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Cults of black-and-white thinking – a lesson from Jehovah’s witnesses

Cults – what does the word bring to mind?  There are thoughts of blind devotion.  There most certainly is the charisma or power of a leader over his followers.  Finally, there is the absolute certainty of purpose.  Whether one thinks of Jim Jones, Hitler, or the Messiah of Israel, these things are to be found […]

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How does faith suppress analytical thinking, but also provide comfort?

Faith is a particular aspect of religious thought.  It is a confidence in what has not happened yet.  There is a confidence in the unseen ability of someone or something to bring about what does not yet exist.  Yes, this is how it works.  The human mind and heart are capable of having such thoughts […]

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Why I feel that religion will continue to remain a part of human thinking

The existence of religion seems as old as the human ability for imagination, and to formulate questions on the basis of our ability to have a sense of wonder.  Some believe that humans had a start as apes and this ability developed through evolution.  Others believe humans to have had a start as fully intelligent, […]

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How does a movie differ from real life? And why does present life seem like a movie?

Art follows life, or does life follow art?  This question seems nowhere more relevant than in the case of movies.  Movies are the depiction of life.  The characters in some cases are so relatable, that people have seen themselves on the movie screen.  They learn lessons, find out their own mistakes, and understand more about […]

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Children grow up differently now

  Children today are born into a world we didn’t even imagine years ago.  There are of course many of the older generations who would find much wrong with the young people today.  In these judgments that arise from frustration, it is easy to lose sight of what the young people of today have to […]

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Thinking in the shade of a tree

Just this afternoon, while a mild sunshine came through what appeared to be a layer of smoke in the New Delhi sky, there were some thoughts in my mind.  There were thoughts of the nature that disturb, and also some make requests for peace.  I was, while sitting under the tree in our yard, thinking […]

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