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Strapped in for a Wild Ride

If you go by the news reports, you would think that a fresh wave of madness has spread across the US. But it is only confirmed by the reporting of local events. Indeed, right here in my own neighborhood it … Continue reading

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Nothing Personal, But It’s Personal

There is nothing particularly virtuous, nor sinful, about activism. Start with holy cynicism and not taking yourself too seriously. If activism is simply a part of your personal character, then be activist. Do it because it’s essential to who you … Continue reading

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Exchanging One Lie for Another

I struggle with trying to expose this thing. Western mythology has this thing about false heroism. That is, we have the myth of the Great Man as someone who does things that are risky and exciting in pursuit of some … Continue reading

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Utopian Madness

We saw it coming. Just to remind you, several of you agreed with me that we could all sense a shift in reality, that God changed His plans for us. Because there were a number of us who rediscovered the … Continue reading

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We Are Not in the Clear

(Passing note: Today marks eight years on this blog.) I am familiar with the so-called right-wing conservative Christian segment of America’s population. My familiarity is due to coming out of that. As with every existing subculture, there is good and … Continue reading

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Just Speculation

So you probably have already seen a lot of speculative press on what to expect from a Trump presidency. I wouldn’t bet on much of it, particularly the policy stuff. It will change some, but it remains to be seen … Continue reading

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Potty Mouth

Our society’s obsession with cursing and foul language shows up as both a prissy objection to it, as well as a rejection of that standard by free use of such language. Yet even those who approve of cursing get tired … Continue reading

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