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WHO SAID THAT? QUOTES RELATED TO MODERNITY
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Muslim = philospher
To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.
FGM is an ancient North-African practice predating Islam by hundreds of years.
Honour killings are also practiced by Armenian Christians.
How did 19th century Islamic liberalism and modernism turn into Islamism by the 20th century?
In Quranic times there was no separation of sexes, it happened under Byzantine influence.
The Prophet never spoke of democracy. But participating in democratic games is not prohibited if it leads to the establishment of Islam.
If you stab your brother and rape your neighbour, you'll have eternal orgasm?
The earth as a whole is a round sphere whose center is the center of the world. It is stationary in its middle, fixed in it and not moving.
Vision occurs in the brain rather than in the eyes.
The West is my urinoir.
Low-cost grassroots, horizontal terrorism against easy - symbolic - European targets on significant dates.
We plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare.
Nazism is similar to Stalinism.
Everyone by nature desires to know.
Liberty/slavery does not dwell in fabric.
No women should be forced to wear or lay down the veil.
Adam and Eve + Gan Eden = real life persons, real life location, literal interpretation.
Evil is the privation of Good. It does not have an own substantial existence
Procreation ideally was designed without desire. The desire makes it sinful.
The original sin is the (sexual) desire. The fig leaf is to cover its origin.
Whoever sings prays twice (Qui cantat, bis orat)
Marwan Barghouti is the perfect Palestinian leader: he is a Fatah leader also appreciated by the Hamas.
Reason does not lead us to the truth..., it is more like a navigation tool that can help us get closer to the truth.
Kikuk and Mosul provinces belong to Turkey (Kirkuk, Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey)
Connaitre = manger / have sex with
God encompasses both sexes.
Original sin does not exist in Judaism, Augustine's reading is perverse.
Why would God create two sexes and forbid their union at the same time?
Power laws are the patent signatures of self-organization in complex systems.
Real networks are sparse.
80 percent of profits are produced by only 20 percent of the employees, 80 percent of customer service problems are created by only 20 percent of customers.
Any religion is an ocean of concepts. Everyone can and will something for themselves.
The majority of terrorists are people with skills in practical professions who are lower placed in society than they deserve.
Die größte Schwäche der Menschheit ist ihre Unfähigkeit, die Exponentialfunktion zu verstehen.
Anyone who doesn't have more than 4 children is a traitor.
Clash of Civilizations? NO. Clash within Civilizations.
Islamic Fundamentalism is only seemingly anti-globalist - it is just another globalist ideology.
NO to 'Muslim World'. Use 'People of Muslim Heritage'.
Non-violent pro-sharia islamists often white-wash themselves as moderates.
The Taliban (students) and Al-Shabab (youth) both regularly target students and young people.
It is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
Assumptions about the historical Mohammed and Jesus tell more about the author than the two prophets.
At least 4 Mohammeds: common man, successor of Jesus, our father, our prophet
Christianity: The Word has become flesh <> Islam: The Word has become text.
Historio-antropologic paradigm of Quran interpretation
Intertextual Paradigm of Quran Interpretation
Islamic (Religious) Paradigm of Quran Interpretation
Muhammad and Quran should be open to interpretetaion.
Textolatrie (= the worshipping of texts as if they were Gods)
There is a time gap of 200+ years bw the founding events of Islam (7th) and the earlieast textual sources (9th) referring to them.
There was a person who spoke... whether his name was Mohamed is another question.
Nem tudja a jobb kéz, mit csinál a bal." (HU
Consciousness is an illusion.
Humans are unique because we alone are clever enough to be deluded into believing that there is a conscious "I"
Circle of Competence
Anti-depressants are not like water to the plant but like fertilizers. They do the soil good, need to be absorbed first." (by sense
As it is is easier to travel to a place with multiple transport connections than to a barn in the wilderness, it is easier to retrieve memories that
Aural information is associated with short-term memory, visual information with long-term (semantic) memory.
Brainpower (g) correlates with short-term memory.
Brains that structurally are quite different, can display similar levels of intelligence.
Depressants (like ethanol) are inhibiting neuron activity in higher mental functions like motor-control, self-control, long-term memory.
Encoding of memories does not form new synapses, it just triggers a bunch of essentially multipurpose ones.
Evidence does not support the existence of multiple intelligences, rather, more or less the same g is applied/directed to different areas of focus."
Humans can distinguish 1 trillion odours.
Intelligent brains use LESS energy in the prefrontal cortex BECAUSE their parts are better connected through white matter, esp. the corpus callosum"
Neocortex : Reptile brain = unexperienced but creative young boss promoted above his ability (asking silly questions) : experienced and obstinate flo
Recall can be like a darkened house lit by a neighbour's firework display. The firework wakes those living in the house who turn on the lights until
Short-term memory is like writing a shopping list in the foam on your cappuccino.
Sleep for the brain is the equivalent of a restaurant closing down to clear up between lunchtime and evening openings - it's just as busy but doing d
Smell being part of the limbic system means it has a more direct route to triggering emotions than other senses, which would explain why smell can of
Smelling and tasting overlap a great deal. Lesser known: hearing and touching, the mechanical senses overlap, too.
The second best way to motivate a person is to leave sg incomplete with a limited number of options of resolution." (by sense
The thicker the corpus callosum the more connections there are between the two hemispheres." (by sense
Aleppo was a stronghold of Islamic resistance to the fresh, naive and ruthless Crusaders inspired by one doctrine of faith unifying cross and sword.
Bush, George W.
Axis of Evil
The physical world is evil.
Life is arbitrary.
the inconvenience of existence
Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
Only optimists commit suicide, optimists who no longer succeed at being optimists.
The word civilisation in 19th-20th Europe is synonymous with colonisation." (by sense
Science and faith are compatible.
Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself" (The Golden Rule
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken.
Islam has deep roots in Judaism, and Arabs and Jews were allies.
Not Mecca but a different place in north-west Arabia was the cradle of Islam.
The historicity of Islamic sources on Islam's beginnings has to be fundamentally questioned.
The next time someone goes to the bathroom and they get rid of some of their microbes they are becoming more human.
A nagyon bonyolult dolgokat a legtöbb ember nem képes gyorsan átlátni, meg sokszor nem is érdeklik a részletek, ezért a döntéseiben előzetes vizsgála
A tudás gyökerei keserűek, de a gyümölcsei édesek.
Neurosis is not caused by rules but by the lack of rules.
Religion protects like a mother.
There are specific ratios elements combine." (by sense
Emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making.
Apres 17 heures, nous avions le choix entre nous pendre et prier.
Comment conquerir le monde avec des corps chetifs et malheureux?
Dans le monde dit 'arabe' nous avons un lien pathologique avec le corps.
Je suis l'attentat contre le discours d'une certaine gauche.
La femme n'est pas une marchandise en Bikini ni une honte en burkini. Elle est un etre libre.
La religion est un transport collectif. Moi, je prefere aller vers Dieu seul et a pied.
On ne peut pas sortir d'une ideologie totalitaire si on n'a pas les moyens intellectuels de le faire.
Reading is like eating. You don't necessarily remember what you ate but it makes you who you are.
The expression "Arab World" is an invention by orientalists.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Atoms and the void between them are objectively existing. Anything else is their superficial play and interaction. Sensation is useless without cogni
Colours do not exist objectively. They are generated by the mixing of atoms. There are 4 base colours: black, white, red and green." (by sense
There are two substances: matter (deterministic substance) and mind (volitional substance).
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Si tu parle tu meurs, si tu te tais tu meurs, alors parle et meurs.
Silence is Death.
Humans are hunter-gatherers in Hugo Boss / H & M suits.
Positive advice (do X) is more appealing than negative (don't) but negative advice is more practical/useful.
The known unknowns outstrip the known knowns.
In Proto-Indo-European civilizations each of the three classes (priests, warriors, commoners) had their own set of deities." (by sense
Family and faith are the invisible double helix of society - dependent upon one another for support and reproduction
God does not play dice." (opposing the Uncertainty Principle, defending his classical theory
Reality is a mere illusion. All be it a very persistent one.
For archaic man, reality is a function of the imitation of a celestial archetype.
The power of a thing lies in its origin.
Traditional societies express a "nostalgia for the origins", a yearning to return to the mythical age. To traditional man, life only has value in sac
The Palestinians bore no responsibility for the collapse of civilization in Europe but ended up being punished for it.
All (monotheist) religions are obsessed with my vagina.
Muslim women in the West are FREE to choose the Hijab, Egyptians are not.
Although is governments which have at their disposal the greatest potential for extermination, state crime in the conventional sense is now on the de
Devoid of a main supporter (SU) left-wing terrorists' global claims (world revolution) are reduced to local claims.
Islamism is an ideal means of mobilizing radical losers because of the way it amalgamates religious, political, and social motives.
Terrorism is a European (Russian) invention.
The effects of terrorism are much more devastating for Arab and Muslim than for Western societies.
The Radical Loser
Economic success and Islam are compatible.
Ancient Greek philosophy conveys the same messages as ancient Greek myths but gives rational explanations. Myths have multiple layers some of which a
Mythology is the cradle of philosophy
The story of Ulysses is a quest for the purpose of life, a metaphysical and spiritual salvation myth and not a modern moralizing thriller about the s
Zeus copulated in order to create heros who can take on the abysmal creatures that threaten the COSMIC order." (by sense
Religion is the product of the childhood of humankind.
Holocaust industry" (2000
In certain situations, a horrible end may be preferable to endless horror - whether real or imagined.
It used to be that a city was more private than a village. No longer.
We asked for workers, and human beings came instead.
When Uranos covered Gaia (her mother), TIME and MEANING (semantics < semen) began. (Fry's own etimology - not supported by linguistics)
History should be viewed as an evolutionary process.
Events still occur at the end of history.
Pessimism about humanity's future is warranted because of humanity's inability to control technology.
The end of history means liberal democracy is the final form of government for all nations.
uslims do not have a sense of humour and irony
Eppur / E pur si muove." (HU: És mégis mozog...
Gauchet (by sense)
Compare the number of Muslims who want to live in Western society with those who wish to live under ISIS...
C'est une resurgence de la visibilite du fait religieux, pas du fait religieux lui-meme.
Globalization = cultural westernization
It is not Islam itself but the collectivism in Islam that shocks Westerners most.
The war against terrorism must not turn into a war against Islam.
Comparison changes the value of things.
If we're not here in 10,000 years, it is because we underestimated the odds of our future pains and overestimated the value of our present pleasures.
Nietzsche is dead.
I am not provable.
No consistent system can prove its consistency.
Gorny (by sense)
Zionism is one of the few if not only utopias that have been realized with success
99% of jihadi terrorists are men. Letting in Muslim women is not itself a threat. Feminization of Western Muslims may even help in taming Western Mus
A big potential lies in separating the Quran and interpreters of Quran who are not infallible like the Pope.
Adam and Eve = Earth and Life
Alcohol comes from Arabic of all languages
Already before Islam sedentary peoples (Jews) were protected by nomads. Muhammad only continued this tradition. (Judaism, Islam)
Although dhimmitude is a minority status, Christians were in the majority under the Ottoman rule
An increasing number of Irani women are free in their spirits
Apostate Muslim (Saudi, Somali) women have to flee from their families abroad if they do not want to be killed (SA)
Beware of small, doubling numbers. They show more of the future than high numbers.
Catholicism and especially Christian Orthodoxy are much less universalists and far more nationalistic than Islam
Christian Russia fights Islamist Terrorism? Terrorism was invented by Russians/Serbs. They have been champions in mass killings ever since and the wo
Chunks of Big Data are already inside us, chunks of our selves are inside Big Data.
Conservative and even Liberal (non-Orthodox) Jews also have a high fertility rate." (Israel, Judaism
Crusaders applied Old Testament rules in their behaviour
Economic and societal progress (more democracy) undermines left-wing terrorism but does not undermine Islamic Terrorism.
Economic success and modernisation undermine leftism.
Even Khomeini did not dare to insult old age Persian Zoroastrianism
Even the creation story presupposes the existence of the following: God (can speak), Language (can change)
First proper noun in the Quran: Israel
For the most part of their evolutionary history, humans have been a migratory species, in fact the % of migrants / global population is decreasing.
Herzl Judenfrage-rol beszel, azzal oldana meg az antiszemitizmust, hogy elmegy mashova lakni.
How to become a nuclear scientist: HU Jewish background + HU Christian schooling + Technical University in Nazi Jermany + Emigration to US
Humans show a far greater diversity of personality traits than mammals. This is due to the planetary distribution of human race + the diversity of st
If autocratic Islamists (Morsi, Erdogan) want to gleichschalt society they will face a secular coup
If autocratic secularists (Nasser, Assad) want to gleichschalt society, they will face an Islamist coup
If you want to stop the rising share of Arabs in Israeli society, create a Palestinian state for Gaza and Cis-Jordanians Palestinians
In the internet/media age wars are primarily fought not for territory and resources but for people's minds.
In the Lauder school of Budapest depictions of Khamsa are common.
Incentives are for rational people (Econs), nudges are for irrational people (Humans)
Internet penetration is faster than people's cognitive development to grasp the phenomena around them.
Irani supreme leaders all have a highly intellectual look.
ISIS killed much less civilians than Assad but propagated their killings whereas Assad tried to hide them. Both were very effective in their strategy
Islam progresses faster than Christianity: C had nothing against slavery for 1832 years
Islam was often more tolerant with Judaism and Christianity than these two with each other
Islamic monarchies work, Islamic republics suck.
Jews are the world's biggest disfunctional FAMILY" (Children of Jacob/Israel)(Judaism
Jihad could be understood as the struggle to understand other faiths and ourselves.
Jihad is a lifestyle not complicated by women.
Jihadist fighters often display a merry companionship and brotherhood.
Judeo-Christian God - Why not Judeo-Christo-Musulman God?" As if Christianity considered itself the ultimate state.
Khomeini did a good thing: he made the schooling of girls compulsory. I wonder, why?
Left-wing terrorism can be healed by more democracy, Islamic terrorism cannot.
Liberalism in Hungary is more and more linked to Jews. Is it also a demographic phenomenon?
Many young (and old) Muslim women play on their smartphones tucked under their veils while wearing the hijab
Material well-being has improved and population grew faster than education. We have a lot more people than before who do not understand the world, bu
Mein Kampf = My Jihad. Hitler was the biggest German Jihadist.
Nomadic lifestyle produces warriors
Orthodox Jews hate Christians more than Muslims
Our hardwired networks that help us see the present and assume the future were formed in the past. If we want to see the present differently and shap
Saudis do not have family names, but they list all ancestors
Sedentary lifestyle produces peasants.
Some of today's monks and spiritual masters spend more - but not less precious - time in planes and airports than in monasteries. Airports and planes
Sunni Islam has an universalist claim whereas Shia branches follow largely national and dynastic patterns
System 1 feeds System 2 with assumptions, System 2 feeds System 1 with learned associations
Szabolcsi rejected the bourgeois Jewish musical tradition, he applied Kodály's methods to dig out the Jewish folkloristic and religious musical tradi
Szilveszteri papirtrombita, ujevi fogadalmak mind rosh hashanabol johetnek
Teheran is the world capital of prostitution
The belief in the functioning of natural laws is also based on induction.
The biggest mass migration in history is happening within China today.
The BXL terrorist cell is dominated by Moroccans, the Paris cell by Algerians
The Ibadi school emerged as a resistance to Sunni expansionism and as an effort to stay out of the Sunni-Shia division.
The MOST important cause of unhappiness in a globalized world is relative deprivation
The mujahedin were our beloved friends during the Afghan-Soviet war
The power of Islam lays partly in its rationality and orderliness, partly in its universalism.
The same Saudi businessmen sometimes wear jeans, suits and their traditional costumes.
The share of the US and Japanese economies in the global GDP has shrunk much faster than the EU's bw 2001 and 2018.
The Taliban (since in opposition) does not prohibit the schooling of girls (Afghanistan)
The taming of the Judeo-Christian God has been (?) largely successful in Judaism and Christianity, Muslims should follow sui, but they are min 700 ye
The UAE are an extremely corrupt state, the centre of sex tourism
The UAE is the main supporter of Palestinians in the region
There are 2 x more slaves in the world today than in the year of the abolition of slave trade in the UK in 1807
There are almost 10 x more Muslims in the world today than the world population under Jesus.
Turkey is still a much freer place for women than Saudi Arabia (SA, Turkey)
Victims of globalism put the blame on liberalism but the true cause of their griefs is the emergence of post-industrial society
We know a lot more than before. We know a lot less than necessary.
Women on the bus in St Josse have a preference for brown colour
he Prophet: "The best of my community are my generation, the ones who follow them and the ones who follow them.
The emotional tail wags the rational dog.
Our aim is the liberation of the whole of Palestine from the river to the sea
Our fight is not against Jews but the Zionist Project
The struggle is not religion-based. But Islam is a reference framework for it
Our aim is the liberation of the whole of Palestine from the river to the sea.
As opposed to Christ, Mohamed was ... also a warlord and politician.
1 chimpanzee has a better chance of survival than 1 human, but 100 000 humans have a better chance of Survival than 100 000 Chimpanzees.
1938 - three, 1968 - two global stories, 1998 - one, 2018 - zero
Animals: objective reality, humans: dual reality.
At least in chess, creativity is already the trademark of computers rather than humans.
Civilisations are retrospective constructs, human groups define themselves best by the changes they have initiated (not by ethnie, race or statehood).
Consequences of the postulate "free will": Follow your heart. The customer is always right. Voters' choices are neither deterministic nor random.
Emotions are biochemical algorithms.
Humanity's most abundant resource is credit
Humankind's main enemies (famine, epidemics, wars) are defeated: more people die of obesity than famine, more die of old age than epidemics and more
Humans control the world because they can cooperate 1. FLEXIBLY AND 2. IN LARGE NUMBERS .
Humans control the world by the fictitious entitites they have created over the centuries: religion, corporations, money, etc.
It is much harder to struggle against irrelevance than against exploitation.
Liberalism reconciled proletariat w bourgeoisie, the faithful w atheists, natives w immigrants, Asians w Europeans, but it fails to solve the problem of ecology.
Man's struggle is not against the Machine but against a vast network of connected, customizable and updateable machines.
New jobs will mushroom and disappear with increasing speed > no unionization will be possible.
Reality check: whatever can suffer is real.
There are no gods, no nations, no money, no companies and no human rights, except in our collective imagination.
As far as we can tell from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes.
Each year the US population spends more money on diets than the amount needed to feed all the hungry people in the rest of the world.
This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies.
We do not become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations.
Islam and modernity cannot be reconciled.
Le predicateur excommunie, le tyran condamne, l'intellectuel theorise et le militant agit et tue.
Making politics look like religion gives power double protection.
Terrorism is an intellectual attitude.
The Shia-Sunni conflict is deeper than the conflict bw Islam and the West.
True monotheists cannot be tolerant towards unbelievers.
All human practices evolutionarfy adaptive?
Evolution does not explain everything: superstition, stupidity
Just as their is no Christian/Muslim physics, their is no Christian/Muslim morality.
Memory is our belief about the past.
Morality is like chess. General rules apply, exceptions sometime are necessary/reasonable.
Our values affect our well-being.
Rationality unites, irrationality divides.
Subjective phenomena can be studied objectively.
The world of measurement and the world of meaning must eventually be reconciled.
We do not choose our beliefs freely.
Evil necessarily belongs to existence and can cease only with existence itself.
Einstein is right with his classical equation, but it is only true as a summation of infinitely many random events once they have equaled themselves
If mass of matter exceeds critical amount gravitation will lead to the Big Crunch. Otherwise expansion continues until all stars burn out and U will
One star in five has an Earth-like planet orbiting at a distance compatible with life as we know it.
There may be other universes, but unfortunately we will never be able to explore them.
Three-dimensional space is necessary for beings to exist and matter to form orbirs.
das Nichts > das Sein
Government should never initiate force but be strictly limited to its legitimate duties in defense of self-ownership and individual rights.
Islam is the blueprint of a social order
Islam is the most decentralized but yet the most rigid religion in the world
Rejection of the Caliphate as non-Quranic (it is Hadithic)
There is not one bomb in the Syrian conflict without Kuwaiti assistance
What happens if non-Muslims insult the Prophet or burn the Quran / Muslims insult Jesus or burn the Bible
It is sweet and honorable to die for one's fatherland.
Horvilleur (by sense)
Do not let politics misuse your religious identity
House of Cards
In life everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.
Humans have an unlimited ability to ignore their ignorance.
I am simply a fairly typical product of a movable sensibility, living and working in a world that is itself increasingly small and increasingly mongr
You are only as strong as your readiness to surrender.
For more and more of us, home has really less to do with a piece of soil, than you could say, with a piece of soul.
if you're looking at Russian-speaking jihadists, you're looking at mostly Uzbeks.
anish deradicalization programmes are more effective because they are multidimensional, mostly psychological and practica
K deradicalization programmes are disfunctional because they are monodimensional: mostly faith-base
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Love your neighbour as yourself.
Sons of light and sons of darkness
Global warming is taking place 50 times faster today than ever before during the initial phase of interglacial periods.
lthough there is only one God, he allows "bad" things to happen that serve us good (Judaism
Better a strong Israel hated by the world than an auschwitz loved by it.
Danger is objective, risk is subjective.
To use a human as a tool is immoral." (by sense
A free will and a will under moral laws are one and the same.
Sapere aude!" (Dare to know / even if thinking and drawing conclusions may entail errors
Space and time belong to the subjective constitution of the mind. They are a priori intuitions.
The noumenal world may exist, but it is completely unknowable through human sensation.
Understanding and reason can only legitimately be applied to things as they appear phenomenally to us in experience.
Putin is a strong leader in the same way arsenic is a strong drink
Beauty is Truth, Truth is Beauty
GDP measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile.
Terrorism of the 3rd Generation
Radicalization = Ideological Depluralization
A vallástalan, héberül nem tudó, nem Izraelben élő zsidó olyan mint az erőleves: benne van a lényeg, a sűrítmény
Fallen angels teach women the love of jewellery and men the love of arms.
Lucifer is not mentioned in the Old Testament but referred to.
Islam has nothing in common with the West. Whatever is Western is anti-Islamic.
This is the best of all possible worlds." (shared by Hartmann
We have created more human/made information in the last five years than in all of human history before them.
One of the biggest achievements of Israel is its democracy. Many Olim/Odot have never seen such a thing before they landed in Israel."
The Enlightenment has reversed the logic: we hate the Jews no longer because they killed Jesus, we hate them because they invented Jesus."
Yearning for spiritual joy proves there is a God just like thirst proves that there is water.
National liberalism is a combination of moderate social conservatism and moderate economic liberalism
85 % of the time our brains are on autopilot.
Humans = Creatures of habit
Democracy and wealth correlate.
Growing number of attractors > Increasing Complexity
Humans are frogs who can imagine to become princes.
Increasing connectivity makes the interpretation of events increasingly context-dependent.
Information is a mix of photons, energy waves, surface types and chemicals. It has no inherent meaning.
Learning, Development and Evolution are 3 time different frames of the same neural phenomenon/process
Seeing is 10% eyes + 90 % brain.
The importance of the question WHY
The richness of the sum of collective and individual experience is proportional to the possibility space of individual decisions.
Immigration boosts GDP, it's a trillion dollar bill on the sidewalk.
Nigeria is 6x richer than Niger, there are no border controls but Niger is not depopulated.
arabola about the spilt ink > poem and Creation (Blech p. 5-6
iety is the base but to save your soul you need more: long for understanding, wisdom and virtue. No place for egalitarianism. (Balázs - by sense
The dichotomy is NOT faith OR knowledge but faith BEYOND knowledge.
Le 21e siecle sera spirituel ou ne sera pas.
During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin. People learn to hate. They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturall
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
If you talk to a man in a language that he understands, that goes to his head, but if you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
The Al-Qaeda Capital of Yemen" (Yemen
Authoritarianism largely survived (the Arab Spring) and counter-revolutionary tactics, such as the use of sectarian differences, have helped to keep
Good frames are formulated as questions / Asking the right question, a beautiful question, questioning the question
Erinnerungen sind nicht unzuverlassiger als alles andere was wir uns ausmalen.
Letzlich ist der Tod auch nur der Beginn von Folgeerscheinungen.
Wenn etwas zerfallt, muss es Zusammenhange gegeben haben.
Zusammenhange müssen nicht wirklich bestehen, aber ohne sie würde alles zerfallen.
Cognitive schemes help problem-solving by sending somatic markers, the reason's task is only to check these feelings.
Creativity goes hand in hand with Intelligence up to a certain IQ, than they diverge.
riticism of Goleman: "EQ is not beyond but within general intelligence (IQ)
Les sorcieres apparaissent dans les deserts de sens.
Nothing is immoral as long as it does not hurt anybody." (by sense
Human behavior is an endless stream of conscious and unconscious perceptions, emotions, thoughts and acts." (by sense
Until 1980 the unconscious was taboo..." (by sense
Morris (by sense)
The expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 was cruel but necessary. It's alternative was genocide
Memory is constructed.
The Quran is our constitution.
e at Quilliam oppose banning non-violent extremists ... yet we see no reason why tax payers should subsidise them. It is in this context that we wish t
Az embernek csak a teste születik meg világra éretten; a lelkének még sokáig szüksége van egy magzatburokra, amely mögött ellenmondó elemeiből magát
From an evolutiinary perpective xenophobia was useful in avoiding potentially dangerous pathogens and social disruption.
Space and time are real existences.
God is dead and we have killed him. Culture, philosophy and art should replace religion.
Live up to your desires, own up to your envy! Live dangerously!
There have been two great narcotics in European civilization: Christianity and alcohol.
Eastern emoticons emphasize the eyes, Western emoticons emphasize the mouth.
1860-1914 in particular a period of unprecedented creation of network
19th century - 1st century of Globalisation.
GlobalisationS are complex, contradictory processes. The 19th c. has few lessons for us: change is much faster.
We are all Judas.
Pappe (by sense)
Mizrachi scholars, esp sociologists find the idea of Zionism European, westernised and colonial and themselves austriacised by Ashkenazi scholars in
Is Zionism an idea, an ideal or an ideology?
Mossad is a crime organization with a license, which makes working for it the 'fun part.
The heart has reasons that the reason does not know.
There is no happiness without liberty. There is no liberty without courage.
A tabutörés eufóriája
Miután megszokta az ember, hogy az igazság kimondása egyben tabutörés is, a tabuk fogyatkozásával az ember nekiindult még töretlen tabukat találni, a
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
If return on capital > economic growth then result is concentration of wealth which undermines social justice and democracy.
Laughter is an expression of superiority." (by sense
The idea of beauty exists objectively and is shared by objects and beings.
Experience = integrating our subsidiary awareness into a focal awareness.
Democracy is not there to take us to heaven, but to keep us from hell.
Piecemeal social engineering
Power is always dangerous, should always be controlled by the rule of law, rights for minorities and strong civil institutions.
Only sensation is real. Everything else is speculation." (by sense
There is no absolute truth." (Plato: "How about your statement?"
Hijab is Quranic but it is against Islam to compel a woman to wear a headscarf. It's a violation of human rights to force a woman to remove her heads
Humankind is God's vicigerent > spiritual ecology
Humility is the source of ethics.
Nature is a book abounding in signs (ayat) of ... the divine.
Terrorism is never justifiable, even though it can be understandable (in the sense of having a legitimate cause of resistance behind it).
The Dar al-Harb - Dar al-Islam dichotomy is simplistic and non-Quranic..
There is no Islamic theology.
Two major kinds of revelation: al-Kitab al-mastur (written book) vs Al-Kitab almanshur (spread out book = nature
Various Islams? > One Islam!
We are living through a veritable silent revolution in Muslim communities in the West: more and more young people and intellectuals are actively look
Rehilil (by sense)
Moroccon Jews are an integral part of Moroccan culture
A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems
There was a time when if sy in Europe called sy a Jew, he was considered to be an anti-semite. Today, when sy doubts that all Jews are of the same e
Many young Saudis are only formally religious, they are not practicing Muslims.
Oil for Protection
e djihadisme est une révolte générationnelle et nihiliste (Le Monde, FR
... when she hugged him the great cascades of her flesh seemed to surround him completely...
Combattre le mal par le meurtre s'est comme briser une vitre au lieu de la laver.
Knowledge makes free.
Violence = regression. Prohibition of killing = universal maxime.
We live in a world in which four fifths of its population live in frustration while the other fifth lives in fear.
Our uniqueness is a thing we accumulate. That is why the loss of a person is something very bad.
In Algeria the bodies are owned by Bouteflika, the minds are owned by Islamists.
Scholem (by sense)
Contradicting interpretations of revelations are equally welcome parts of the Jewish tradition" (Judaism
Scholem (by sense)
Die Romantik hat versucht, die judische Tradition als pures geisteswissenschaftliches Phenomen zu begreifen, sie zu entjuden" (Judaism
Scholem (by sense)
For Kabbalists the Torah isn't primarily communication, it is a dynamic revelation in its every detail (grammaton) which is prior to the one through
Scholem (by sense)
Judaistik ist eine Erfindung der deutschen Romantik" (Judaism
Scholem (by sense)
Revelation: score, Believer: interpreter/musician, Tradition: music.
Humans are animals, except, because of their greater self-awareness, far more unhappy than animals.
The irrationality of partner choice balances out evolutionary imbalances.
The will-to-life is stronger than moral sense, reason or logic.
This world can't be the work of an all-loving Being, but rather that of a devil, who had brought creatures into existence in order to delight in thei
The secret of happiness is low expectations.
Past and future are equally torturers: Remembering past pains reminds of the fear, seeing in the future anticipates it.
ymbol of the nude male sex? Why does the serpent only appeal to Eve? (Balmary
Even the bodily self is a controlled illusion.
Perception is bottom-up (sensory) and top-down (predictive) processes oscillating in time.
Reality is the agreement among people about their hallucinations
Seeing is checking sensory data against visual predictions, a top-down process.
Pan-Arabism and Marxist Dictatorships are done with. Remains to do away with Pan-Islamism.
Takfirism transforms your political opponents into enemies of God.
The movement toward reform...can take place effectively only from within."
Theocracy is non-Coranic, the Prophet created a civilian state where diversity was respected.
Violence in Islam is not based in the Quran, it comes from Islamic jurisprudence.
Israel is in the paradoxical situation of not having a death penalty but allowing itself to target Arab terrorists outside its borders with almost co
Islam is incompatible with capitalism and liberal democracy.
One might as well try to sweep the ocean back with a broom.
Everybody is vulnerable to the next, maybe not so nice, president who will use the data to maintain political stability
In the age of terrorism and in anticipation of the next terrorist attack, politicians cannot justify stopping mass surveillance.
When you collect everything, you will know nothing.
Globalization has brought about some economic convergence between poor and rich countries but it also increased inequality within both poor and rich communities.
There are only two types of state in Europe: small states, and small states that have not yet realised that they are small.
The soul is not immortal.
Rész szerint van bennünk az ismeret" (NT
Teens are affected more by experience than are people who are younger or older.
The outward is sober, the inner is drunk on divine love.
Systems learn by removing parts.
A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see.
Remember that you are a Black Swan.
Israel was a solution to a European problem and the Palestinians are under no obligation to be the scapegoats for Europe's failure to recognise the J
You go back to Germany. That's justice. You turn Germany into your state, not Palestine. Why should Palestine be a Jewish state? Why?
Egyptian nationalism is more deep-rooted than the Arab nationalisms of post-colonial Arab states.
The Arab Spring was primarily about karamah/dignity and eish/decent living.
The collapse of the SU left many Arab states unprotected from US-Israeli dominance.
There is a plethora of Arab identities.
ain driving force of human trafficking: cheap labou
Trafficking happens when need meets greed.
Israel is a Jewish Democracy. Yes. It is democratic towards Jews, and Jewish towards Arabs. In reality it's an ethnocracy.
Muslim immigrants should refrain from engaging in religious missionary activities.
Quand les missionnaires sont venus en Afrique, ils avaient la Bible et nous avions la terre. Ils ont dit ' Prions '. Nous avons fermé les yeux. Quand
We are made for goodness.
We are the rainbow people and we make a difference.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
If your only tool is a hammer, all your problems will be nails
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
War must and can be avoided in the future.
erusalem = "Corpus Separatum
Acting calm and kind makes us feel calm and kind.
Childhood is R&D unit, adulthood is the production/marketing department
Facts are negative. Facts are pessimistic. Facts are unpatriotic.
Feminism: "Why did God create man first? He wanted a draft before he starts with the masterpiece
Figures don't lie, but liars figure" (US, 1880-ies
If the service is free, you are the product.
The only people who could have an impact on Mecca Muslims are dissident Muslims.
The rich gets richer
Unlike Apple and Microsoft, Facebook and Google have users rather than customers.
Wisdom springs from reflection, folly from reaction.
Islam progresses faster than Christianity: Christianity had nothing against slavery for 1832 years.
Le djihadisme est une révolte générationnelle et nihiliste
Low-cost grassroots, horizontal terrorism
Half my advertising budget is wasted. Trouble is, I don't know which half.
Mashiyah... could denote anyone with a special mission from God.
The Maccabean Insurrection had Messianic overtones
Nobody, except the Jewish communities seem to react to the rise of anti-Semitism. Where are all the others?
By the late 1980-ies the average American child was more anxious than child psychiatric patients in the 1950-ies." (by sense
In Britain... depression... was found to be twice as common... in people born in 1970 than in people born in 1958." (abridged
In modern societies, both self-esteem and anxiety show a growing trend, which is only seemingly contradictory.
The most powerful sources of stress affecting health fall into three intensely social categories: low social status, lack of friends, and stress in e
To be human means being highly sensitive about being regarded as inferior.
Well-being is no longer directly proportional with economic growth/material well-being." (by sense
Well-being of individuals is impossible without social well-being. Psychology should broaden its scope from the individual to the society." (by sense
Language is a public tool for understanding private life.
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen.
Islamic jurisdiction incorporates pre-Islamic Arab customs and fiscal methods employed by Byzantine and Persian regimes" (p 27
The Ottoman practice of devshirme was limited to Christian boys, it did not affect Jewish children" (p 23
The People of the Book would have totally disappeared were in not for the koranic recognition of the legality of the tolerated religions - a legality
Sors bona, nihil aliud.
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