Je Suis Charlie!

By Eric Bright

If westerners’ knowledge of the Christian faith is of any indication, then we don’t know anything about Islam. Most educated people in west don’t know anything about Christianity in spite of the fact that many of them are Christians, go to churches, and pray. If Christians who practice it do not have any clear idea about what it is that they are practicing, if most of them are completely illiterate in regards to their faith, what is in the Bible, and what Christianity teaches, then how do you expect them to know anything about Islam?

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Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2015) Je Suis Charlie!. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2015/01/je-suis-charlie/

Religion corrupts morality

Note: This is written by an atheist for other atheists. You can rarely (if at all) convince a believer by an approach like this. Please don’t use this tone when conversing with your believer friends. It will not work.

Any believer I have ever seen so far, without a single exception, have had a moral standard that has been at best equal to the lowest moral standards I keep seeing in non-believers, and at worse a degree of magnitude lower.

That does not prove anything of course. That is a personal observation and can be biased. Although the number of believers and non-believers I have seen is large, still someone can object to the sample being non-representative of the actual population. That can very well be the case.

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Please cite this article as: Eric Bright (2014) Religion corrupts morality. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2014/03/religion-corrupts-morality/

Know Thy Target Audience

On Why Marketing Researches Can Benefit the Society

I am a philosopher and by nature care a lot about morality and ethics when I give philosophical counseling to my clients. My clients are businesses who care how they run their organizations. They care about ethical operation of their businesses. Since I am specialized in international business as well, I always want to make sure that my clients would see the importance of the big picture. And what is the big picture? I always have the hardest time when it comes to make my clients understand “the big picture.” The reason is that to understand what it means to operate a big organization in an ethical way in an international environment, one needs to know what it means to be ethical and what it means to be operating internationally. By international, for instance, my clients usually presume that the business has to have overseas branches and by being ethical they commonly mean ‘causing no harm.’ Nevertheless, having a business, by virtue of residing on the planet earth, requires a greater deal of understanding of global effects. The holistic and global features of our interactions with the world is the big picture that seems to be very hard to grasp for most clients of mine.

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Please cite this article as: Eric Bright (2009) Know Thy Target Audience. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2009/07/know-thy-target-audience/