Thursday, March 29, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
"Any of us would be shocked if someone we knew and admired killed children. But these days it’s especially hard to think through these situations because of the worldview that prevails in our culture.
According to this view, most people are naturally good, because nature is good. The monstrosities of the world are caused by the few people (like Hitler or Idi Amin) who are fundamentally warped and evil.
This worldview gives us an easy conscience, because we don’t have to contemplate the evil in ourselves. But when somebody who seems mostly good does something completely awful, we’re rendered mute or confused.
But of course it happens all the time. That’s because even people who contain reservoirs of compassion and neighborliness also possess a latent potential to commit murder."
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This coming Wednesday is the beginning of Purim. It commemorates the events that happened in the book of Esther. For some reason I always figured that Queen Esther looked a lot like the Italian actress, Sofia Loren. Now I have the pictures to prove it.