It’s a word I dislike, because so many people presume it means that everything should be forgotten about. But this isn’t true. That can’t happen. The human mind cannot forget great pain. It is always there, once inflicted, etched in our subconscious. If it is possible, repairing relationships when there has been a deep damage can take a lot of effort. It is only with cognitive and emotional understanding, empathy, hard work and determination that we can learn to move forward. Perhaps the term “acceptance” is a better word.
Many people have read the book or seen the movie called The Life of Pi, but did you know that President Barack Obama wrote a letter to author Yann Martel about the book?
I was recently asked my opinion on the a news story reported on by Fox News: Army commanders order removal of ‘God and country’ recruiting sign The title of the story says it all. The jist of the story was that the local recruiting office personnel changed a sign of their own volition, and without […]
The movie released yesterday called American Sniper reveals some shocking and honest truths about American values. One of the prevailing themes of the movie is God, Country, Family, Self. Firstly, director Clint Eastwood does a stellar job in this movie in presenting and exploring these themes. As I was viewing, I often found myself forgetting […]
Dear Son, As I have looked back on the contents of my life, there are many things I now regret. And one of my biggest regrets is the way I have handled my relationship with you. I have been thinking about this a lot since you wrote to me. I don’t know what it is, […]
Before I get into the commentary, I want to point out that it is with great interest that I watched this film for a couple of reasons. First, I am an individual who is openly pro-liberty and anti-government (anti-state). I identify with what Murray Rothbard called the anarcho-capitalist side of libertarianism. Furthermore, I enjoy watching and learning […]
It has been some time since we last communicated in any way. My wife and I were cleaning out the basement and I came across a letter that you wrote to me when I turned 18. Re-reading that letter has inspired me to write this today. It was clear to me after I re-read it […]
Should you believe everything in the Bible? I have met people who say yes and others who say no. People may say believe the Bible, but then they may also say, “Don’t believe everything in the Bible.” As soon as you come up with problems and contradictions in the Bible, Christians tell me not to […]
I often hear people claim that the United States is a “Christian Nation”. How often have we heard right-leaning television hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck refer to the US as a Christian, or a “Judeo-Christian” nation? Folks taking this position proclaim that our country was founded by Christians, for Christians, and based on […]
I read an article this morning entitled Stephen Hawking Says ‘There Is No God,’ Confirms He’s An Atheist. I was amused, likely because I grew up religious, and thought about how most religious folks gawk so much at the prospect of someone being an atheist.