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Dari pengalaman hidup
fenomena pergaulan bebas yang direkam dalam teknologi digital, disamping karena faktor pergeseran nilai-nilai moral yang disebabkan oleh banyak faktor,
sesungguhnya merupakan bukti kegagapan masyarakat terhadap teknologi tersebut. Banyak masyarakat yang belum mengerti, apa sesungguhnya manfaat dan madharat teknologi digital.
Dari pengalaman hidup dapat diambil pelajaran bahwa orang yang merasa dirinya â€śsalehâ€ť cenderung memiliki ego sebagai orang baik yang merasa lebih unggul dibandingkan orang lain. Perasaan inilah yangs yu istilahkan sebagai ego-spiritual. Munculnya ego-spiritual disebabkan karena kuatnya perasaan saleh dalam diri seseorang, sehingga dia merasa pantas menilai orang lain sesuai persepsinya, meskipun dalam banyak pekara, dia melakukan pelanggaran-pelanggaran norma agama.
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Today's Chapters: Song of Solomon 5-8
Message Title: Jesus Loves You
All of us who have received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior have something to rejoice about. Not only are we saved from hell when we die, we are also blessed to be one of God's, and to have a one on one relationship with Him. We do not require a priest, preacher, or minister to talk to God for us, we can talk to Him straight forward, and He will speak to us directly. Oh, He may speak to us through His Word, a song, a messages, or another person that He uses, but when He wants to talk to us, He will use any means to get our attention. Sadly, we often come short of hearing Him when He does speak to us, and that is why struggle as much as we do. â€śAnd this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.â€ť - 1 John... (more)
KathaPantasmanilaâ€™s emerging obesity:
ignore or address it?
OBESITY: IGNORE OR ADDRESS IT?
Erle Frayne Argonza
Nutrition-related issues and problems in the Philippines constitute a long list.
Among all the related issues and problems, hunger stands out as the most
highlighted today. While there is no question about highlighting hunger and
addressing it with determination, over-focusing on this single issue tends to
mask the other issues involved.
Among the emerging issues and problems in nutrition, I would handily pinpoint
obesity as the most focal. Needless to say, it challenges development
stakeholders to highlight the issue as well, and address it on the same level
as hunger is being addressed today. Addressing it would mean resorting to
public policy tools, strategies and programs at a national level, and creating
necessary institutional frames to accelerate the problemâ€™s solution.
While doing the study on fair trade & food security for the KAISAMPALAD in
2005 (this NGO is a national... (more)
The Common IllsNouri and company want US military to help with the War Crimes
Nouri and company want US military to help with the War Crimes
At Forbes, Doug Bandow argues
the armed battles in Iraq are not the concern of the United States
because the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is not a
threat to the United States:
So far ISILâ€™s fighters act more like an irregular military than a
terrorist group. In fact, the organization offers social services and
religious education, more characteristic of a traditional government.
ISILâ€™s break with al-Qaeda reflected not only its brutality, but also
the latterâ€™s focus on the â€śfar enemy,â€ť that is, the U.S. In contrast,
ISIL wanted to become something akin to a â€śreal country,â€ť which means it
has less incentive to strike the U.S., since doing so would risk its
In contrast, the Iraqi Ambassador to the US is calling for the US to do Nouri al-Maliki's fighting for him. Paul McLeary (Defense News) reports:
H.E. Lukman... (more)
Dark of the MoonMovement
I felt like my old self the other day, thanks to an hour and a half walk. It was fucking fantastic. I ended up getting a little lost and discovered my hood has an outdoor tennis court of all things. My feet were a little sore and I was a bit weak from having stayed up all night, but mentally I felt like Ali at Madison Square Garden.
The next day I did another hour and a half. Beforehand I wrapped my feet in some neon pink duct tape to see if it would help with pain. I think it did.
There's something about the early morning hours that I'm beginning to fall in love with. The stillness, the intimacy, those same esoteric stirrings that attracted me to the night.
Between 3 AM and 7 AM is when I really seem to feel the most at home.