Category Archives: Society

Do Many Potential Options Compromise the One Truth?

Do Many Options Compromise the Truth

‘There are thousands of religions. How can you be so egotistical as to think that your religion is the right one?‘ Do people who ask this have a legitimate gripe? Many people believe that since there are many potential options, that, therefore, there is no right answer – with people holding to this notion in…

Is Religion Part of Culture? Should Culture Decide Your Religion?

is religion part of culture

Though most people are completely oblivious to it, one of humanity’s most difficult struggles happens to be that of the tension between culture and religion, not so much how religion relates to a culture, but whether religion is merely a preference of particular cultures. There are questions that are typically never asked by those within particular…

What is Tolerance?

What is Tolerance?

As the golden rule asserts, we need to treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We, therefore, need to be tolerant of others. But what is tolerance? A well-known dictionary defines tolerance as, “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own.”

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

The first ever unofficial Thanksgiving is known to have taken place in 1621, as the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast and thanked God for their bountiful blessings. The years that would follow saw many such feasts of gratitude and celebration in the colonies at different times and locations by various…

Isn’t Abortion Obviously Wrong?

Abortion

There’s no doubt, one of the most polarizing issues of today is abortion. Is abortion wrong? The two sides of the abortion issue have never been further apart. While the folks on the one side of the issue keep pressing for personal liberty at all cost and blame religion for attempting to trample on those…

Let’s Compare Adolf Hitler to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comparing Martin Luther King, Jr. with Adolf Hitler

Sometimes no greater point can be made than by comparing polar opposites. And, however ugly that comparison may appear, if to serve a greater purpose of clarifying higher truths, it is well worth the inquiry. Perhaps no two people in the history of the world have been separated by such a gulf of a difference than…

What Does Christmas Entail?

Christmas and its implications

On the occasion of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ (God incarnate), it is appropriate to consider the following insightful commentary from Harry Reasoner from  Christmas Eve of 1973, “Christmas is such a unique idea that most non-Christians accept it, and I think sometimes envy it. If Christmas is the anniversary…

Can There Be Virtues Without God?

virtues without God?

It would be fair to admonish the young people of today for being vain, selfish, and simply swimming in the enchantment of illusions of their own making. It would be fair to criticize the youth of the day for rebelling against everything, regardless of merit or warrant, in the final analysis slowly fading the issues…

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