Category Archives: Controversy

The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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Live Honestly

I have a confession to make.  When I was still a young adult, my life was a dishonest one.  Oh, I was taught that honesty in life is the best way to live.  In real life, though, I found out … Continue reading

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Freedom Day

Intellectually, I understand the concept of slavery and have studied its various forms as it has occurred throughout history. It’s still difficult to wrap my mind around the idea of actually owning another human being. The form it took in … Continue reading

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Street Children

Do you notice children on the streets at the times they are supposed to be attending school?  Do you ever wonder why they’re where they should not be? Some of those kids are not merely truant.  They’re street children. Street children … Continue reading

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American Poverty Awareness

Poverty is a real and controversial issue as it occurs in the United States.  We might take an analytical view of the problem by crunching numbers. For instance, the official poverty levels determined by the U.S. Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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On Thomas Paine Day

Despite commonly held opinions, many people are opposed to and frightened of  actual freedom.  This has long been the case, even here in the United States of America, where freedom is highly praised. One of our founding fathers, who was … Continue reading

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Questioning Authority

If you have a big strike against you from the very beginning, you have the opportunity to grow ethically and spiritually from it. On the other hand, if you choose to go along with the default mode and submit to accepted … Continue reading

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