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Terrorism: Pure Evil or a Matter of Perspective?

According to the dictionary terrorism is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” Wikipedia expands upon the definition as “those violent acts that are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants.” Most ordinary people living in Iraq simply want to be left alone to make a humble living. They don’t know what freedom means nor is it important to them. They simply want to be left alone to live out their lives. Being shot at and bombed terrorizes them to death. So there are some who hate us and want to rid their nation of these foreign terrorist who killed and maim their family member. Some have lost their families and have nothing to live for so are willing to fight evil Americans to the death. So they join al-Qaida or ISIL and practice that form of jihad against American terrorist. Regardless of who is terrorizing who on whose homeland people who are being terrorized will consider the other side terrorists and pure evil. Continue reading

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Does Good and Evil Really Exist?

Themes in literature, film, TV programs, and other media frequently deal with good and evil or evil dominating the world.  Yet I question whether there really is good and evil.  It is often a matter of perspective.  There are those … Continue reading

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Money – the Means to the End, Not the End

The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. What was true a couple of thousand years ago is even truer today than ever before. Money is used as the yardstick for measuring success. Thus the accumulation of money by the wealthiest is often more important that using it to purchase goods and services. Continue reading

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