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THE VALUE OF LIFE II

The Value of Life via Moses being Rescued

Any ideology that lessens the value of life from “priceless” to “worthless” therein allows people to be treated not as neighbors, but as commodities. At no other point in my life has the harsh, cruel, oppressive, and perverse order in

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THE VALUE OF LIFE: MICHAEL BROWN, ERIC GARNER, TAMIR RICE, & JOHN CRAWFORD

The Value of Life via Moses being Rescued

There are many tragedies in recent memory where select members of the police (a group officially sanctioned to use force) recklessly use guns against those who are unarmed. The tragic cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner rest heavily on

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POLITICAL APATHY: MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS 2014

Political apathy via King Saul threatening David by Jusepe Leonardo

Political apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern about politics in general. Wikipedia defines it as “the indifference on the part of any citizen of any country with regard to their attitude towards political activities.” This is not an article

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ON MORAL PANIC

Moral Panic via Witch Burning

I have long held the assumption that the media’s role in modern society is not, in fact, to objectively report events that happen in the world but rather to selectively choose those stories that serve an ideological end—the news, then,

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THE DANGERS OF ONEISM

The Dangers of Oneism

The dangers of oneism point to one inescapable and horrid reality: idolatry. In a recent Sunday Review in The New York Times, David P. Barash, an evolutionary biologist and a professor of psychology, wrote an editorial describing why science and

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THE CRUSADE AGAINST ISIS

The ISIS Flag

While reading the New York Times the other day, I came across a very disturbing advertisement written by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (click for greater clarity): Ironically, a faith-based organization is calling for a “just war”

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RAY RICE, ADRIAN PETERSON, AND THE MORAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Ray Rice, the NFL through The Last Judegement via Michelangelo by Giudizio Universale 02

Considering the recent reports about NFL players involved in cases of domestic violence and child abuse coming to light, it compels me to comment on several variables. And, it goes without saying, abuse in any context is always deplorable. (1)

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RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility by Hugo Petr Novak

In The Responsible Self by H. R. Niebuhr, the author develops a moral philosophy based not upon rigid rules or prescriptions but instead a flexible algorithm developed by answering two sequential questions: (1) “What is happening?” and (2) “What should

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THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF PROGRESSIVISM

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The New Oxford American Dictionary defines progressive as “a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.” I would define the dangers of progressivism as “the unrecognized, unseen, or deliberately concealed adverse consequences inflicted on the exact groups

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THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT

The Arab Israeli Conflict Palestine 1020BC GA Smith 1915

In order to understand the Arab Israeli conflict, one must also consider the historical developments that have shaped the past and formed the conflict-laden present that we all live in. The official narrative for the creation of the State of

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