Fountain Archive

2000

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4169

An Ideal Society

Groups formed by disorganized and sinful (disobedient) individuals are merely crowds with no esthetic values, people far from the thought of doing good. On the other hand, ideal or complete people car... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Alphonse Dougan
4298

Science and Religion:Between Friction and Harmony

Can science and religion coexist? Can an inquisitive mind adopt any religion? Are faith and scientific inquiry incompatible? Is religion a set of dogmas and hence closed to scientific investigation? I... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Suleyman Uludag
6093

The Impact of Electronic Media

Plato (d. c.348 BC) described a cave in which people live like prisoners, stuck with the physical objects surrounding them: what they saw, heard, and experienced”what we call the visible world. Since ... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Ekrem Dumanli
2921

Looking at Ourselves in the Cave

Plato (d. c.348 BC) described a cave in which people live like prisoners, stuck with the physical objects surrounding them: what they saw, heard, and experienced”what we call the visible world. Since ... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Ilhan Kaya
45152

Modernity at Large:Cultural Dimensions of Globalization

Arjun AppaduraiAbstract: Appadurai's work offers a very critical and deep analysis of modernity and globalization. He believes that no single theory can describe modernity's complexity, for he believe... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Josep Clay
3807

An Islamic Perspective on Several Christian Concepts

One factor that has influenced the course of history is how Muslims and Christians perceive each other's religions. Most Muslims and Christians hold distorted beliefs of the other's beliefs, as litera... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Antony P. O'Connell
4696

Childen's Safety on The Internet

The Internet is often termed the information highway because it connects countless computers and users all over the world. We use it for so many things: to research various subjects, to communicate wi... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3750

Human Perfection

Human beings resemble tender children. Our strength originates in our weakness, and our power in our impotence. All creation has been subjugated to us because of our lack of strength and power. If, th... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Angela Caras
4165

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta left Tangier in the Maghrib (contemporary Morocco) in 1325, about 25 years after Marco Polo returned from his journey. Ibn Battuta has been called the Marco Polo of the Orient, a title tha... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Laura Williams
21466

Breen's Code:Interfaith Cooperation For Morals in Movies

When two students walked into Colombine High School in Littleton, CO, and killed 12 fellow students, a century-old debate was revived: Is there a connection between violence in motion pictures and rea... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Hikmet Isik
11597

Why should I believe in the Resurrection and the Afterlife?

The Resurrection and the AfterlifeQ: Why should I believe in the Resurrection and the Afterlife? A:After belief in God, this is the main way to secure a peaceful social order. If I don't believe in pe... read more..

Issue 33 (January - March 2001)
Jay Willoughby
26210

Editorial (Issue 33)

Our Interrelated WorldCivilizations are built on knowledge and a worldview of how it fits together. At some point, a civilization must decide what type of knowledge is going to form its foundation and... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
M. Fethullah Gulen
30060

The Necessity Of Interfaith Dialogue

People are talking about peace, contentment, ecology, justice, tolerance, and dialogue. Unfortunately, the prevailing materialist worldview disturbs the balance between humanity and nature and within ... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Ali Kaya
3405

A Falling Rock

Any observant person recognizes that there is a magnificent, astonishing, and unbelievable order in the universe and what happens within it. Moreover, scientists cannot help but notice that things are... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Yasemin Acikel
6074

Spirituality and Religion in the Workplace

What is the meaning of work in my life? Does my work contribute something meaningful to society? Is it reasonable to expect to have a job in which I really love what I am doing? Am I willing to sacrif... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Suat Yildirim
4224

Islam's Tolerance Toward Christians

The Qur’an calls Christians and Jews “the People of the Book,” meaning those who have a Divinely revealed holy hook that they follow. Toward the end of the Makkan era of the Prophet’s life, the Qur’an... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Saken Sherkhanov
7635

Computer And Video Games And Violence

Our world continues to advance rapidly, especially when it concerns technology. As computerization has many aspects, and since everyday routines revolve around computers, we must study its effects on ... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Dr. B. Gunay
3331

Journeying Intelligently

Nearly a century after Henry Ford’s Model T allowed almost everyone to drive, the motor vehicle industry is entering a new stage. Mobile computers (so-called “cars”) today can act as navigators, safeg... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Yusuf Toprak
3088

Trends In Energy Markets In The Near Future

As we enter the new millennium, economic growth and technological progress seem to be promising in most developing countries. However, whether their existing energy systems will support a fast-growing... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
3415

Human Perfection

Are we meant to be more than just intelligent animals?With respect to action and bodily endeavors, we are no more than weak animals or helpless creatures. The realm at our disposal is so limited that ... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Nihal B. Karaca
4644

Wrong Timing Wounded Conscious

It was always the 1968 generation. It was considered an insult not to recall them when mention was made of that year. Critical, revolutionary, taboo destroyer, pacifist, an individualistic protester w... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Yasin Kesen
4673

Virtual Park

www.sciencedaily.comThe tradition of our scientific and technological explosion continues in the new millennium as an inheritance from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The need to publicize sci... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Hikmet Isik
5191

Why do we need to worship God?

QuestionWhat is the point of worship, and why does it have to be done in a certain way?AnswerConsider our position in this universe. We are neither omnipotent nor self-sufficient, and so have needs, m... read more..

Issue 31 (July - September 2000)
Abdulaziz Sachedina
5785

Travel to Your Heart

Modern men and women are in search of meaningful existence as they encounter materialist culture, which consumes their inner peace and sense of wholeness and integrity. Human life is full of challenge... read more..

Issue 32 (October - December 2000)
Jay Willoughby
5010

Editorial (Issue 32)

Advantage or Disadvantage?In this issue, we address the effect of rapid technological development on our society. One of the most recent and unexpected examples is the phenomenal spread of the Interne... read more..

Issue 30 (April - June 2000)
M. Fethullah Gulen
6537

Forgiveness

Men and women are creatures with faults as well as exceptional qualities. No other living creature carries such inborn opposites. Only humanity has the qualities that allow its individuals to fly in t... read more..

Issue 30 (April - June 2000)
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
23878

Humanity's Progress to Happiness and Decline to Misery

[Humanity has been created on the most excellent pattern and given the most comprehensive abilities. As a result, all of us have been cast into an arena of trial and examination in which we may rise ... read more..

Issue 30 (April - June 2000)
Begum Yilmaz
24803

The Future of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The future of biology, a very popular topic among biologists, is closely related to the future of molecular biology and genetics. Recent technological developments have engendered rapid development in... read more..

Issue 30 (April - June 2000)
Alphonse Dougan
24595

Healing and Faith

The relationship between faith and healing has always been a point of curiousity and controversy. Most of us have heard stories of people recovering from serious diseases due to their faith. Exploring... read more..

Issue 30 (April - June 2000)
Halil I. Tas
2859

Digital Geography

"Knowing where things are and why is essential to rational decision making." Jack DangermondGeography matters in almost everything we do, where we live, where we work, and the decisions we make about read more..

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