Andrew Furst

Fixing Religion? – Dialectic Two Step

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Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s) Question:   Shouldn’t religious people give up their religion if the tenets are archaic. Shouldn’t they look elsewhere to satisfy their spiritual need? Response:  I think religions would do well to give up archaic, arcane and false dogma.  But, perhaps fixing religion is a futile goal.  To me, your question carries with it its own answer.  What are the spiritual needs of religious people? They vary. I would suggest that many, probably most, find satisfaction in the current selection of religions. People like us are…read more

Wings – A One Minute Meditation

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Wings and air a deal struck or wager won long before the birds or the word. Eons, though, after light perhaps to carry it If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute. Get Each Month’s Minute Meditations In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations…read more

Shostakovich – Sunday Morning Coming Down

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Shostakovich is my favorite composer.  I just seem to hear what he was trying to get across. Here, David Oistrakh performs Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77. The music starts at 2:15 Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ongoing music  video series.  The songs fit my definition of music for a lazy couch bound Sunday morning. Get Each Week’s Sunday Morning Coming Down In Your Email Box If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share.

Are Possessions Bad? – Say What?

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  Get Each Month’s “Say What?” Comic In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

Deer In The Headlights on Race – Dialectic Two Step

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Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s) Liberal Friends, as part of the National Democratic Party’s dialog on race, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are being called out on their votes for the 1990’s crime bills. The bills are viewed as having unfairly targeted the black community. A little history on crime rates in the 1990’s. In what is called the great crime decline, there was a 40 percent drop in all major crime categories from homicides to auto thefts across the country. It produced the longest and deepest crime decline in…read more

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