Tag Archives: Ethics

Stephen Miller: Donald Trump and the Muslim Ban

One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, Stephen Miller (Senior Advisor to the President) leapt to the country’s attention when he appeared on numerous shows[1] defending President Trump’s executive order banning immigration (the “Muslim ban”). His comments ranged from unsubstantiated … Continue reading

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President Trump and Conflict of Interest Laws

President Trump has claimed that conflict of interest laws do not apply to him, and many of his followers have repeated that claim. I got so tired of hearing that he is exempted from conflict of interest laws simply because … Continue reading

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Keep on Complaining

This is an open letter to those of you who are younger than me — and to my generation too. My generation was filled with complainers. Mirroring the Rolling Stones’ song, we weren’t satisfied. We complained about women not being … Continue reading

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A Bit More About Self-Censorship

I discovered a wonderful quote in agreement with my post about self-censorship (here’s that post).  Sue Monk Kidd wrote the following in The Dance of the Dissident Daughter,  and I hope she won’t mind me sharing it. “Women themselves condition … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Sacred

If you and I walked into a public place and asked each individual there to define sacred,  we would get a different answer from every person. Yes, sacred does means many different things. On a simple level, sacred is often … Continue reading

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Becoming Human (a Rant)

Today I am frustrated. I’ve heard too many whining hypocrites and unfounded emotional diatribes.  I’ve listened to dueling newscasters and politicians, read facebook posts and heard angry rants on the radio. I’m sick of rich people who think they are … Continue reading

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Modern Christian Preconceptions

Preconceived ideas about historical Christianity seem to fall into two groups. The first group believes that any changes in Christian concepts have arisen from the evolution of people and society over the centuries. Most likely this bias is based on … Continue reading

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May it be so.

It’s been a hard time for many people, and yes, for me too. I have been less affected by the financial problems of the country than many others. Countless people have lost their pensions, jobs, homes and hope. Laws permitted … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Responsibility

Today, we are creating the future with everything we do. Dear Reader, I don’t expect you to solve global climate change or the problems of a consumer economy by yourself. In fact, I don’t know how to solve those problems. … Continue reading

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Religion and/or Morals?

A very dear person said that my comment about those without religion borrowing a doctrine (in my previous blog Wisdom of the Religions) implied that I think morals come from religion.  Just in case others might be thinking the same … Continue reading

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