CHARACTER is an award-winning short film produced by Hello Films. Winner of Best Editing at the Short to the Point Festival. Voted Outstanding Drama at the Ohio Short Sweet Festival. Semi Finalists at the Paris & Berlin International Film Festival.
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A brilliant debate. A must watch video.
Public Debate: Is Humanity Better Off Without Religion? Dr Robert Stovold vs Abdullah al Andalusi – http://wp.me/p3k8xr-3dq
You are free to take a range of stances. If I disagree with you (or you with me) it doesn’t necessarily mean that I am against you (or you against me).
Why is this video important?
- The speaker is a Jewish son of an Izraeli general.
- The speaker was born and raised in Izrael
- The speaker’s own 13-year old niece was killed by suicide bombers (watch from 28:20)
- This is a Jewish perspective (albeit not a Zcionist version) on the history of modern Izrael
- This is not a religious Jewish perspective, but a secular Jewish perspective
Put ego’s aside for a more earnest search towards a viable starting point…
This 30 minute autobiographical account charts how Tim Humble went from rebellious schoolchild of modernity to a seeker of (eternal) knowledge. He ends up studying at the Islamic University of Medina.
At 19:01: he talks about if God revealed a book – it would probably look and sound like the Qur’an.
‘Ala Bi Dhikrika’ (‘Your Remembrance’) by Sami Yusuf is poetic in nature. I have deliberately opted for this piece of his to share (instead of others of his that sound like songs and look more like music videos) as this one reads and sounds more like (spoken word? Dramatic?) poetry – albeit in Arabic with an English translation. I am aware of the disapproval of music in Islamic discourse (See ‘On Music’ – a pending post). Continue reading