Category Archives: Religion

On the Differing Perspectives on God of Physicists and Biologists


There is much truth in the statement that biologists and physicists look upon the world (in its deeper aspects) in somewhat different ways. There are deep historical as well as epistemological reasons for this. But two broad conclusions we may … Continue reading

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Homage to Yashodhara


My eyes are full, my garments wet, tears fall, As my husband nectar-like, do I recall. He went leaving our son, I now remember Dows this world together such as I? From a folk poem on Yashodhara (translated by Ranjini … Continue reading

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INDIC NEW YEAR AND BAISAKHI


Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.   – Virgil A. Kraft For many people of Indic culture, April 14 is  New Year Day. It is, in fact, a welcoming of the season of spring. … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON GOOD FRIDAY


Since He (Christ) took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed that suffering and pain have great power.                                                                       – E. A. Bucchianeri           This is a day of mourning for Christians, for it marks … Continue reading

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The Non-Unus and the Est-Non-Est Epistemology of Jain Philosophy


Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.                                                                                                              -Marcus Aurelius Jainism is one of the four major Indic religious. It dates back to the fifth century BCE, but … Continue reading

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On the News item: Godless’ children turn out just fine.


The fact that people did research on this matter, and are arguing about the result, reveals the colossal misunderstanding (and the consequent atrocities, absurdities, and debates) relating to Religion. It is true that in the past, and even now for … Continue reading

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The Two Roots of ISIS


It is important to distinguish between the political and the religious roots of ISIS. The political roots relate to past Western colonial injustices which include political domination, economic exploitation, imperialistic map-making, cultural marginalization, and the like. It is not unlike … Continue reading

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