What is the best way for Westerners to combat radical Islam? It may be by combating Islam’s greatest historical opponent: radical Christianity. I described this thesis to Richard Dawkins after meeting him at a prominent skeptical conference last year, and he invited me to write this article. Since the First Gulf War (1990), Islam has
Female Emancipation & the Continuance of the Sexual Revolution
Society, Religion and Mass Media Maintain a ‘Virgin or Wh*re’ Dichotomy
The world of sex and all of its connotations greatly differs for men and women. There are 3 dominant influencers that construct our understanding of sexuality in respect of the sexes. Society, religion and mass media continue to perpetuate a ‘Virgin or Whore’ / ‘Madonna or Whore’ dichotomy when it comes to female sexuality. Constructs such
Academics and professionals from the fields of psychology and psychiatry were found more likely to be irreligious compared to their counterparts in a variety of other disciplines. Here are five reasons why studying psychology might nudge you to think more skeptically when it comes to religion: # 1- The brain is a product of evolution
Beirut is a city of indulgence and exclusive delicacies, where the state and religious institutions have failed in creating a sense of community. Forget about the clichés about the East and the West or the burqa and the miniskirt. The real gap in Beirut is that between public decay and private extravagance. Five-star hotels that
Some authors, such as Mayanthi Fernando, believe that there are two types of secularism: classical and new. I am mainly concerned with how these authors define the former. They say that it is “non-interventionist” or, at least, they contrast it with the latter which is “interventionist”. This is a view that I completely disagree with.