Category Archives: Ethics in Religion

Terror Management Theory: An Interview with Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

I am most grateful to Patrick Shen and Greg Bennick, who produced Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality.  Their movie provided a direction toward many of the views about the Middle East that I hold today, and they pointed me … Continue reading

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Counter Protest to Westboro Baptist Church

Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, U.S. Marine Corps, died defending the Constitution of the United States and all Americans. As a retired Marine myself, I am proud of Matthew for his service in which he made the ultimate sacrifice of his … Continue reading

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Why Egyptians Should Demand Freedom of Religion in Their Constitution

Freedom of Religion is the first of the Freedoms mentioned in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. We Americans had good reason for putting it there! European colonization of North America was largely driven by religious warfare. It is very likely that a majority of Americans are descended from peoples who were seeking Freedom of Religion. I know my ancestors were. Continue reading

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George W. Bush and the Dark Side of Religious Fundamentalism

A mouth that prays, a hand that kills. – Arabian proverb “How do you find a lion that has swallowed you?” asked Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, commenting on the moral dilemma posed by the “shadow,” his insightful term for the … Continue reading

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We Fear You!

Many Muslims are bitter about the attitudes of people in the West toward their culture and Islam in general. This bitterness is both justified and not, but in this post I will be discussing ways to change the status quo. Continue reading

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Equality for Arab Women

It demonstrates how things are changing in the Muslim World, and how Muslims themselves must find ways to make their own changes. I here provide you with links to the various segments of this debate, carried on YouTube®, leaving comment to you. I have provided here only a few interesting quotes from each segment. Continue reading

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Dear Clara (@ Women's Rights in Islam and the West)

I certainly sympathize with your point about not being subjugated. My point in part is that subjugation and abuse of women is a worldwide problem and phenomenon. Many US divorces are brought on by this. In my opinion, Muslim women also do not want to be subjugated, and they are now seeing that women outside the Muslim World are standing up for their rights. This information dissemination cannot be stopped. As this process happens, Muslim women will naturally stand up for their own rights, and the nature of Islam itself will change. But this will take much courage and a very long time. Continue reading

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"Ten Reasons to Burn …" Analyzed (In My Opinion)

The Rev.? Terry Jones needs money! This can be the only reason why he would stir up this controversy about burning the Koran. There will be enough Americans who believe such crazies to get him over his cash crunch. But that does not mean that he represents anything like a majority of American, Christian, or Western thought. CNN, MSNBC and other inflamers need money too! That’s why they let this crackpot stir things up instead of ignoring him. Continue reading

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Dear Muslim Friends

I am sure you have seen the political controversy that has recently been stirred up by our political nut cases about the proposed Mosque in Manhattan, near the site of the former World Trade Center. Continue reading

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