Tag Archives: Judaism

The Increase In Intolerance

It seems to me…. “The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi[1]. Another mass shooting. While this time it was in Christchurch, New Zealand, rather than here in the … Continue reading

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Unto Caesar

It seems to me…. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.[1] Religion is based on a set of personal beliefs; science is based on … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Uncompassionate, Closeminded, Mendacious….

It seems to me…. “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.” ~ Howard Dean[1]. … Continue reading

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Religious Certainty

It seems to me… “Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if … Continue reading

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Religion: Literal vs. Figurative

It seems to me… “Religions get lost as people do.”  ~ Franz Kafka. I was raised as a Catholic, attended Catholic high school for two years, a Quaker high school my final two years, and started college at a Southern … Continue reading

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Mistaken Pretensions of Christ and Christmas

It seems to me… “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” ~ Dave Barry. Christmas seems to bring religious … Continue reading

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