Either all religions should be fully protected from any criticism (welcome to the Dark Ages) or else ALL religions are equally open to full criticism. No one has an inalienable right from having his/her religions feelings hurt. Such is the price for living in a free society.
An important method of transforming uncomfortable feelings into something more manageable is 'reaction formation,' which is the superficial adoption and exaggeration of ideas and impulses that are diametrically opposed to one's own.
The recent killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black male teen, in Florida has reignited discussions regarding the problem of racism in modern America. Though all the facts of the incident are not yet clear, a few are.
"When I was a child, I imagined I could open a portal inside my head where my best friend would enter, and together we would adventure. She liked this idea, and so we agreed that I would concentrate before I went to sleep and send her a link, a telepathic conduit to dreamland." —Jessica Tuccelli
Unknown to most of us, there are nonprofit organizations and leaders throughout the world who are working tirelessly to attack social problems and change the world. They engage in common practices that make them successful. Lessons from these social entrepreneurs are also useful for personal success in work careers and in life.
Dating is never easy and trying to figure out if this is the one can be daunting. But by asking at least one particular pointed question during the first few dates, you can improve your ability to assess relationship potential and avoid what I refer to as "relationship doom."
Long story short: My best online friend and I broke up. Actually, it was me who broke up with her over something she had done (something that involved lying to me and not caring about my feelings in general). The thing is I feel like I was the one who was dumped.
In the past few weeks, I was exposed to quite a number of statements about me that took some effort to digest. For the most part, I felt enormous tenderness toward the person who expressed these statements. Except for this one paragraph that kept spinning inside me. Every time I thought of it, I felt an inner cringe.
Women are the fastest-growing segment for substance abuse in the United States. In fact, according to the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, about 2.7 million women in the United States abuse drugs or alcohol. Even more frightening is that the majority who need treatment do not receive it.
Science is creating a place in the public square where atheists, Muslims, conservative Catholics, Buddhists, Christian evangelicals, Hindus, Jews, and everyone in between can bring more religious discussions.