Category Archives: religion

To Think

We live in a confused society that has mistaken feeling for thinking. This state of being is not only excused, it’s encouraged. It is beneficial for the merchant to encourage our thinking through emotion-based advertising–caring parents buy brand A breakfast … Continue reading

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The Gay Agenda

Karl waited for my reaction as I opened the envelope containing the greeting card. I removed the card. On the bright red background was the inscription, “The Gay Agenda”. I opened it and read the phrase, “Be My Valentine”. We … Continue reading

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Pondering Unity

“Where there is unity, there is always victory.”–Ancient Roman writer, Publilius Syrus We generally assume that unity is a social virtue that is used to build a better society, achieve social justice, and benefit humanity. We hear a stirring speech … Continue reading

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Human Rights Month

The cry for equal rights is an alarm signal that draws attention to the unfairness in society. The most vital right is the the ethical responsibility to treat all citizens equally in all matters. This value is simple on the … Continue reading

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Information Overload

Using the Internet to gather some information has been compared to trying to get a drink from a gushing fire-hose. The metaphor came to mind as I ended my at-home spiritual retreat. The backlog of personal business, correspondence, and current … Continue reading

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Retreat

I like to invent my own “spiritual” retreats. They emulate the types of retreats monks and seekers partake. Instead of traveling to the Himalayas or to South America, I set up my music room at home as sacred space. I … Continue reading

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Sincerity

The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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