Several ideas came to mind as I read this engaging piece by Rabbi Allen S. Maller. First, what constitutes using God’s name in vain arguably is a matter or debate in itself. For instance, in a previous post were I relate that I occasionally talk to God in a humorous way about the beauty of… Read More DO NOT TAKE GOD’S NAME IN VAIN | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.
New research on false memory suggests what to do when the facts are at stake. Source: What’s the Right Way to Correct Someone Who’s Wrong? Opinion: This is a pretty basic article. Psychologists have known for decades that memory is reconstructive. Over the years I’ve come up with my own theory about truth and error,… Read More What’s the Right Way to Correct Someone Who’s Wrong? | + Opinion
Should I write an introduction to this thought-provoking work by Rabbi Allen S. Maller? Maybe I should just let the words stand alone and not inject my particular opinions and beliefs beforehand. However, as a believing Christian, am I not called to uphold what I believe in? Hmm. This is a dilemma I am faced… Read More Preface to Genesis for a New Decade | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD
I was tempted to note that the dominant calendar is based on Christianity but this isn’t entirely true. Not only do many other religious calendars exist but before Christianity New Years’ Day was dedicated to the two-faced Roman deity Janus. Most say the month of January is also based on Janus but evidence suggests that… Read More Happy New Year!
Many people have proposed various ways for our troubled city to move forward, but unless we have a change of heart and stop thinking of our enemies as completely evil while we are all good and noble, things will not improve Source: All we need is love – and some Carl Jung | South China… Read More All we need is love – and some Carl Jung | South China Morning Post | + Opinion
We must understand the laws of nature before we can deduce their origins Source: Can Science Rule Out God? – Scientific American Blog Network Opinion: Articles like this tend to ignore the vast array of mystical autobiographies and literature that come to us from most religious traditions. From a scientific perspective, we could say that… Read More Can Science Rule Out God? – Scientific American Blog Network | + Opinion
Another cellphone capture while exiting church today. This magi just caught my eye and I had to stop and take the photo. I guess someone at the parish put him in the window – near the exit do… Source: en route – 4 pics showing how the slightest angle really does make all the difference… Read More en route – 4 pics showing how the slightest angle makes all the difference – Just My Stuff