The Collapse Of Western Society

I don’t want to be an alarmist but there are historical facts. It is the history of great, sophisticated and powerful societies that have collapsed. That it has happened several times in history does not mean it will happen again. But, it’s not impossible either. The link traces conditions that were present in many collapses.  The…
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Methodist Gay Bishop Goes “On Trial”

The Methodist denomination has had many formal proceedings about gay clergy or those who support gay equality. While other large denominations have split up over the issue Methodists have been able to temporarily tamp down the disagreement and hold the corporation together. This week may spell the end of the current Methodist corporation. A popular…
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Waco, Texas, And Religion Revisited

It was 1993 when Federal law enforcement moved on the compound   near Waco where David Korash was holed up with followers. It burned down quickly and many lives were lost. In 2012 a group called “Heaven’s Gate” committed mass suicide, 39 members, believing they would be on a star ship following a comet around…
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Pentagon Doubles The List Of Recognized Religions

Whenever I suggest all gods live in the minds of humans and no where else, some readers get angry.  Yet, as time goes on it is becoming clear that, if gods exists other than in the human mind, no one has yet found what or where it is. When a god exists only in the…
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The Uprooted Middle Class

I’ve chronicled the drop in church membership and how it is greatest among lower income Americans. Related to this must surely be income and housing patterns. As with all social change,  one change feeds another. A while back, I asked in a blog if it was possible to be middle class and live in a…
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