Thursday, July 19, 2018

4 results for 'reason'

Three Edged Sword: Trayvon & George

By DKIdea, published on Jul 21, 2013

I’ve read and heard a lot about the Trayvon Martin tragedy and thought long about my personal position on the matter. I understand that emotions are running high on both sides of the equation, but if reason doesn’t rule the day, then we learn nothing from all of this and are doomed to repeat the cycle. There is a 17 year old young man dead. We must ask why and assign some culpability, once we have the answer.

We should use the power of reason to uncover the exact moment, the very beginning of wrongdoing, that set in motion the chain of events leading to death.

Where do we begin?

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Tags: justice, truth, florida, reason, trayvon martin, george zimmerman, logic, self defense, manslaughter, stand your ground

Let My Hearts' Song Be Gods' Breath

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 30, 2012

Let My Hearts' Song Be Gods' Breath

They say that God rests in reason...

That God moves in passion...

Your soul being the battleground...

Bring me sweet unity I pray...

Let not my mind rule my heart...

Gift me with the instinct and grace...

To discern false temptations...

To unite my justification...

With dedication flowing from

A heart filled with truth and devotion...

Let us meet and embrace in the clouds...

Lifted in elegance and ardor beyond

Earthly adobe and transplanted bewilderment...

Bring... (more)

Tags: love, soul, passion, reason, soul's home

The Fall - The abyss calls my name

By D. Sager, published on Mar 17, 2012

I fell. Deep. Down a dark hole. Some call it love, some call it hell. I prefer a nomenclature of a different sort, abyss. I keep falling, there is no bottom, no end. I throw up ropes hoping they catch on ledges of sanity as I slip past in a free fall. There is no reason, no understanding of this mystery, and still I fall. Controlling my fall is a crazy act of futility. I spin, float, and turn. Why? When I see her, my soul feels the wind of my descent. This is a good thing? I stood on the solid ground once. I don't recall being happy in that place. Spinning out of control, I find contentment... (more)

Tags: mystery, lover, security, reason, wind, bottom, end, dark, crazy, abyss, descent, futility, hole, plunge, slain, solid

Unreasonably Unreasonable

By XanthusKidd, published on Feb 19, 2012

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." These are the words of Thomas Jefferson, addressed to his Nephew Peter Carr. Jefferson goes on to tell his nephew to never accept the claims of others based on the mere merits of their position or authority: "In fine, I repeat, you must lay aside all prejudice on both sides, and neither believe nor reject anything, because any other persons, or description... (more)

Tags: politics, society, culture, philosophy, psychology, good, reason, logical

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