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  1. ROBIN WILLIAMS ...a wake-up call for mental illness

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Price View Post
    Thanks, folks, for your responses. Before leaving I'll post some general thoughts from one of my favorite psychoanalysts.-Ron

    Part 1:

    Erich Fromm(1900-1980) was a theorist who brought other theories together. He also emphasized how one's personality is embedded in class, status, education, vocation, and religious and philosophical background, among other social determinants. Fromm held the view that humans need
  2. On Ignorance

    by , 09-11-2015 at 09:55 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In these modern times ignorance has been winning against knowledge and science. Stupidity is more admired than intelligence. Fallacy is more common than logic. Maybe Iím just getting crotchety in my middle age, but I find it absurd that ignorant people hold their ignorance with pride and expect other people to treat their misunderstandings about the world and what is in it as if they were actual facts.

    I started thinking about this in regard to an interview that Trump had with Hugh ...
  3. Jalsa Salana UK - Survival of world is in justice, benevolence, giving like kindred

    by , 09-10-2015 at 08:52 PM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    The 49 th Jalsa Salana (annual convention for spiritual and moral training) took place on 21, 22 1nd 23 August 2015 in U.K.

    Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah (may Allah be his Helper) addressed the Jalsa on all days.

    The attendance was more than 35000 from 96 countries.

    The atmosphere of Jalsa was filled with Prayers, remembrance and thankfulness of God, scenes of Islamic brotherhood and love. There were speeches by scholars about various religious, ...

    Updated 09-10-2015 at 09:00 PM by YALASH

  4. Summer Reading Review

    Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

    This is a novelization of Mowat's real life accounts of his time he spent in the Arctic studying a group of wolves. During the period when a lot of anti-wolf hate really started up wolves were being blamed for causing a sudden drop in the caribou population. There where claims that wolves would slaughter entire heards for the pure joy of killing. Mowat was sent to access just how much of a nuisance the wolves were. But when Mowat arrived he soon discovered ...
  5. Eternal Souls

    by , 09-08-2015 at 07:33 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Eternal Souls

    While writing about the death penalty the matter of the human soul came to mind. Apparently the soul has a long history among humans. There were burials in prehistoric times that strongly suggest that people believed in souls even back then. Bodies were buried with tools and weapons, and that does suggest belief in an afterlife, while the flowers and ochre dyes could be taken to mean the same, but they might also be signs of denial of the loss. Within the last ten thousand ...