North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday. Source: North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze – France 24 Views At … Continue ReadingNorth Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze

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Finding belief in moderateness in the nuclear age

Nuclear technology is not bad in itself.  We have understood the sun and the stars, and in a way, have harnessed the same power to a lesser extent.  We have controlled fission, and are yet to understand ways to control fusion for peaceful purposes.  The insistence on using solar energy to … Continue ReadingFinding belief in moderateness in the nuclear age

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Can today’s leaders improve our future by making more positive predictions?

Predictions are humanly impossible and are equally common.  Yes, as rare as they should be, they, in fact, form a part of everyday speech.  Whenever someone says, I will do this and I will do that, we are in a sense indulging in a prediction.  It is our certainty about … Continue ReadingCan today’s leaders improve our future by making more positive predictions?

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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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Becoming the kind of people who have a diversity of interests

Technology has affected not only societies but also the individual within them.  In particular, the way we search and access information has become very specific.  This is not a bad thing.  However, it also requires a user of technology to put this knowledge to use.  Using information is possible through … Continue ReadingBecoming the kind of people who have a diversity of interests

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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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