• From ‘doing’ human to ‘being’ human

    Christine Galea

    Recently I came across a very interesting book by American author John Bradshaw.  One of the quotes which really grabbed my attention was “we are human BEings and not human DOings”.   This led me to reflect upon how important it is to keep our priorities in order and on the ...

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  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

    Martin Bruno

    Peace conjures uncertainty: one man’s peace might spell another man’s anguish. The infamous Munich deal in 1938, for example, appeased England and France, but it spelt Czechoslovakia’s downfall: if the German chancellor had kept his word and not invaded Poland, who would have cared about old Prague’s eventual conquest! In ...

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  • Ethics vs Religion?

    Andre Debattista

    In January 2014, the Education Ministry unveiled a plan to introduce an ethics-based subject which will cater for 1,411 students who do not follow religion lessons. The Malta Independent reported that this subject will be based on themes such as “honesty, non-violence and respect towards others.” There are some encouraging ...

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  • Sunday service for atheists

    David Cilia

    The AHA, as the American Humanist Association is generally referred to, is a very active and belligerent association by way of advocating its beliefs.  For instance, it was reported that: On July 17, 2013, the AHA managed to block a war memorial in California since it had a cross depicted ...

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  • Good or bad? We’re too cool for that!

    Nadia Delicata

    As I browsed through the boards of Pinterest followers, this gem by Oscar Wilde caught my attention: “It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde I couldn’t help but smile, since in our times, we most certainly do tend ...

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  • ETHICS. Thought or Feeling?

    Antoine Azzopardi

    It is very easy for us, living in our contemporary society, to discuss ethical issues making use of particular and very specific cases which soften our insights rather than remain at arm’s length with an objective point of view so as to discuss matters avoiding emotional input. It is not ...

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  • Raised from the Dead: The Case of Scott Routley

    Pierre Mallia

    The case of Scott Routley is an example in advances in medicine which raise dilemmas and can have an implication for future developments and necessitate changes to ethical reflection. Before discussing this case it is important to clarify some issues: A persistent vegetative state needs to be distinguished from Coma ...

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  • LGBT Agenda is Setting the Tone!

    David Cilia

    I would have preferred the editorial team of zuntier.com to choose a less controversial theme for the first month of the year.   Nonetheless, this would probably be an issue in the upcoming general elections and so it is likely to be discussed in the public square very soon. From the ...

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