Monthly Archives: August 2014

The problem of evil and a contrived solution

It seems as if the question of evil crops up among religious and non-religious people regularly. It actually colors a lot of the conversations between the two groups. The question come up in the context of what might be called, … Continue reading

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The ultimate intersection of religion and teh public sector

Louis IX was the king of France who died in 1270CE. He was canonized by the Church, (made a saint), in 1297. The public line on him was that he was pure in life and morals., full of courage and … Continue reading

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A consistent message

There seems to have been a consistent spiritual message applicable to the public sector over the millennia. From the time of Israel’s prophets, Siddhartha Gautama, (the Buddha), through the era of the Christian desert fathers to Mohandas Gandhi, Martine Luther … Continue reading

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More from ancient texts

In the early years of the existence of the Christian Church as a separate entity from Judaism, the desert fathers, semi-hermits who went to the desert to live a life of prayer had a number of their teachings recorded later … Continue reading

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Resilience, mindfulness and preparation

There is a connection between resilience and mindfulness and between mindfulness and inner preparation as well as between resilience and inner preparation. All these elements re facets present in whole persons and present as dimensions of spirituality. I mention them … Continue reading

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Preferences, moral judgments and political combat

Have you noticed over the past few years that politics has taken on a hard edge regarding what many people might call, “moral judgments”? Even budgetary matters relating to expenditures on projects and programs that someone considers vital to national … Continue reading

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And more on death and dying

There are several states that are contemplating legislation on “assisted suicide”, (a euphemism as well as an oxymoron), including the state where I presently live. We seem to be once again wrestling with the concept of death and the process … Continue reading

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