Playing God: Intuitive Reflections and Discourse on Life
As long as the human race battles with an internal need to judge and discriminate against others, chances and opportunities will continue to favor and disfavor individuals and groups differently. Playing God shares a discourse for those with an inquisitive mind and those struggling to reconcile the puzzles in life with such relatable topics as nature, religion, morality, global politics, power, control, greed, and many others. Brown Ogwuma, a clinical social worker, has worked in the human services field for twenty years and appreciates philosophy and original thinking. He shares his practical glimpse at life that he hopes will encourage others to take a realistic approach to the way they live their own lives. In his reflections that stem from the complexities and convoluted nature of life, Ogwuma discusses concrete and actual situationsboth his own as well as those of other peoplein order to explore and advocate ideas and principles beyond the ordinary. In its no-nonsense study of the authenticity of life, Playing God lets others know that seeing life in an unconventional way can free us to structure our lives so that the meaningful takes precedence over what others expect of us.
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Can people study ancient Israel marriage for once? The near/midde eastern betrothal is Not the same as our western engagement, an although betrothal can occur as young as 12/13 years of age ; it doesn't mean that all girls were given marriage at that age. Most jewish/Israeli girls were betrothal before the ages 15/16. Mary could have been 12-14/15 years old. I believe that she was betrothal by 14, conieve at 14.5 and gave birth by years old. Why? Because everyone knew even in biblical times that pregnacy and birth is very dangerous for at 12 or 13 years old, so shouldn't el knew better more then the people? He knew that he was going to pick Mary, so he could've (which he probably did) in his power to make sure that mary was betrothal at least no younger then 14 and when she had reach her 5th stage of puberty. He might done by telling her and/or her parents don't betrothal until she 14 years and fully mature(5th stages is usually around 13-18, average about 15/16. And no it's more then just the breast and hair; puberty also includes the body shape, and as well as growth.
http://girlshealth.gov/body/puberty/timing.html (the 5 stages of puberty)
http://health.howstuffworks.com/sexual-health/female-reproductive-system/female-puberty2.htm (the 5 stages of puberty)