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Socrates views on soul and God

10 hours 15 min ago

The question of God and soul has always baffled me. Below is the commentary of Socrates views on divinity.

"If anything in general can be said about the philosophical beliefs of Socrates, it is that he was morally, intellectually, and politically at odds with his fellow Athenians. When he is on trial for heresy and corrupting the minds of the youth of Athens, he uses his method of elenchos to demonstrate to the jurors that their moral values are wrong-headed. He tells them they are concerned with their families, careers, and political responsibilities when they ought to be worried about the "welfare of their souls". Socrates' belief in the immortality of the soul, and his conviction that the gods had singled him out as a divine emissary seemed to provoke, if not ridicule, at least annoyance. Socrates also questioned the Sophistic doctrine that arete (virtue) can be taught. He liked to observe that successful fathers (such as the prominent military general Pericles) did not produce sons of their own quality. Socrates argued that moral excellence was more a matter of divine bequest than parental nurture. This belief may have contributed to his lack of anxiety about the future of his own sons."

Photo of Colorado abortion clinic gunman, motive for attack still unknown

11 hours 17 min ago
It is becoming more and more difficult to watch the news.Everyday some crazy person goes to a public place and starts shooting people dead. What is this leading to?

Police have released a photo of the man arrested for allegedly shooting dead three people and wounding nine others in an anttack on a Colorado family planning centre.

Michele Bachmann for the president of U.S

12 hours 9 min ago
The well qualified candidate for the president is missing this time. She would have defeated Donald Trump.

U.S Federal Elections

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 12:25
Poor Obama feels ignored as all the media attention is on elections.

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 11:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Tur1key of a Russian warplane.The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly sadden.


Sat, 11/28/2015 - 09:18

It is great to see Canada playing a productive role on the World stage.
The Trudeau government’s pledge of $2.65 billion dollars to help developing countries with sustainability is important. It shows Canada takes climate change seriously. It is important for these countries to build a green economy and take advantage of the opportunities therein. Thus it is important for wealthier countries to provide assistance to this goal. It is an important step to helping the poor and vulnerable most affected by climate change.

As quoted in this Huffington Post article, As quoted in this Huffington Post article, UNICEF Canada’s president states that:" We know that children, particularly the poorest, are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, a fundamental threat to their most basic rights, including access to food, water, education and survival.”
Great to see Canada playing a productive role here.

Spikes Don't Prevent Jumper From Whitehouse Lawn

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 08:27
Secret Service is investigating the first White House fence scaler since spikes were installed last summer. The first family was at home celebrating Thanksgiving when the incident happened.

Talented Putin

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 08:50

Turkey downing Russian jet

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 08:11

Europe is distancing itself from Turkey, it looks a reckless action by Turkey in shooting down the Russian plane. It has potential implications because Turkey is a NATO country.

Vladimir Putin is a ruthless dictator, but he is very clever and crafty. That was clear in a Fifth Estate documentary on his career. One can view Putin as a successful dictator.

Putin will push the envelope, on Ukraine for example, but is careful not to go too far. He is cautious. It is hoped that he will be cautious regarding Turkey. It is expected that he be careful and will avoid the outbreak of a wider conflict over this.

First snow

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:19
Looks winter is here already.

Provincial support exceeds Canada's Syrian refugee  target: immigration minister

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 10:42

Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/john-mccallum-syrian-refugee-conference-1.3328851

Human history is full of wars and the atrocities which is the outcome of these wars. Will we ever learn that wars mostly create problems and do not solve them.?

I find Middle East situation very heart-breaking. CIA and MOSSAD are behind the current turmoil in the Middle East.

I am still struggling with the tablet. Sorry for all the mistakes I make.


Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:56

I used desktop for many years now. I had lap-top but never cared for it that much. Now I have bought a Tablet. I find very hard to use it. Although I like it because I can take it with me where ever I go.

I request visitors of my blog to give hints how to best use it.

Donald Trump - The Republican Front runner

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:25
Donald Trump is comprehensive in his approach.

Does God Exist?

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:28
This question has been in my mind since I was a child. To this day, I have not found the answer. I have read parts of the Torah, the Bible, and the Quran, but never got any convincing evidence. Unfortunately I remain agnostic, unless somebody can prove to me otherwise.

I came across this very interesting article, Does God Exist? The writer makes some very interesting points:

Does God exist? The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.

Many examples showing God's design could be given, possibly with no end. But here are a few:

The Earth...its size is perfect. The Earth's size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth's surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.

The Earth is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth's position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day.

And our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents.

It's a fascinating article to read. It is long but worth reading. To read the rest of the article, please click here.

Change of government in Ottawa

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:34
It is not going to be easy for Trudeau.

Cimate change stickers mandatory on North Vancouver gas pumps

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:01
Stickers to warn that burning fossil fuels causes climate change