Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

A Contract with the Earth 12: Charity

For my write-up today on A Contract with the Earth, by Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple, I’ll highlight a passage from pages 112-113: “In 2005, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paid out more than $1.4 billion to worthy recipients, … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics

Imperfect, Yet Understandable?

I’m reading the Flood story in Genesis.  I was trying to justify the Flood, since I reasoned that God is perfect and thus his acts should inspire me, as they inspire so many evangelical Christians who read the Bible.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Genesis, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Pre-Sinai Law

I started David Novak’s Natural Law in Judaism.  I can’t say that I understand it totally, but I do understand parts of it.  Essentially, Novak is arguing that Judaism has a notion of natural law—-the idea that there are morals … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 12

For my write-up today on The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, I will discuss a story that Sean tells about an experience that he had. Sean was in his twenties and was in the … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills