Why Do People Do Bad Things in the Name of Religion

Why Do People Do Bad Things in the Name of Religion

I have watched the television screen and read the daily newspaper with fear,
indignation, and anger. ... The question we face is, Why do some people often do
bad things in the name of religion, while others do mostly good things in the
name ...

Author: Richard E. Wentz

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865542570

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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Categories: Religion

Frostbite

Frostbite

kidding about them doingbad things.” I'd always suspected they were practicing
offensive magic, but . . . wow. Thinking about it and actually seeing it were two
very different things. Using magic as a weapon was forbidden. A punishable ...

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631832

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 763

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks.... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Things I Didn t Learn in Medical School

Things I Didn t Learn in Medical School

The ability to benefit from both the good and bad experiences of both others and
ourselves is one of the huge advantages of being human. As a species, however,
we tend to forget or ignore that capability; thus, we keep repeating the same old ...

Author: Gary L. Fanning MD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469142500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 711

"Things I Didnt Learn in Medical School is a memoir and philosophical work based on the authors 45 years of practicing medicine. He discusses subjects not usually covered or emphasized in medical training with the goal of providing students and practitioners in the healthcare professions with practical advice on issues of morality, compassion, politics, and health. His experiences form the basis of his counsel, and he provides the reader with numerous stories to underline his points. Written in a relaxed tone, the book contains plenty of humor, common sense, and strong opinions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Commission

The Commission

See to live is to sufl'er but to survive, W/ell that's to find meaning in the suflering .
... And when you do bad things, you can expect unfortunate results...” If I had to ...
She often tried to cheer me up when I would reminisce on all the bad luck I had.

Author: O’Shun M Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456877859

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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It's survival of the fittest as the Money Mobb Mafia reigns over the underworld with an iron clad fist. With their notorious leader Barry McCoy and his all American basketball playing brother Donell as the underboss, along with the aid of their cousin Ronnie- they achieve The American Dream by using power and cunning manipulation to take control of everything they set their minds to. But when wars amongst rival crews and undercover Agents leave behind a trail of murders in the process- one up and coming Detective decides to put up his zealous will and street knowledge to go after the brothers in a way where others have failed if not lost their lives in the process. The story unfolds as Barry sustains his empire through out envious and near fatal circumstances while Detective Johnson undergoes deep undercover-when he realizes that he is literally entrapped within a maze of henchmen conspiring to take out the leaders of the Mafia. Once the tables are turned, it's every many for himself as Detective Johnson finds himself trying to bring down Barry's organization, yet stay alive as the brothers and the Money Mobb Mafia members display their differencing intentions having to do with extortion, drugs and arms trafficking. Trying to lose himself of what was once a brotherly empire, Barry not only find himself trying to beat the odds of being murdered as well as being caught by Federal Law enforcement, but make a way out of the criminal web that he and his brothers have tied themselves into.
Categories: Fiction

Are Our Kids Really that Angry An Empirical Investigation Into Adolescent Aggression in the South African Context

Are Our Kids Really that Angry  An Empirical Investigation Into Adolescent Aggression in the South African Context

T F I still get angry when I think of the bad things people did to me in the past. T F
Waiting in line, or waiting for other people, really annoys me. T F I 'fly off the
handle' easily. T F I often find myself having heated arguments with the people
who ...

Author: Gary Elliott

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954891702

Category: Psychology

Page: 116

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The primary objective for this study was to conduct an empirical investigation to gather information in the form of data from adolescent males and females in the Pretoria region of South Africa. Information was gathered with respects to their level of physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger, hostility and depression. The information was used to identify whether correlations exist between the three variables anger, aggression and depression for South African adolescents.
Categories: Psychology

What is Art

What is Art

I often wonder if I create beautiful Art. I think of poetry, fiction, or creative
nonfiction as beautiful, but I have a hard time thinking of this ... How, then, do we
deal with Broken things, like “bad words” and perverted sex and death in Art we
create?

Author: Pete Ford

Publisher: BoPro

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 8

View: 405

A three-part mini-series I wrote for the PeteTweets blog.
Categories: Art

Why Do Bad Things Happen If God Is Good

Why Do Bad Things Happen If God Is Good

section, I want to expand on what I said about how God's goal for us is not
happinessbut holiness. ... She learned the truth that taking up one's cross is often
very hard to do.10 German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer,who was executed by
the ...

Author: Rhodes, Ron

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736939164

Category:

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A Different Kind of Normal

A Different Kind of Normal

“Yeah, I feel sorry for her, Boss Mom. Think about it. What rules her life is drugs.
Every day. She probably feels sick and always tired. She probably doesn't have
any money, so she has to steal or do bad things to get it. Sometimes I think of her
 ...

Author: Cathy Lamb

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758279934

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 205

From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a warm and poignant story about mothers and sons, family and forgiveness--and loving someone enough to let them be true to themselves. . . Jaden Bruxelle knows that life is precious. She sees it in her work as a hospice nurse, a job filled with compassion and humor even on the saddest days. And she sees it in Tate, the boy she has raised as her son ever since her sister gave him up at birth. Tate is seventeen, academically brilliant, funny, and loving. He's also a talented basketball player despite having been born with an abnormally large head--something Jaden's mother blames on a family curse. Jaden dismisses that as nonsense, just as she ignores the legends about witches and magic in the family. Over the years, Jaden has focused all her energy on her job and on sheltering Tate from the world. Tate, for his part, just wants to be a regular kid. Through his blog, he's slowly reaching out, finding his voice. He wants to try out for the Varsity basketball team. He wants his mom to focus on her own life for a change, maybe even date again. Jaden knows she needs to let go--of Tate, of her fears and anger, and of the responsibilities she uses as a shield. And through a series of unexpected events and revelations, she's about to learn how. Because as dear as life may be, its only real value comes when we are willing to live it fully, even if that means risking it all. Beautifully written, tender and true, A Different Kind of Normal is a story about embracing love and adventure, and learning to look ahead for the first time. . .
Categories: Fiction

The Better Brain Book

The Better Brain Book

As a neurologist, I frequently treat emotional problems, and I often refer patients
to mental health professionals, particularly when a person is engaging in risky ...
Although you don't have the power to stop bad things from happening, you do ...

Author: David Perlmutter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101218061

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 987

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and New York Times bestseller Brain Maker... Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging—and this book explains why. Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for: Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program Features a "Life Style Audit," quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.
Categories: Self-Help

Conscious Robots

Conscious Robots

Paul Kwatz. Or maybe we've calculated that the way to get the best result out of
any particular situation is by doing things that hurt a little bit first. ... I often do
things I don't want to do in order to help other people - simply because it's the
right thing to do. ... I think of all the favours he's done for me in the past, and I
realize I can't win: helping makes me feel bad, but failing to help makes me feel
worse. I feel so ...

Author: Paul Kwatz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780955069703

Category: Conscious automata

Page: 101

View: 706

"Lives up to all the hype" "An absolutely necessary book," "Should be taught in schools," "Dynamite, this is a brilliant book" - see the reviews on Amazon.com. The Future's Most important Book: -- Why we're so convinced that we're in charge when we're really just carrying out evolution's instructions -- Why our lives, as Buddha suggested, are inherently unsatisfactory, despite our luxurious homes, successful careers and loving families -- How humans will one day take control of their conscious minds, get happy and stay happy. And the real reason Aliens haven't visited the Earth yet... 107 minutes (average read time) to change the way you think about everything. "Easy to understand and persuasive" "Fun, short, insightful" "Bad Ass "
Categories: Conscious automata

Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells

No matter how bad things were, I always loved Cecily. However, I did become
jealous of the attention Beth gave her, and that made me confused, even though I
understood that Beth was Cecily's “real” mom and we were the “step” children.

Author: Lyssa Chapman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451696158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 767

An empowering memoir that can inspire others to break the cycle of abuse and forge happiness out of extreme adversity. The ninth child of bounty hunter Duane Chapman, made famous on the A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter, Lyssa Chapman has overcome an upbringing that can only be called tragic. In her piercing memoir, she shares the details of her harrowing childhood and her journey to faith, and offers compassionate guidance, advice, and hope to those who might feel overwhelmed in their own circumstances. As a child, Baby Lyssa’s parents divorced and left her neglected. Things only got worse from there. Walking on Eggshells reveals Lyssa’s nightmare passage from mental and physical abuse to removal from school and confinement at home, flight from protective services, and teen pregnancy. Despite it all, and against incredible odds, Lyssa found her faith. She also found her way out of the spiral of bad decisions to build a healthy relationship with her parents and forge a rewarding, positive life with God. An astonishing true story of one young woman’s trek from poverty and abuse to fulfillment and stardom, Walking on Eggshells is heartrending, powerful, and inspiring.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Adventures in Urban Mysticism

Adventures in Urban Mysticism

I do my best to help others see that whatever enters our space is what it is, our
judgments influence whether it's bad or not. So when people tell me things like
that, I often share that I don't believe that there is bad on the spiritual level. I can
see ...

Author: Jason Walter (M.A)

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452560625

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 709

Adventures in Urban Mysticism (AUM) Vol. 1: Rebirth spans a year in the Life of JMAW, a human+being, as he put the pieces together after losing what mattered most to him. Years before, he had been issued a higher calling by a messenger of the spirit after a near-death experience. Despite this, fear crippled him from embodying love, and as a result, his choices created suffering in his life and those he cared about, time and time again. By searching for a more intuitive, natural, and mystical way of being, JMAW found a deeper connection in spirit. He did this by praying for dreams, following signs, interpreting their symbols, and honoring each with a step in faith. Doing this work allowed him to see the sacred reflection of Aloha ke Akua (God is Love), by finally finding that mirror within himself. JMAW was ultimately guided to spiritual work and has served people from around the world in a variety of roles, including psychic, guide, and teacher. AUM Vol. 1 explores all of this and expands through the range of consciousness from light to dark and the grey in between. This entirely true story even includes a cameo appearance by the devil himself.
Categories: Religion

Thinking in Pictures

Thinking in Pictures

These heroes never engaged in mean acts or stole things. Today heroes in
movies often do bad things. This is difficult for an autistic child to categorize into
good and bad. My sportsmanship was poor. By specific examples I was taught
the ...

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408807309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 541

The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanly, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenges.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life on the Wrong Track

Life on the Wrong Track

If you regard sex as a leisure activity and something to be enjoyed then the only
constraint is not to hurt anyone in the process. Many, if not most, spouses have
affairs and they nearly always involve lies and cheating. ... All the bad things are
worse now than under apartheid, crime, murder, rape, poverty all have increased.

Author: David Parnwell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445282770

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Sister Issues

Sister Issues

Just as this characteristic states “Love doesn't delight itself in evil,” real love
would never take pleasure in someone else's pain. Not only doesn't this ... I often
had to fight against taking pleasure when some of the things she did to me began
to ...

Author: Latanya Richardson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469116747

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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When author Latanya Epiphany Richardson first heard the line, If I hate my sister does it mean I hate myself?, it struck a chord and it troubled her to think about the infamous question. Then it finally dawned on her that the line was inspired by her relationship with her biological sisters. In a stirring book that is meant to unite women all over the world, Sister Issues elucidates significant topics such as respect, jealousy, patience, temper, self-esteem, sensitivity, strength, and love. Brilliantly written, this highly enlightening book promotes making positive changes to ones self in order to achieve peace.
Categories: Social Science

Incompatibility

Incompatibility

God knows we'd often rather not do things his way. But God tells us, “Don't worry,
I care for you. I won't tell you to do anything that won't turn out for your good.”
Even the things we consider bad will be for our good. Someone has said the Lord
 ...

Author: Chuck Snyder

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307781956

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 572

Do women really spend more time in the bathroom? Are men truly more gifted when it comes to handling the remote control? Will women ever understand the intense concentration demanded by Monday Night Football? Chuck and Barb Snyder (who reveal that their only area of compatibility is having the same kids and grandkids) tackle these and other questions in Incompatibility: (Still) Grounds for a Great Marriage, an entertaining, insightful, and sensible primer on marriage for Christian couples. Ten years after their popular original book, they've teamed up again to present new material and elaborate on their original themes. Readers will learn that differences between couples are actually part of God's plan for marriage and should be viewed as assets, not liabilities.
Categories: Religion

Two Hours to Freedom

Two Hours to Freedom

I often reflect on how so many believers have been blindsided by this fact. They
are ... has for us in the future. But those who assume that Paul is counseling us
simply to forget the bad things that have happened to us are misusing the
passage ...

Author: Charles H. Kraft

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441213945

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 334

Healing and Freedom Are Just Two Hours Away Many Christians believe that once we are saved, past wounds, hurts and even consequences from mistakes get swept away. Yet what happens if we continue to be plagued with spiritual and emotional problems, and the intimacy we long for with Christ seems elusive? What we need, says inner healing expert Charles H. Kraft, is deep-level healing: healing for our whole person--spirit, body, mind, emotions and will. Using a simple, proven process, refined through 25 years of successful ministry, Kraft leads readers step by step through deep-level healing. Once you experience true freedom, you will find the intimacy with Jesus that you desire, and you'll be equipped to help others find this freedom as well.
Categories: Religion

Free from Addiction

Free from Addiction

We both drank, but one day after a couple of occasions when I got too drunk and
said and did things that I shouldn't have—yelling at her ... I often had emotional
outbursts when I was drunk—she told me she didn't want anything to do with me
because I was an alcoholic and ... I battled with that—trying to do one and then
the other— the medication was losing the battle, and so was I. This is how bad
things ...

Author: Morteza Khaleghi, PhD

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230615422

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Addiction invades every region and demographic in the United States, affecting more than 23 million Americans and putting families though a heartbreaking cycle of recovery and relapse. Many people give up and never find the right treatment that will enable them to break free of their addiction forever. Offering a radical new approach, clinical psychologist Dr. Morteza Khaleghi argues that the vast majority of drug and alcohol addiction is driven by an emotional trauma. A pioneer of the dual diagnosis recovery program, he treats the body for chemical dependency while simultaneously ministering to the emotional block that serves as a trigger for relapse. A regular advisor on the Dr. Phil show, Dr. Khaleghi has mapped out recovery plans for thousands of patients and their families. Well-known facilities such as Hazelden, Sierra Tucson, and the Betty Ford Center refer their toughest cases to him, looking to his vast experience and high rate of success. In this groundbreaking book, he teaches you the methods that have made him the therapist that other therapists turn to for advice. Families will learn how to • Recognize addictive behavior • Plan and stage effective interventions • Work on the family dynamics that enable addiction Patients will learn to • Become self aware about addictive behavior • Identify the emotional trauma that is at the heart of nearly every addiction • Detect early signs of relapse and take preemptive measures Drawing on over 20 years of experience healing patients, Dr. Khaleghi's insightful, nurturing and-- above all--breakthrough book is geared to anyone looking for help with dependency and to the spouses, parents, children, and friends who bear the brunt of this damaging disease. Free from Addiction will redefine addiction treatment and provide new hope to all those embarking on recovery.
Categories: Psychology

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People

Forsake means that the Lord will not let us down in a state of defeat or
helplessness while we are going through hostile circumstances. A dear saint
expressed, “Suffering is not always sent to burn out the dross; sometimes it is
meant to burn in ...

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781599794853

Category: Religion

Page: 81

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This simple, comprehensive tool teaches readers that the suffering, distress, and frustration they've encountered are not outside the assistance of God's grace.
Categories: Religion

I Talk to Strangers

I Talk to Strangers

She is always friendly and readily displays a loving, caring attitude towards
people, so it was a real shame to hear her say that about herself. I have
frequently heard the question, 'why do bad things happen to good people?' and l
have heard ...

Author: Carole Chandler

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452567020

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 282

View: 869

Anyone can turn their life around. Anyone can significantly transform the way people respond to them. I know they can because I did. I thought it might be fun to share some of my wonderful, wacky, and weird interactions with random people. I talk to strangers because they talk to me, and tales of events closer to home have inspired my second book. Enjoy!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit