Religion and Science

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , In Search Of , Insights , Opinion

Recently arriving in Bangalore India for a six-month stay, I’ve enjoyed the daily reading of The Speaking Tree column; prompting me to return to my own thoughts on religion and being.  Coming from a mixed-religion household, my mother was a Protestant, (of English, Scottish, and Cherokee heritage), and my father was a Jew (of an Irish Catholic father, and a Russian Jewish mother), I’m not quite sure if that makes me — religiously speaking — more confused, or less.   The Swami Kryanada previously (Aug 31) talked about science and religion: […]

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Sextortion Investigation

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Opinion

Sextortion seems to be on the rise, from college students to Jeff Bezos. Dr. What is sextortion you ask?

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Symbol of Satin

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

And we wonder why the world thinks we’re crazy? In a recent article the president of a homeowners association fired all five of its members for refusing to require that a homeowner remove her holiday wreath. The association president said that three or four residents complained, some saying it was an anti-Iraq war protest while others perceived it as a symbol of Satan. You have to wonder what goes through the minds of people in this country sometimes. I’m not a fan of religion in general, and I certainly understand […]

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Defining Normal

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of

Many years ago, Johnny Carson, being the recipient of a Sally Fields practical joke, looked at her and said, “You really aren’t normal are you?” To which she playfully responded, “Well Johnny, I guess normal is as normal does!” It was a cute punch line and yet beneath the surface made a larger statement. What is normal anyway? How many times have you looked in the mirror and exclaimed, “What’s wrong with me, why can’t I just be normal?” The answer might be that there is nothing wrong with you […]

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