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Cardinal Ratzinger: “having a clear faith"

“Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. 140 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

IWSG: The Problem of Consistency

This is an entry for the Insecure Writers’ Support Group, a way for writers to discuss their writing anxieties. It cross-posts on each others’ blogs on the first Wednesday of each month. 432 more words


Karma and the transformation of egotism into selflessness

We can observe how a person who understands the doctrine of karma in such a way, that he says to himself: I will refrain from doing evil, because it will result in bad fruits for me, and I will do what is good, as it will bring me good fruits -, will in time, under the influence of this law, nevertheless have his egotistical disposition transformed into an unselfish one. 28 more words


Mastering the art of real relationships

In my opinion, especially as a young adult, one of the most challenging and laborious tasks in our society is mastering true relationship. Here I’m speaking romantically or friendly. 928 more words


Good Old Neon - Book Review

The book is about the depth of narcissism a person can fall off to. That could be the shortest summary of it. But it is not that narcissism that we encounter in daily lives of people. 352 more words


Do Violent People Have Low Self-Esteem?

It is a commonly held belief that low self-esteem triggers violent behaviour, the origin of which is unknown. Baumeister, Bushman and Campbell (2000) conducted a study investigating this view; the following article attempts to summarise the ideas stated in their paper, entitled ‘Self-esteem, narcissism, and aggression: Does violence result from low self-esteem or from threatened egotism?’. 650 more words