All in Philosophical Reflections

Perceptions speak louder than words

I attended a conference the other day for a Christian entity on a managerial topic. From the beginning of that meeting the leading pastor was welcoming everyone and from his choice of words i could understand that there are also people of other faiths, or people who are not necessarily evangelical. I was very impressed because the majority of events, whether intentional or not, seem to exclude others.

Challenging Religious Conceptions, a Midrash

We have seen so much negative rhetoric and violent action justified in the name of the nation and in the name of God.  When we allow ourselves to voice words of violence, words of celebration at the other’s tragedy, words calling for the destruction of each other, we allow these words to take root in our hearts, and this violence in our hearts has opportunity to pass to our hands.  Words that speak no peace, can seek no peace, can bring no peace.