Faith as a Weapon: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Religion is a community of the heart (feelings); citizenship is a community of the brain (freedom). A community of the heart cannot impinge on someone else’s freedom. Thus, is it wrong to use the freedom of religion law to infringe on the rights of gay couples.

Airbus A320 der Germanwings

Wovon dann kommt das Übel? Was ist die Quelle des Verbrechens? Im Denkansatz “Zurück zum Körper” bieten wir an, dass die Quelle des Verbrechens das Gehirn ist. In Genesis ist das Gehirn als “Der Baum der Erkenntnis von Gut und Böse” genannt.

Israel—A “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective

In this article, I will consider the State of Israel, the Jewish culture, and the Jewish religion under two points of view: first, as the spirituality of the “stomach”; and second, as the realization of the level of “camel” in Nietzsche’s three metamorphoses of the spirit. The guiding paradigm for this article is the human

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Stomach and Brain in Israel’s election: A “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective

Israeli elections are fascinating—for being a mini-cauldron of ideological extremes. Much can be learned about the world, just by observing what takes places in Israel. And so it is with the current national elections in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the election–but that is only half the battle: much work lies ahead to forge

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The Art of Gratitude

This article talks about the power that we have to create the quality of our own lives. In spite of external circumstances, we can always find beauty in our surroundings, if we look for it. Also, in every action, we can find the bad or the good, depending on our choice. If we find the bad, we may have to forgive the person who did it–and that is a messy path. If we find the good, we can just express gratitude–and that is a constructive and happy path.

ISIS: A “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective

ISIS, or Islamic State, is not a problem “out there” but rather a problem that affect all of us. The solution for ISIS is to begin to regard the world as a living body consisting of many parts. Though many, we must be one: E pluribus, unum.

Ash Wednesday: A “Back-the-Body” Perspective

The core purpose of the “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective is to ferret out the natural way of living. Today is February 18, 2015. This is Ash Wednesday—the day after Carnival. In this article, I discuss the meaning of Ash Wednesday from the “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective.

Carnival: Saying Goodbye to Meat… and to Flesh

The celebration of carnival can be understood only in the context of the Judeo-Christian belief in the Human Fall and in the atonement that people need to make in order to return to their original status. Every year the Christians celebrate this belief through the period of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts

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Winter 2014-15: A “Back-to-the-Body” Perspective

As I write this article, I look out my living-room window, and I gaze upon a sea of whiteness bathed in golden light. The broad sway of the trees tells me the wind is drifting snow from side to side. This is a good day to write about the winter as one of the seasons

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The Horror and the Sublime: Ecce Homo

How can we humans atone for the crimes we have committed? In this article, I write about war and what I consider the counterpart to war, namely, unification.