead prophet. A literary parade through a fantasy derived discussion about frustrations he might just feel living in a perversion of this established religion. From what strength do you stifle freedom of expression? Your
Now we all know what I’m talking about here; the whole young males wanting to hook up with older married women (demonstrated quite graphically in porn sites). At first I thought it was a matter of taste, a personal fetish, a variable. But after thorough investigation, I found out that there seems to be a
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
Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner a German pharmacist, who first isolated morphine from opium in 1806, named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the first performance in 1888, Sargent was struck by Terry’s appearance and persuaded her to sit for a portrait. He invented her dramatic pose, which did not occur in the production. Oscar Wilde, who saw Terry’s