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Islam Will Not Teach My Son That Wife Beating’s OK

By Ranya Tabari Idliby WeNews guest author Sunday, February 2, 2014 One of the Quran‘s most controversial verses, Ranya Tabari Idliby was horrified to discover, was being taught to her American Muslim son. In this excerpt from “Burqas, Baseball and… Continue Reading →

#India – Modernity and Godmen #Asarambapu

Vol – XLIX No. 3, January 18, 2014 | Ajay Gudavarthy Any amount of incriminating evidence does not seem to dither the followers and devotees of godmen, and they continue to invest their faith, trust and affection in them. The sociology of… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Faith and families: the name game continues

Jan 18, 2014 11:35 PM , By Nadeem Khan A Kashmiri Muslim girl reading the holy Quran inside Jamia Masjid, Kashmir. Photo: Nissar Ahmad A personal account of how the millstone of being identified with a religion hangs heavy much… Continue Reading →

आदाब ख़तरे में है, अब ख़ुदा हाफ़िज़ का अल्लाह हाफ़िज़ ! #Sundayreading

आदाब ख़तरे में है, अब ख़ुदा हाफ़िज़ का अल्लाह हाफ़िज़ !!! हर युग में पैसेवाले लोग अपने विचार समाज पर थोपते आये हैं. जिनके बाप दादा मांसाहारी थे वे अचानक शाकाहारी हो गए हैं, क्योंकि टीवी के माध्यम से बाबाजी… Continue Reading →

Pope Francis – All Religions are true , Adam and Eve is a Fable, HELL is a metaphor

December 28, 2013 For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly the largest… Continue Reading →

#India: A Symphony of the Absurd

December 01, 2013 | Ambrose Pinto From: Mainstream weekly, 30 November 2013 To secular Indians, who hold that religion belongs to the private and personal space, two recent national events of three state agencies should be a matter of concern. The… Continue Reading →

#India – Who ya gonna call? Gurubusters ! #Sundayreading

Amrit Dhillon In the endless fight against superstition and fakery in India, campaigners for rationalism have to use every trick in the book to beat so-called holy men at their own game. Godmen, gurus, charlatans and soothsayers exploit the gullibility… Continue Reading →

#India – Does religion allow breach of HC orders, asks Bombay HC

CHHATH PUJA PLEA DISMISSED Rosy Sequeira TNN , NOv 6 Mumbai: Questioning whether a religion sanctioned violation of its orders, the Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by an organizer to allow it to hold Chhath Puja on… Continue Reading →

#India – Government data of Riot Victims identifying religion #mustread

Government releases data of Sep 24, 2013, TNN[ Bharti Jain ] A document released by the home ministry said there were 479 riots in the country, including in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, till September 15 in which 107 people lost their lives…. Continue Reading →

#India – The Sex Lives of Godmen, Spiritual Healers #mustread

Of spiritual healers, hypnosis artists and sexual exploiters BY Mihir Srivastava , Open Magazine Indian and Western nirvana seekers differ in their attitudes to sexuality. Asaram Bapu no longer on Aastha channel, his sermons on which had become something of a morning… Continue Reading →

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