Tag Archives: ethics

Denominations: Unitarian Universalist Association

There are about 153,000 members of the UUA (UUA Membership Statistics, 1961-2020, uua.org).  The top three states by number are: (1) California; (2) New York; (3) Texas (Demographic and Statistical Information, uua.org). History The UUA was formed in 1961 when … Continue reading

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Denominations: The Salvation Army and Church of the Nazarene

The Salvation Army (TSA) states that it has about 27 thousand officers (minsters), and about 1.5 million soldiers and junior soldiers (members, or salvationists) in 2021 (statistics – The Salvation Army International, salvationarmy.org).  It claims about 430,000 members in the … Continue reading

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World Religions: Buddhism

Buddhism is the fourth largest of the world’s religions.  It numbers about 488 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com).  Most of these live in Asia (List of religious populations, Wikipedia).  There are an estimated 1.2 million Buddhists living in … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Borrowing

The Bible is clear that we should be willing to lend and share, if we are able, with those in need.  “A good man deals graciously and lends” (Psalm 112:5).  “Give to  him who asks you, and from him who … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Jesus: Tested, Part 1)

“Jesus… came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.  And great multitudes followed Him… The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any … Continue reading

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In The News: No More Leggings

It is not every day that the news media reports on what a religious blogger has written. However, twenty-five year old Veronica Partridge of Oregon has gained the attention of the news media, both in the United States and Europe. … Continue reading

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Economics and Morals

Economics is defined as “the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses” (Definition by Lionel Robbins quoted by Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics, p. 2). “What does ‘scarce’ mean? It means that what everybody wants adds up … Continue reading

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Why Did God Allow…

There are things in the Bible that cause people to wonder, “Why did God allow this?” Let’s notice two such things. 1.  Polygamy? God created only one man and one woman in the first home (Genesis 2:21-25; 3:21). Polygamy or … Continue reading

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Ethics: Legal

There are well over a million lawyers in the U.S.A. (1,143,358 as of the end of 2007. Source: wiki.answers.com). There are more per capita here than anywhere. There are only about 954,000 physicians (www.wsj.com). There are also many lawsuits in … Continue reading

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Ethics: Medicine

There are many advantages to living in twenty-first century America.  “It was not very long ago, as history is measured, when such things as oranges or cocoa were the luxuries of the rich and when it was considered an extravagance … Continue reading

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