If all lying were eliminated, it would a mixed blessing. This is because there are a variety of lies that … Continue reading What happens when people stop lying?
One of my favorite events in history has been made into a movie called Loving. It is about the Lovings … Continue reading The Story of the Lovings Has Been Made Into a Movie
A friend of mine, Alan, grew up in a abusive household. He developed a drinking problem. One night when he … Continue reading Should we give money to panhandlers?
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter could not get married in their home state of Virginia. It was 1958 and miscegenation … Continue reading How the Anti-Miscegenation (Race-Mixing) Laws Were Overturned.
If there isn’t a God, we are the ones to say that Hitler is evil. How do we know? We … Continue reading If there wasn’t a God, who’s to say that Hitler was evil?
Emotions express our values. They help us to grant significance to events and ideas. It is how we know what … Continue reading Is it wrong for a person to only be driven by logic?
I had a bully boss who would come up to me in the afternoons and point a sharp implement at … Continue reading Is it wrong for me to look down and laugh at people who try to bully me?
When Buddhist and Hindu texts talk about non-duality, it is often misunderstood as never making judgments. Non-duality points to a … Continue reading Do the enlightened see a difference between good and evil?
We evolved a conscience. A conscience is at work in the behaviors of chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys in the example … Continue reading Where Do Morals Come From?
There are two assumptions that the Abrahamic faiths make regarding fetal development: There is a soul. The soul enters the … Continue reading When Does the “Soul” Enter the Fetus?