Deborah K Jamil

Reconciling Different Concepts of God

  • From "Our Voice, Notre Voix" No. 64 June/Juin 2017 (Viewpoints of the Psychiatrized since 1987). "Surrounding me, I was discerning that one of the basic doings of people was to gather around a shared belief, interest or concern. Whether, this was around a religious, political, social or cultural conviction--human beings need to associate with other like-minded people in order to thrive and survive. This has its advantages, but one of its downsides was that it discourages most from making the

    Posted on May 18, 2017 11:18 pm
    Educational System
  • Source: BBC’s HardTalk–Philosopher and Writer Pascal Bruckner, April 18, 2017: Stephen Sackur talks to writer Pascal Bruckner and asks, is something rotten in the Republic of France? Is France living through an age of decline? Stephen Sacker: "But you also seem to question the very notion that in France today there is a worrying strain of Islamaphobia. ... Do you deny that is a problem?" Pascal Bruckner: "Yes, I totally deny it and I'm going to tell you why..."    [ ... ] Stephen

    Posted on May 15, 2017 10:01 pm
    Freedom of Thought, Muslim Problem
  • "The problem with Islam is Islamism..." -Pascal Bruckner Source: BBC's HardTalk--Philosopher and Writer Pascal Bruckner, April 18, 2017: Stephen Sackur talks to writer Pascal Bruckner and asks, is something rotten in the Republic of France? Is France living through an age of decline? Stephen Sacker: "...I do now want to put to you something that I find quite shocking and that is in your recent writing about the state of France today, you've said that for you one of the two biggest dangers and

    Posted on May 8, 2017 10:23 pm
    Islamism
  • This post is inspired by an April 18, 2017 interview on BBC's HardTalk. Stephen Sackur and Pascal Bruckner are discussing political Islam, or Islamism, and its role in the Islamic extremism that supports terrorism. During the discussion Stephan Sackur talks about the view of Olivier Roy, an intellectual who does not think the root of the problem is Islamism and that we are dealing with psychosis. Pascal Bruckner disagrees with Roy's analysis of the root of the problem. After raising children in the

    Posted on May 1, 2017 10:50 pm
    Extremism
  • From BBC's HardTalk-Philosopher and Writer Pascal Bruckner on April 18, 2017 with host Stephen Sackur: Pascal Bruckner: "...I don't think the issue is terror. The terrorists won't win, they have no way to transform the population. I think the strategy of the fundamentalists is much more clever. They want to win through predication* and persuasion..." Stephen Sackur: "Let me ask you a very blunt question, do you think France has a Muslim problem?" Pascal Bruckner: "Yes, like most countries in Europe. [...]" *Predication:

    Posted on April 24, 2017 10:27 pm
    Freedom of Thought, Muslim Problem