Category: Lawrence JW Cooper


Dialogue on CoVid

We Canadians for the most part have been responsible citizens not only protecting ourselves but also being aware of our responsibility to others. Even with all the precautions the problem still continues to grow.

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Seeking the Truth

The belief-bias effect occurs when we accept only the evidence that conforms to our beliefs and reject or ignore any evidence that does not. Our beliefs are the mind states we create to deal with threats and fears.

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The Big Lie

Like most of you who watch the day to day horrors of what is happening in our poor suffering world, I was shocked but not surprised by what happened in Washington on January 6th. Why this paradox? I knew it was definitely a situation created and ready to happen, so I was not surprised when it did. I guess I was shocked that the forces of truth and decency allowed it to happen. It should have been just a big show of cursing angry obscenities, waving confederate flags, followed by a peaceful dispersion, and people going home feeling they had fulfilled their patriotic duty to protest. Instead it turned out to be a big victory for the big lie.

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One

“”In our quest for happiness and the avoidance of suffering, we are all fundamentally the same, and therefore equal. Despite the characteristics that differentiate us – race, language, religion, gender, wealth and many others – we are all equal in terms of our basic humanity.” (Dalai Lama on twitter)

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Social Justice in the New Year

The pandemic demonstrates clearly that we live in a global society. What infects or affects one of us can infect or affect us all. We need to be looking at a new type of relationship among nations and peoples of those nations. We are all on this dear planet together. We will either survive together or parish together. Personally I prefer surviving, not just for me, but for my children and grandchildren. I have faith that humans who know how to survive will find a way.

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Love Instead of Hate

This poem is written in response to the force that seems to be dividing and destroying us, the conspiracy theories that have entered into the highest offices of the land. Let’s recognize the source. It is indeed the dark side of mankind, that self-destructive power that seems bent on wiping mankind from the face of the Earth.

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