Category Archives: conscience

When 5 Judges’ Opinion Can Villanize Those Who Disagree

When political correctness pushes freedom of speech into the closet and people are harshly judged for speaking up about ethical standards and bullied into silence; when commitment to conscience is coerced into conformity to culture’s compulsive cravings and harshly called … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures?

Is the phrase “guilty pleasures” an oxymoron? Here are some thoughts about guilt: To do wrong and feel entitled to have no guilt is like burning your hand and feeling entitled to have no pain. Guilt and pain are danger … Continue reading

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Does the new normal make us anomie zombies?

Does the new normal mean that we are becoming anomie zombies? Are anomic attitudes and assessments making you zombic — so oblivious to moral constraints that you are mesmerized by confusion, restlessness, and unhappiness? Anomie basically means “normless” and “purposeless.” It comes from the Greek word … Continue reading

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Human Psyche — Wired For God

The human psyche is wired for God. Without Him it malfunctions.  If you get and maintain a sense of divine destiny your life won’t be derailed by disinterest, discouragement, depression, or defeat!

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Good God! We Miss The Obvious!

God’s glory is prominently posted in all parts of the physical world. Yet we ignore Him and call it evolution. God’s protection has shielded us all through many dangers, toils, and snares. Yet we ignore Him and call it luck. … Continue reading

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“You’re a victim of disorganized thinking.” –The Wizard of Oz

Watching The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D in 2013, the wizard’s words to the Scarecrow seemed prophetic from this 1939 movie:  “You’re a victim of disorganized thinking.” Our contemporary culture “is a victim of disorganized thinking.”  “Intellectual freedom” has … Continue reading

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Locking Myself Out Of My House Made Me A Philosopher

On a solitary stay-cation today, I took something to my car for an outing I had planned.  When I returned to my back door, I discovered that I had locked myself out of my house. No problem.  My neighbor has … Continue reading

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