9/11; Time To Get Over It?

9/11 happened several years ago.  When it happened, it was regarded as one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the United States.  But, was it really very important at all? In terms of lives lost, it was not.  The 3,000 lives, while of course tragic to those who lost loved ones, was…
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You Can Go Home Again

“In my thirties, when I was back home in Knoxsville, deep in research for my dissertation …in American literature, I made up my mind that I was going to get some comment out of my boyhood friend, Bob, regarding the mystery of life.  Just before turning in for the night, we were standing on the…
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How To Be Rich And Powerful

If there was one way to become rich and powerful, what would it be?  That is to say, if there was message that always seemed to persuade people to part with their money and pledge to follow in the leader to the ends of world, what is that message? Today, and seemingly since the beginning of…
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Bitter Friut

John Shelby Spong, a retired Bishop of the Anglican Church, wrote a book in the late 1990’s that I only recently read. The book is entitled Why Christianity Must Change or Die. The book was interesting to me because Spong covered the same topics and agreed with the books by atheists that I have read on…
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Politics, Government And Religion

We’re seeing a lot of religion and politics mixed together these days, what with the Glenn Beck saga and all.  When religion and politics mix together, the inevitable outcome is religion in the government that it elected. Perhaps some good things have come from infusing government with religion.  I just can’t think of any.  It…
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