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The Culture of Kindness

What is the "Culture of Kindness"? The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines culture as "The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought." This column is dedicated to the belief that the ethical underpinning of a peaceful "culture of kindness" can and should be the concept that "kindness and compassionate love for others" has the highest value.

Note that this column was previously called "The Culture of Heart." I have changed the name in order to create a more specific focus.

Eternal Triune Marriage as a New Vision of Marriage
[a new, substantially revised version]
I believe that one reason marriages collapse before death intervenes is because the pledge of love until death contains an inherent limitation. If one assumes that marriage is only for one’s physical lifetime, then it may make sense to move on to a better marriage if the first one isn’t working out. more
Freedom from Tyranny: A Manifesto of Human Rights for All Freedom from Tyranny
A Manifesto of Human Rights for All
The tragic fraud of tyranny is revealed with simple questions, asked to its victims: “Are you unhappy, living under tyranny? If there were no retribution of any kind, would you like to be free to do as you pleased?”

The answer may be slow in coming, for tyranny is a destroyer of dreams. Yet, over time, which soul, created from the same star stuff, would say, “No”? more
Pre-Sale Announcement of New Book: The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love
~ Essays, Poems, and Stories about a World of Love and Beauty
I have the great pleasure to announce that we will be publishing a new book soon, called:

The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love
~ Essays, Poems, and Stories about a World of Love and Beauty


written by yours truly,
Peter Falkenberg Brown. more
The Beautiful Gifts of the Spirit World
Completely Revised and Expanded on Jan. 1 and Jan. 14, 2015
When I reflect about these gifts I always come back to the same conclusion that the Creator of the beautiful gifts of the spirit world must have been motivated by an intense and enduring love for each of us. Each of the gifts is so absolutely perfect for human beings—so fulfilling, so charming, and so delightful in every way. Each of the gifts fosters and multiplies love and beauty and joy.

I believe that the realm of the spirit world was created to be a place of happiness that is almost unimaginable from our vantage point in the physical world which has so often been described as “hell on earth.” more
The Omnipresent Embrace
~ Seeking a mystical relationship of love with the omnipresent God ~
By recognizing the divine around us, we will eventually reach the point where we conclude that the love and beauty that we’ve been resonating with must have an invisible Creative Source. Whether we call that source God, or something else, is unimportant. more
The Incarnational Rights of Men and Women
~ The Illumination and Flowering of Homo Incarnatus ~
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Declaration of Independence support the view that all humans are “incarnational peers” with “equal and inalienable rights,” from the humblest individual to the very top of governmental and social structures. They are peers based on the central acknowledgment that all humans are incarnational men and women, whether birthed from a Creative Intelligence or simply the Quantum Universe. more
CommonCare: The Common Sense 100% Coverage National Health Care Plan
Democrats should like this plan because it provides a vital service to all citizens, both rich and poor. Republicans should like it too, because its central premise is that taxes should not go up. Instead, wasteful spending should be cut, and programs should be prioritized so that healthcare becomes as important as national defense.

"In 2014, Congress shall establish and maintain a national department that will be responsible for the timely payment in full of all medical and dental bills submitted by U.S. citizens." more
The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love
Humans want life to resonate with meaning – enough meaning to lift their souls above the dreary and monotonous reality of daily survival. It is thrilling to imagine that we can contribute to a larger and higher purpose that will save the day, or save the world. We don’t mind sacrificing for a cause that seems just. more
What Would "I" Have Done? What Would "I" Have Done?
~ An Offering of Repentance and Love
to the American Indian Community ~
[Written on November 7, 2007.
2013 Update: A photo of the painting with more accurate color has been included, and a more readable font has been used for the "Note to White Americans".]

“What would "I", the Reader, have done?” If "I" could have directed and controlled the movement of white Europeans to the American continents, over five hundred years ago, what would "I" have done? more
Reclaiming the Magnificent Divinity of Men
(This is a companion piece to The Magnificent Divinity of Women.)
The magnificent divinity of men is not a popular topic. It has, however, an enthusiastic ally. Women, who are meant to be magnificently divine themselves, yearn for men to reclaim their divinity. Women want their men to be strong, but to be strong in more than musculature. Being rescued by a knight is most rewarding when the knight's armor is actually shining with the spiritual nobility of the man inside. more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
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