February 19th, 2017

Religion

Detours and distractions

By Submitted Article on February 18th, 2017

Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Staying on course at sea – before the days of the sextant, compass and GPS – was difficult, especially when it was overcast and dark moon. Without external reference points, seafarers were at a loss. Today’s cars can be equipped with GPS: one enters the destination, and ... Read More »

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Continuity amid change

By Submitted Article on February 11th, 2017

Keeping direction First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Houses can be renovated without demolishing them. Ordinary homes around the hospital have been transformed to offices for medical specialists. Minor rearrangements of walls and doors gave old houses a second lease on life. People are also changing all the time, yet they remain the ... Read More »

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Good and evil force choices

By Submitted Article on January 28th, 2017

Jacob M. Van Zyl Life on Earth presents good and bad options all the time. For the pessimist, the picture is dark with a few tiny bright spots; for the optimist, all is bright and beautiful with only a few dark dots. Both views are unrealistic and exaggerated. In success and failure, we can make ... Read More »

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Dynamic interaction of opposites

By Submitted Article on January 21st, 2017

Shade and light First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Yin-yang mono-duality plays an important part in Chinese philosophy. The two opposites are interdependent and need each other to be productive. Yin-yang point to interacting opposites like shade/light, cold/hot, passive/active, water/fire, and female/male. Wife and husband compliment each other, physically and emotionally, and their ... Read More »

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