2011-09-29

Atheism, Agnosticism and Free-Thinking In Lebanon (Video - Arabic)

I have come across a very interesting report (and first of its kind) from Al-Jadeed channel tackling the issue of non-believing from the point of views of the general public, the non-believers themselves and the law.

In a deeply religious community, where talking about such topics could be threatening - as the report ended with a "Don't kill us!" (literally meant most probably) request to the society from the atheist guy - it's nevertheless interesting to see a report of the such.

Actually, in my personal opinion, embracing these topics (Non-Religionism, Morality, Secularism, etc...) could be one good opening to a solution to the Lebanon state formula and an introduction to the secular state.

Below is the video of the report (in Arabic language).



2011-09-20

Making a Mass

(Original shared at http://yfrog.com/nz4kgg)

The Higgs boson (aka the God particle) walks into a church. The priest says:
- "We don't allow your kind in here."
To which the Higgs boson replied:
- "But without me can you have mass?"

The priest then added:
- "Well, according to CERN's tests, there's 95% doubt that you even exist!"
So the Higgs boson immediately replied:
- "Well, this wouldn't be your first conversation today with a possibly nonexistent entity, would it?"


The God Particle

2011-09-07

When We Won at War

Lebanese Flag Raised in Nahr El-Bared Camp
"Genius minds conceive. Great minds command. Heroes prevail. Cowards, they take all the advantage." - General Francois Hajj

September 7, 2007 - and after 80 day of fighting, 168 casualties and 500 wounded among our troops - victory over terrorism was declared in the refugee camp of Nahr El-Bared in northern Lebanon.

All we needed was less than four years to remove from our collective memory one of the greatest achievement in recent history that our armed forces had managed to add to their history of honor, sacrifice and loyalty. The Nahr El-Bared Victory.

The wasted souls don't deserve our negligence to the cause they died for. Instead, we've been distracted by silly fights over power and unreachable justice.

Whatever happened to justice to the lost troops? Whatever happened to punishing the criminals? Whatever happened to investigations into facilitating grounds to terrorism in the country?

This memory should be celebrated every year, the same way it was celebrated the first time, when people went to the streets to cheer for the returning troops to salute them for their victory, which actually united almost all the different sectarian and political groups in Lebanon.

Heroism should be part of our collective memory for the longest term possible. Don't let the agents of foreign policies, whom we call politicians, drift our minds into agendas that don't serve the unity of the country, which is one of the most reasons behind the severe insistence of our army troops and officers to finish that war in Victory and cost them the dearest thing they have, Life.

Joseph