Why is there no looting in Japan?

There is a growing conversation among westerners asking the question of why there is no or little looting in Japan after the massive 9.0 earthquakes and tsunami. Contrast their calmness and order with the anarchist aftermath in New Orleans after Katrina, Haiti Chile who suffered their own tragic earthquakes, and one must ask the question of why. What is the difference, how can we develop some of those same attributes? Various people have posited various positions such as racial homogeneity, their culture of respect and honor, and their culture of…

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Religion, The Language of Belief

Map of World Religions

Religion is the language of belief. 90% of religious adherents are determined by family, region, and culture and even politics. Most people never examine the assumptions of their culture and religion enough to make a change, not to mention that change would require giving up their current social and family structure. If we take a look at a color coded map of the religions of the world, the color makes it clear that religions are regional, and that they often coincide with culture and language.

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