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Schopenhauer

July 26th, 2009 by admin | 1 Comment

Arthur Schopenhauer (born in Danzig in 1788) The Christian faith punishes the faults, or even the mere lack of faith, of a life hardly more than 20 years old, with torments which have no end (eternal torments of hell). It adds that this almost universal damnation is actually the effect of original sin. But this […]


The Law

July 26th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

“The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” (Frederic Bastiat 1801 -1850) A moral philosopher called John Rawls attempted to define a just society as follows: Imagine you were a member of a distinguished council whose task it was to make all the laws for […]


HAPPINESS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM

July 26th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

By Dennis Prager Happiness is largely, though certainly not entirely, determined by us – through hard work and through attaining wisdom (developing attitudes that enable us not to despair). Everything in life is attained through hard work. Happiness is not an exception. Essential to happiness are thus a sound mind and intelligence. Often this requires […]


Pattaya Orphanage

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Pattaya Orphanage

Hayden            I have been involved with the Pattaya Orphanage and School for Handicapped and Blind Kids in Thailand ever since I met Father Raymond Brennan some 25 years ago. He became one of my best friends and mentors. A truly amazing man who counted both Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama as his […]


On Faith

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

“Be true to the real world. Do not listen to those who offer you supernatural expectations.” (Friedrich Nietzsche) You see; it does not matter if there is a ‘god’ or not. What matters is you. We make our own rules. We are our own god. If god is omnipresent and all powerful – he is […]


Joseph Campbell

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

  Transformations of Myth Through Time  The first people to listen to St. Paul were the merchants of Corinth, and so we have the vocabulary of debt and payment in our interpretation of the mythic themes; whereas in the Orient, the interpretation is in terms of ignorance and illumination, not debt and payment. The debt […]


On Morality

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Immanuel Kant A perfectly good will would have no obstacles to overcome, and the concept of duty (which involves the overcoming of obstacles) would thus not apply to a perfect will. A man is morally good, not as seeking to satisfy his own desires or to attain his own happiness (though he may do both […]


On Education

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

On Education It is important for children to learn in school about ethics, morals and philosophy in general. Learning is not just the mere cultivation of memory and accumulation of knowledge, but the capacity to think clearly without illusion, to start from facts and not beliefs and ideals. There is no real learning if all […]


Schopenhauer on Religion

July 22nd, 2009 by admin | No Comments

  (A Dialogue between Demopheles and Philalethes) Detras de la cruz esta el Diablo (Behind the Cross stands the Devil) Faith is strongest in childhood. That is why the church organizes Sunday School. In childhood, faith strikes roots easier than in older age, through threats and stories of miracles. For if in childhood a person […]


Amazon Foundation

July 18th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

Amazon Foundation

We have recently launched the Amazon Foundation! It’s a very simple concept. For as little as $40 you can preserve an entire acre of primary rain forest for ever. One single $ preserves 1,000 square feet and all the animals that live in it! We hope to work with schools, colleges, individuals and corporations and […]