Posted in November 2012

Adultery: What’s the problem?


Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post at the CIA because of his adulterous affair. This was headline news for a week or so and has receded into the dustbin of memory. But the nagging questions that his extra-marital affair raised are unanswered. Is there something intrinsically wrong with extra-marital relations? Or was it a … Continue reading

What About Forgiveness?


“The miracle of the change of water into wine at the feast of Cana would not have seem so wonderful to the guests had they not remembered that what was turned into wine had been water. To forgive is to remember that what was water has become wine,”  wrote Felix Adler, found of the Ethical Culture … Continue reading

What If You Could Print a Gun


What do you print from your computer? If you are like me, it is probably word documents and spread sheets you find easier to read as hard copy. But if Cody Wilson has his way, you may soon be able to print a gun. Yes. I’ll say this again—you may soon be able to print … Continue reading

Forethought—It Depends


“He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them,” said Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese strategist. Several centuries later, Confucius expressed the same thought, in a less martial context, when he wrote, “If a person takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow … Continue reading

Religion, rape and women


  The Bahrain News Agency reports that on the eve of the religious holiday Id al-Adha the imam of the Grand Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Talib, said that “women are the sisters of men and they have Virtue and men have a degree above them.” Sheikh Saleh … Continue reading