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  • Affluence + Secularism = Boredom = Leftism

    04/27/2021 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    Just as physicists look for equations to explain the natural world, I have always thought it useful to look for equations to explain human nature. For example, in my book on happiness, I offer this equation: U = I - R. Unhappiness = Image - Reality. The difference between the images we have for our life and the reality of our life is one way of measuring how much unhappiness we experience. Here, I offer another theorem, this time to help explain leftism. A + S = B = L Affluence + Secularism = Boredom = Leftism The search for...
  • How Reading Great Literature Helps Protect You From Big Brother’s Thought Control

    02/17/2021 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2021 | Cory Grewell
    The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’Back in the 1990s, an adjunct English professor at Bakersfield College used to start first-day freshman composition by writing the F-word on the whiteboard in big capital letters. She’d then turn around and explain the word’s etymology, point out that its moral connotation was entirely a construct, and tell the students in no uncertain terms that any scandal they felt was due to their parochial ignorance. She would disabuse them of this...
  • The Real Meaning Of The Term Quisling

    06/16/2020 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 06/16/20
    Vidkun Quisling and the origins of the term 'Quisling' and how it came to represent the current elites attempting to sell out their countries and people to a globalist engineered collapse. https://banned.video/watch?id=5ee937e6c7a607002f16746f 
  • The Question That Explains Almost Everything

    02/04/2020 5:45:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand a human being or the human condition, what is the single most important question you should ask? Most religious people would probably ask, "Do you believe in God?" The most important question most secular people, especially progressives, could imagine asking is probably a policy question. Today it would be "Do you support Donald Trump?" Otherwise it might be "Do you support abortion rights?" or "Do you support gay marriage?" As important as all of these questions are, in attempting to understand human beings, especially large groups of human beings -- i.e., their society -- the...
  • Here’s what quantum supremacy does—and doesn’t—mean for computing

    09/25/2019 2:50:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 9/24/19 | Martin Giles
    Here’s what quantum supremacy does—and doesn’t—mean for computing And no, super-powerful computers are not about to take over by Martin Giles Sep 24, 2019 Google Google has reportedly demonstrated for the first time that a quantum computer is capable of performing a task beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer in any practical time frame—a milestone known in the world of computing as “quantum supremacy.”The ominous-sounding term, which was coined by theoretical physicist John Preskill in 2012, evokes an image of Darth Vader–like machines lording it over other computers. And the news has already produced some outlandish...
  • Wealthy, Successful and Miserable

    02/21/2019 4:42:34 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2-21-19 | Charles Duhigg
    (Skip) After our reunion, I wondered if my Harvard [Business School] class — or even just my own friends there — were an anomaly. So I began looking for data about the nation’s professional psyche. What I found was that ... a surprising portion of Americans are professionally miserable right now. In the mid-1980s, roughly 61 percent of workers told pollsters they were satisfied with their jobs. Since then, that number has declined substantially, hovering around half; the low point was in 2010, when only 43 percent of workers were satisfied, according to data collected by the Conference Board, a...
  • America’s New Religions

    12/08/2018 9:36:44 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12-7-18 | Andrew Sullivan
    Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being. It’s in our genes and has expressed itself in every culture, in every age, including our own secularized husk of a society. By religion, I mean something quite specific: a practice not a theory; a way of life that gives meaning, a meaning that cannot really be defended without recourse to some transcendent value, undying “Truth” or God (or gods). Which is to say, even today’s atheists are expressing an attenuated form of religion. Their denial of any God is...
  • Explaining the Left, Part III: Leftism as Secular Religion

    08/27/2018 11:15:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    One of the most important books of the 20th century -- it remains a best-seller 59 years after it was first published -- is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Marx saw man's primary drive as economic, and Freud saw it as sex. But Frankl believed -- correctly, in my opinion -- that the greatest drive of man is meaning. One can be poor and chaste and still be happy. But one cannot be bereft of meaning and be happy -- no matter how rich or how sexually fulfilled one may be. The greatest provider of meaning for the...
  • "Suffering, Responsibility and Meaning" - Jordan B. Peterson (9:46)

    04/07/2018 11:43:13 PM PDT · by Voption · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May, 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Peterson's deepest ideas on the suffering of life, how to overcome it by adopting responsibility and finding ultimate meaning in life....
  • Post-Christian America: Gullible, Intolerant, and Superstitious

    07/25/2017 6:15:21 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 24, 2017 | david french
    "...I’d urge you to read a fascinating article in this Sunday’s New York Times. It turns out that America’s less religious citizens are far more likely to believe in things such as ghosts and UFOs than people who attend church. The author, psychology professor Clay Routledge, locates this phenomenon in the quest for meaning..."For instance, my colleagues and I recently published a series of studies in the journal Motivation and Emotion demonstrating that the link between low religiosity and belief in advanced alien visitors is at least partly explained by the pursuit of meaning. The less religious participants were, we...
  • POLL: What does the election of Donald J Trump mean?

    11/09/2016 7:56:16 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 56 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll What does the election of Donald J Trump mean? There is a lot of racism and misogyny in America Nothing. Sometimes an election is just an election Americans are fed up with the status quo Poll Location: http://www.headlineoftheday.com/#ixzz4PWmhJP6M
  • To Be or Not To Be: What ‘Muslim’ Actually Means

    01/07/2016 6:32:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Clare Lopez
    The entire debate about what it means to be "Muslim" and shariah-compliant might be solved with a quick lesson in Arabic grammar. This is because the word "Muslim" contains in its Arabic meaning its own definition.
  • Good Grief! Obama thinks Christmas is about loving tiny trees

    12/03/2015 6:56:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 12-3-15 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama took a break from saving the icebergs to weigh in on what he believes to be the true meaning of Christmas – loving tiny trees. The president, along with the first lady, delivered their homage to foliage during an appearance on a television program recognizing the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." "For half a century, people of all ages have gathered around the tv to watch Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang teach us the true meaning of Christmas," Mrs. Obama said during a taping of ABC's "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie...
  • The Meaning of Six hundred and Sixty Six (666)

    10/18/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 144 replies
    666 has meaning behind it. John the Revelator was Hebrew. He would have known that each Hebrew letter of the alphabet (which is a number too) has a meaning and/or symbol to it. In the scripture it was written as six hundred and sixty six. Not 666. I find the meaning of this is to be "in the end times, a head will emerge, Satan (snake), and will hook people into sin(disbelief in my book). Allow me to show you how it works by viewing this: I believe that the letters used to write six hundred and sixty six would...
  • A Brief Explanation of the Nuptial Meaning of the Body.

    12/05/2013 6:29:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/5/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Some of you know that I write the Question and Answer Column for Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly. I like doing that as it imposes a kind of disciplined writing on me, where I must answer questions very briefly, in about 400 words or less.A question recently came in about a topic that I have not written much about here on the Blog. I’d like to reproduce the question and answer here in order to include the concept in my blog compendium and also to encourage you, if you do not read my column in the Sunday Visitor to know about...
  • AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation

    02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by Salman · 80 replies
    TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy
    <p>The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.</p>
  • Christmas Letter 2011

    12/29/2011 5:48:24 AM PST · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | 12-28-2011 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends and relatives, How are you? I HOPE YOU HAD TIME TO PRAY in silence before Baby Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament so as to celebrate Christmas for the One WHOSE BIRTHDAY we celebrate and not for all the other motives and desires that we have allowed our secular world in recent years to instill into our heads and hearts. How many of our children have been spoiled in waiting for presents at Christmas and have not learned from their parents that Christmas is a time to bring to this divine Baby presents of prayers, sacrifices and adoration?...
  • What Sarah's Name Means

    05/27/2011 10:14:06 AM PDT · by taildragger · 18 replies
    n/a | 05/27/2011 | taildragger
    Here is the link to my original post, yes I think I was the 1st. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2106098/replies?c I have a CPA friend that is a self taught biblical scholar. He believes we grow into the meaning of our names, and always wants to know what you named the baby. So one day (10/15/2008 ) I did what he does and research the meaning of "someones" name :-).This is what I came up with.... Sarah : Princess (in Hebrew)... Louise : Renowned Fighter.... Heath : From the Outer Lands... Palin : Who will serve at the table….. So... She is: The Princess,...
  • The new meaning of transparency

    03/25/2011 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 3/25/11 | Bridget Casey
    Transparency? Ha! (Big Government) President Barack Obama has won praise from the media — and from himself — for putting the White House visitor logs online. Yet the visitor logs may hide more than they reveal. The White House is still holding back “tens of thousands” of visitor logs, according to congressional testimony last week by Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, who also added that “the Obama administration is less transparent than the Bush administration.” We also know that some of the most important presidential visitors don’t even walk into the White House. The administration meets K Street lobbyists...
  • What Does Your Name Mean?

    12/10/2010 9:41:22 AM PST · by hawkins · 16 replies · 1+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/10/2010 | Travis Main
    Moonbeam, Gandolph, Honey, Melody, John…There are three specific names a man is given in his life. These names will have an effect on him. If he maintains his name and does not change it, a man can affect the aura of his name and what it comes to mean.The first name a man is given is his last name. The name he inherits, his family name. It is said that the best inheritance a person can leave is a good family name. To keep one’s family name untarnished should be the goal of all good sons. To make it stand...