Tag: religion

Iconography of hair

According to some surveys, becoming bald is the greatest fear that men face when they are getting older. Even worse than loosing teeth, gaining weight or becoming impotent. We can understand a fact from that: the status associated with the hair when it comes to personality, self-esteem, seduction and sensuality…

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Personal Hells

Each religion and society had its own vision of hell. For some was just the absence of light, the Ancient Egyptians and Latins introduced punishment. But it was Judaism which changed the concept of the battle between good and evil, influencing the other monotheistic religions…

Atheism in religious wars

Atheism, in religious wars, is even more despised than the rival cult. In the eyes of extremists, any rival would be better, as at least he believs in something. The “wrong” god, sure, but with a moral. Preconcepts are at their lowest rate in scandinavian countries, where atheism is more scattered. Because knowledge is always the best antidote. Not having a religious ethic doesn’t mean not having an ethic at all, Humanism should have thaught a little something…