Pope Francis warns the Church to resist great temptations to manipulate minds with theological brainwashing. The church, he says, should avoid this “spiritual form of abuse” and let persons make their own decisions freely.
Recent Nobel prize awards to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their theory about Higgs boson particles prompt us to review whether the existence of one or more universes stems from some boundless, intelligent source or by random occurrence. Either answer, intelligent design or randomness, may evolve from cultural indoctrination, propaganda, and self-deception–or by critical […]
Ideological thinking should not be included among criteria for papal elections. Neither should electoral criteria include factors like race, gender, geographical location, marital status, ethnicity, and so on. Of all incorrect criteria, ideological closed-mindedness is the most pivotal one to be avoided. These erroneous factors date not from charismatic sources of the first three Christian […]
In any sales presentation or debate, presidential ones included, a spew of facts and options may be delivered with such speed that, intentionally or not, listeners and viewers are given insufficient time to absorb and reflect. The phrase “Would you vote for or buy from this person?” reflects unfairly on many, though not all, presenters […]