What If Disagreements In The U.S. Continue To Grow

It’s a little disconcerting to contemplate a U. S. that has even deeper disagreements that it now has. In my lifetime there was the Vietnam War period that was so deep it seemed nothing could be worse. Then, it passed. It is tempting to believe today’s disagreements will pass into history as that period did.…
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Trump’s Declaration On Opioids Will Make It Worse

President Trump has declared a national emergency because of deaths from opioids. This declaration could open the door to federal funds for treatment and life saving intervention. From what he has said so far, however, the effort will be useless. Trump wants to increase border security on illegal drugs entering the U. S. The idea…
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Sikhs Are Faced With Hatred

There are about 500,000 Sikhs in the U. S. Frequently, they are beaten or killed. Haters shout “rag head” at them in public. I assume some of this hatred is because many people believe Sikhs are Muslims or perhaps Hindus. They are neither. There is no justification to treat either Muslims or Hindus this way…
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Maimonides, The Jewish Scholar For All Times

Maimonides lived around 1100 CE. His writing about religion and his life as a Rabbi, scientist and physician, is beyond my understanding. And, it is about an invisible God. But, he seems to dwarf other ancient writing. A friend introduced me years ago. He was chased out of countries by both Christians and Muslims. It…
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Most Christians Blame The Poor For Being Poor

While Pope Francis comes from a branch of the Catholic Church called the Social Gospel that says society has a responsibility to help the poor, this does not represent the thinking of most Christian’s in the U. S. The majority think poor people have only themselves to blame. Some of this comes from Bible passages…
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