we just think we know what we’re hungry for

We become what we read. What we read today walks and talks with us tomorrow. I recently read a book by Matthew Kelly, who is not a philosopher; he doesn’t bring any new apportation to reason or to us. As a matter of fact all he says was said before him 2000 years earlier only adapted to early 21st century. The book’s message won’t be entirely useful or appropriate for all audiences, especially if the reader is firm in faith. It is still a very good and firm critic and reminder of what our core and base is.
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abortion in our world. commentary and rates.

To begin with, I don’t think abortion is a question of religion, but of civilization. I am pro-life myself. Having said so, I like to keep fixed on this side with no exceptions. There are those who consider certain cases as exceptions for abortion, such as rape, or when the mother’s life is at risk, or if the child will have significant birth defects that would be an excessive burden. Read More

islam: enough with the hatred

This post regards the islamic religion, one of the four Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; the fourth one is less known, but Bahá’í Faith is sometimes listed as well.
The basic reason of why I dedicate part of my time to write and study a bit on the matter, is to somehow, as a Catholic Christian, hand to those who read me some information and to try to remove hatred from people’s minds and to kill prejudice and spread respect and tolerance between religions and cultures.

We — contradictory to what I’m about to say — love using blanket and general statements. These can frequently be insulting. We may even mean to insult. But when we do so to whichever group we cover in the blanket statement, we also belittle our own intelligence by using them. As Laurent Gounelle said in a book of his, you will have taken a big step in your life when you stop generalizing.
The bigger issue though, is that inaccuracies tend to derail a conversation, and sometimes, in the worst cases, entire ways of thinking.

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wake-up call to society

I saw some pictures that touched me deep down.
Made me hurt and feel sorry for those who don’t know what it feels like to be unconditionally loved by their parents.
It’s a sobering reminder that there is good out there.

A 97 year old Chinese mother feeding and taking care of her 60 year old paralyzed son every day for over 19 years (nothing like mother love, right?).

And the picture I want to have a larger outlook on:

Here is a story from Taiwan about this picture (translated by Google).
It’s from 2012, and the guy is a 62 year old retired intelligence/detective-type from Taiwan. He took his mom to the hospital due to her braking a leg and was not comfortable in a wheelchair. The image went viral in Taiwan and a few days after, she passed away.

Yes, okay. I agree. The picture was not taken with that man’s permission and we should treat it as a private moment that doesn’t need to be turned into a spectacle of the internet. Anyhow, I do think it’s a view worth having at least for some seconds to think about some few things.

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religion and seeing the naked human body as repulsive and disgusting

Okay. There are basically two things we, as a globalized world, consider taboo as when watching television and life in general: violence and sex, and maybe drugs can be added to this list too. This taboo is something many consider as the creepiest thing society accepts as a cultural norm. That being said, we don’t only consider the actual intercourse as taboo, but also do we treat the naked human body like if it were a repulsive and/or disgusting being.
How did this abhorrence towards our own bodies become so standard?
Many would be content by simply answering ‘Religion‘. I instead consider such answer as, not only false, but mediocre too.

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