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ENLIGHTENMENT AND SOCIAL HOPE, Part 2

by Stefan Schindler Liberation from self-imposed immaturity is liberation from social conditioning.  Liberation from social conditioning is escape from Plato’s cave.  Escape from Plato’s cave involves appreciation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s tragic dictum that “man is born free, but is everywhere … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism vs. extremism (Intolerance, cohesion, and killing in religion, Part 2)

By guest contributor Emmanuel C. Mbaezue Though intertwined with many beliefs and purposes, religious fundamentalists and extremists depart significantly from each other in their basic operations. Typically, it is the fundamentalist who creates the vision of the group and their religious … Continue reading

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