David vs. Goliath of today's culture
Do you ever feel as though the church is the modern day David and this world is the modern day Goliath? Why is that we as a church are scared of this world? Why is it that Christians are afraid to step out and witness? Is it that we are so comfortable with where we are that we don't want to step out of the boat? Or is the issue that we are so busy in today's society we don't have time for anything else to be added to our plates? I feel that we as a Church need to step up and do a better job of getting out of the boat or in the end we just might end up sinking like the Titanic
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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