Sin Sells.

Franklin Graham is one of Billy’s children.  Several of them make a living in some aspect of the family business, preaching. It seems like Franklin is the most clever in self promotion.  According to his own story, he lived a life of sin until being brought back into the business. In a story today that seems…
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Why Insist On Prayers In Schools And At Public Meetings?

There is a steady stream of court cases and local disputes in the U. S. about prayers on public property and at public functions.  I don’t understand why people want to fight to retain these, but I do understand the unintended consequences. Ever since prayers in public schools were outlawed, there have been groups wanting to sneak them…
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U. S. State Department’s Ship Is Changing Course

There was a story on National Public Radio this morning I’ve been thinking about all day.  It featured several clips from Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, talking about State’s new direction, the Far East.  The State Department’s view apparently is that what happens between Europe and the United States is not as important to our…
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The 99%, The Mississippi “egg” Vote And “class Warfare”.

The Mississippi vote, Tuesday, which turned down an initiated measure to define the fertilized human egg as a human being reflects the complex things going on in U. S. politics.  Why would such a simple concept fail? Part of it might be the reemergence of class awareness.  Protests around the world are focusing on class, the wealthy class.…
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“Copernicus, In Case Your Were Wondering, Nothing Has Changed. R.I.P.”

I can’t say I know a lot about Nicloaus Copernicus, 1473-1543, Poland.  What he did and how it was received at the time is nearly identical to our present day. Copernicus wrote the first comprehensive theory explaining the rotation of the earth around the sun.  It was contrary to religious thinking of the time, which looked up and saw the sun…
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