Religion

Fatalism

“Fatalism is the belief that events are determined by forces beyond our control and that we are powerless to change them. Many people think of fatalism as a negative philosophy because it seems to take away our ability to make choices and to control our own destiny. Fatalism is often contrasted with determinism, which is …

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Doctrine of Discovery

“The discovery doctrine, also called doctrine of discovery, is a concept of public international law that was promulgated by the Catholic Church and European monarchies in order to legitimize the colonization and evangelization of lands outside Europe. Between the mid-fifteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, this idea allowed European entities to seize lands inhabited by Indigenous peoples under the guise of “discovering new land”, meaning land not inhabited …

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Assisted Suicide

“Assisted suicide is suicide undertaken with the aid of another person. The term usually refers to physician-assisted suicide (PAS), which is suicide that is assisted by a physician or other healthcare provider. Once it is determined that the person’s situation qualifies under the physician-assisted suicide laws for that place, the physician’s assistance is usually limited …

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The Magic of Beliefs

The Eclectic Way is a map of The Magic Of Beliefs. “Beliefs are basically the guiding principles in life that provide direction and meaning in life. Beliefs are the preset, organized filters to our perceptions of the world (external and internal). Beliefs are like ‘Internal commands’ to the brain as to how to represent what is happening, when we congruently believe something to be true.