By: Elizabeth M Young
The Union Carbide Bhopal disaster at Bophal, Madaya Pradesh, India, ranks as one of the biggest man made disasters. Since the disaster occurred on December 3, 1984, over 25,000 eventually died from direct effects of the release of a combination of methyl isocyanate and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Whatever "the system" is, it is either flawed or not. Flaws in systems can reside in the origins of the systems. If the system is a construct of nature, then flaws are built in that will result in change, adaptation to change, or collapse and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Human beings are set up by society to be classified and defined as fallible and vulnerable, so we are. Human groups and societies make up overwhelming numbers and complexity of rules, codes, norms and values, then progress toward agreeing upon them, and codifying them in...
By: Elizabeth M Young
God is a divine entity who exists as a construct of human thought. In that sense, values and descriptions that are provided by the bible and reinforced through the teachings and dogma of religions can vary enormously. Add to that, the individual can filter the...
What is anti-semitism?
By: Dolores Moore
The basic meaning of anti-semitism is that it is a way of thinking and behaving that is hostile to Jewish people. In its most vile form, it leads to ridicule, exclusion, persecution and finally,destruction. It is more than that simple description, as anyone who...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are two components to the moral education of a human being. There is the secular moral education, where compliance with the law, ethical behavior in school, play or business, and other non spiritual requirements for a solid, acceptable set of behaviors, norms, and values...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A cult is a religious organization that takes a sequential approach to total control over individual and group members. The fine line between what appears to be a normal church or temple and a cult is evident in the early stages of recruitment and membership...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When a college student with a fresh new diploma in hand seeks to find work that will sustain life, the reality is that career paths may veer off into directions that were never expected. A social science graduate may find a career in the military...
By: Art Moran
Despite the all too familiar statement; “human beings are creatures of habit,” I firmly believe; “Yes” we can indeed change, and continue to change throughout the developmental stages we experience in, and throughout our lives. Aesthetically, we are almost constantly forced to...
By: Elizabeth M Young
We tend to think of orthodox Christians as oddly dressed and mysterious Russians and Greeks who practice their religious beliefs in the churches as they were before the rise to power and evolution of the Catholic church; and of Catholics as the orthodoxy that existed...

 

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