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Fundamentalism Doesn’t Discriminate

You can listen to the audio version of the article here   “New Atheism simplicity is the byproduct of collective groupthink, and the internalization of self-congratulatory jingoistic clichés and generalizations. They know because they know, and there’s no reasoning with someone who knows.” – CJ Werleman CJ Werleman’s latest book The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise…

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The Dumbest Generation?

Given the chosen title, let alone the specific content, it is not surprising that Mark Bauerlein did not garner a lot fans or high ratings for his book “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future“. But that is precisely what he set out not to do. “The Dumbest…

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Secret History

In his book Knowledge and the Sacred, Seyyed Hossein Nasr has a blank page before the preface that only has the following lines written on it: يا مريم عليك السلام                بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Ya Maryam ‘alayki’l-salām Bismi’Llāh al-rahmān al-rahīm While the second part was not especially out of the ordinary…

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The Story of Evolution

The controversial nature of evolutionary theory is a great example of what happens when one has no clear conception of their theology, science, or both in terms of their epistemology and what what one can learn from them. This is a very well-written introductory book on the evolutionary theory. Lyons did a great job at explaining…

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An Illusion of Intellectualism

For a book carrying the subtitle “Science and Religion in Islam,” one would reasonably expect the author to be well versed in three subjects: science, religion, and Islam. However, Taner Edis readily admits from the very beginning of “An Illusion of Harmony” that he’s no expert in Islam. He cites having grown in a Muslim…

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The Religion or Religious?

Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali said: “إن نصف الكفر في العالم يحمل وزره متدينون بغضوا الله إلى عباده” “Verily, the weight of half of disbelief in the world is carried by religious people who made God detestable to His servants.” God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens should be assigned reading for all those who wear…