Tag Archives: Morality

Religion, Morals, and Kindness

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Lessons of the Trickster: Coyote

Indigenous stories do not have obvious heroes. Beings are not easily divided into “bad guy” or “good guy.” The moral is often obscure. In fact, many of the stories are not for children.  Some of the scenarios deal with the … Continue reading

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What Does Charlottesville Mean?

With the horrid events of the rally in Charlottesville, VA and the mystifying and disturbing comments made by the president, I cannot keep silent.  There are many things I could say (and  I won’t get to them all at this … 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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