The Good Samaritan - Does Human Conscience Still Exist?

Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

Stories of old tell us about a lone travler who while making his journey was attacked, robbed and left for dead. As he lie byrepparttar wayside, a priest passed by and barely glanced his way. Later, another man came along; stopping briefly to investigate what had occurred. He looked uponrepparttar 132264 traveler but just didn't feel like it was his duty to help him, so he left as well.

Some time went by, when a Samaritan came uponrepparttar 132265 traveler and immediately showed mercy. He didn't questionrepparttar 132266 traveler's race, creed, sex or religion - he simply saw an injured human lying there before him.

Not thinking aboutrepparttar 132267 criminals who might have still been inrepparttar 132268 area, nor about his own safety,repparttar 132269 Samaritan simply knew thatrepparttar 132270 traveler was in need and suffering. Removing his own garment,repparttar 132271 Samaritan coveredrepparttar 132272 injured traveler. Then, taking his own oil and wine (which was to be used for his own journey),repparttar 132273 Samaritan healed and relievedrepparttar 132274 wounded traveler.

After he cleansedrepparttar 132275 traveler's wounds,repparttar 132276 Samaritan then lifted and carriedrepparttar 132277 weary traveler upon his own beast at a careful, slow pace so not to jolt him alongrepparttar 132278 way. Bringing him to an inn,repparttar 132279 Samaritan attendedrepparttar 132280 traveler throughoutrepparttar 132281 night; and upon morning break,repparttar 132282 traveler was doing a little better.

Whilerepparttar 132283 Samaritan still had to complete his journey, he arranged forrepparttar 132284 Innkeeper to tend torepparttar 132285 sick traveler, paidrepparttar 132286 bill and even left a provisional committment torepparttar 132287 Innkeeper so that if further need should arise, he would return to repayrepparttar 132288 traveler's bill.

The story ofrepparttar 132289 Good Samaritan has been retold (Luke 10:36) for ages and ages past. The story aboutrepparttar 132290 good Samaritan was originally told by a man named Jesus.

Living in an Invidualistic Country,repparttar 132291 focus of humanitarian efforts are being continuously diverted to personal vendettas of war, contempt, hatred, greed and uncivilized conduct across International lines and especially within our own borders. Aside fromrepparttar 132292 religious aspects ofrepparttar 132293 Good Samaritan,repparttar 132294 story raises and conveys real moral behavior. Similar to Aesop's Fables and Hans Christian Anderson's stories; parables likerepparttar 132295 Good Samaritan present morals so that others may come to understandrepparttar 132296 real understanding of what it means to be a decent human being.

Unfortunately, inrepparttar 132297 United States, many people can no longer distinguish necessity from greed. In doing so, our individualistic behaviors prevent us from seeingrepparttar 132298 reality ofrepparttar 132299 world around us. How is it, that we can so easily alienate ourselves fromrepparttar 132300 fallacies that surround us: war, death, poverty, hunger - just to name a few.

To uncoverrepparttar 132301 enchantment of political agendas, it is vital that we return to a similar path ofrepparttar 132302 Good Samaritan.

The publishers of Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset's book, 'American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword' wrote a summary of Mr. Lipset's novel: "In this timely new study, one of our major political analysts, Seymour Martin Lipset, exploresrepparttar 132303 deeply held but often inarticulated beliefs that shape America's society and thought. Is this country inrepparttar 132304 throes of a revolution fromrepparttar 132305 right? Is it in decline morally? Is Japan about to replace us asrepparttar 132306 leading economic power? Why doesrepparttar 132307 United States haverepparttar 132308 highest crime rate,repparttar 132309 most persons per capita in prison? Why is our electoral turnout so low? Why are werepparttar 132310 most open, socially mobile society andrepparttar 132311 most unequally developed nation in income distribution? Why is Americarepparttar 132312 most religious country in Christendom? What explains our persistently high rate of opposition to wars and, conversely, our propensity for flag waving and expressions of patriotic enthusiasm? Asrepparttar 132313 1996 election year begins, Professor Lipset examinesrepparttar 132314 remarkable persistence of an American creed, a double-edged sword that provides both good and bad, offering fresh insights into our culture and its future. "1

Did He Really Behave Himself At This Year's Office Christmas Party?

Written by Debbie Jenkins

"Did He Really Behave Himself At This Year's Office Christmas Party? 6 Tips To Spot If Your Man Is A Saint Or A Sinner"

Author and persuasion coach, Tony Walker has been striking fear intorepparttar hearts of liars and cheats this Christmas withrepparttar 132262 release of his "Human Lie Detector" book entitled, Liar Liar Pants On Fire!

We are said to be lied to, on average, every ten minutes.

For most of us we even lie to our children. How many of us pretend Santa Claus is real in order to convince our kids to behave themselves all year?

Sadly, one ofrepparttar 132263 biggest reasons those close to us may lie is to conceal infidelity. And withrepparttar 132264 alcohol-fueled, mistletoe entangled festive season now rampant, there are many more opportunities forrepparttar 132265 man in your life to stray fromrepparttar 132266 path of fidelity than at any other time of year.

Often,repparttar 132267 lies that follow one drunken moment of stupidity can be more damaging to a relationship thanrepparttar 132268 act itself.

Just as damaging though is constantly accusing someone of something they didn't do.

As well as allrepparttar 132269 good stuff though, it's well known that Christmas is also a time that sees more breakups, fights and arguments than any other.

So, if you don't want to be left wondering this year, here are 6 quick tips for calming your worries or confirming your suspicion.

1. AVOID CONFRONTATION If you suspect you are being lied to then should you confrontrepparttar 132270 liar immediately? I would generally suggest not. Oftenrepparttar 132271 best approach is to noterepparttar 132272 fact in your mind and continue withrepparttar 132273 conversation, with a view to extracting more information.

This will tend to confirm or deny your suspicions without causing an awkward scene if your hunch proves false. Once you confront someone who has lied to you (or not)repparttar 132274 tone ofrepparttar 132275 conversation can change and gathering additional facts becomes almost impossible.

2. LOOK THEM IN THE EYES A person who is lying to you may do everything possible to avoid making eye contact. Others may make exaggerated and over prolonged eye contact in an effort to convince you of their sincerity.

3. LITTLE MOVEMENTS Hands may go up torepparttar 132276 face or throat, especially torepparttar 132277 mouth. But contact withrepparttar 132278 body is limited to these areas. The liar may also be unlikely to touchrepparttar 132279 chest with an open hand gesture. The liar may also touchrepparttar 132280 nose or scratch behindrepparttar 132281 ear. If he is trying to appear casual and relaxed about his answer, he may shrug a little as he talks.

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