World Peace – Why don’t we have it?

If everyone wishes for world peace, why don’t we have it? This year’s Anzac Day celebrations across Australia got me thinking about how things just have not changed over the centuries of human existence. Why? Human conflict through the ages has been primarily over differences in beliefs: my god is better than your god; my […]

The Giveaway Ritual

I was alerted to a recent newspaper article talking about thousands of Hindu devotees who are flocking to a village in Nepal ahead of the planned sacrifice of more than 300,000 animals to Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. Devotees believe that sacrificing animals will bring them good luck and prosperity for their families. Blood […]