Faith is beautiful

Faith is a beautiful thing. Anyone in the health profession probably knows the effects of a placebo. When we take a placebo, we believe it is a medicine and have faith that it will cure us. And when we pray, what different are we doing than taking a placebo? Whether we pray to a God,…

What is religion but the words, customs, and wisdom of the ancients trying to answer the most basic of all questions - what is the meaning of life.

Perfection

I have always been amused by people claiming X is perfect or Y is perfect. Except when one points out some flaws in X or Y, their retort is that I should not be so picky about each individual detail. It always makes me laugh and reminds me a quote of Einstein - "No amount…

Guns, Germs and Steel

After reading Guns, Germs and Steel...I am ambivalent about the book. It does make some good points about geography and natural resources. But it felt too politically correct and misses one very important point - the choices that people make. Geography and resources are important for the start of civilization. But how can one explain…

Guns, Moral Theology, and Biology

everyone has an opinion on how to stop, or if we can stop, these mass-murders. some say gun control and some say guns don't kill, people kill (I have heard it for years but my brain has yet to understand the logic in it). some point to Good and Evil and how we cannot stop…

History – a lesson

I love reading about history because it answers nearly all the questions we have today. By looking at history we do get an idea as to what falls on the right side of history and what falls on the wrong side of history. Paradoxically, we get these knowledge from history because it always repeats itself.…

Truth vs Lies

The thing about lies is that you can change it in any and as many ways as you want. If you don't like it you can re-word it. If it becomes politically incorrect over time you re-interpret it. You can bend a lie any way you like and it will oblige to your emotions. Unfortunately,…

Bringing Down Heroes

‎"In India we have extreme opinions. We praise someone very highly, and in a few games we start pulling the same individual down. I always say it's important to be in the middle path. That's how you will enjoy the sport." - MSD We take pleasure in turning boys into "Gods", boys who are still…