Easy to Pontificate at a Laptop, Less Easy to Be Fair and Honest…

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong First thing that came up in my Facebook feed this morning: PEOPLE OF COLOUR SHOULD NOT BE GRATEFUL FOR COLONIALISM Wow... Just, wow.... Not saying there isn't a grain of truth in this, but so much anti-British, anti-European, propaganda and from a British/EU citizen no less! Not denying the British Empire committed…Read more Easy to Pontificate at a Laptop, Less Easy to Be Fair and Honest…

President Nixon speaking with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969.

Human Family; Past, Present and Future

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong (Speech originally delivered at the New Humanity Movement event, 13 April 2014). A cosmic explosion of incredible proportions gave birth to this Universe... Hundreds of billions of years later, a star was formed in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, bringing Light to a Solar System just being born... A small…Read more Human Family; Past, Present and Future

Could Bread be the Forbidden Fruit?

QUESTION: If Adam and Hawwa (Eve), peace be upon them, ate wheat, could bread be the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge?

What was the “Forbidden Fruit” in the Garden of Eden?

A popular misconception is that the "forbidden fruit" was an apple, neither the Qur'an or the Bible substantiate this claim. As for what the fruit was, no one really knows but some popular candidates proposed by scholars are the pomegranate, fig, grape, citron, and even wheat. Ironically the latter, which isn't even a fruit, may well…Read more What was the “Forbidden Fruit” in the Garden of Eden?

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos – The Backbone of the Night

Still awesome and awe inspiring, the renowned Carl Sagan discussing our Human Family's ongoing journey out of the darkness of ignorance, into the Light of knowledge.

Charles Darwin – Light Will Be Thrown On The Origin Of Man

"The whole history of the world, as at present known, although of a length quite incomprehensible by us, will hereafter be recognised as a mere fragment of time, compared with the ages which have elapsed since the first creature, the progenitor of innumerable extinct and living descendants, was created. In the distant future I see…Read more Charles Darwin – Light Will Be Thrown On The Origin Of Man

Treaty of Tripoli 1796

An interesting chapter in the history of US-Muslim relations the, "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary." Article 11 of this treaty is particularly fascinating given the present islamophobic propaganda spewing forth from Southern Baptist extremists in the United States: "As the…Read more Treaty of Tripoli 1796