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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bravery of priests in Central African Republic restores your faith in religion

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bravery that restores faith in religion A stand-off in the middle of Africa should now test the conscience of the world. We all know some of the worst killings ... Republic, that explains the enduring value of religion and its transcendent meaning. For weeks, hundreds of Muslims have been hiding in Father Nary's church while the Christian militia called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435283/bravery-priests-central-african-republic-restores-your-faith
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Democracy is a real religion

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Democracy is a real religion, my friend I had not met a childhood friend for years, until this week. Ostensibly it's because he has a growing business on the mainland while I spend most of my time in Hong Kong. The real reason is that we simply drifted apart as we grew older and had our own families and children. A bunch of us have been friends since we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1332570/democracy-real-religion
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The comfort of religion without God

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE The comfort of religion without God Stanford University has a new chaplain for atheists and agnostics. This comes after Harvard University and the US military introduced- how shall I put it- non-religious religious services for non-believers who may still seek the comfort and benefits of real religion. This is emerging as a new trend in the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1132471/comfort-religion-without-god
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Spinning yarns and creating fictions

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:57am by Alex Lo

    ... companies, religions, hunting and military units and states. "We can suspend disbelief about Harry Potter," he said in a Financial Times interview. "And we do the same thing with God, ... the biologist turned atheistic polemist, makes a similar point in The God Delusion about religions. Hegel calls such "fictions" objective mind. But Harari spins a powerful meta-tale about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590402/spinning-yarns-and-creating-fictions
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Expanded Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will boost regional security

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... involving religion and internet terrorism". With Nato and the US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year, there is every need for closer co-operation. Militants from Islamic State, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595600/expanded-shanghai-co-operation-organisation-will-boost
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... far met encourages us to think big. You might be a business journalist, but you can also learn something about science or religion. If you are a lawyer, you can try to understand liberal arts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A fine line for religious leaders It is said that there are two topics that should never be raised in polite company, religion and politics. Religion, tradition has it, ... Occupy Central been confined to top leaders of the various religious groups; a core member of the movement is Baptist minister Reverend Chu Yiu-ming. Some people believe religion has no place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... in this crazy world of ours where cultures, religions and political systems are crammed ever closer together. What must also be accepted is that China's rise deserves to be treated by the West ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1587756/beijings-stance-2017-election-offers-hong-kong-fair-compromise
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid all the 'us or them' talk, no prizes for guessing the outcome of our political reform debate

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alice Wu

    ... and it has been going on since at least the first recorded history of human experience. Human beings are still fighting its many battles- whether it's over religion, class, politics, gender, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581791/amid-all-us-or-them-talk-no-prizes-guessing-outcome-our
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the support of the military, which has staged coups in defence of a secular society. Only by maintaining a middle course and keeping religion out of politics can Erdogan hope to build harmoniously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573106/erdogan-must-steer-towards-middle-turkeys-president

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