Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I thought you would be interested in reading George's remarks he delivered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this evening.
Michael Vachon George Soros Remarks delivered at the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018
The current moment in history
Good evening. It has become something of an annual Davos tradition for me to give an overview of the current state of the world. I was planning half an hour for my remarks and half an hour for questions, but my speech has turned out to be closer to an hour. I attribute this to the severity of the problems confronting us. After I’ve finished, I’ll open it up for your comments and questions. So prepare yourselves.
I find the current moment in history rather painful. Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of dictatorships and mafia states, exemplified by Putin’s Russia, are on the rise. In the United States, President Trump would like to establish a mafia…
A friend of mine recently sent me a YouTube video link to a 3-part lecture by Professor Matthew R. Davies on "Understanding Islam". You can view the series by clicking here, here and here. I recommend this lecture series to any non-Muslim who is interested in the subject. As a knowledgeable Christian, who teaches religion, Mr. Davies did an excellent job in discussing the faith of some 1.7 billion Muslims in the world.
During the Q&A, Professor Davies was asked a question about grace in the Qur'an. The questioner was told by some Christians that the word 'grace' does not appear in the Qur'an. I am glad that Mr. Davies was able to correct the misconception on this subject.
The Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (S) in the early 7th century, C.E., in piecemeal over a period of 23 years in Arabia in the language of the Arabs, i.e., Arabic. Obviously, it would be foolish to expect the English word 'grace' within the Qur'an. So, what i…
One indicator of moral depravation is number of sex partners a person has. Most Americans and Europeans go through a trial and error process of dating and/or living together with others before getting married. Even after marriage some continue their infidelity and are unfaithful to their spouses.
In hopes of getting a better understanding of sexual trends, Superdrug, a U.K.-based health and beauty retailer, asked more than 2,000 individuals (1,058 Americans) extremely personal questions about their sexual past. They found that the average number of sexual partners for Americans is a little higher than in most of the world: 7.2, compared to 7.0 in the United Kingdom and 5.4 in Italy.
But what’s most interesting is that within the United States, there is a huge state-by-state variance when it comes to the number of sexual partners. The most sexually liberal state in the country, according to the survey, is Louisiana, whose residents are averaging almost six times as many sexual partn…