Category Archives: Religious Conflict

Some of the most difficult conflicts are compounded by the strongly held religious beliefs on either side

Zen Koan for the Real Populists not the Plutocracy’s Puppet Populists

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Being Right: Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997)

“Few things have done more harm than the belief on the part of individuals or groups (or tribes, or states or nations or churches) that he or she are in sole possession of the truth, especially about how to live, … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Creative People Liberal?

A good friend of mine asked me this question, and it got me thinking. Clearly not all liberals are creative, so I approached the question by wondering why conservatives aren’t more creative? 🙂 And of course as a liberal, I … Continue reading

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Conflict Humor: On Contradictions in the Conservative Line

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The Four Types of “Christianity”

Well I was thinking about Christianity, in the light of what I read in on line postings. There are hundreds if not thousands of different “Christian” sects, but I figure roughly these days they cluster as follows: 1) Leviticanistas, whose … Continue reading

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“The Myth of Sisyphus”: Albert Camus

As my friends who work hard, start their week on Monday morning round the world, I offer the quote from Albert Camus’s marvelous essay “The Myth of Sisyphus” about the Greek hero Sisyphus (whom he calls the proletarian of the … Continue reading

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The Quaker Approach to Conflict and the Use of Silence

My friend Kathryn is a Quaker and reacted to reading my post on Apache Silence on this blog by commenting on the Quaker use of silence which I find very interesting. Thanks Kathryn:  “Per silence and listening, these are central … Continue reading

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