Comparing the messages of Solomon and Jesus regarding generations and longevity

The contemplations over our life affect how we live.  In such thoughts, there are the concerns over generations existing together, what legacy one builds and leaves the latter, and the temporariness of all we have and build.  Such contemplation is good.  Wise men have done so.  They have left their words … Continue ReadingComparing the messages of Solomon and Jesus regarding generations and longevity

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Bipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings

Bipolar disorder has become the accepted name given to the manifest inner conflicts of disturbed individuals.  While there are questions and concerns over the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) itself, there are special considerations that arise as a person’s beliefs are considered.  The source of those beliefs also invariably … Continue ReadingBipolar disorder – the inner conflicts arising from trying to reconcile the Old and New Testament writings

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Can real happiness be found through objectivity?

It would be difficult to place an exact event or time when a person experiences happiness for the first time.  One would very much hope, it was during the days of infancy, even before the faculties of reason had started to develop.  And so, by this way of referencing, happiness … Continue ReadingCan real happiness be found through objectivity?

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Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?

What is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail … Continue ReadingDoes social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?

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U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14

That’s a lot sooner than expected. Source: Scoop: U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14 – Axios Relevant discussion from December 21, 2017, General Assembly Overwhelmingly Adopts Resolution Asking Nations Not to Locate Diplomatic Missions in Jerusalem The point has often been made that Israel is the only … Continue ReadingU.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14

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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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Extreme views: Seeing the world from the edges, or rooted in a view

The greater the sense of confusion grows, so grows the desperation to find answers.  Finding oneself unable to compete in a world of ever-growing divides, even those with experience find themselves thrown off-balance.  Falling down the slippery slopes of divided views, people find themselves secure at the very edges.  From … Continue ReadingExtreme views: Seeing the world from the edges, or rooted in a view

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Jehovah’s witnesses prove themselves the antichrist, and no better than those they habitually criticize

These 2 screenshots (cropped for ease) are taken from the JW article about the 4 horsemen.  The article later shows Jesus as the first rider on the white horse.  So, according to the Watchtower publication, Jesus is not only one of the 4, he is also leading the charge!  By this … Continue ReadingJehovah’s witnesses prove themselves the antichrist, and no better than those they habitually criticize

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Overcoming disappointment with Jehovah’s witnesses, and humans in general

I was never interested in organized religion.  Organized religion meant the confining and defining of any real faith a person might have.  The worst taste of religion for me – deeply organized and correctly identified as a cult – was with Jehovah’s witnesses.  Right from the time I was studying, … Continue ReadingOvercoming disappointment with Jehovah’s witnesses, and humans in general

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Why the growth of extremism in recent times? Is there a remedy?

It would be a mistake to confine extremism to religion or political ideology or a nationality.  Extremism can be found anywhere, even in music and art.  It is usually a response to some external trouble.  It could be seen as a means of countering the negative influence of outside forces, … Continue ReadingWhy the growth of extremism in recent times? Is there a remedy?

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Why the difference between the Old and the New Testament? Lessons for us today.

The undeniable fact is, an obvious difference exists between, what the Old Testament (Hebrew-Aramaic scriptures) and what the New Testament (Greek scriptures) speak of.  The Old Testament speaks of cruelty that simply defies human understanding, and the New Testament speaks of love that defies human imagination.  Yet, both are originating … Continue ReadingWhy the difference between the Old and the New Testament? Lessons for us today.

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Lesson from Solomon – Continuity and finality – opposite worldviews.

Do you have a worldview?  Even though you may have never sit down and enunciated what it is, or taken pains to explain it to others, most surely you do have a worldview.  In the globalized world where, even the knowledge of distant galaxies is available to the boy on … Continue ReadingLesson from Solomon – Continuity and finality – opposite worldviews.

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Determining what is “fake news”. What is “real news”?

The phrase “fake news” has become popular in recent times.  In the year 2016, another related phrase “post truth” became popular.  Outside of the political world, there is much that is happening which makes the appearance and use of these phrases timely and legitimate.  A consideration of what is behind … Continue ReadingDetermining what is “fake news”. What is “real news”?

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Why a human is incapable of truth, but is capable of peace?

The truth could be seen as, when, a statement is the same as the existence of a matter.  When a man speaks of what is in existence, he offers his observation.  He observes, understands, and expresses.  If the understanding is the same as that of everyone else, it has to … Continue ReadingWhy a human is incapable of truth, but is capable of peace?

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