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IN THE LIGHT OF HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY

IN THE LIGHT OF HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY

The scientific study of human psychology informs us that we suffer from so many biases that it is impossible to be categorically unbiased. For instance, it is human weakness to succumb to the opposite extreme in the attempt to counter extremism. In psychology this is referred to as ‘Attitude Polarisation’. We also have the tendency…

Does the Qur’an inspire terrorism?

Does the Qur’an inspire terrorism?

Q: Does the Qur’an inspire terrorism? If not, what is the root cause of terrorism and how can we eradicate such violence in the world? A: The Qur’an does not inspire it’s adherents to indiscriminately maim and murder others. On the contrary, it begins every chapters with the words of mercy and underpins its entire…

WHY I BECAME A VEGETARIAN

WHY I BECAME A VEGETARIAN

First of all, I haven’t stopped eating fish and dairy, so to be semantically accurate I am a pescatarian. Many are suggesting that I changed my diet due to some concern for my health. Though I do believe that meat-heavy diet is bad for us, that wasn’t what prompted me to switch. It is no…

MY BRIEF JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM

MY BRIEF JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM

Some twenty years ago whilst I was in my early 20’s my altruistic nature nearly got me sucked into a twisted theology which sugar coats religious fascism as an Islamic utopian way of life, that seeks to subjugate all humans under an archaic form of authoritarian government. Their sole purpose is to hijack people’s freedom…