Category Archives: The Way to Happiness

Sex and AIDS–Life and Death

It’s a pretty sorry state when we can be encouraged that “only” 29% of the pregnant women on our country are HIV positive. But that’s the news today out of South Africa.

How many Americans could confront walking down a street in Johannesburg today, knowing that 3 out of every 10 pregnant women we see are living under a death sentence and passing it on to their unborn children.

As reported in 2005 almost half of the 1,200,000 orphans in South Africa lost their parents to AIDS.

The people of the African continent, living under the thread to AIDS have the lowest life expectancy on Earth.

Obviously, sexual abstinence is the most effective preventative measure for sexually transmitted HIV, but what will it take to shift sexual mores to such a degree that we can make a dent in the problem?>> more

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Freedom of Religion

Why did the Founding Fathers insist on freedom of religion as a human right, and write it into the constitution as the 1st amendment? Why have their been wars fueled by religious intolerance right up to the present?

For people who take freedom of religion for granted, and live in a fairly tolerant society (even if there are some few who spew hatred toward others’ beliefs on the Internet, at least they aren’t throwing the objects of their rage to the lions or cutting out their tongues these days) it may seem an unnecessary right. But it is not at all. It may be the most basic right of all.

I want to share a video that expresses the importance and the beauty of this right in a way I’ve never seen before.

This video was shown at an event in Clearwater, Florida a few weeks ago, and was re-aired in every Scientology church around the world last weekend. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center MC’ed the event and when introduced this particular video it had the whole crowd mesmerized.

There are certain things I find particularly beautiful in life. This one is on a par with any of them.

Enjoy!

P.S. This video is a public service announcements (PSA) video illustrates one of the precepts of The Way to Happiness, a non-religious moral code anyone can use, written by L. Ron Hubbard. The director/producer of this PSA is a genius, and he has created PSAs for each of the 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness, all of them really worth watching.