Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia wants to use ALLAH

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Catholic Church is gearing up for an expected tough fight Wednesday at Malaysia’s highest court when it argues for the right to appeal a lower court decision banning it from using the word “Allah” (which is really just Arabic for GOD) in its newspaper. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Malaysian activists pose … Continue reading Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia wants to use ALLAH

Epictetus on Transience

Regarding  whatever objects that give you delight, that you find are useful, or are deeply loved, remember to tell yourself that they are not permanent but transitory. If, for example,you are fond of a specific ceramic cup, remind yourself that it is only a ceramic cup, part of the family of ceramic cups  in general of … Continue reading Epictetus on Transience

The Philosopher Epictetus on Loss

Epictetus was a Neoplatonist, a philosophy that was basically Stoic but made more palatable to those who shunned the label.  He was highly influential on the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  He is often called the New Socrates, and many of his references to the pagan philosopher in his Handbook are replaced with references to Saint … Continue reading The Philosopher Epictetus on Loss