RETHINKING RELIGIOSITY AND FUNDAMENTALISM

Family of the Heart - DIALOGUE & DISCUSSIONS 

Hang on, before you point your gun to my head, you who are not a fundamentalist and definitely not of a religious sort, please give me a chance to explain myself. May be you will not recoil in so much horror and may be even spare my life. Please! 

Let me take the religious part first. I am devoutly religious, that’s true. Well, you see, religion for me is something where reason fails to guide me. That is what I understand by “accepting something on faith”, that is, something that cannot be verified or falsified on the basis of reason. Religion for me is not simply pointing to a seen or unseen God, a hydra-handed being or a name without a picture. True, religion is generally defined by a set of beliefs, based often on claims that they come from on high, but this does not capture the essence of religion for me. Religion is also often defined, in contrast to Secularism, as being based on intuition not on reason.  more

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Jawaid Manzoor   

TO Dr. Maqsood Jafari post # 043

Sep 10, 2009

045 Saeed Qureshi

TO Dr. Maqsoor Jafari post # 044

Sep 10, 2009

044

Dr. Maqsood Jafari 

TO Saeed Qureshi post # 036

Sep 10, 2009

043

Dr. Maqsood Jafari 

TO Jawaid Manzoor post 041

Sep 09, 2009

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AHSAN  

 Religion and Belief

Sep 09, 2009

041

Jawaid Manzoor   

TO Rashid Mughal post # 039

Sep 07, 2009

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Rashid Mughal  

Please enlighten us

Sep 06, 2009

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Rashid Mughal  

To Jawaid Manzoor post # 038

Sep 06, 2009

038

Jawaid Manzoor   

Self reliance-power of soul

Sep 04, 2009

037 Mona Najib  

 

Aug 17, 2009

036 Saeed Qureshi

Rethinking Religiosity and Fundamentalism

Aug 17, 2009

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Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Farzana Hassan post # 032

Aug 12, 2009

034

Rashid Mughal  

Strange bedfellows

Aug 12, 2009

033

Dr. Tahir M. Qazi    

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 12, 2009

032

Farzana Hassan    

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 12, 2009

031

Ziauddin Ahmed  

 TO Family of the Heart

Aug 12, 2009

030

Dr. Abrar Hasan   

 TO Rashid Mughal post # 29

Aug 11, 2009

029

Rashid Mughal   

 Enjoy Paris

Aug 11, 2009

028

Dr. Abrar Hasan  

 TO Rashid Mughal post # 27

Aug 11, 2009

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Rashid Mughal  

Understanding 'rational criteria'

Aug 11, 2009

026

Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Farzana Hassan post # 025

Aug 11, 2009

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Farzana Hassan   

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 10, 2009

024

Dr. Khalid Sohail   

TO Rashid Mughal post # 023

Aug 10, 2009

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Rashid Mughal   

What is enlightenment?

Aug 10, 2009

022

Dr. Abrar Hasan   

 TO Rashid Mughal post # 21

Aug 10, 2009

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Rashid Mughal   

Enlightenment and all that

Aug 10, 2009

020

Rashid Mughal  

The search for meaning

Aug 09, 2009

019

Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Farzana Hassan post # 016

Aug 09, 2009

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Dr. Maqsood Jafari 

Religion, Religion and Secularism

Aug 09, 2009

017

Zafar Rehmani  

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 09, 2009

016

Farzana Hassan  

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 08, 2009

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Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Syed H. Haider post # 014

Aug 08, 2009

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Syed H. Haider  

To Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 08, 2009

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Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Peter Jpyce  post # 012

Aug 07, 2009

012

Peter Joyce 

TO DR. Abrar Hasan

Aug 07, 2009

011

Saeed Qureshi 

TO DR. Abrar Hasan

Aug 06, 2009

010

Dr. Khalid Sohail  

TO ABRAR…RATIONAL AND RATIONALIZING BEINGS 

Aug 05, 2009

009

Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Dr. Kahlid Sohail  

Aug 05, 2009

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Dr. Khalid Sohail  

RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL AND SECULAR TRADITIONS

Aug 05, 2009

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Dr. Abrar Hasan  

To Dr. Kahlid Sohail post # 004 

Aug 05, 2009

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Dr. Khalid Sohail  

TO ABRAR…GROUP A AND GROUP B PEOPLE

Aug 05, 2009

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Dr. Abrar Hasan  

Clarifying the Muddy Waters 

Aug 05, 2009

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Ameer Jafari  

TO DR. ABRAR Hasan

Aug 05, 2009

003

Dr. Khalid Sohail  

AS CLEAR AS MUD

Aug 05, 2009

002

Dr. Abrar Hasan   

RETHINKING RELIGIOSITY AND FUNDAMENTALISM

Aug 05, 2009

001

Dr. Khalid Sohail  

 TO Dr. Abrar Hasan

Aug 05, 2009

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