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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky - New Atheists, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJfkPBLULg

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Noam Chomsky Stefan Molyneux & Chris Hedges On Why Sam Harris & Richard Dawkins Are Religious Extrem

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'Religious conflict stems from failure of the nation-state - Rudaw

'Religious conflict stems from failure of the nation-state - Rudaw | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Middle East is afflicted with more ethno-religious conflicts than any other region in the world. Extremist and jihadist groups pose unprecedented challenges, and atrocities are committed every day.
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Terry Eagleton's Yale Lectures on Faith and Fundamentalism: Is Belief In Richard Dawkins Necessary for Salvation?

Terry Eagleton's Yale Lectures on Faith and Fundamentalism: Is Belief In Richard Dawkins Necessary for Salvation? | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Mormon leaders (sort of) come out in favor of LGBT rights, demand religious freedom

Mormon leaders (sort of) come out in favor of LGBT rights, demand religious freedom | real utopias | Scoop.it
The church has not reversed its stance on same-sex marriage, but called for an anti-discrimination measure to pass
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Dalai Lama self-identifies as a Marxist

Dalai Lama self-identifies as a Marxist | real utopias | Scoop.it
"In capitalist countries, there is an increasing gap between the rich and the poor"
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Philosophy News | God and Terry Eagleton

Philosophy News | God and Terry Eagleton | real utopias | Scoop.it
Christian in his moral vernacular, Catholic in his sensibility, Marxist in his political intelligence: Terry Eagleton is one odd intellectual…
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Žižek and Dupuy: Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging - Nov. 1, 2014 Interview

On October 31, 2014, Slavoj Žižek and Jean-Pierre Dupuy participated in a public forum on modern religion at Portland State University's Smith Center Student...
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Terry Eagleton on Faith and Reason

Terry Eagleton on Faith and Reason | real utopias | Scoop.it
While I'm posting past lectures, I thought I'd like to share another. Back in 2008 Terry Eagleton delivered Yale University's Terry Lectures, which Eagleton used to assess the rise of the New Athei...
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Postmodernism is to blame for religious fundamentalism, Professor Terry Eagleton tells students

Postmodernism is to blame for religious fundamentalism, Professor Terry Eagleton tells students | real utopias | Scoop.it
Through Marxism, we can have faith in humans through culture rather than an intangible hope in the unknown, students told.
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Slavoj Zizek: "Calvinism is Christianity at its Purest" - YouTube

Without Predestination, Justification by Grace Alone, and the God-centeredness of God, Christianity becomes a castrated, mystical, inconsistent system which ...
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Political Islam in neoliberal times - Open Democracy

Political Islam in neoliberal times - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
Neoliberalism devours other competing world-views through the commodification of cultural difference—turning a tidy profit. Wrest this monopoly on political readings of Islam away from capital and authoritarianism.
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Culture & Barbarism | Commonweal Magazine

Culture & Barbarism | Commonweal Magazine | real utopias | Scoop.it

Why are the most unlikely people, including myself, suddenly talking about God? Who would have expected theology to rear its head once more in the technocratic twenty-first century, almost as surprisingly as some mass revival of Zoroastrianism? Why is it that my local bookshop has suddenly sprouted a section labeled “Atheism,” hosting anti-God manifestos by Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and others, and might even now be contemplating another marked “Congenital Skeptic with Mild Baptist Leanings”? Why, just as we were confidently moving into a posttheological, postmetaphysical, even posthistorical era, has the God question broken out anew?

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Review of Terry Eagleton: Was Jesus a Revolutionary?

Review of Terry Eagleton: Was Jesus a Revolutionary? | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chris Murray reviews Terry Eagleton's appearance at Durham Book Festival at which the leading literary scholar and cultural theorist examined the politics of the New Testament. In 19...
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Terry Eagleton's vision of Christianity

Terry Eagleton's vision of Christianity | real utopias | Scoop.it

Prof Eagleton is not a Christian, but he is (a) highly sympathetic towards the account of Christian faith he first encountered as a student “with the aid of a few maverick Dominicans [such as Herbert McCabe] and rather more pints of bitter”, and (b) at least equally hostile towards the “nineteenth-century liberal rationalism” of the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

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5 Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

5 Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed | real utopias | Scoop.it
A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against whether Jesus lived.
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'Mind-Blowing' Bible Experience Answers: God Gave Israel To Jews? | Israel

'Mind-Blowing' Bible Experience Answers: God Gave Israel To Jews?  | Israel | real utopias | Scoop.it

But actually — and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this, I checked my reading with major scholars and they confirmed it — actually God’s “covenant” in Genesis, exodus and Deuteronomy with the Jewish people is NOT ABOUT AN ETHNICITY AND NOT ABOUT A CONTRACT. IT IS ABOUT A WAY OF BEHAVING.

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Terry Eagleton: Why is God for Christians Good for Nothing? - YouTube

Atheists tend to claim that God is entirely pointless, and so does the doctrine of Creation. Here, at least, is some common ground between Richard Dawkins an... (Terry Eagleton: Why is God for Christians Good for Nothing?
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Jewish Review of Books » Nostalgia for the Numinous

Jewish Review of Books » Nostalgia for the Numinous | real utopias | Scoop.it

Terry Eagleton has written a witty and insightful book, but the real work—discovering within the word of God for all time, the word of God for this time—remains. Our grandchildren will pay a heavy price if we fail.

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Christianity is not a prop for politics - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Christianity is not a prop for politics - Spectator.co.uk (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

First the godly, then the godless, then the godly again. The public debate about whether Britain is indeed a Christian country, which the Prime Minister kicked off with his article in the Church Times saying that Britain should be evangelical about its Christianity, took legs when fifty-odd self-important atheists took issue with his remarks in a letter in the Telegraph and now the debate has a new spin after a group of academic philosophers wrote to the same paper (lucky letters editor) to contradict the atheists.

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The return of God: atheism's crisis of faith - Spectator.co.uk

The return of God: atheism's crisis of faith - Spectator.co.uk | real utopias | Scoop.it


An example of an agnostic prodded into fruitful reflection on religion is the famous brainy lefty Terry Eagleton.

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Terry Eagleton: Culture and the Death of God - Yale University Press London Blog

Terry Eagleton: Culture and the Death of God - Yale University Press London Blog | real utopias | Scoop.it
In extract from 'Culture and the Death of God', author Terry Eagleton considers the limits of enlightenment and the foundations of a secular society.
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DEBATE: Noam Chomsky VS Edip Yuksel "DOES GOD EXIST?"

MUST WATCH!! Chomsky Vs Yuksel on "Does God Exist?"
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation