Faith Doesn’t Help & It’s Killing Us

ISIS spread across northern Iraq like a fire in a cornfield. We know they sacked the major towns of Tikrit, Mosul and others, commandeering the US supplied arsenal provided for that ragtag national army of deserters. They opened bank vaults, unlocked prisons, murdered civilians, and tipped any sense of balance in the tinderbox that is modern day Iraq. Continue reading

Believing Without Thinking

The old Albert Einstein quote goes: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” The old Homer Simpson quote goes: “Everyone is stupid except me.” North Korea (hereafter: NK) has been repeating their same style of belligerent rhetoric, seemingly as their only foreign policy, for the past 60 years. They appear to think they are sane while the rest of the world is stupid. They may have a nuclear bomb, but their capacity to deliver it across the Pacific remains questionable due to their antique computers and clumsy rockets. Continue reading

Hating Buddhism

In a recent Newsweek article, the author found that Buddhism is the second least popular religion behind Islam. The zen monks of Tibet and Bhutan, the green tea drinking Cambodians, the chanting, incense burning peaceniks around the world practicing right thought and right action are almost as hated (or at least disliked) as the US flag burning, Bush effigy smashing, Qu’ran reading masses throughout the globe. Continue reading