Points to Ponder

The Baseless and Detrimental Nature of “Gender Roles” Shoved Onto Our Youth

By Adi Chowdhury “Real men don’t cry.” “Real women should like cooking and cleaning .” “Real men don’t show their feelings.” “Real women always wear nice clothes.” “Real men don’t like the color pink.” “Real women should play with dolls, not action figures.” “Real men play with action figures, not dolls.” “Real women have ‘caring’… Continue reading The Baseless and Detrimental Nature of “Gender Roles” Shoved Onto Our Youth

Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder: Is it “Arrogant” to Disbelieve in Gods?

By Adi Chowdhury     “It is so arrogant to disbelieve in God!” exclaims the invigorated theist. “How can they possibly place themselves over their Creator? Atheists think their own mind is more reliable than the word of God! How deluded can you get?” Such sentiment is prevalent–and understandably so–among theists, their feet planted in the nefarious conviction that… Continue reading Points to Ponder: Is it “Arrogant” to Disbelieve in Gods?

Society

“Treat Others as You Would Like to Be Treated” Is Not Exclusively a Religious Mandate: It’s a Rational and Necessary Guide for Secular Humanists As Well.

By Adi Chowdhury “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” This is a ubiquitous principle. I have no doubt in my mind that you have encountered this saying before, and have been actively encouraged to follow this principle throughout life and in the face of moral dilemmas. This principle is ingrained into the… Continue reading “Treat Others as You Would Like to Be Treated” Is Not Exclusively a Religious Mandate: It’s a Rational and Necessary Guide for Secular Humanists As Well.

Essay

Happy Birthday to Avijit Roy, the Bangladeshi Freethinker Slaughtered for His Atheism

By Adi Chowdhury     “Our aim is to build a society which will not be bound by the dictates of arbitrary authority, comfortable superstition, stifling tradition, or suffocating orthodoxy but would rather be based on reason, compassion, humanity, equality and science.” — Avijit Roy Tomorrow marks the 45th birthday of Avijit Roy, an icon of… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Avijit Roy, the Bangladeshi Freethinker Slaughtered for His Atheism

Society

Abuse Instead of Applause for the Wonder Women of Bangladesh

By Adi Chowdhury They emerged from remote villages lurking silently within Bangladesh, but their talent refused to remain unheard. Their skills and potential struggled to escape the confines of their unenlightened societies, but their passion and dedication refused to be swept under the rug. Sexism and superstition littered their path to success, but they refused… Continue reading Abuse Instead of Applause for the Wonder Women of Bangladesh

Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder: The Echoes of the Enlightenment

By Adi Chowdhury   The modern world finds itself embroiled in a kind of turmoil it has not yet confronted before. This turmoil has spanned across nations and cultures, suffusing the globe in a new way of thinking, a radically dissimilar new outlook, that has impacted everything from science, politics, ethics, and our understanding of… Continue reading Points to Ponder: The Echoes of the Enlightenment