Category Archive: World Events

Dec 19

The Illogicacy of Christian Homophobia

Ah, it’s that time again. That magical time of the year when conservatives can unite around a cause in order to circle the wagons against a phantom onslaught against conservative values and perhaps Christianity. No, it’s not the annual war on Christmas, but this has to do with the supposed war on Christianity. Recently Phil …

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Apr 22

Division as the Root of Conflict

This has been a rough week of terrorism for the U.S.A., in a single week we have witnessed the bombing of the Boston Marathon, and the mailing of ricin laden letters to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. This week was also the 18th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing (04/19/1995). Those directly …

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May 11

We Create Our Reality

Used with permission from Publicdomainpictures.net

Today I ran across two particularly interesting quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh that really resonated with me. “People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.” and “Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears …

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Apr 12

The Power of Spring Through It’s Festivals

Easter Eggs

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is”– Jessica Harrelson I love springtime. I love the cool rainy weather, and how all of the various plants literally spring back to life with vivid shades of color. Spring is also a time for birth and renewal, and because of this every culture and …

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Oct 31

Occupy Your Life

NYC at Night

This year has been a time of change and protest around the world. The protestors involved in the so called “Arab Spring” facilitated the toppling of the Tunisian, Egyptian, and Libyan regimes, and have made significant impacts on numerous other Arab countries. During the past few weeks the various news sources, social media sites, and …

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Jul 26

Lessons From the Norwegian Extremist Anders Behring Breivik and Other Terrorists

Breivik in faux modern Templar uniform

Like most people, it is hard for me to grasp the scope of the acts that Anders Behring Breivik recently committed in Norway. Sometimes I just can’t fathom how someone can carry out acts of violence in the name of religion, no matter how insane/delusional they are. Without in any way discounting the scope of …

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