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By Patrick Caneday | February 3, 2012
Good and Evil. Nurture versus Nature. Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest. Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It's long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists looking for a story. Its vagaries, its subjective and speculative nature make it a moving target; impossible to measure for those who require practical evidence. Does morality - a trait present only in humans - come from a spiritual creator?
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By Dick Bennett | June 12, 2008
I feel compelled to comment on the Rev. Bryan Griem’s response to the question, “Why do religion and religious affiliations play such a major role in politics,” posed in In Theory on Saturday (“Religion’s place in politics”). He wrote morality is defined by religious belief. I disagree strongly with that definition. Morality is a metaphysical issue that the world’s greatest philosophers have written extensively about for the past 400 years.
FEATURES
By Ray Shelton | March 20, 2006
On a recent Faith page you asked local religious leaders to name the greatest threat to humanity ("What is humanity's greatest threat?" In Theory, Feb. 25). Most said hunger. None named the real threat: religion. Why is religion the enemy of humanity? Because with religion it is not possible to be moral. Consider the childishness of popular notions regarding morality. It is repeatedly asserted, with no public challenge, that religion can ground morality. The truth is that religion cannot ground morality.
NEWS
May 19, 2004
Your reporter, Josh Kleinbaum, needs a review on the nature of morality and getting his facts straight. He claims in his story on increased funding for Section 8 housing that, "It's a good time to be a renter in the city of Glendale." He should have written, "It's a terrible time to be a taxpayer in Glendale." He goes on to quote Madalyn Blake, director of the local Section 8 program, who claims that the money "comes for the federal government." In fact, the money comes from working taxpayers -- the government just redistributes it while keeping a nice chunk for its time and trouble.
NEWS
June 6, 2002
Mr. Speed, as this must be very boring for many, I will state for the last time that what I said was that morality is relative to time and situation. In today's conservative world, a president was recently labeled immoral for having had a sexual encounter with someone other than his wife. Roosevelt supposedly housed his mistress in the White House for years without causing any scandal at all! Jefferson and other founding fathers owned slaves and fathered children by them.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
Gary Moskowitz Before writing his latest book, Glendale author David Eicher asked himself what God must be thinking when he looks down on earth. What Eicher decided is that God, in the third millennium, could be ready to cleanse humanity of all its evils before creating a dawn of a thousand years of peace. Eicher, 84, a former certified lay preacher at Grace United Methodist Church in Pasadena, serves as an elder at the Glendale Central Christian Church.
NEWS
February 10, 2001
Joyce Rudolph DOWNTOWN -- Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz," featuring lively dance numbers, will be screened at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of The Alex Theatre's 75th anniversary film series. The film is the semi-autobiographical musical morality tale from Fosse. It stars Roy Scheider as Fosse's alter-ego, Ann Reinking as one of his many love interests and Jessica Lange as the sarcastic angel. "Jazz" is the fourth in the series at The Alex titled "A Salute to the Decades" co-sponsored by the theater, The Alex Film Society and 20th Century Fox. The film was released in 1980.
NEWS
May 1, 2002
Jose Ruiz, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- A Noise Within, Glendale's classical theater company, continues its record of excellence with Henrik Ibsen's classic masterpiece, "The Wild Duck." It is elegantly staged, eloquently acted and imaginatively directed. This literate study of character, morality and dignity, rifewith comedic inferences, shows a society and a time when honor and respect had a different meaning and when the line between the well-to-do and the average populace was very definitely etched and almost never crossed.
NEWS
June 19, 2002
Greggs cost city, but not themselves I have previously written that city legal costs defending against the Greggs' Oakmont V court lawsuits would amount to only tens of dollars per Glendale resident. However, the Greggs could be looking at individual costs of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. So I have been puzzled why they continue their seemingly illogical hardball tactics and don't pursue a settlement with the city that will end the enormous drain on their financial resources.
NEWS
By: | August 10, 2005
Where is it that today's youth can develop morality, character and patriotism in our secular society? Not on the beaches of Orange County, not with the music of entertainers, not in the silver screen theaters and not in the shopping malls. These places, however, are where our youth are being drawn, and these have become their present training ground. For this society to create an alternative, we must support all places of worship. Every church, synagogue or temple produces the core ingredients of morality, character and patriotism.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 17, 2013
In what has become an annual exercise, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week introduced a House resolution calling on the U.S. to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide, in which roughly 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Ottoman Turks from 1915 to 1918. Schiff has introduced similar resolutions in years past, all of them failing in Congress amid fears that official recognition would anger Turkey, an important military ally in the Middle East. Schiff introduced the latest resolution recognizing the genocide with Reps.
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NEWS
June 21, 2012
I am writing in response to Bryan Griem's take on the In Theory topic on June 17 “Does the budget need a dose of morals?” He suggests that the moral beliefs of the office holders weigh in on their stances. I totally agree. He further states that “people that reject God are not good.” Does that mean that all people who don't follow religions are bad and have no morals? Really, I mean, really? Norma Mason Glendale
NEWS
By Patrick Caneday | February 3, 2012
Good and Evil. Nurture versus Nature. Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest. Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It's long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists looking for a story. Its vagaries, its subjective and speculative nature make it a moving target; impossible to measure for those who require practical evidence. Does morality - a trait present only in humans - come from a spiritual creator?
NEWS
Dan Kimber | June 4, 2010
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber's “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece. L ast Friday I wrote about a new world fashioned by my 11th-grade students whose goal was to avoid the fate of planet Earth, which had been destroyed by thermo-nuclear war. The human experiment turned out to be a dismal failure, and it was incumbent on my students to work out a better way. Here are some of their suggestions, some of which did not pass, and some of which did, with laws requiring a two-thirds majority.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Burkin | May 15, 2010
The Glendale Centre Theatre?s goal has always been to produce quality plays with a ?Gee? rating. As in ?Gee whiz. Gosh darn. That was a pretty good show, honey.? Believe it or don?t, that?s the kind of thing you?ll hear the grown-ups saying in the lobby at the 8 p.m shows. So there?s no age-appropriate issue for parents who want to bring the older kids along at night, unless someone forgot to take a nap. When it comes to the kids bringing the parents along, the reverse is not always true.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | April 12, 2010
GLENDALE — Making the jump to a six-round bout for the first time in his professional career was never a factor for local super featherweight Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan on Saturday night, as he finished off Jose Morales via technical knockout early in the first round at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. Tolmajyan improved to 8-1 (2 KOs) with his sixth straight win and second in a row by knockout with a clean right-left combo that sent Morales (6-2, 1 KO)
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | February 24, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Employee groups will formally be able to share their perspectives and input with the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees on decisions and governance, according to a set of guidelines unanimously adopted by trustees Monday. Adopting the technical assistance report marks an end to a more than yearlong process that helped transform low employee morale into senior leadership approval ratings in the 1990s, according to the 2009 campus views survey, a separate report released in January.
FEATURES
By Ryon Tanara | July 22, 2009
Jim Thomas is a man of many hidden talents. He’s a retired aerospace engineer, has designed yachts, and has developed a concept design for a racing sailboat that he hopes will soon materialize. Despite his many achievements, Thomas will be the first to tell you there is still so much he has yet to accomplish. In 1956, Thomas and his wife, Ida, moved to their tranquil home nestled at the foothills of La Crescenta. Attracted to the temperate climate and the inviting atmosphere, Crescenta Valley was the perfect location to start a family, he said.
LOCAL
By Herbert Molano | July 15, 2009
For many years, residents who lived south of the 134 Freeway and wanted to move up the residential ladder voted with their feet. They moved north where the parks are plentiful and the traffic congestion is rare. For decades, the increased density of southern Glendale, with tens of thousands of new residents, has been encouraged despite the lack of capital investments for corresponding parkland. Despite my years of advocacy to have the City Council address these problems head on, they, and the city management, have been resistant to making sufficient investments toward addressing that shortage.
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