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***SEMINAR*** 

CAN WE SAY GOODBYE TO GOD? 

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FAMILY OF THE HEART

 

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FAMILY OF THE HEART SEMINAR, SEPTEMBER 04, 2005

 

 


OPENING ADDRESS BY ZIAUDDIN AHMED

The interest in God and religion has once again been revived in recent years. The reasons for it are well known to most of us. It is not that the world has suddenly become God fearing or God loving, it is perhaps more a desire for recognition and finding a place and need for religion and spiritual belief in the development of the present human psyche. more


 

    Tarek Fatah

 

 

COMING SOON

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When I was twenty years old and I shared with my poet uncle Arif Abdul Mateen that I no longer believed in God, he smiled in a graceful way and said, When my uncle, your grandfather, was sixty he became an atheist, when I was forty, I stopped believing in God and now you have become an atheist at the age of twenty.  more


 

    Farzana Hassan

When the renowned French mathematician and philosopher announced to the world "cogito ergo sum" or "I think, therefore I am" he was identifying and acknowledging the existence of a consciousness residing both within us and around us, permeating the sentient world and guiding its course  through much of its temporal existence. This consciousness enables us to be aware of the "self" as a distinct entity in the space time continuum. more


 

    Subuhi Ansari

When I was asked to share my views today, I thought it was going to be an easy task. As I started thinking about the topic, I realized it is not merely a universal and academic subject but a deeply personal one. Not only is the question of God a deeply personal one, it is also a large and serious one. more



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