In God We Trust:

The four-word phrase appears on all American currency. The fact is, rather than God, the Trust lies in honouring the printed value of a currency note as promised by the signature of the U.S. treasury secretary. God does not play any role in the legality of the legal tender. So why does God’s commitment inscribed…

EGO: AN OVERVIEW

(Warning: 992 words to step on this reading. Only 5 mts. read) What is ego? It is the nature of a person’s attitude and expression of opinion where I, me or mine dominates. “What I want, “what satisfies me,” or “it is mine,” all these simple assertions exhibit ego or self-interest. Ego means ‘I.’ In…

WE ALL EVOLVING AND DISSOLVING IN ONE BIG POT CALLED UNIVERSE

Things get created; things get destroyed. In other words, what seems to be created is a step towards its destruction, leading towars another creation and the cycle goes on. We human beings reside in this big void called the universe, along with the rest of the constituents: plants, animals, mountains, rocks, rivers, etc. and with…

Health Benefits of Fasting Beside Its Ritual Values In Religions

Fasting may have become a health fad, but religious communities have been doing it for millennia Iqbal Akhtar, Florida International University The practice of fasting has entered popular culture in recent years as a way to lose extra pounds. Featured in the bestselling book “The Fast Diet,” it advocates eating normally on select days of the…

FUTURE OF HUMANITY BASED ON TWO FACTORS

(Based on an essay by Mekhi Dhesi in the blog Rationalising The Universe) Does humanity face a permanent extinction tomorrow, day after tomorrow, a few years, or thousands, millions, or billions of years from now? When will the curtain be down both for the human species and our companions in nature? Two factors can cause…

POLITICS AND RELIGION IN US PRESIDENTIAL CEREMONIES:

s the Bible or other religious volumes have ritualistic values only on such occasions. Or they offer spiritual inspirations as well. Whatever the reason is, politics has a dependency on religion both for ritualistic functioning and spiritual guidance.

A VISION OF 2021 AND BEYOND

As the year 2020 departs just at the moment clock hits midnight, we welcome the arrival of 2021. Two images get conceived; one moves in, another moves out. These are like two individual personalities, the new and the old one. But what is the difference besides the old and new names, 2020 and 2021? We…

How Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil rights movement

“Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is no dishonour in being slaves. There is dishonour in being slave-owners. But let us not think of honour or dishonour in connection with the past. Let us realise that the future is with those who would be truthful, pure and loving.”