Religion and History: Is the History of Religion the History of God?

Is History of Religion the History of God?

Usually, people misconceive the history of religion as the history of God. But it is an oversimplification of a highly complex idea. Religion is the source of spiritual satisfaction for the predominant majority of the world. It has always been like this, that the multitudes have preferred associating itself with a deity, to which it could ascribe all the miseries and misfortune of life. Perhaps, by doing this the human conscience has been able to absolve itself from the personal guilt and national calamities. By this way, religion has tended…

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Greenland is Not for Sale: Trump’s Suggestion Incurs Politicians Wrath

Greenland is not for sale: Trump's suggestion incurs politicians wrath

“Greenland is not for sale,” was the swift response from its foreign minister to Trump, who has recently suggested to purchase Greenland, the largest island of the world. Reuters quoted Ane Lone Bagger as saying that, “We are open for business but we are not for sale”. President Trump had earlier discussed casually with his advisors that the United States consider purchasing Greenland, the island that belongs to Denmark. The immediate reactions from the politicians by now must have made it clear to Trump that Greenland is not for sale.…

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Brexit Divorce, PM Johnson and Perils of Democracy: Opinion

Brexit Divorce

The new Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson has reiterated his earlier stance on Brexit divorce that Britain will leave European Union on Halloween, whether it has a divorce agreement or not. The position, majority of the lawmakers oppose. These are the perils of democracy, and for that matter absolute monarchies and dictatorships are considered smoother under one command. At least, in those systems the rulers do not have to listen to the public. Even if they superficially have do so, they are not necessarily obliged to implement the…

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US-Taliban Talks for Peace in Afghanistan Held in Doha: News Analysis

US-Taliban Talks

The eighth US-Taliban talks, which began on August 03, concluded without reaching a deal on Monday in Doha, the capital of Qatar. However, neither side shared details of the development except vague comments by the representatives from both sides. The US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad described the talks as “productive,”, while the Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid termed it as “long and useful”. Despite the vague optimism reflecting from the representatives, the latest round of US-Taliban talks for peace has ended plainly without reaching a peace deal for Afghanistan. Both sides indicated…

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Gulf Maritime Security Conference in Bahrain Amid Iran-US Tensions

Gulf Maritime Security Council amid Iran-US Tensions

Amid Iran-US tensions, the Kingdom of Bahrain held a conference a few weeks ago on Gulf maritime security, with prospective Iranian threat as the sole agenda. The Iran-US tensions have increased since May this year following a tumult in the Strait of Hormuz, where several ship attacks on two different occasions were ascribed to Iranian mischief. Bahrain hosted a conference, which was held “to discuss the current regional situation and to strengthen cooperation.” The tiny Gulf monarchy, which hosts US Fifth Fleet, slammed the repeated Iranian attacks and unacceptable practices…

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