Herb

 
Member Since September 28, 2008 , From Hadley, United States
Be Peaceful, (and) "Carry a Big Stick."
About Herb:

I am an old timer who spent many years in Human Service, particularly Clinical Psychology.  I find I must speak out against hate wherever it comes from and I am not satisfied with the fact that through the millennia we have temporarily driven nastiness back into the wood work. I still hope for a better world for our species and our creature friends in what is called the "animal world" which I do not view as inferior to us. 

I believe in law but only law that is enforceable and fair. I am a Jew and like to describe myself as a "Jewish Diest" in the same ballpark of such folks as Thomas Paine in terms of my views toward organized religion and where it seems to take our species.

And finally, I am very deeply concerned about the reappearance in these rocky times of what by its own description is the intention of Islam to dominate the entiire world as it very nearly did so long ago and I worry about the insertion of Sharia law into Western civilization as it seems to be happening everywhere. I am not anti muslim or anti Islam even though I do question some of the verses that urge the killing of "infidels" and the like and I look to our American flag as the symbol of all that I believe in; the great  hope of our society that it stands for, and therefore I do not accept the idea that it can be an object of desecration in America any more than a memorial monument,  a place of worship should be.

Interests?

Philosophy, Science, Religion, politics as an observer, The Human condition and the directions that we take in all of the above. Paranormal studies, and last but foremost in the sense of straightforward living, the so called "Animal world." There, I've said it all! 


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Asked: How does Deism deal with evil?

How does Deism deal with evil?

Commented: About n's answer

I have been absent from Yedda for a long time because I found so much nastiness, prosylitization, and outright offensiveness that the questions I asked or responded to seemed only to generate more and ...

Answered: This anti-Semitic website is very disturbing ...

Of course you were the baddies, whatever that means. From the historical perspective, "baddies" is much to cute to describe your awful mistreatment and exploitation of the "Blacks." Your analogy makes ...

Asked: I know that our Constitution permits the mosque ...

I know that our Constitution permits the mosque at Ground zero to be built. However, I wonder how people feel about the sensitivity and Respect for the feelings of non islamic people about having a ...

Commented: About Gromwald's answer

Hello Gromwald, Nocah, and NJoy if you folks still participate in Yedda. As you know I dropped out about a year ago and now I am back, albeit still with some reservations. Gromwald, it appears that ...

Commented: About Skitch's answer

Hello Skitch, I am not posting a comment to thios question/exchange that you are having with Foxy goddess but when I learned that this quesion was still up and running (i was listed as a watcher) I ...

Commented: About paddster16's answer

I guess that this response is kind of helpful. At least it points to how little we really know/understand. Yes I have read the commandments, all 613 of them many times and like you I realize that ...

Answered: This anti-Semitic website is very disturbing ...

To Seftysteph, I have no idea why Yedda, or anyone else sent your name, comment, etc, to me apart from the fact that in the past I was actively interested in the exchanges. I stopped being involved ...

Answered: Jewish Belief in the Afterlife

Hello NJoy--that is, the NJoy I knew when I was active on Yedda. In any case, as you should know, I do not quote scripture, any scripture and I do not allow myself to get into a debate about scripture ...

Commented: About Herb's answer

Hello Nancy, Yet again I lost my response but here it is in brief:--for your information ( I couldn't care less about what many others think of my views). I don't think that anyone can claim ...

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"Hi Herb. I just wanted to say hello and to tell you that I really enjoy reading what you have to say on Yedda. You seem like a very interesting man with tons of interesting life-experience. "