Making Monsters – By Tauriq Moosa

Image: Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster via Wikipedia. Tauriq Moosa writes the Against the New Taboo Blog at Big Think, lives in South Africa and loves coffee. His Twitter handle is @tauriqmoosa. How often do we watch an online argument quickly descend into name-calling, derision, mockery, or slander? Few communities are free from such responses. The Internet, far from threading together reasonable discussions and ideas...

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The Many Problems Of Belief, Doctrine and Atheism

Image “The Triumph Of Death” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, via Wikipedia. Religious belief systems are one of the most powerful emotional drivers in humanity today. Depending on specific belief system, which book is taken as holy, which god or gods are worshiped, and the seriousness with which the believer takes their faith, the beliefs of the religious are held as a very personal thing; on par with the perceived identity of the...

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