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Donald Trump’s Promise to “Destroy” the Law Restricting Churches’ Powers Is His Next Threat to Democracy and Equality

By Adi Chowdhury     “Trust me, the repeal of the Johnson amendment will create a huge revolution for conservative Christians and for free speech.” These words were uttered by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the notoriously pseudo-scientific and evangelical Liberty University . Falwell is an avid advocate for creationism and has amassed quite… Continue reading Donald Trump’s Promise to “Destroy” the Law Restricting Churches’ Powers Is His Next Threat to Democracy and Equality

Essay · Politcs

The United Nations Must Strengthen Its Efforts for Defending Same-Sex Marriage

By Adi Chowdhury “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”    … Continue reading The United Nations Must Strengthen Its Efforts for Defending Same-Sex Marriage

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The Ideology of the Anti-Gay Movement Is an Ideology of Inconsistency and Hypocrisy

By Adi Chowdhury Regardless of the fact that they trip over themselves insisting that their actions and words are not “hatred” or “bigotry”, the anti-gay crusade that calls much of the world home persists in its state of naivety, intolerance, and outright denial of reason and compassion. Lurking behind the limp facades of “sanctity of… Continue reading The Ideology of the Anti-Gay Movement Is an Ideology of Inconsistency and Hypocrisy

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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

Essay · Society

Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen: Feminist, Atheist, Rationalist, Activist, and Champion of Free Speech

By Adi Chowdhury   Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi icon of freethought and progressive activism, striving towards an image of the world very few can dare to imagine: a world devoid of superstition and prejudice, a world blooming instead with appreciation of reason and scientific reflection. Ms. Nasreen is a paragon of the ideals… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Taslima Nasreen: Feminist, Atheist, Rationalist, Activist, and Champion of Free Speech

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The Unexamined Life: How Dogmatic Religion Undermines Critical Thinking and Analytical Skepticism

The following brief essay was composed by our most frequent contributor and author, Adi Chowdhury.       It was with a welling emergence of fear and self-loathing that she reluctantly came to grips with the bitter realization that she was harboring doubts towards the beliefs that had molded and shaped her entire life, family, and childhood. Doubts. The… Continue reading The Unexamined Life: How Dogmatic Religion Undermines Critical Thinking and Analytical Skepticism