Month: June 2014

As We Celebrate the Invasion of Normandy 70 Years Ago, Let us Not forget that World War II Could Have Been Prevented

There never was a war in all history easier to prevent by timely action than the one which has just desolated such great areas of the globe. (Winston Churchill, “The Sinews of Peace” Speech, Fulton, Missouri, USA. March 5, 1946.) In the month of June 2014 we are celebrating the heroic deeds and events of

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Depression: One of the Scourges Our 21st Century

I have been calling an alert about three scourges of the 21st century: obesity, religionism (see definition), and depression. Sufferers of depression can camouflage their condition through denial or because of shame and lack of information. In this article I will provide insights about depression from the perspective of spirituality. I contend that spirituality can

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¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de la Perspectiva De Regreso al Cuerpo?

Las personas que están siguiendo las discusiones acerca de la Perspectiva De Regreso al Cuerpo podrían preguntarse: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de la Perspectiva de Regreso al Cuerpo? ¿Qué diferencia hace en la vida práctica mirar al mundo desde esta perspectiva? La consecuencia más importante es la liberación del estómago y del corazón. Desde hace

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What Is Different about a War of Ideologies

What the United States and its allies fought in Vietnam was not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, Communism. What the United States and its allies are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, religionism (see the definition of religionism here).

How Dogmatic Is the Back-to-the-Body Perspective?

It isn’t. The Back-to-the-Body perspective does not utter dogmas. Every affirmation from the Back-to-the-Body perspective follows the Biblical principle that you can know a tree by its fruits (Matthew Chapter 7). The effort is to stay in contact with reality, to check the “fruits,” to stay humble in face of the immense wisdom contained in

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What if we were to use the brain for enjoyment?

An article on the Wall Street Journal states that our brains are built for art appreciation (“Our Brains Are Made for Enjoying Art” by Ann Lukits, Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014). For some reason, this struck me as an important finding about the brain and about life.

Religionism: A Better Term than Extremism

I have for some time been advocating the new term RELIGIONISM to designate the ideology of groups such as Al-Qaeda and jihadist organizations. Largely based on the teachings of Osama bin Laden, religious extremism has been the glue connecting a wide array of violent jihadists worldwide. The ideology is frequently referred to as “extremism.”

D-Day and the Vietnam War

Today, June 6, 2014, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the invasion of northern France by the Allied Forces, which took place through beach landings in Normandy. We remember the bravery and personal sacrifice of the soldiers that took part in this campaign. We honor the veterans of World War II. We also mourn the

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Eradicating Poverty: Why the “War on Poverty” Did not Produce Desired Fruits

According to the US Census Bureau, there are more people living in poverty in the US today than in 1966, when Pres. Lyndon Johnson started the War on Poverty. Actually, the poverty level of 18- to 64-year olds has increased by 30 percent. What went wrong? Viewing the matter from the Back-to-the-Body perspective (which looks

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Abdica el Rey de España: ¿Qué cambia en España?

Don Juan Carlos I anunció hoy su decisión de abdicar como monarca de España, declarando: Hoy merece pasar a la primera línea una generación más joven, con nuevas energías, decidida a emprender con determinación las transformaciones y reformas que la coyuntura actual está demandando y a afrontar con renovada intensidad y dedicación los desafíos del

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