Category: Op-Ed

The Benefits of Religion

When God began dying sometime ago during the Age of Reason, many thought this was the best thing to happen to humanity. With the death of God in society, no longer would humans be limited and censored by the Church and its many dictums and doctrines. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, declared that God had died and with the death of God, humans had become free, had become a law to themselves and could do whatever they pleased. Blame was placed on religion for all the ills in society and many began the call for a separation of church...

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Opinions matter when they are expressed

Consider pets and how they express their opinions. Dogs, for example, express their opinions by barking or wagging their tails. Cats express theirs when they purr and meow. These animals do not relent until they get attention. We all have opinions, but these opinions matter only when we express them, and we need to keep expressing them until we are heard. Our ability to express our opinions is among the reasons we are at the top of the ladder in the hierarchy of beings. Humans differ from other animals because we express ourselves using language. When Aristotle wrote that...

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