Category Wisdom

Give A Man A Fish And He Eats. Teach A Man To Fish Blah, Blah, Blah…

There are two rationalizations that I find particularly bothersome. The first is: “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” The second rationale I find particularly troubling.: It goes along the lines of “Don’t give money to a beggar because they’ll only spend it on drugs (or booze).”

The problem with this is it sounds like wisdom, and it convinces us that we are actually helping the person by not giving to them.

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A Piece of the Puzzle…

Here is, in my opinion, a useful exchange inspired by my video “Atheists May Be Right” (http://youtu.be/ImByTj8qa8g): Person: what if Muslims are right? Me: what if they are? Person: If Islam is right then Christianity is wrong. That means we have to think and answer the question witch [sic] religion is right? Me: I don’t […]

The Gatherer of Wisdom: An Honest Translation of the Book of Ecclesiastes

The Gatherer of Wisdom: An Honest Translation of the Book of Ecclesiastes This translation is not for those who are comfortable and complacent. It is not for those who are good and religious and pious. It is a translation for the rest of us – the people who live with ambiguity, who often feel beaten […]