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Silver Lining in dark clouds

Bangladesh’s political horizon is now dark and getting darker by the day. A bunch of self-aggrandised predacious people, surrounded by slavish cronies and sycophants, are making the lives of millions of hard-working, self-reliant people up and down the country a total misery.

This is what an unknown middle-aged, working-class house-wife by the name, Gita Sarkar […]

By |December 4th, 2013|bangalee freethinker, Education, Human Rights, Politics|25 Comments

How Can Something Come From Nothing?

I write and lecture a lot about science and religion. A common question I get from religious believers is “How can something come from nothing?” They seem to think it’s the final clincher proving the existence of God—or at least some form of supernatural creation. Of course, they don’t say how God came from nothing. […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Education, Literature, Philosophy, Science|12 Comments

Religious Conversion

 

Religious conversion is not merely embracing a religion; it is a package deal that includes embracing a religion, embracing a different culture and tradition, ditching parents, relatives, and friends forever. All these effects come in the same package of religious conversion. So, it has much more serious consequences than just following a different religion. In […]

By |October 15th, 2013|bangalee freethinker, Education, Human Rights, Religion|10 Comments

Love that doesn’t count

 

Hasan and Khaled are in love since they know each other for last two years. They first met each other in a hidden Facebook group with fake profiles. Later, they met in person and a friendship developed. Khaled has been in Dhaka for the last three years and works for a small private company. Hasan […]

By |September 21st, 2013|Activism, Bangladesh, Culture, Education, Human Rights, Society|4 Comments

The American Dream — An Illusion or Reality?

In the dry, evening heat of Bangladesh, a girl visiting from America stands alone on the balcony of her grandmother’s lavish condominium. Located roughly thirty miles north of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s suffocatingly-populated capital, Uttura Model Town – Uttura, for short – has a suburban character. In […]

The Koran Unveiled

written by Attila Romenian

Questions:

1. Does the Koran really call for war against non-Muslims?
2. Does it really sanction domestic violence and say women have to obey men?
3. Does it really mandate women to cover up from head to toe?
4. Are Muslim men really promised virgins and wine in paradise?
5. Does the Koran really endorse martyrdom?
6. Does […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Education, Religion, Society|4 Comments

Are We So SPECIAL?

(Are we, the humans, so special that our souls would live forever, and, we have the right to be reckless to nature?)

MOST of us like to believe that we are the best living creature on earth. The religions are based on this idea, where human should dominate the whole living world. This kind of thinking […]

By |August 13th, 2011|Education, Environment, Religion, Society|5 Comments
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