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It’s Ironic, But Only a Secular Democracy Can Ensure Genuine Religious Freedom for All

By Adi Chowdhury From the Catholic priest in China who can only stand by as government officials censor his lessons to fit convenient political agendas, to the Buddhists in Indonesia watching their temples going up in flames at the hands of local Islamists, to the young Muslim girl who has her hijab snatched away and… Continue reading It’s Ironic, But Only a Secular Democracy Can Ensure Genuine Religious Freedom for All

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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

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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?

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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

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Points to Ponder: Hastily (and Unnecessarily!) Attaching Divine Tags

By Adi Chowdhury   It is common enough to encounter theists who argue along these lines: “There must have been something that created the universe! There must be a God!” In fact, this is among the simplest and most common arguments for theism in both historical and contemporary context. I have little to no issue with the first part… Continue reading Points to Ponder: Hastily (and Unnecessarily!) Attaching Divine Tags