The God of Abraham is revered by the 3 great faiths. He is described by all as 'loving'... even though he clearly is a nasty old thug in some of the writngs. The Christians go further and say Jesus loves me! well, again, thanks but no thanks. But at what price this 'love? Some on this site have enjoined, he loves me 'unconditionally' Wow! But for me the poison pill at the heart of this idea is in the fine print of the 'good news'.. Worship me, and no-one else, or rot in hell for eternity. Some love. Some choice.
And I'll continue to live a good and decent life, harming no one, expecting neither reward nor condemnation when I shuffle off, but according to the friends of Jesus, the fires of hell await me... same fate as Hitler, Stalin and an innocent child that died young in a village in Africa that never even heard of the gent. Now tell me again please of this god of love, and where I am in error in my logic.
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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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