Tag Archives: moralism

Standards

“Until we stop harming one another and other sentient beings we will remain savages.” The saying from my old guru goes to the heart of high ethical standards. High standards, looked at from a different angle is etiquette. Emily Post … Continue reading

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Moralism (OpEd)

The woman looked older but was not wiser than her actual age. She loved to preach to the church goers around her at noon after the late service at the Methodist church. She rarely spoke gently and kindly, her monologues … Continue reading

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Disharmony

The last time Jorge was in town, we again chatted about how to fix our broken world.  In particular, Jorge wondered how the nation and the world are going to become more aligned and harmonious. We have both observed that … Continue reading

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Authority?

Does authority encourage virtue or does authority inhibit virtue?  Perhaps authority opposes virtue.  Jorge asked about my view of authority over lunch last Sunday.  He told me the question came up during a trucking run to Salt Lake City when … Continue reading

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Moralism

The political year will feature an escalation in the practice of moralizing by politicians and commentators.  In many cases, the people practicing moralism will enlist the endorsement of religious figures and much quoting of scriptural texts will take place.  Already, … Continue reading

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