I like sites that offer links to a lot of other sites connected to a common theme or movement. Mindfully
has a couple dozen links that connect to various environmental and social issues (and articles) that range from global warming, water resources, sustainability, to globalization. | The Revealer
has an article (with links) to a movement known as "New Atheism" and its "own set of absurdities." The main article it cites is in Wired Magazine
, and it does contain offensive stuff for believers of God. What turned my head toward it is our blind spot to atheism as a growing phenomenon, and the intelligence of Thomas Cleary in using the words "atheism" and "atheist" in translating the word kufr
in his translation The Qur'an: a New Translation
published by Starlatch. He also uses "scoffers" for kâfirîn
, which is a very good choice too, since "scoffer" or "scoffing" implies an active
rejection (something that kufr
strongly suggests) and not simply an inherited or passively approved of religious disposition.
Someday soon, I would like to commence a series of reviews of the major translations of the Quran, old and new, including Muhammad Asad's hyper-rationalist, hyper-interpolated translation, as well as some of the bland oatmeal attempts of late.