Becoming one, or becoming no one (1)

Marriage. Most people close their eyes to visualize images, not of joint tax returns, family politics, shared responsibilities and cohabitation, but of the wedding celebration. We think about all the expensive outfits and dinners used to mark the vows binding us into spiritual union with our partner. The promise to become one with them. In… Continue reading Becoming one, or becoming no one (1)

Muslims, our brethren (1)

Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness - will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve

“Do as I say not as I do”

Of course there are many confounding factors to be included when determining a child's willpower, not the least of which would be their own unique personalities. However the study clearly shows that children make decisions based on how reliable they think others are. So it's not enough to tell your child to do as you say, you have to do as you say also

Evolution of the Second Amendment

The court’s majority opinion explains “the right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence...

Did slavery exist in Africa before the Trans-Atlantic trade?

Rodney’s main argument is that what is construed as slavery in Africa before the 1500s is better described as ‘serfdom’ or ‘household service’. These ‘slaves’ had more autonomy than any of the slaves in the New World did, able to own land and earn wages. They were considered “affinal members of a family” (Rodney, 440).

Trump’s tweets about the congresswomen are not racist, per se

Trump's comments are either ironically saying that America is both the most corrupt and inept country in the world as well as the greatest, or he was saying that it doesn't matter that they are citizens.