THINK! America – Weekend of Nov. 11, 2017 – Show #2

Topics - November 11, 2017 - Show #2. Guest: Jae W. Oh, MBA, Certified Financial Planner, Author of "Maximize Your Medicare: Understanding Medicare.

Topics and Guest – November 11, 2017 – Show #2

Latest shooting, new angle? With the latest mass shooting at Baptist Church last Sunday, many bloggers are asking why does murder keep happening in places of worship? And, if more people brought guns to Church, would it make the congregation more or less safe? Devin Kelly 26 of Comal County, Texas, a self-proclaimed atheist who was dishonorably discharged from the USAF, killed 27 at the New Baptist Church where there was no security guard—in short, a soft target. Is this an issue of evil verses good (to put into metaphysical or religious terms), being played on during prayer services? By extension, are we in spiritual battle of some kind, given the evil is happening in churches?

Famous author Salman Rushdie, recently said that an award specifically for female authors was unnecessary and puts them in a “ghetto”. He doesn’t’ think women writers need special award categories, because they’re perfectly capable of taking care of themselves in an “open battle.” So, is it time for women’s “special categories” to go away? Are we insulting women by giving them prizes in separate categories?

Interview: Jae W. Oh, MBA, Certified Financial Planner, Author of “Maximize Your Medicare: Understanding Medicare. Topic:  Medicare’s Open enrollment. For many seniors, both wealthy, middle class or not, they watch the Medicare requirements very closely to get government assistance for health insurance.

In Belgium, euthanasia became legal in 2003, but since then which institution (Belgium government or Catholic Church) has authority in certain cases? Does the government have authority in all cases? Does the Belgian government have the right to overrule a Belgian Catholic Hospital’s position on this religious issue? The legalized euthanasia law protects doctors from prosecution when they
abide by specific criteria. To further complicate the issue, The Board of Directors for a Catholic Psychiatric Hospital chain in Belgium recently voted to allow euthanasia for non-terminal mentally ill patients, in direct opposition to The Vatican. What position should The Vatican take when their own Catholic leaders seemingly side with the government on moral matters?

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