Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)

I beg pardon of my readers who live in other countries or folks who tire of political posts. Don't worry. I shall return to some other subjects in my next posts. I just had a few issues to get off my chest first, especially because of some of the political brouhaha going on in the… Continue reading Do Critics of the President Want Him to Fail No Matter What? (Is This the Right Question?)

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Is It Possible to Act Unethically While Protesting Abortion? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

I wish to be very clear up front about what I am not doing in this post, as well as its basic underlying assumptions. First, here is what I am not doing: In this post, I am not going to tell you that you should be for or against abortion. This is an important ethical… Continue reading Is It Possible to Act Unethically While Protesting Abortion? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Are Christians Who are Quarantined for Attending Easter Services Being Persecuted? (How to Do the Right Thing in a Pandemic.)

Since the Coronavirus pandemic became a national emergency, many leaders in various states have taken increasingly strong measures to combat the virus, including closing non-essential business and discouraging or forbidding people to meet for church services, including for Easter. As a result of this, some people (especially some Christians) have claimed that this is an… Continue reading Are Christians Who are Quarantined for Attending Easter Services Being Persecuted? (How to Do the Right Thing in a Pandemic.)

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Practicing Resurrections in All Areas of Life

Today is Easter, and many people from the Christian tradition, like me, are celebrating the Resurrection. And this is wonderful. But I am also celebrating the possibility of practicing resurrections in all areas of our life. We practice resurrection every time we remember that Love is truest thing about us. It is our truest nature,… Continue reading Practicing Resurrections in All Areas of Life

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Is President Trump Handling the Pandemic Well?

President Trump's 2016 win surprised most people. Of course there were some political critics and academics who predicted his win, but most people, including myself, never expected Trump to win the election. The President's Focus on Winning There is even some speculation that President Trump himself was surprised by his win. We may never know… Continue reading Is President Trump Handling the Pandemic Well?

Politics and Love

Resilient Politics: A Brief Reflection

Resilience is our ability to rise to challenges and bounce back from adversity. If you are like me, our current political climate feels like the exact opposite of resilient. It seems like we are stuck in a quagmire we can't climb out of. Solving our political problems is not the work of one person. It… Continue reading Resilient Politics: A Brief Reflection

Logic with Love

How to Detect Your Own Bias and Prejudices–Argument Pitfall #2: Hasty Generalization

This post is one post in a series on thinking well. When we learn to think well, it can help us to live more powerful, clear, and purposeful lives. Thinking well also helps us solve problems and become the boss of ourselves, and so it can help us feel more in control in the best… Continue reading How to Detect Your Own Bias and Prejudices–Argument Pitfall #2: Hasty Generalization

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

This is Valentine's Day weekend, and my blog is called Love is Stronger. I named my blog this because I think love is one of the most important topics in the world. Gaining a better understanding of it has made a profound difference in my life. So, for these reasons, it seems like a good… Continue reading 7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love

10 Things You can Do if Politics is Discouraging You (for Anyone in Any Political Party)

There is a lot of political tension in our country right now, and this can feel overwhelming, discouraging, and frightening. I feel this way sometimes. At times like this, it is helpful for me to remember this: It is never "Us against Them". It's all of us against dehumanization, oppression, and injustice. Despite our political… Continue reading 10 Things You can Do if Politics is Discouraging You (for Anyone in Any Political Party)

Logic with Love, Politics and Love

Propaganda Never Looks Like Propaganda When We’re Being Propagandized (How Can We Detect It?)

You have probably heard of the dangers of propaganda before. Propaganda is a misinformation tactic that some leaders use to control their follower's perception of reality and to shut down their critical thinking and conscience. Controlling Followers Leaders who use propaganda (I am going to call them P Leaders to stand for Propagandistic Leaders) usually… Continue reading Propaganda Never Looks Like Propaganda When We’re Being Propagandized (How Can We Detect It?)