Category: Religion, Politics and Philosophy

  • On Autism—Again!—Kurt’s Religion and Politics

    On Autism—Again!—Kurt’s Religion and Politics

    Takeaways for this Piece: 1. All “facts” expressed in this piece are my opinions. Where I’d love to have data that support what I say, they’re very hard to come by. 2. In my experience, most folks couched as Autistic (probably more than 85%) are Level 1 or “Mild” 3. It’s my contention that Autism is a “handy label” and not much more. 4. As a rule, Autism is not something to be “cured,” but how folks are. 5. A large part of the reason the rates of Autism diagnosis have “skyrocketed,” is folks who previously would not have been diagnosed Autistic, now are (and again, most are Level 1).

  • Selling Santa – Religion and Politics

    Selling Santa – Religion and Politics

    You want to celebrate Christmas? You think it’s reasonable to glorify Santa Claus, or romanticize him in the doing of it? That’s your choice (however silly I might see it as being). For my part though, I’m more concerned about people’s exposure to Jesus, and their understanding of Him.

  • Φαρμακεία (Pharmakeia) – Religion and Politics

    Φαρμακεία (Pharmakeia) – Religion and Politics

    It seems to me that modern day glorification of various medications (as well as various kinds of legal and illegal substance abuse), as things that make the world a better place, are actually reliances on what once would have been called magic or sorcery.

  • Their Job – Religion and Politics

    Their Job – Religion and Politics

    You’re my telephone service provider? What do you suppose I want you to do? How does, “your JOB” sound to you?

  • Crutch – Religion and Politics

    Crutch – Religion and Politics

    Put simply, in basically nothing, do I look at my circumstance, and say, “This is all God’s fault.”

  • Fact Checker – Religion and Politics

    Fact Checker – Religion and Politics

    In short, when somebody presents him or her self—fact checker or not—as some sort of oracle, you should politely decline to accept him or her in such a role.

  • Hate – Religion and Politics

    Hate – Religion and Politics

    If you’re a rightist, you’ll challenge folks with whom you disagree on the basis of at least perceived facts and ideas. This does not tend to be true for folks on the left.

  • Abolition – Religion and Politics

    Abolition – Religion and Politics

    If I had a message to impart in this little piece, it would be that the answer is not to abolish or ban ways of doing things—most particularly not through governmental rules, laws and regulations.

  • Classified – Religion and Politics

    Classified – Religion and Politics

    Not too long ago, it was revealed that a person essentially at the very top of the U. S. State Department, was receiving basically all of their official emails to a private email account.

  • Pursuing Pleasure – Religion and Politics

    It’s been some time, since I took the time to write anything for my little blog. I spent my time for about a year, creating what amounted to a video blog. I’d very much like to get back to doing that. In the meantime though, I’d like to try to take some time to write […]