Romney’s Foreign Policy Team, Same As Bush’s.

If you liked our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, you will like a Romney administration. Looking at some of the characters now on his foreign policy team, it includes the same Keystone Cops that were on the Bush team.  They are like cartoon characters. The best know is John Bolton.  You may recall him in…
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Less Hell Christianity.

While I’m not a theologian, the “less hell” branch of the faith seems to be gaining popularity.  Another name for it might be the emerging church and perhaps liberal protestantism in general. The most successful individuals in “less hell” are  Rob Bell and Joel Osteen.  Both have, or still, minister in mega churches founded around the idea Christianity is all about the positive,…
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Our Local Paper Will Print Gay Marriage Announcements.

Today the Fargo Forum announced it will print announcements of gay marriages.  It will apply only to marriages performed in states where such marriages are licensed. Thus, announcements of marriages of local couples which are to take place in North Dakota or Minnesota will not be published until these states change their laws.   If the marriages…
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Secularism And Atheism

While it is not the end of the world if we do not use words about philosophy exactly as someone else does, these two words have some importance in arguments about religion.  I am guilty of not using the words precisely. One of the funniest things Newt Gingrich said during his bungled campaign for the…
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People Can Change.

I just returned from a four day airplane enthusiast’s group,  the Cessna 150-152 Club. There was camaraderie, laughter, loops, spins and hammerheads. This would not be noteworthy but for the history of the group.  It has not always been so.  There were times when the group contained a lot of tension and ill will. The tension centered on whether or not…
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