How Much Can We Trust The Media?
Reporters, newspaper editors and TV producers amongst others influence what is broadcast on TV and what is printed in newspapers.
With so much now going on in the world, I’ve been pondering how much of what we see and read is influenced by their personal opinions and beliefs, and also by advertising revenues etc.
Public Mistrust Is Growing
Over the last three years public mistrust of the media has skyrocketed and rightly so!
We can now read several different newspapers and watch several news shows and come to no real conclusion because they all present supposed facts in a totally different and biased way.
The Problem With The Media
Do IQ Tests Show That Kids Are Getting Smarter?
Most kids are much better at dealing with high tech things like computers and cell phones than their parents and I wondered if IQ tests show that people are getting more intelligent with the passage of time.
Are Kids Getting Smarter Or Dumber?
Well the surprising answer might be, both!
Smart and intelligence can’t be so easily defined, because what makes a person clever on the African Savannah would be next to useless in the financial centers of Hong Kong.
"It’s not simply that intelligence is going down or going up"
"Different parts of intelligence could be changing in lots of different ways".
said Michael Woodley, a psychologist at Umea University in Sweden who led a new research.
Some of the most amazing displays of intelligence come from "savants" like Dustin Hoffman’s number-whiz character in "Rain Man", who can barely tie their own shoelaces.
Sunscreens Cost A Lot But Most Aren’t Safe!
For a family of four, an 8 fl oz / 200 ml bottle of sunscreen, which will likely need to be reapplied every couple of hours, will probably last for just one day and a bottle will cost anywhere from $10 to $20.
So sunscreens for a seven day vacation might cost somewhere between $70 and $140 !!!
Why Do Sunscreens Cost So Much?
According to Kate Clark, who’s a spokesperson for Ambre Solaire, it’s all down to expensive research,
“We spend millions of dollars on research and development every year, upgrading technology and looking for new types of filters, textures and formulations".
"We want to give the consumer a product that is completely safe but also something that they enjoy using”.
However, Ian White, who’s a consultant dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, says there is no justification for such expense.
“The cost of these products is exorbitant".
Life After Death And The Soul
"Just when I was starting to wake up this morning, and was still in a kind of dream world, and before I opened my eyes, my body suddenly received a big jolt and it felt like the house had been hit by a truck".
"It was very frightening but it didn’t harm me in any major way physically, although I did have a small bruise on my chest".
What Happened And What Was The Cause?
It would seem that if there is life after death that we must have a soul, a soul by any other name, and many religions and mystics would say that she was awakened by her soul that was suddenly forced to return to her body quickly.
But Does The Soul Leave The Body When We Sleep?
I will give one example and if you know similar things from different faiths then please post a comment. And you don’t need to login to do so.
In Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s classic work "The Way of God", he explains,
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Can Atheists Be Guilty Be Guilty Of Sin
I just looked up "sin" in the dictionary and it says ..
1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
3. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
1. To violate a religious or moral law.
2. To commit an offense or violation.
So, Can Atheists Be Guilty Of Sin?
Probably every declared atheist would claim that because he does not believe in God that he is totally free of 1 and 2 above.
And he or she would most likely argue that 3 is a social issue and therefore not relevant to his belief or disbelief in God.
But How Does God View Atheists?
If God exists then IT (or he or she) would almost certainly find atheists guilty of all three of the above.
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