Don'tAskDon'tTell; Smells

With a Federal Judge now asserting that DADT has nothing to do with national defense and is unconstitutional, maybe we are putting one aspect of religion in government behind us. What is so ironic about DADT is the support, or, lack of opposition, it has received from the business wing of the conservative political sphere.  This…
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Books We Need To Burn

I’d like to visit with the nut case Pastor who wants to burn a pile of Korans. I’d say to him, “Friend, those copies of the Koran are not hurting anything.  There are thousands of them in big city hotel rooms, sitting there alongside the Bibles, and, so far as I can tell, no one reads either…
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Counterfeit Christianity

I don’t confess to being a fan of columnist Cal Thomas, but once in a while he hits the nail on the head. Today he wrote, “What passes for today’s American Christianity is increasingly counterfeit.” He observed that the standard method of politics today is to have a political agenda and search for a religious perspective…
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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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