Fountain Archive

October 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..

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