Category Archives: religion

Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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Great

We live in an ego-centric culture. We’re encouraged to be hyper-ambitious and become uber-successful with fame and popularity major parts in the mix. There is an obsession to reach the pinnacle of greatness as soon as possible so we can … Continue reading

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So Much Dishonesty (OpEd)

When professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero said, “I lie, I cheat, and I steal” he probably was not lying. The tendency to lie is not an exclusively human trait. Primatologist Jane Goodall observed that chimpanzees habitually deceive one another as well … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Freedom

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”–George Washington I sometimes ponder the concept of freedom after hearing about or reading about yet another person imprisoned or … Continue reading

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Peace!

Today really deserves to be a red-letter holiday around the world. January 27th is more than worthy of this designation because we need to be reminded of very noteworthy events that took place on this date in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Dragon Appreciation

My childhood best friend John decided we should be blood brothers. During the simple blood ritual, John said we were dragons. He backed up the claim because his grandmother said he was born during the Chinese year of the Dragon. … Continue reading

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Personally Transformed

If you have ever browsed through one of the numerous self-help books and websites available today, you have probably noticed the phrase, “personal transformation”. This generally means that a person has become happy and has discovered aspects about themselves they … Continue reading

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