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Harambe and Our Culture of Shame

An endangered Silverback Gorilla was put down to protect the life of a young child

I think a lot of people view the idea of shame in terms of the Disney classic – Mulan. We loved that dragon Mushi, and we’re sure we know how shame works. I do something wrong, and I bring shame upon my whole family. Something right and; “you’ll bring honour to us all”, or so the song goes. We think it’s stuff for simpler, ...

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The Gospel of Fear

Photo: Gabe Austin, Flickr

Why should you do the right thing?  Have you ever stopped to think about it? Even if you aren’t a practicing Christian, the vast majority of us will have a fairly similar moral compass – we know WHAT we ought not to do, even if we’re a bit hazy on the why. We know that we shouldn’t steal, murder, rape, cheat, bad mouth, ...

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