The Greeks were a very self-critical people and wouldn't want us to make them our gods, our idols, or authority figures, but
The question for me is not why Millennials, and not just Millennials, are inclined to divorce religion from the afterlife, but whether this is good for religion. Will the latest research, all of it secular, be friend or foe?
Love is a complex and even mysterious feeling. It has many layers and different expressions. We can even disguise our hatred
There are texts in the Bible that make much more sense if we apply the principle of repeated lives. I know that many people find the concept of repeated lives on earth difficult to understand. We can bounce around with reactions or we can embrace our experiences.
Let us celebrate the beautiful, the wild, the lovely. Let us remember him as he would have wanted to be remembered: an open heart, a maker of electric and gorgeous music, a free spirit and a lover of beauty.
Death will not escape us, any of us. Though it seems that death has a fond proclivity for me, it has followed me throughout my life thus far. Case-in-point, I started writing this from a room in a hospice center, watching as my father-in-law took some of what were his last breaths.
Romance is all well and good as a source of artistic fodder. But the love of a father or mother for their children is presumed to be unconditional. What happens when a parent receives a stunning challenge regarding their child or delivers a startling ultimatum to their offspring? Complications quickly ensue.
If you are talking about someone else's karma you are doing it wrong.
"Reincarnation" will and should challenge our (American) morality, but it also reaffirms our capacity to empathize.
I love being black. I don't really care what label you use -- African-American, negro, black. You can even call me colored, or change the label a few more times, and it won't matter to me. I love the creativity, style, resilience and heart of being black.