Obscenity is objectionable not because it shows too much of a person, but because it shows too little and obsesses people with the too little
Nov11

Obscenity is objectionable not because it shows too much of a person, but because it shows too little and obsesses people with the too little

Obscenity is becoming increasingly accessible and visible in today’s media and especially on the Internet. And it has…

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If conscience doesn’t create a barrier between impulse and indulgence, intelligence must
Apr25

If conscience doesn’t create a barrier between impulse and indulgence, intelligence must

Suppose a river tends to overflow unpredictably, flooding the nearby areas. To protect those areas, a barrier would be …

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Intelligence shows how indulgence is harmful and how harmful indulgence is
Feb25

Intelligence shows how indulgence is harmful and how harmful indulgence is

Less than a century ago, smoking was considered harmless. It took decades of intelligent investigation to reveal that …

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Sensual pleasure is too fleeting to be fulfilling
Mar28

Sensual pleasure is too fleeting to be fulfilling

Suppose we are tormented by thirst in a desert. If someone gives us water, they would appear to be doing us a great favor. But…

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Sensual pleasure ends, but it doesn’t end with pleasure
Mar05

Sensual pleasure ends, but it doesn’t end with pleasure

In today’s materialistic culture, countless images of attractive sense objects allure us incessantly. Our mind imagines…

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The mind issues checks that the body can’t cash
Jan05

The mind issues checks that the body can’t cash

Suppose someone gives us a check that bounces. If that person issues checks again, we wouldn’t accept. Similarly, our…

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