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The Misinterpreted Tribute to Aitezaz

A version of this article was published by the Express Tribune at Ejaz Haider is right, we do not need more Aitizaz Hasans Ejaz Haider wrote an intelligent satire, paying … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deontology in Crito

We find in Plato’s dialogue Crito that Socrates too, like Kant, was an advocate of Deontological Ethics. The word ‘deon’ comes from a Greek word that is commonly translated into … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Metaphysics of Plato

Plato‘s early philosophy was more about ethics and the debates on ethical and moral properties that the gadfly, Socrates, would kindle in the market place of Athens with rich, poor, … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Virtue and Geographical Constraints

“Virtue, they preach, but with geographical constraints.” _Hadeel Naeem

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

What the Drone is all about?

‘The technologies to kill them move faster than the bureaucracies that would keep more of them alive: a Hellfire missile moves at a thousand miles per hour; transparency and accountability … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Corrupt Lifafah Fake Liberal”

Now look what the liberals want to do. They want to rearrange our history textbooks and fill them up with lies that Ghaznavi Bhai was not the first Pakistani and … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Books are locked-up, like prisoners, where I study

Malala, Your Prayer is Falling on Deaf Ears (At Home and In the West) The West I might not even be smart enough to understand why Amazon does not allow … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

For Apologists– With Love

Here is a history of all the peace talks that lead to nowhere: A History of Peace Agreements Are you sure you still want to negotiate with the terrorists and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Throwback to the 6th Century

Islam won the hearts of Arab women by banning prevalent malpractices such as female infanticide. Pakistan’s Taliban, and its numerous terrorist associates, are a throwback to the 6th century, and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

We’re all Rape Accomplices

Every individual who propagates the deplorable myth that women are inherently dependent on or weaker than men is a rape accomplice. Every person who scorns at a girl for not … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Patriotism is not my thing!

99% of the evil Amreeki would let me be if i am wearing a tank top and shorts. 99% of the saints of my beloved country would eat me alive … Continue reading

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Could it be all that ‘bad’?

Sadly though, that statement still rings true in some quarters of Pakistan. This is the thinking of a nation that has an almost infantile approach to its beliefs. It clings … Continue reading

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What in these circumstances should an enlightened male do?

I get letters from engineers who cannot understand Einstein, and from parsons who think that I cannot understand Genesis, from husbands whose wives have deserted them – not (they say) … Continue reading

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Tolstoy on War

“You consider war to be inevitable? Very good. Let everyone who advocates war be enrolled in a special regiment of advance-guards, for the front of every storm, of every attack, … Continue reading

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Education in Pakistan-Hoodbhoy

“Education creates a thinking mind that can look at facts to see if they are actually true, and emphasises the use of reason and observation to make decisions. An educated … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Was it Moral of God to say that?

And God said to Eve: “I will intensify the pangs of your childbearing; in pain shall you bring forth children. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, and he … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whoever teaches his daughter…

“Rather should the words of the Torah be burned than entrusted to a woman…Whoever teaches his daughter the Torah is like one who teaches her obscenity.” Rabbi Eliezer

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

You are the Devil’s Gateway

“Do you not know that you are each an Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must of necessity live too. … Continue reading

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Late have I Loved You

“Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought … Continue reading

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Rise in Exrtremism

“Today, our country is more fragmented than ever before. The rise in extremism is owing to the”overdose of religion given to young Pakistanis”.–Pervez Hoodbhoy

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Being moral and religous

“Being moral and being religious are two VERY different things and somehow the gap between them keeps increasing.”–Hadeel Naeem

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Iqbal’s Dream

“Iqbal’s dream is not linked to the idea of a territorial Pakistani nationality. Of the two founding fathers of Pakistan, Jinnah as a man of action remains more relevant as … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

God’s Mortal Terror of Science?

“Has any one ever clearly understood the celebrated story at the beginning of the Bible—of God’s mortal terror of science?… No one, in fact, has understood it. This priest-book par … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Make War

“Upon this theological instinct I make war: I find the tracks of it everywhere. Whoever has theological blood in his veins is shifty and dishonorable in all things. The pathetic … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of life and the universe?

“Mr. Langdon all questions were once spiritual. Since the beginning of time spirituality and religion have been called on to fill in the gaps that science did not understand. The … Continue reading

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Owl of Minerva

“The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.” G.W.F. Hegel (Philosophy of Right)

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In me Christianity … devours itself

“In me the Christianity of my forebears reaches its logical conclusion. In me the stern intellectual conscience that Christianity fosters and makes paramount turns against Christianity. In me Christianity … … Continue reading

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Reason has abandoned us!

“Reason has abandoned us! We are the worst victims of religious extremism in this century but a few of us stand up and ban comparative religion studies and we do … Continue reading

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The OryaAbbasi Inquisition: Ganging Up on the Defenseless

Unless there is a debater who presents arguments that attacks the fallacy of faith and theocracy, liberal and secular debaters will always be on the losing side, shut up by … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment