skepticism

Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName

It is rare that one needs to speak up as an atheist and disown the speech or behavior of other atheists as communal hatred. Atheists are usually the smallest minority anywhere and where there is communal violence, they are usually on the receiving end, so the question of atheists being perpetrators of communal hatred rarely […]

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U.S. Central Command @CENTCOM Twitter hacked

ISIS hacks CENTCOM Twitter and Youtube accounts

The Twitter and Youtube accounts of CENTCOM (Central Command) appear to be hacked and are posting pro ISIS content, threats as well as what appears to be detailed information for officers. The account claims to have breached computers in all military bases. The account is currently suspended.. Others on Twitter have expressed skepticism about the hacked […]

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Sant Rampal - a self proclaimed Godman
Democracy
Religion and Phiosophy

Some comments on the case of the self-declared Godman Rampal

“Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent, but the tests that have to be applied to them are not, of course, the same in all cases.” began George Orwell in his landmark essay “Reflections on Gandhi”. It is a good principle, to go by news reports. One such controversy raging these […]

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From differences to diversity

This post ties up with one on tolerance that I wish to write. Where we have people, we have individuality. This is what makes each one of us special. However, various aspects of life have converged to create a world where this is also a threat. Through our education, through polarized politics, and other ways […]

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