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The Book that Helped Bring Tolerance to Europe: "Ceremonies and Religious Customs of Various Nations" (1723)

In preparing for a lecture on the Enlightenment, I was reminded of a little known work that “Changed Europe.” (from the title of the book: … 149 more words


Let’s Talk About Happiness

Well folks, let’s talk about happiness today shall we? The elusive and yet forever sought after happiness. See the thing about happiness that bugs the hell out of me is that there is no sure fire way for it. 675 more words

The Occasional Rant


I do not think I will ever feel qualified enough to give marital advice but sometimes, like today, the advice wants to give itself!

Alhamdulillah for those of us who are married; single and searching and even happily single (ain’t anything wrong with that). 547 more words



We can all learn from a bouquet of flowers. They may all come from different species but they manage to live in the same vase.


Satan is Captivating

Have you ever been in a theater and felt the profound silence in a group of hundreds during a play’s most climactic scene? Or seen a crowd swell with excitement when a song reaches its best point? 1,071 more words


Embracing Diversity

I have never been known for following current trends, mostly because I am usually so hopelessly out of touch that I have no idea what the current trends even are.   633 more words

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