Holy books are the key symbols of many faiths. Christianity has the Bible, Islam the Qur’an, Judaism the Torah, Hinduism the Veda and so on. Some religions go further regarding their holy book as either being the word or God or directly inspired by God. Burning such books is highly offensive and t
Some people argue that science can answer any question we have about the universe. Others argue that science is unable to settle questions such as whether god exists and what consciousness is. Science my not yet have answered these questions but that does not mean it never will.
Everyone is selfish no matter what. This is because selflessness isn’t even possible. The choice to ever be “selfless” will always be driven by a form of serving one’s self? No person chooses to be selfless because THEY absolutely hate it or are against doing it. People choose to be selfless
War is always evil, but some thinkers have maintained that under limited circumstances it may be the lesser evil. From Cicero to St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas to Hugo Grotius, philosophers and theologians have proposed numerous criteria for determining if a war is just. According to contemporary Just
Sir Mota Singh, Britain’s first Asian judge has defended the right for Sikhs to wear the Kirpan to school and in other public places. The Kirpan is an article of faith that Sikhs must have with them at all times. While the daggers are exempt from laws banning the carrying of knives in public place
Should donors in cases of assisted conception be covered by anonymity, or should the children involved have the right to know who their biological parents really are? Should the name of the donor be recorded on the birth certificate?
Pope Benedict clearly stated that states need religion and religious values and that he is worried that Britain is falling into the same style of aggressive atheism that created the Nazis. However today might it not be argued that it is the secular societies that are the most benevolent? They are al
In almost all of the great and well-established religious traditions of the world today (whether it is in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam etc.), there is a common idea of a saviour, deliverer or a king appointed by God himself to establish order and peace in the world. In the Mother of the three Abrahami
A lot of people these days are chary of giving. They question the character of different religious organizations. One of the prominent issues remains. Should religions qualify as charities? This is relevant for tax purposes. It could also determine the fate of millions of clergy salaries. This artic