Archive for March 2nd, 2007

Ignorance is bliss-or is it?

| March 2, 2007 | 5 Replies
Ignorance is bliss-or is it?

Sometimes I wish I believed in prayer.  I wish that I could plead, I wish that I could sacrifice, I wish that I could count beads or light a flame and a great omnipotent being would be coerced or convinced to grant my desire.  Some people think that you can pray for anything and that […]

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Freddie Mac announces the end of Greed

| March 2, 2007 | 1 Reply
Freddie Mac announces the end of Greed

Financial news is hot right now, what with the stock market plummeting, or ‘correcting itself’ as the more bold would proclaim.  You may have heard that Freddie Mac has decided they will not purchase certain subprime mortgages.  They have a proper position paper, the normal “we’re doing this to look after you,” B.S.,  but more honest […]

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The Road to Riches

| March 2, 2007 | 2 Replies
The Road to Riches

“Payday” lending has been big in the news lately.  Payday lending is where you go to a licensed loan shark to borrow money at interest rates in the hundreds (450% is not unusual), generally give the shark a post dated check, and 2 weeks later, end up having to renew the loan so the shark doesn’t […]

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Christians put on their Skeptic Hats to deal with the “Tomb of Jesus”

| March 2, 2007 | 1 Reply
Christians put on their Skeptic Hats to deal with the “Tomb of Jesus”

Such good irony. I can’t help but shake my head at the many Christians who are temporarily putting on their Skeptic Hats to deal with a bold claim by a Discovery Channel documentary.  That documentary is claiming that a tomb discovered in Israel in 1980 held the bones of Jesus.   If true, the documentary’s claim would conflict […]

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Should we teach philosophy to little kids?

| March 2, 2007 | 2 Replies
Should we teach philosophy to little kids?

One of Diane Rehm’s recent shows featured Marietta McCarty, who advocates teaching philosophy to children to develop critical thinking skills and to deepen their sense of empathy for others.  Here’s the interview.  McCarty, who has taught at both the elementary school and community college level, has written a book titled Little Big Minds. According to […]

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