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We Embrace Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, But Would He Embrace Us?
A lifetime has already passed since that 1963 speech, and we, at the end of that passage of time, still live in a country made dangerous by hate.
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A Millennial’s Plea for Religious Tolerance
After attending university and later, in corporate America, I noticed an odd trend—the more people become “molded” into the current expectations of society, the more they become entrenched in the workaday world, the more they ignore this hope that religion had perhaps once given them. They get caught up in their fast-paced life and begin subscribing to the religious cynicism currently in vogue, despite their social media accounts preaching “tolerance.”
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‘Agree to Disagree’—A Cliché or a Path to Tolerance?
When I was a child and frustrated my mom, she would express her impatience with a slight increase in her genteel Southern accent and a forced restraint as if she were counting from 1 to 10 in her head as she spoke. And then she would blurt out: “Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.
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And That is Respect
We would have dinner and spend the rest of the night talking till the wee hours about religion—he from his perspective and me from mine as a Scientologist—starting with comparisons of morals and over a few evenings getting deeply into our spiritual nature.
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Another Holocaust
I’ve heard many people say that something like WWII or the Holocaust could never happen again. I beg to differ. If we aren’t all vigilant in protecting our own freedoms and everyone’s human rights, it very well could happen again.
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Artificial Intelligence + Hate Speech = Murky Waters
I manage a software development team and have worked in and with technology for the last three decades.
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Can Plastic Reindeer Ensure Separation of Church and State?
In my last post, I made the point that the Founders’ purpose in providing for free exercise of religion and prohibiting religious establishments was not so much about building a wall of separation as it was about freedom.
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Freedom of Thought: Infinitely Valuable and Incessantly Attacked
In the wake of the 1960’s, my father and mother began studying Dianetics and Scientology in New York and San Francisco. I grew up in a multi-denominational household—Christian, Jewish, Scientologist. I lived in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.
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“Innocents Abroad” and What Mark Twain Can Teach Us About Faith
Faith is spiritual, not physical. Faith exists in the minds, hearts and souls of those who embrace it. So physical proof of the existence of faith is not only impossible, it is unnecessary.
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Masterpiece Cakeshop and The Need For Tolerance and Respect
I believe that the Masterpiece opinion will make such bodies more aware of the need to produce decisions, however they rule, that are respectful to the rights of both sides and provide at least some hope for reconciliation.