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Life is likened unto two roads: one of fire and one of ice. If you walk in the one, you will be burned, and if in the other, you will be frozen. What shall one do? Walk in the middle.
THE MIDDLE GROUND
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mental health and religion
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"What hurts the victim is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander." Elie Wiesel We are in the process of commemorating the wanton murder of Tutsis, for the crime of being Tutsis, in Rwanda by the Hutus. An event that...
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes revolutionary: George Orwell. I fear we are losing our moral compass in the West under President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. Political correctness has unleashed attacks on the...
It's so easy to say I have a cardiac condition, or my blood pressure is through the roof, even talking about one's bowels is acceptable. But acknowledge a mental illness, and the world looks at you differently -- with a little apprehension. Or maybe a lot,...
I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Mordechai Kedar sponsored by my fellow Huffington Post blogger, Tahir Aslam Gora. I met Tahir at a breakfast meeting held by CIJA to introduce us to Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Like Dreamers. Tahir is...
The word "mental" conjures fearful images; the "crazed" ax murderer, the "psycho" who stalks people and then stabs them repeatedly, the young man who takes a gun and sprays a stream of bullets in a room full of young children. Mental illness drags...
Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis, Michael Eligon, Michael MacIsaac, and Sammy Yatim are all dead. The 2013 Mobile Crisis Team Coordination Steering Committee Report, MCIT Program Coordination in the City of Toronto acknowledges that...
E.L.Doctorow takes us on a trip through the mind of Andrew. I won't be spoiling the book by telling you Andrew has a mental illness. This book is anxiety provoking. A good thing. Great literature should provoke a sense of anxiety because it means we...
Malcolm Gladwell has written many unusual books-unusual for the perspective of topic. In Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Gladwell takes us on a journey of the importance of instincts. First impressions. He explains the evolution of...
The subtitle of this book is "Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God." T.M.Lurmann takes you to Evangelical Churches, and groups of Evangelicals to understand their way of connecting to God. I think of it as the most immanent...