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ethics

figuring out right from wrong

The Future of Religion

The Future of Religion

I have always been tolerant of religions. I think good comes out of them as well as bad. Besides, the religious impulse is a part of human psychology and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Live and let ...

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Bad Gurus

Bad Gurus

Jian Ghomeshi was, until a few weeks ago, one of the CBC’s most successful personalities. His fall shocked his audience more than his colleagues. Apparently, it was long overdue. For years he’d manipulated his personal and professional ...

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Sincere Dishonesty

Sincere Dishonesty

When little Philip was told he was stupid, he believed it. That’s how it is with children: they take abuse and think they deserve it. They also deny it, burying that misinformation as deeply as they can. There’s an awful ...

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When Rights are Wrong

When Rights are Wrong

Our neighbor just forced us to cut our beautiful spruce tree in half because it was overhanging his property. Under Quebec law, he’s entitled. I also had to take out our lovely honeysuckle and lilac flowering bushes that ...

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Shadow of Hope

Shadow of Hope

“It’s just an animal.”

So say some people when you lose a pet. They may try to sympathize, but they don’t really feel it. Not everyone understands. It’s not just about who’s gone, but who remains.

Our family cat Shadow ...

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The Key to Letting Go

The Key to Letting Go

We all carry around our burdens. We shrug and say, “that’s life,” but burdens are not just responsibilities; they’re feelings we add on to the things we have to do, as well as those we think we ...

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