Trap of contemporary values?

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  Are you in any danger of falling into a trap? There is a risk that commonly held fallacies that exist beneath the surface of the mass media will trap our minds. Could any worldly illusions trap and bind you into an unhealthy state of mind? One from which you might wish to escape? The … Continue reading Trap of contemporary values?

Western world – worthy of praise or shame?

Western world

People in developing and third world countries have gazed upon the Western world from a much better position in recent years.  This has happened through their hugely expanded access to mobile phones, internet, radio and television. They have reacted both positively and negatively.  On the one hand, they very understandably desire to enjoy some of … Continue reading Western world – worthy of praise or shame?

Gender – Are there deep differences?

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When the women’s movement spoke up for the value of women it rebelled against the traditional gender stereotypes and proclaimed equality between the sexes. It quite rightly opposed any idea of male superiority and female subservience. Some fear that any talk of gender is only a short step from women being different to being inferior … Continue reading Gender – Are there deep differences?

Gay Pride and Straight Talk.

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Whether to allow gay bishops is currently a hot issue in the Church of England. Many people feel puzzled by this reluctance to embrace homosexuality by strands of organised religion. And some feel angry and want to promote the idea that gay people should be proud of their sexual orientation feeling this is their natural inclination. From a spiritual perspective, we might ask whether a gay partnership has the same potential for human happiness as that of a heterosexual one. So what does Swedenborg have to say about it?