“I already knew things. Nothing new.” How many people have been raped since then, Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama says that he has long been aware of stories about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers. "I already knew these things. Nothing new", he replied to the question from the NOS about what he learned from his conversation with four victims of yesterday. Follow-up questions and other questions about the subject could not be asked at a short press conference in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. ...

Thanks and prayers at Flight 93 National Memorial

Standing before the large memorial, gazing at the names of the passengers that were carved into the cold marble, I knew that Divine intervention was the only explanation that my name was not etched into this wall as well. God obviously had some more work for me to do. Waves of powerful emotions washed over me, and tears came to my eyes. ...

Reject the Narrative: ‘Creationism and Conspiracy Theories are Cognitive Errors’

“As absurd and patently false as it may be, the notorious ‘right-wing are unhinged’ conspiracy theory has gained traction among a passionate portion of the United States in the past two years. This should hardly be surprising given that the country elected Donald Trump, known widely for his declarations to ‘make America great again’ and his promises to ‘drain the swamp.’” But conspiracy theories are nothing new to the Left.” ...

Forgiveness, Healing and Consequences – Thoughts on James Gunn’s tweets

We must, of course, forgive James Gunn, forgive even those who have groomed, hurt, molested, raped and murdered children, and forgive everyone who writes about it in offensive, ‘joking’ ways. But at the same time we must also be completely intolerant of this behavior, and there must be consequences (severe) for their actions. Not only for James Gunn, but for everyone who has indulged in posting obscene, illegal, tweets that contribute to the ‘normalization’ of pedophilia. ...