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Tag Archives: Social Issues

Americans blame bad parenting, Hollywood for mass shootings over guns

Despite the best efforts of some in the so-called "mainstream media," a surprising new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published this week says that more Americans blame bad parenting and Hollywood for mass shootings than they do guns.

Guns actually came in fifth place, behind parenting, effective treatment for mental health, media coverage of mass shootings and violence in movies and video games.

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Losing our religion

Kyle has a permanent tattoo on the inside of his wrist that says “Salvation from the cross,” but he no longer believes in God. He wants to believe, but sees evolution and science as telling him there is no God. Miriam was raised as a Jew, but is not sure she believes in God anymore. Now she describes herself as agnostic. Yusuf was raised as a Muslim, but calls himself atheist. These are some of the voices heard on the series Losing Our Religion that aired on NPR last week.

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Make healthy choices in 2013

In 2012 I learned how much of an effect our health can have on our life — physically, mentally and spiritually. Seeking for increased awareness I did a lot of studying about some of the complex systems in our body and how they can effect us on a daily basis and how making needed adjustments in our health habits brings a variety of benefits and enjoyment in life.

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