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February 25, 2007 by ThinkAloud
I find myself supporting liberal politicians then I hate them when they are in office. Then I support conservative capitalist politicians then I hate them when they are in office. I must be crazy or confused. But is it really me?

When strange things happen from people, my wife says it is the LAW ...... I say what law? She says God’s law. She is never able to tell me how that is. But she keeps saying that every time I go crazy about something strange happening from people i thought sane.

I...
February 13, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Most of what people argue about when it comes to religion and God is what did HE say, what does it mean and which of His Books to use. The funny thing is that most of these arguments are about the details not the fundamentals. Believers in the three Abrahamic religions constitute the majority of the world's population and they all believe that it is One and Only God. The arguments are always regarding details that are not fundamental to the core issue which is belief in HIM. So why are we wastin...
February 3, 2007 by ThinkAloud
No one, even atheists, deny that humans have very special capabilities that other species don’t have. In particular the human brain and the ability to imagine and "make" new things that did not exist before. We have the ability to turn our imagination into material objects that could be touched and seen.

Over centuries, we developed this ability to a point that the items we make "out of our imagination" are durable, perform the function(s) we intended for it and do that for an extended perio...
February 2, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Several yeas ago I read a book about "God and the New Physics" (by Paul Davis - pb.1984, Simon &Schuster). It is a good book, but selectivity is rampant in it. In all what the author lists as blatant contradiction between science and religion he mainly uses the Old and the New Testaments. Although he mentioned Islam in the beginning, he never took Islam's view in the matter into consideration.

No where is this selectivity so obvious than when searching for the "Truth" about how we and our un...
January 28, 2007 by ThinkAloud
I promised to address the question of how can the US support Israel without creating enemies which our current policy is doing. Considering the history of the area and the situation currently on the ground, following is what I believe could be an acceptable solution to both sides. First, just a brief look at the history:

The Middle East and in particular the Egypt-Palestine/Israel-Saudi Arabia triangle has always been and will always remain the focal point of Humans ever since they inherited ...
January 18, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Since the end of WWII, our foriegn policy seems to be jumping from one hole into a crater then out again only to look for another hole to jump into and from there to the next crater. In every case, be it Korea, the Middle East, Vietnam or Iraq we seem to be following in the foot steps of the old and now defunct British and French Empires.

The Suez War, the one sealed the fate of the two old Empires was supposed to also end the era of Empires. Apparently not.

You would think this futile e...
January 17, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Working and living overseas in developing countries can get you spoiled.

You can have a house keeper, a chauffeur and a gardener too. I never hired one of those, I was by myself and just used the doorman to do the things I needed done.

But now, we can really use a house keeper, full time, live-in or whatever you call it.

My wife and I can really use that. The kids have grown and have their own lives now, and they visit often and we enjoy the grandkids tremendously. they make a mess an...
January 17, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Working and living overseas in developing countries can get you spoiled.

You can have a house keeper, a chauffeur and a gardener too. I never hired one of those, I was by myself and just used the doorman to do the things I needed done.

But now, we can really use a house keeper, full time, live-in or whatever you call it.

My wife and I can really use that. The kids have grown and have their own lives now, and they visit often and we enjoy the grandkids tremendously. they make a mess an...
January 15, 2007 by ThinkAloud
Over the past few days I have been reading very interesting things here on JU Blogs.

A couple of poems were really sweet and insightful. Few personal articles about life and its strange turns and tricks. Few personal thoughts about the world's troubles. Few opinions about politics and other things. Few, no ... more than few, personal fights. Then few funny articles and photographs.

It is very noticeable that almost all people are very calm and reasonable till they start talking about po...
December 19, 2006 by ThinkAloud
Let me start by saying that I firmly believe that the three Abrahamic Religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam have the same Divine Origin and they are fundamentally the same in almost every aspect of their teachings and moral principles. It is so easy to check the validity of this fact about the three Religions by simply reading/studying their respective Holly Books, Torah, Bible and Qura'an. The three of them came from the same God through three Prophets at three different times in the human...
December 12, 2006 by ThinkAloud
When we write something we usually assume that when others, or even us, read it they will understand the words we use the same way we did when we originally wrote them. This of course is based on our collective agreement that each word has certain meaning or a narrow range of meanings within the context in which it was written. That is why we have dictionaries and other Language-usage references.

Enter Politics, Debates, and now Blogging and it seems that all that collective understanding is...
December 11, 2006 by ThinkAloud
No one, it seems, is satisfied with the conclusions of The Iraq Study Group. That is by no means surprising. There is no good options or solutions to the mess we created there. Still, some of us believe that creating more mess is better than the mess we have now. The problem is this: Do we have the right to decide what is good, or not good for Iraq?

We certainly have the right to talk about what is good for the USA, but to start even thinking of what is good for other countries or other peop...
December 10, 2006 by ThinkAloud
I can't speak of the Vietnam War, or the Korean War and who lost them. But I watched the inception of this war and its development to what it is now and here is what I watched.

It all happened and I am sure it is preserved somewhere on video. If we don’t use selective memories, reverse logic and/or Virtual Reality I am sure we all will agree that all the following are facts. We may disagree on what it means, but all of it happened in real life:

A man running to be the president of the Uni...
December 4, 2006 by ThinkAloud
Late in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, there were two philosophically and scientifically major incidents that should have taught us much. Unfortunately, it seems, most of us never learn and keep repeating the same thing over and over again while totally convinced that they are very civilized, sophisticated, reasonable and logical.

The two incidents are very interesting:
The first was in late 1890's in a conference for the world's most elite physicists and mathematicians, the chairman o...
November 27, 2006 by ThinkAloud
Last week, the Arabic Satellite Channel "Al-Jazerra" launched its English version. Its stated purpose or mission is to present to the English-Speaking world the news from an Arabic point of view. Anything wrong with that? Obviously a lot in the opinion of the American Cable and satellite companies and also of the internet-providers. they refused to carry the channel and blocked access to its internet site.

You would think that can never happen in America .... the land of Free Speech and true...