Month: September 2014

Thomas Aquinas and the Back-to-the-Body Perspective

A fundamental tenet of the Back-to-the-Body Perspective is that “the truth is within you”—that is, in your body. This means that, for the great questions of life, we should look at the body for answers. For example, one of the great questions of life is the question of struggle, or war. The paradigmatic imagery about

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Equality: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Emma Watson, newly appointed UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, has launched her HeForShe movement in her UN speech on September 20, 2014. In this article, I will look at equality issues from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective. Let me pledge, first of all, my total, unconditional, unequivocal, and wholehearted solidarity with women in their search for better

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Schottland und England: Frieden zwischen Christen

In der letzen Generation gab es drei Chancen, um katholische Länder sich aus protestantischen Ländern herauszulösen. Trotzdem haben sich die katholischen Länder durch Volksabstimmung entschieden, zusammen mit den Protestanten vereint zu bleiben. In diesem Artikel behaupte ich, dass die durch Volksabstimmung am 18. September 2014 verstärkte Zusammenschluss von Schottland und England auf einen neuen Frieden in

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Scotland Stays in the UK: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

I am delighted that the Scots have decided to continue to be a part of the United Kingdom, creating a single political unity together with England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. In this article, I will look at some of the issues involved in the Scots’ decision. I will draw insights from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective and

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How to Distinguish False from True in Spirituality? — The “Show-Me” Method

Spirituality has to do with the spirit, or the heart. It is different from science, which has to do with the brain. Spirituality and science should be in harmony with each other, but they are different from each other. Spirituality is different also from religion. Religion is mixed up with RELIGIONISM, which is the belief

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Considering Scotland: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Within a few days–that is, on September 18, 2014–the people of Scotland will be voting on whether to continue to be part of the United Kingdom or to break apart and organize their own country. I will make a few considerations of the issue from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective.

Can the Body Help Us Fix Unemployment?

People of all persuasions and affiliations usually agree on one thing: it is good for people to be employed; excessive unemployment is a drag on society. The purpose of this article is to look at unemployment from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective and ask the following question: What does the body tell us, that can help us

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Obesity: An Affliction of the Stomach

In 2004—that is, ten years ago—I visited Brazil and conducted a series of formal and informal meetings with friends and family about three scourges that are impacting people’s lives: obesity, religious extremism, and depression. From the Back-to-the-Body Perspective, obesity has to do with the “stomach”; religious extremism has to do with the “brain”; and depression

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The Vietnam War and the Struggle Against Terrorism

The purpose of this post is to compare and contrast the Vietnam War and the ongoing Struggle Against Terrorism. I will describe what I believe went RIGHT in Vietnam, as an effort to gain insight about the US action in the Struggle Against Terrorism. In fact, I believe the Vietnam War can be seen as

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