The experience of engaging with people – how a change in views is a fundamental need and also beneficial?

There isn’t a greater art and more of it needed at this time than of engaging with people.  Engaging with people should be considered the end of all philosophy, systems of belief, or even the systems of society.  When a person engages in thinking out solutions to issues or attempts … Continue ReadingThe experience of engaging with people – how a change in views is a fundamental need and also beneficial?

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Does scrolling content on a fixed screen create the mindset of a fleeting existence?

It has now become the habit of billions around the world – young and old – to get an understanding of all things through scrolling content.  While the screen remains fixed in place at all times and even disappears from consciousness, unless one looks away, there is a hypnotizing of … Continue ReadingDoes scrolling content on a fixed screen create the mindset of a fleeting existence?

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The higher criticism – one that is not directed by objective

It sounds noble, as it is appealing – to practice a higher level of criticism that is not directed by objective.  There is hardly an offering of criticism today that is not directed by objective, not subject to some personal interest, not contaminated by some ulterior motive.  It might even … Continue ReadingThe higher criticism – one that is not directed by objective

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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 … Continue ReadingHow does a movie differ from real life? And why does present life seem like a movie?

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What is the individual today, in view of a constantly changing world?

When you close your eyes and shut out the sounds of the outside world, there is a place you can reach with the passage of time. There is a place within you that is worth visiting. Most people have never visited that place. It is much more likely, that even … Continue ReadingWhat is the individual today, in view of a constantly changing world?

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About sin, the world, and death – questions and wonders partly confined to human imagination

Sin, the world, and death – we wonder of these at some time in our existence – by choice or we are compelled to.  In these very words or some other, in one language or another, we are confronted and cannot run away. There is to be found a peculiar … Continue ReadingAbout sin, the world, and death – questions and wonders partly confined to human imagination

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Observation – The disobedient angel and humans in Eden: what it says about the Creator?

Just in general terms and even with a number of misconceptions, the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden is one of the most popular stories from the Bible.  It happens to be right at the start, in the first few chapters of Genesis.  That is a … Continue ReadingObservation – The disobedient angel and humans in Eden: what it says about the Creator?

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Observation – Satan’s absurdity, and Eve’s naivete…and many questions

The claim is often made by individuals with specific objectives and interests that, the Bible is outdated and no longer useful.  It is also believed that, there is nothing profound or worth learning from a book that many others consider to be the revealed will of God.  It is possible … Continue ReadingObservation – Satan’s absurdity, and Eve’s naivete…and many questions

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Observations – Adam and Eve know they are naked

On a day like any other day before, but never a day like it afterwards, the first man and woman experienced something.  From that day forward, woman and man were changed irreversibly.  They felt things unknown to their minds prior to that day.  They said new things.  Adam and Eve … Continue ReadingObservations – Adam and Eve know they are naked

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Indian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future

It has to be maintained that, when history would look back upon the Indian government’s decision of demonetization, factors more significant than political party and economics would be considered.  Did the present Indian government under the BJP have complete and full understanding of the implications, and of the effects of … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future

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Indian government’s demonetization step – rooted in the concept of the divine

Try as one may otherwise, the human mind by necessity needs to have some basic concepts about the world around us.  The concepts we have could be, should be, of a more general nature.  Upon these basic concepts, details are added through observations, experiences, training, and learning.  If the basic … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – rooted in the concept of the divine

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Indian government’s demonetization step – the test of behaviors

It would be the prime accusation that, the Indian government under the current BJP rule was hasty in announcing, executing, and implementing the decision to demonetize 500 and 1,000 Rupee currency notes.  Does this accusation stand to reason?  Yes, it does stand to the reason guided by observation.  There is … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – the test of behaviors

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How personal convictions challenge social peace and justice?

There has to be a necessary coexistence in society for an individual to flourish.  A society is a huge factor in the development of an individual.  There are individuals who can and want to take up social causes, offer practical suggestions, and assist in bringing changes that will bring possible … Continue ReadingHow personal convictions challenge social peace and justice?

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The nature of conviction, and the certainty of belief

Conviction and certainty of belief impart a particular trait to the very thinking and expression of a person that goes counter to reason, and the willingness to listen.  Be it blunt or sharp, the absolutist conclusion of the convinced person does not have the opening to alter the conviction.  The … Continue ReadingThe nature of conviction, and the certainty of belief

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The natural order of things as a basis for justice

There is a natural order of things.  Nature works because, it has its own system.  The most gigantic interaction of living and the nonliving makes up the system of nature.  In this system, there are many parts and subsystems.  We can discern, there is an order to the way all … Continue ReadingThe natural order of things as a basis for justice

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Does justice emanate from belief?

Human beings are unique among creatures on this earth, for we have even deeper than the conscious, the very instinct of justice.  Even without thought or much deliberation, a human can have the instinct for justice.  This sense of justice brings rivalry among brothers, it brings favoritism, it brings inequality … Continue ReadingDoes justice emanate from belief?

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The future of human society is predicated upon our perception of justice

The featured image: Weighing of the Heart Book of the Dead written on papyrus showing the Weighing of the Heart in the Duat using the feather of Maat as the measure in balance. What is justice?  Is personal justice and justification more important than social justice?  Is human intelligence capable of offering satisfactory justice?  Is divine … Continue ReadingThe future of human society is predicated upon our perception of justice

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The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking

  The website, “The Critical Thinking Community” carries this definition of critical thinking, on one of its pages: Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and … Continue ReadingThe flawed and biased employment of critical thinking

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