All Blog Posts Tagged 'critical' (6)

The Meaning of Life

I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…

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Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

My Re-examination of Martin Luther King and Anti-Semitism

My life has presented me with no shortage of opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking, or to show me my short falls when it comes to my path of reasoning. It never comes when I think it will, nor will it present itself in a comfortable manner. My latest moment of clarity came when I asked a question of other people that I had not asked of myself in years, "Do MLK's accomplishments in the area of civil rights outshine his anti-Semitism enough we can call him a hero without shame?" It was not…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on January 18, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Open-mindedness

I adore this… Continue

Added by Daley on November 16, 2009 at 5:42am — No Comments

Teacher Suspended - Homosexuality In Animals Assignment

Finally, the verdict comes out after about 8 hours of waiting.

Dan DeLong, the teacher that was suspended for assigning an optional article dealing with homosexuality in the animal kingdom, has his job back. The entire meeting that decided this was held behind closed doors while a reported 200 people stood outside in support of him.



I read the article that he assigned as optional material and there were some mildly graphic descriptions (if you call mentioning an ejaculation… Continue

Added by Daley on November 3, 2009 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

We can learn something from James Arthur Ray

I’ve been thinking about the James Arthur Ray situation. You know, the guy who was on Oprah talking about “The Secret?” The one who killed three people by tricking them into fasting for days and then shutting them up in a sweat lodge so they could have visions and learn to become “spiritual warriors?” Yeah, him.



Did you know that he was charging as much as $9,000 a head for his five day retreat? Just to not feed people and stuff them in a hot tent while he regurgitated the crap from… Continue

Added by Elaine on October 27, 2009 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

Either Or

(( A re-post of a blog entry I posted elsewhere a while back ))



Yesterday, a couple of co-workers were talking about current events, and one of them said ‘Well, there are two sides to every story, and I’ll listen to them both.’



This got me thinking of the assumptions inherent in such a statement, and the fallacies that can and often do appear in such discussions.



The first and most obvious potential fallacy is right in the statement itself. Two sides. Either-or.… Continue

Added by Dave G on February 18, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

  

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