the moral opacity of modern liberalism: a case study

Several days ago, a 32-year-old woman was shot dead in San Francisco by an illegal alien previously charged with felonies and deported multiple times. This individual had re-entered the country after committing crimes to commit more crimes.

The accused killer asserts this killing was not murder but an accident.  This is hard to believe.  We know guns can go off “accidentally”.  (I have handled guns since I was 12 years old after passing a gun safety course.)  But, was it – could it have been – an accident that this hand gun was pointed or directed by the accused at the body of the woman killed when it discharged?!

 

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a few food pics

Greetings!

Here are 3 pics from this past weekend of prepared dishes.

A salad with sliced hard-boiled eggs (eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet free of hormones) and sliced tomatoes.  Adding some slices of avocado is nice as these are very healthy to eat.

 

salad

 

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is time illusory, how old is creation, and other thoughts

On a recent radio program, we heard that many individuals who experience near death experiences (NDEs), say or claim that they were in a timeless state. Some of these people think that time is illusory.  Such an assertion is not really opposed to the idea that time is a dimension of the material universe and does not truly exist (as we know or understand it) on the spiritual plane of existence.  From a Vedic perspective, we might say that the material universe is not ultimately real because it is temporary and constantly changing.  The spiritual plane or universe is real because it is eternal.  (The material is temporary and illusory.  The spiritual is eternal and real.)

 

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sexual love within marriage: its giving nature

The sexual love the spouses share with each other is naturally giving.  Sadly, among married Christians there is much confusion on this subject of sexual love, with some spouses needlessly suffering from unhealthy inhibitions and even feeling shame in the marriage bed.  This is so unnecessary.  Letting go of, or shedding these inhibitions and shame will open you to a deeper, richer emotional intimacy with your spouse during your lovemaking.

Mutually fulfilling lovemaking is not the only necessary ingredient for a successful, lasting, happy marriage – but the reality is that it is one of the key ingredients!  And, God intended that both spouses enjoy sexual fulfillment within their loving marriage.  (If you doubt this, consider the sexual capacity (for arousal, desire and pleasure) in both the man and the woman all throughout each month.  Of course, the emotions are also intimately involved.)

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just because we can do something, does not mean that we ought to do it

Why do we humans do the things we do?

Why are we always tinkering?

Why do we show no self-restraint?

Why do we play act at being God?

We may not have very good answers, but it is important to raise the questions in these days.

The small placard on the wooden man says “tinkering”.  (All photos in this essay were taken at the Exploratorium in San Francisco this past Saturday, 20 September 2014.)

 

exhibit

 

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the bribe and the threat

In this essay, we share some thoughts and questions on religion.

An alternative title we considered was “years of tears and fears: man and his religion”.

One may take a step back in this year, 2015, and considering the history of organized religions, rightly ask: has religion been a net positive to mankind?

 

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