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Education of what exactly?


The three major weaknesses of most American educational models: It does nothing in order for students to master as many languages and as well as they possibly could. It completely ignores any high-quality training in arts, music, and philosophy. It despises and rejects everything that cannot be quantified. As a result, up-growing generations are hermetically cut off from true human growth. Rather, they are offered a math-and-reading-based pseudo-education which is good for nothing but to…
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The map of afterlife


If I were to ask a representative sample of all peoples of the world about their beliefs concerning the afterworld, they would most likely give me an answer based on their religious convictions. Consequently, if then I were to draw a map of the answers, a fairly clear geographical distribution of otherworldly beliefs would emerge on the paper. Roughly, it would appear that what happens to people after their death depends on where exactly they…
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Cats and dogs


Even though most people think that dogs are more masculine, cats are more feminine animals, and, clearly, more men are related to dogs as well as more women are found among cat owners, the truth is that cats are much more masculine than dogs, and dogs are considerably more effeminate creatures than cats. Men, due to clear evolutionary reasons, like to be providers. They like to feel that someone needs them and someone’s safety, well-being,…
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Material time


While most people would like to think about time as a physically ungraspable, abstract concept, the truth is that time is of matter. It is made of matter, in fact, it is matter itself. There is no time without matter just as there is no matter without time. In other words, time and matter are the same one thing, and time is synonym for matter as well as matter is synonym for time. There isn’t…
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The Catholic Party


  Catholic Bishop Decrees Lawmakers Who Voted for Same-Sex Marriage Should Not Receive Communion   The bishop is right: those who voted for same-sex marriage should not receive holy communion in the Catholic Church because (1) the Catholic Church is a worldwide political party that has the right to define its own laws and rules; (2) these laws and rules must be strictly observed by those who decide to maintain affiliation to and membership of this political…
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Knowledge and wisdom

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I find two types of “knowledge.” One is traditionally called knowledge and refers to biologically stored material information that dwells in the brain. This knowledge is cognitive or empirical in nature, and it is either developed through learning or memorization, or biologically inherited in form of instincts. It is imperfect, and it will always remain imperfect since matter (the brain) is imperfect and finite. No perfection, full understanding, full discovery, or full revelation can be…
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Life as a process

life as a process

The dramatic loss of tonality in the 20th-century music is not accidental. While tonality lends an understandable framework, a reliable context, belonging and stability to music, the lack of it reflects a sense of instability, lostness, bewilderment, and incomprehensibility. The sweet familiarity of tonality comes from man’s familiarity with perfection. The loss of such familiarity demonstrates man’s understanding that in the world, there is no room for perfection. The 20th century lost connection with the…
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Money, happiness, and the human body

money, happiness, human body

When I ask myself whether money is good or bad, or is related to happiness, I come up with the following reflection: Money is neither good or bad, it is a simple tool. Money is not related to happiness. What it buys is. In other words, let us see why we need and use money in the first place. I can’t speak about other civilizations, but in the Western culture, money is the only guarantee…
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A rough existential sketch


We (want to) believe that only what can be cognitively grasped exists. We cannot name one thing, idea, or phenomenon that could potentially exist without being materially cognized, for in the moment we cognize it, it is materially existing – at least in and by our material brains. Consequently, we come to the conclusion that for existence, material cognizance, or, matter, is needed. In other words, matter originates existence. But how could matter exist without…
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The qualitative gap


Let us consider what exactly distinguishes man from the rest of the natural world. Without intending to collect all aspects, I will focus on the most obvious ones: certain phenomena similar to (biological) emotions (e.g. the ability to smile or cry), abstract thought (e.g. language, arts, religion, philosophical reasoning), self-awareness (e.g. altruism). Why does not the rest of the natural world have these features? Maybe because man is the most developed natural being (animal)? That…
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What is God? What is man? II


To get to know the creator, we must get to know man, that is, the creator’s own image and likeness. To do this, we need to focus on man’s ultimate essence, in other words, the nature of humanness, the only shared trait in every single human being regardless of origin, age, culture, or any other circumstance. What can this lone common feature be, this human essence shared by all souls irrespective of age, history, social…
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What is God? What is man? I

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I’d like to understand God. Not to understand who this well-known Christian God full of human characteristics is, or who that Eastern goddess, this Jewish Yahweh, or that Muslim Allah are – all equally designed, created, characterized, identified, and precisely described by their own cultures, times, politics, economic interests, literature, and other social trends. What I’d love to understand is the ideal, the concept, and the phenomenon that humanity refers to as God. The driving…
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