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Considering Organized Religion Part III

Here is the third installment for my organized religion theme. If you haven’t seen the first or second post, go read them first. —–   In Conclusion I tried to present the arguments for and against organized religion without my … Continue reading

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Considering Organized Religion Part II

In my last post I began a theme considering organized religion. I presented an argument against organized religion. This post offers the argument in behalf of organized religion. My next post will sum it all up with my personal feelings … Continue reading

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The Importance of Personal Responsibility

A few weeks ago I cut one of my fingers while stripping a wire with a utility knife. Who was to blame? The company that manufactured the knife? The company that manufactured the wire I was working with? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Sanctity of Life

Gun control, same-sex marriage, abortion, welfare…the list goes on. These are some of the things that are getting a lot of attention in the news these days. “These days” being the last however long people have been alive. Maybe the … Continue reading

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Healthy Living (and I don’t mean sugar free or low fat)

We eat a lot of canned fruit at our house. It’s easy and our baby likes it. I’m usually pretty good at spotting sugar free foods or anything that might have artificial sweeteners in them, I hate that stuff, but … Continue reading

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Considering Moral Agency

I believe that next to life, the greatest gift we as humans have is the ability to choose for ourselves. We are agents, which means that when presented with options to choose from we are free to make a decision … Continue reading

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The Joy of Failure

When you hear the word failure, what comes to mind? Do you first think of loss, or a person labeled as undesirable in some way by society? Do you think of experience and welcomed challenge? Failure can be split into … Continue reading

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Cain’s question and Orwell’s 1984

There are a lot of people on this planet and we all need to get along better than we do. That’s what I think. There are two ways of doing this, we can treat each other like brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Society’s demands for teachers

The primary agents of socialization are family, church and school. This indicates that the majority of social learning occurs in these three institutions by parents, faith leaders and teachers. I’ve recently written about society’s demands for parents and society’s demands … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose vs. total control

I enjoy reading books from the “dystopian future” category. I don’t know why, specifically, but I guess a lot of other people enjoy it as well because there sure are a lot of them. I think it relates to the … Continue reading

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