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Is Kasab in Paradise?

  According to the lascivious promises made in the Islamic scriptures to the martyrs, Ajmal Kasab must now be in the blissful paradise reclining on “a raised throne woven with gold and precious stones,” wearing “silken garments,” “bunches of fruits … Continue reading

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Value of human beings in religion

  I am very wary of people who are religious by profession.  My experience is that they are more eager to receive than give.  They look for donations, offerings, and other means of accumulating wealth without doing any creative or … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

  Aldous Huxley said paraphrasing Jesus, “… if those who are the salt of the earth lose their savour, there is nothing to keep that earth disinfected, nothing to prevent it from falling into complete decay.”  Huxley was not speaking … Continue reading

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Personalising Religion

  In the first pages of his novel, Illusions, Richard Bach tells the story of some water creatures.  These creatures spend their entire lifetime clinging to some object under water.  Once they saw a creature of their species floating along … Continue reading

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Do Scriptures Mean Anything?

  “you’re just never taught when to be an asshole in life.” “The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.” “How graceful are your feet in … Continue reading

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Inward Journey

  There are two kinds of truths: (1) objective truth, given by various branches of science, and (2) subjective truth, discovered by each individual within him-/herself.  Mother Teresa’s conviction that we have to do good though the world may be … Continue reading

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The Practical Side of Religion

  “Men accept or reject philosophies… according to their needs, and their temperaments, not according to ‘objective truth’…,” says Will Durant (while discussing William James’s pragmatism) in The Story of Philosophy.  Religion is one such need, a temperament, as I … Continue reading

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