Category Archives: Religious Conflict

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

Amazing Prescience from Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s (1906-1945) Prescient Comments

While awaiting execution in April 1945,  member of the German Resistance to Hitler and religious thinker and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer recorded a number of his thoughts in a work we now know as Letters and Papers from Prison. One of … Continue reading

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The Pale Blue Dot: Carl Sagan

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Questions for the New Year 2018

One of the things I did when I retired in 2003 was to list some questions I thought interesting that I might explore in my researches or in how I lived post retirement. I changed them a little bit in … Continue reading

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Strategy by Any Other Name Would Sound as Unacceptable

Someone asked me for some strategic thoughts on the current US political situation:  I don’t think the Dems/progressives can do strategy. Not seen any sign of it these recent decades. My strategic views are not very popular, don’t get many … Continue reading

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Building on Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind

I was knocked out by the approach Jon Haidt developed in this book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion”. Among other things it provided me with some really important and prescient insights into the … Continue reading

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

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