Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil?

One thing, though, is the repeated attempt toward good and the desire for such. Yes, one does think of finally having arrived at a place, to a state of solution from which evil no longer rises. Philosophers have wanted that; religious texts speak of it. Both of these in the ideas of Utopia, of Paradise, or of Heaven (Hell, even, as a symbol of judgment) are ideas of that finality. It is the human desire for relief, again manifest in what humans think and aspire for as societies and individuals. … Read More >Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil?

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Certain kinds of knowledge and the preservation of sincerity – with some thoughts from Thomas Carlyle

At a certain time in life, and not necessarily as a cause for or a result of an existential crisis, one might be confronted by certain questions.  Those questions are about what one perceives of this world and his own attempts at making sense of what is the reality of … Continue ReadingCertain kinds of knowledge and the preservation of sincerity – with some thoughts from Thomas Carlyle

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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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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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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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Are there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 2: conflicts

There are people who are peaceable.  There are people who avoid conflicts.  There are people who realize that it is not for one person to solve the problems of another.  Yes, help, hope, and a willingness to listen can be offered.  A kind word of encouragement is also possible to … Continue ReadingAre there reliable ways of finding out the truth about a person on social networking? Part 2: conflicts

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How attitude towards information affects individuals?

The individual is the focus of global changes.  It seems so very easy to take for granted what mankind has achieved.  We have achieved the possibility of limitless information.  We have achieved the possibility of international communication.  This is extremely specific to an individual, yet comprehensive for entire societies.  The … Continue ReadingHow attitude towards information affects individuals?

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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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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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The section of the world, we want to see…none see all!

When you put a query into a search box of an engine like Google or Bing, are you not already directing what kind of information will be presented?  The direction you put yourself in contact with connects you to a stream of information.  That stream of information and what flows … Continue ReadingThe section of the world, we want to see…none see all!

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