What kind of conversations can truly produce change in society?

Conversations are the most powerful tool to bring change in society. In a civil society, it is the only acceptable tool.  It is true, we have to make an assumption about a society being civil in the first place.  Aside from a limited personal experience and association, a very cursory … Continue ReadingWhat kind of conversations can truly produce change in society?

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Man-made labels for social convenience and simplification

It is amazing to consider, that a human being would willingly accept a label to define his entire existence.  There are many labels in existence.  People label themselves based on education, profession, family, country, or religion.  With an expanding knowledge, each of those labels proves insufficient and incomprehensive.  So, in … Continue ReadingMan-made labels for social convenience and simplification

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The vicious cycle of paranoia and extremism

During times of difficulty and great anguish, the subtlety of human thought suffers.  There is not the attention to detail, and nuance seems only hypocritical.  What a relaxed mind, one at ease in a secure environment can do, a stressed mind cannot.  This is easily understandable.  This understanding should have … Continue ReadingThe vicious cycle of paranoia and extremism

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Are your beliefs a response to external information?

Beliefs are one of the most fascinating, and some would say, the most significant component of the ideas that a human being holds.  It wouldn’t be wrong to say, there is always some emotional connection to any idea that forms a part of the beliefs of any human being.  When … Continue ReadingAre your beliefs a response to external information?

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Crisis of democracy – social decline through politicization, and insistence on freedoms and rights

It is easier to answer the question, what is democracy as compared to why is democracy.  Yes, why is democracy favored and touted as the ideal principle for governance, even though its failure was anticipated right from the time of Plato.  As it is practically impossible for all the people … Continue ReadingCrisis of democracy – social decline through politicization, and insistence on freedoms and rights

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Indian government’s demonetization step – the indomitable idea

As human beings, it is very desirable that we adhere to the principles of reason.  By adhering to those principles we can have a more peaceful life, and the prospect of better relations with others.  At the same time, a realization about living by reason must be admitted: When reason … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – the indomitable idea

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Indian government’s demonetization step – an object lesson in today’s world

In the life of a nation, there come times when landmark decisions are made.  The decision itself stands to define the future course of that nation.  As it is, we are now part of the global whole and therefore, significant decisions create waves that easily go beyond national borders.  The … Continue ReadingIndian government’s demonetization step – an object lesson in today’s world

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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 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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Conceptualizing justice in the age of impatience

For those who are thinking actively, it would seem prudent not to put words like justice and impatience in the same sentence.  However, as soon as one steps out of propriety and sentence construction in theoretical settings, it is easy to see that, our practical reality puts us in precisely … Continue ReadingConceptualizing justice in the age of impatience

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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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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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Short thought – 5 – peace along the pillar of fire and cloud

In reflections on peace… Fire falling from the sky, Cloud rising from the ground, The humble were concealed by the divine eye, Humiliated the face of everyone proud.   A pillar of peace and justice, The work of God so appeared to guide, It freed a people from slavery and … Continue ReadingShort thought – 5 – peace along the pillar of fire and cloud

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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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