Category Archives: Religion

Abraham’s Children

Abraham Abraham is the first of the three biblical patriarchs and given a high position of respect in three major world faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Therefore, followers of those monotheistic religions can, in a sense, be regarded as “Abraham’s Children”. Even in the Bahá’í Faith Abraham is in high regard as a prophet. While Abraham by the believers is considered a historical person, modern research considers him, together with his son Isaac and grandson Jacob, as a mythological figure. In the chapter “Searching for the Patriarchs” in their book…

Opium of the people

Panic disorder is an illness, which makes the patient afraid of anything, e.g. driving a car. The patient becomes unusually aware of the risks of driving and therefore must abstain. One reason for panic disorder is the imbalance of regulatory chemicals. Reduced production of GABA-A causes physiological symptoms that lead to the disorder. Other chemicals like endorphins (endogenous morphine) also play a major part in our behavior and well-being. With an incorrect balance of body chemicals we can’t lead a normal life. As the first humans developed they got insights that…